Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Train

Presently, about 8 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 86-90 for a second class seat.

Also, around 6 pairs of normal speed trains are operated daily to serve passengers from Datong to Taiyuan or from Taiyuan to Datong. It takes around 4 - 6 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 107-119.

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D536107:30 - 09:492h19m
D536307:43 - 10:202h37m
D258110:36 - 13:062h30m
D277712:25 - 14:482h23m
D536712:59 - 15:072h8m
D537515:11 - 17:462h35m
D278116:16 - 18:252h9m
D537116:31 - 18:552h24m
D537720:00 - 21:491h49m

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Taiyuan to Datong Bullet Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D536408:00 - 09:491h49m
D536610:09 - 12:392h30m
D278210:19 - 12:532h34m
D537212:13 - 14:452h32m
D277812:51 - 15:252h34m
D258213:15 - 15:392h24m
D537416:20 - 18:512h31m
D537618:19 - 20:502h31m
D537819:01 - 21:362h35m

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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 Apr 25, 2023)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 138 - 143
USD 20 - 21
CNY 86 - 90
USD 13


Datong - Taiyuan Normal Trains in Service 

Basic Facts:

 Duration: Around 4 - 6 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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K780706:20 - 12:055h45m
K780108:23 - 12:304h7m
K96109:33 - 13:303h57m
K89112:00 - 15:473h47m
K129313:30 - 17:304h00m
K73115:50 - 20:124h22m


Taiyuan to Datong Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K129409:57 - 14:054h8m
K780211:18 - 15:184h00m
K780815:16 - 20:465h30m
K89216:52 - 20:574h5m
K96217:29 - 21:424h13m
K73223:59 - 04:05+4h6m

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 141.5
USD 21
CNY 97.5 - 107.5
USD 14 - 16
CNY 43.5 - 53.5
USD 6 - 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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
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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