Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Train

Presently, about 10 pairs of high speed trains travel between Datong and Taiyuan with a journey time of 2 - 2.5 hours and a ticket fare of CNY 89-90 for a second class seat.

Also, around 10 pairs of normal speed trains are operated daily to serve passengers from Datong to Taiyuan or from Taiyuan to Datong. It takes around 2.5 - 6.5 hours to finish the running distance of around 300 - 360 kilometers (185 - 220 miles). The ticket fare for booking a hard sleeper is around CNY 97.5-107.5.

Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Trains

Basic Facts

 Duration: Around 2 - 2.5 hours
 Distance: Around 280 kilometers (175 miles)
 Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
 Operated at: Datong South Railway StationTaiyuan South Railway Station  
 Major Stations along the way: Huairen East, Yingxian, Shanyin, Yuanping West, Xinzhou West, Yangqu West

Datong to Taiyuan High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D536107:15 - 09:382h23m
D258307:39 - 10:172h38m
D536308:36 - 10:301h54m
D279509:37 - 11:532h16m
D258110:50 - 13:042h14m
D536712:05 - 14:202h15m
D536913:30 - 15:382h8m
D537116:10 - 18:472h37m
D279117:05 - 19:422h37m
D537517:55 - 20:252h30m
D537719:35 - 21:592h24m
11 departures in total: departure time from 07:15 to 19:35; duration from 1H54M to 2H38M
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Taiyuan to Datong Bullet Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D536408:36 - 10:301h54m
D279209:10 - 11:312h21m
D536609:37 - 11:452h8m
D536810:55 - 13:082h13m
D279612:35 - 15:052h30m
D258212:58 - 15:262h28m
D537215:11 - 17:352h24m
D537415:58 - 18:332h35m
D537617:42 - 19:582h16m
D537819:34 - 21:562h22m
D258420:34 - 22:492h15m
11 departures in total: departure time from 08:36 to 20:34; duration from 1H54M to 2H35M
See more Taiyuan Schedule

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search by the tool on the top of this page.

Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 142 - 143
USD 22
CNY 89 - 90
USD 14


Datong - Taiyuan Normal Trains in Service 

Basic Facts:

 Duration: Around 2.5 - 6.5 hours
 Distance: Around 300 - 360 kilometers (185 - 220 miles)
 Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
 Operated at: Datong Railway Station, Taiyuan Railway Station, Taiyuan South Railway Station
 Major stations along the way: Huairen, Daiyue, Shuozhou, Ningwu, Xuangang, Yuanping, Xinzhou, Yangqu, Huairen East, Yingxian, Shanyin

Datong to Taiyuan Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K780706:20 - 12:025h42m
K780706:20 - 12:476h27m
K780108:32 - 12:233h51m
K89112:00 - 15:463h46m
Z780514:00 - 16:492h49m
K73114:20 - 20:085h48m
K780314:35 - 18:313h56m
K67117:10 - 22:535h43m
246322:05 - 03:40+5h35m


Taiyuan to Datong Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K67208:59 - 15:276h28m
K780409:05 - 13:164h11m
K67209:33 - 15:275h54m
K780211:26 - 15:113h45m
K780814:24 - 20:125h48m
K780814:50 - 20:125h22m
K89216:44 - 21:054h21m
K73223:47 - 05:29+5h42m

1. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. "+" means the second day.

Datong - Taiyuan Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 141.5 - 155.5
USD 22 - 24
CNY 97.5 - 107.5
USD 15 - 17
CNY 43.5 - 53.5
USD 7 - 8


Other Transportation Means between Datong and Taiyuan

There are plenty of long-distance buses running between Taiyuan Long-Distance Bus Station and Datong Long-Distance Bus Station or Datong Xinnan Long-Distance Bus Station. The duration on the bus is around 3.5 hours and the fare is around CNY 120. In addition, lots of long-distance buses depart from Taiyuan Jiannan Long-Distance Bus Station to Datong Long-Distance Bus Station with the ticket fare of about CNY 120.

Travel Tips of Taiyuan

Located in Shanxi Province, Taiyuan has a wealth of attractions, such as Chongshan Monastery, Twin Pagoda Temple, Jinci Temple and more. Tourists can take bus line 3, 4, 61, 615, 805, 820, or 864 to Wuyi Lu Qiaotou Jiekou and walk east for 5 minutes to reach Chongshan Monastery. Bus line 55, 812, 820, and 873 are available for tourists to get to Twin Pagoda Temple. Also, tourists can take bus line 79, 301, 308, 319, 804, or 856 to Jinci Xinzhen to visit Jinci Temple.

Major Rail Lines from Datong to:
Major Rail Lines from Taiyuan to:
- Last modified on Nov. 26, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Train
Asked by Regina from AUSTRIA | Apr. 19, 2020 17:44Reply
Hi, I want to know if there are direct buses from Yungang Grottes to high speed station?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 20, 2020 17:19

Thank you for your inquiry.

Up to now, there is no direct bus or tourist bus between Datong South Station and Yungang Grottoes. Travelers may need a taxi which takes around 1 hour for one way. Except taxi, passengers can use city bus No. 12 from Yungang Grottoes to Shilidianxicun which should be the 11th stop first, then change to bus No. 31 to reach South Train Station. The duration may around 1.5 hours. This bus transfer works for opposite direction as well. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Elaine Husselby from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 12, 2019 04:47Reply
Trains from Taiyuan to Datong
Which railway station in Taiyuan do I need to get to Datong. Which is the fastest train time please? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hassan | Oct. 14, 2019 04:55

All the rides to Datong depart from Taiyuan Station, the main station. The fastest train should be Z7806 at 6pm, taking 2h42m.
Asked by Chappell from SWAZILAND | Aug. 16, 2019 03:09Reply
Is the train Z7805 a fast train? Do you recommend a sleeper bed or hard seat is enough?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 18, 2019 17:32

Thank you for your inquiry.

Up to now, there is no high speed ride for this trip. Z7805 is indeed much faster than other rides but still a normal type. Among normal rides, Z type is indeed faster and with less stopover. For this Z7805, it should be a non-stop ride to Taiyuan.
Asked by Leland from JORDAN | Mar. 11, 2019 03:24Reply
May I know the difference between Z7805 and K731?
The departure time is almost the same and same station too, but Z7805 runs 2h42m and K731 runs 5h48m.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lorenzo | Mar. 11, 2019 18:34

It should be the problem of speed, maybe also some influence of the route too. As I know, Z type (Z7805) is the fastest one among normal rides. Also, Z type has less stopovers too. This Z8705 even does not have a stopover during the whole trip. This is definitely the best option!
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