Beijing - Hefei Train

Currently, there are  about 15 pairs of high speed trains shuttling between Beijing and Hefei, whose rail distance between is 1,000 kilometers (621 miles). Their travel time is 3.5 - 5 hours and ticket price is CNY 433.5 - 493 (USD 60 - 68) for a second class seat. 

A few normal trains also run overnight taking 10 - 14 hours.

Beijing - Hefei High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: December 16th, 2013
 Length: 1,000 kilometers (621 miles)
 Highest Speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Duration: 3.5 - 5 hours
 Operated at: Beijing South Railway Station, Hefei South Railway Station / Hefei Railway Station
 Stations: Langfang, Tianjin South, Cangzhou West, Dezhou East, Jinan West, Tai'an, Qufu East, Zaozhuang, Tengzhou East, Xuzhou East, Suzhou East, Bengbu South, Huainan East, and Shuijiahu

Beijing to Hefei High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 7, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G255106:34 - 11:244h50m
G32310:10 - 14:554h45m
G32512:04 - 16:464h42m
G256114:42 - 19:264h44m
G256317:09 - 21:464h37m
Around 15 departures in total: departure time from 06:34 to 19:09; duration from 3H36M - 5H11M.
See more Beijing Schedule 

Hefei to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Sep 7, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G255207:04 - 11:444h40m
G255609:42 - 14:354h53m
G256413:31 - 17:544h23m
G32415:13 - 20:165h3m
G32617:09 - 22:054h56m
Around 15 departures in total: departure time from 07:04 to 19:58; duration from 3H37M - 5H03M.
See more Hefei Schedule

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. The real-time schedule can be searched via the search box on the top of this page.

Ticket Fare of Beijing – Hefei High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Sep 7, 2023)

Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,371.5 / USD 190CNY 699 / USD 97CNY 433.5 / USD 60


Normal Trains of Beijing - Hefei

Beijing to Hefei Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Sep 7, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K107112:52 - 01:50+12h58m
K110913:15 - 02:45+13h30m
T3519:56 - 07:47+11h51m
Z22521:59 - 07:41+9h42m


Hefei to Beijing Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Sep 7, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T3618:20 - 06:04+11h44m
K107221:20 - 11:06+13h46m
Z22721:40 - 07:46+10h6m
K111023:09 - 11:56+12h47m
1. "+" means the second day.
2. The above timetable is for reference only. The real-time schedule can be searched via the search box on top of this page.

Beijing - Hefei Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Sep 7, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 841
USD 117
CNY 409.5 - 417.5
USD 57 - 58
CNY 275.5 - 281.5
USD 38 - 39
CNY 138.5 - 141.5
USD 19 - 20

4 pairs of them are running between Beijing Railway Station / Beijing Fengtai Railway Station and Hefei Railway Station. Among all of them, Z225 / Z227 take the shortest time of abou 10 hours. If possible, you are advised to take them as your first choices. Besides, other overnight sleeper trains are highly recommended as they depart in the afternoon or evening and arrive in the next morning, saving the day time and one-night accommodation fee. If you take any of them, you’d better purchase a soft sleeper or hard sleeper berth in advance. With a sleeper berth, you can have a good rest at night and save energy for the activities next day.

Beijing - Hefei Train vs. Flight

Direct flights from Hefei to Beijing and vice versa are available daily. Beijing to Hefei flights takes about 2 hours for a single journey. However, the airports are a little far from the downtown area, and the travel time to/f rom the airport may take over an hour.  Passengers are also required to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to the boarding time. In this case, the total travel time by flight may be 6 hours or so. Also, flight delays can be easily cased due to weather change or air traffic control.

High speed rail service usually takes 4 - 5 hours between the two cities and they are punctual in most cases. Compared with flights, bullet trains will be a preferable choice because of their punctuality and more competitive ticket price. Rail ticket fare is fixed all the time, but flight ticket price fluctuates frequently, especially in peak season, flight costs more than rail, around CNY 800 - 2,000. What's more, high speed train provides more leg room, which provides more pleasant travel experience.

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Hefei to:
- Last updated on Sep. 13, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Hefei Train
Asked by Naomi from SOUTH AFRICA | Apr. 14, 2020 19:46Reply
Can you please advise the last train time from Hefei South Station to Dadongmen?
And also the time from Dadongmen to Sanlijie. Thanks for the information in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kai from CHINA | Apr. 15, 2020 17:47

The last train of line 1 to Dadongmen from South Station is at 10:40pm and the last one of line 2 from Dadongmen to Sanlijie is at 11:02pm. As long as you can get on the last train on Line 1, the transfer works.
Asked by Mariah from FRANCE | Aug. 13, 2019 19:45Reply
What is the easiest way to reach Holiday Inn Hefei from South Station except taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dante from SINGAPORE | Aug. 15, 2019 01:28

Except taxi, you may use metro line 1 from South Station to Baogongyuan. The hotel is around 1km away from the metro exit.
Asked by Alex from CANADA | Mar. 06, 2019 01:49Reply
How much it costs for two adults and children of 3 years old and 6 years old?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 06, 2019 19:27

Thank you for your inquiry.

The detailed price depends on the train type and seat class. For second class seats on high speed type, it should be CNY436 per ticket for adult. According to the railway company's policy, the child under 120cm can board for free by sharing the seat with adult and the child under 150cm can buy child ticket with a discount 50% off. You can check the height of two children to see if you need to buy tickets or not. Thank you.
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