Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Train

Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Railway is under construction and will be operated in the near future. When opened, high speed trains will run between Datong and Taiyuan with the travel time of around 1.5 - 2.5 hours.

Presently, around 10 pairs of trains are operated daily to serve passengers from Datong to Taiyuan or from Taiyuan to Datong. It takes around 2.5 - 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 142.5.

Basic Facts of Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Trains

Open Date: Not Known Yet
Duration: Around 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Distance: Around 280 kilometers (175 miles)
Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Operated at: Datong South Railway Station, Taiyuan South Railway Station  

Datong - Taiyuan Normal Trains in Service 

Basic Facts:

Duration: Around 2.5 - 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
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 Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K136506:25 - 11:565h31m
K780110:10 - 13:163h6m
K780710:18 - 16:196h1m
K96110:45 - 14:413h56m
K89112:00 - 15:503h50m
Z780514:10 - 16:522h42m
K73114:20 - 20:085h48m
K780314:36 - 18:333h57m
246322:31 - 04:03+5h32m
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Taiyuan to Datong Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K136605:22 - 10:545h32m
K780409:00 - 13:164h16m
K780211:40 - 14:503h10m
K780814:50 - 20:125h22m
K89216:44 - 21:024h18m
K96217:18 - 21:454h27m
Z780617:58 - 20:402h42m
246423:11 - 04:34+5h23m
K73223:47 - 05:29+5h42m
See more Taiyuan Schedule

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 Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 141.5 - 194.5
USD 20 - 28
CNY 97.5 - 134.5
USD 14 - 19
CNY 43.5 - 51.5
USD 6 - 7


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. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Datong - Taiyuan High Speed Train
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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