Beijing - Pingyao High Speed Train

About 3 pairs of high speed trains are running between Beijing and Pingyao daily, cutting the rail travel time from over 9 hours to about 4 hours. A cheapest single ride costs only CNY 186.5.


Length: 377 mi (606 km)
Speed: 255 mph (250 km/h)
Duration: about 4 hours
Stations: Beijing West, Baoding East, Zhengding Airport, Shijiazhuang, Yangquan North, Taiyuan South, Jinzhong, Taigu West, Pingyao Ancient City

Beijing to Pingyao High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G62708:05 - 12:033h58m
G60510:28 - 14:263h58m
D200515:29 - 19:334h4m
See more Beijing Schedule 
 (Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D200208:41 - 12:524h11m
D200410:14 - 15:014h47m
G61613:34 - 17:273h53m
See more Pingyao Schedule 

Note: Timetable is for reference only. You can use the tool on top of thise page for real-time schedule.

Ticket Price of Beijing - Pingyao High Speed Train

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 708.5
USD 109
CNY 367.5
USD 57
CNY 229
USD 35
D trains---CNY 299.5
USD 46
CNY 186.5
USD 29

Beijing-Pingyao Bullet Train
Getting Onboard
Second Class Carriage
Interior of A Second Class Carriage

Transportation to/ from the Railway Stations

 Beijing West Railway Station:
By Subway: Line 7 and Line 9
By Bus: 3, 6, 9, 21, 38, 40, 45, 46, 50, 52, 53, 57, 65, 67, 74, 76, 89, 96, 109, 122, 133, 309, 349, 373, 374, 387, 410, 414, 616, 661, 662, 663, 673, 694, 741, 840, 843, 890, 901, 941, 982, 997, Te (2, 6, 7, 13, 14, 18, 19), Night Bus Line (5, 7, 8, 14, 23, 36), Yuntong line 102, Airport Shuttle Bus Line 7

 Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station:
By Bus: 108

Running Routes

 Beijing West - Shijiazhuang: This section is running along Beijing-Shijiazhuang High Speed Railway, which was put into use on 26th December, 2012 and it makes the journey between the two cities cut down to 1 - 2 hours or so.

 Shijiazhuang - Taiyuan: This section shares the railway track with Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan High Speed Rail Line which was operated since 1st April, 2009. The travel time along this section is about 1.5 hours.

 Taiyuan - Pingyao: As a part of Datong - Pingyao - Xi'an High Speed Railway, this section has been in service since 1st July, 2014. Since then, the travel between the two cities is very convenient and duration is around 30 – 55 minutes.

Pingyao Ancient Town
Pingyao Ancient City

What to See along the Way

Traveling by Beijing to Pingyao bullet train, passengers will not only have a taste of the prosperous metropolis life in Chinese capital but also experience and encounter with the local customs and practices in an ancient Chinese city. Both the distinctive traditional Chinese architectures and the modern ones will leave a deep impression on passengers.

 Famous Attractions in Major Cities along the Way:
 In Beijing: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square
 In Taiyuan: Jinci Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple
 In Pingyao: City Wall, Ancient Ming-Qing Street, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Temple of the City God, Wang's Compound, Qiao's Compound

Overnight Trains between Beijing and Pingyao

There are 2 pairs of normal trains between Beijing Railway Station and Pingyao Railway Station. The duration is between 9 - 12 hours. The ticket fare is CNY251/274 for a soft sleeper, CNY163/178 for a hard sleeper, and CNY93/102 for a hard seat.

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Pingyao to:
- Last modified on Nov. 25, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Pingyao High Speed Train
Asked by Jameson from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 14, 2020 19:44Reply
Does Pingyao ancient city open for visit now?
Should I book ticket online as I heard many sites ask for online reservation now? I am living in China.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lacy from SINGAPORE | Apr. 15, 2020 17:47

It opens to tourist now. I also heard people need to make online reservation first but seems only option for Chinese people. I was told online passport holders can do it on spot.
Asked by Gary | Aug. 15, 2019 01:58Reply
Hi, is there any one knows how many first class seats on train G627?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sawyer from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 15, 2019 18:08

I am not sure usually how many seats can be offered to this Pingyao trip, but if you mean in total, it should be nearly 160 first class seats.
Asked by Karel Sala from CANADA | Aug. 04, 2019 15:18Reply
How reliable is the time schedule for high speed train from Pingyao to Beijing?
Is it OK to rely on this train to come on time the same day to catch a plane to Europe?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abby | Aug. 04, 2019 17:49

Usually it is fine for a short trip like this. However, it is still safer if you prepare some extra time like 1 hour for any unpredictable delay.
Asked by Yael from USA | May. 03, 2019 01:06Reply
What is the speed of the G train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kelly from MALAYSIA | May. 04, 2019 23:43

This depends on the rail line. Usually the top speed is 300km/h, but for this route to Pingyao, maybe 250km/h.
Asked by Liz from AUSTRIA | Mar. 26, 2019 19:53Reply
Planning to go to Pingyao and visit the Ancient Town.
I heard there are 2 train stations in Pingyao. Which High Speed Train will stop at the Pingyao Ancient Town, where I can just walk to the Ancient Town? Thank you for your answer.
Answers (1)
Answered by Adaline from SAMOA WESTERN | Mar. 27, 2019 00:36

The high speed rides will stop at Pingyao Ancient Town Station. It is not a walking distance to the town, but you can take bus No. 108, 45min.
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