Datong - Xi'an Train

At present, only one pair of trains numbered as 2672/2671 are running between Datong Railway Station and Xi'an Railway Station. They finish the 1,006 kilometers (625 miles) distance in about 16.5 hours. It is advisable to purchase a soft sleeper or hard sleeper ticket in advance when traveling for such a long-distance journey, which costs CNY222.5 and CNY378.5 respectively. 

If you want to save time, a high speed train transfer in Taiyuan or Pingyao is recommended; taking the shortest time of 5.5 and 8.5 hours respectively.

Datong – Xi'an High Speed Train is expected to be operated by the end of 2019.  And the travel time between the two cities will be greatly shortened to 4.5 - 5.5 hours or so.

Datong to Xi'an Train Schedule

Train No. Departure - Arrival Travel Time
2671 16:40 - 08:51+ 16H11M
See more Datong Schedule

Xi'an to Datong Train Timetable

Train No. Departure - Arrival Travel Time
2672 22:53 - 15:27+ 16H34M
See more Xi'an Schedule 

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

Ticket Fare of Datong – Xi'an Train

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
CNY 333.5 CNY 207.5 CNY 114

Stations along the way:
Huairen, Daiyue, Shentou, Shuozhou, Ningwu, Xuangang, Yuanping, Xinzhou, Yangqu, Taiyuan East, Taiyuan, Taiyuan South, Yuci, Taigu, Qixian, Pingyao, Jiexiu, Lingshi, Huozhou, Linfen, Houma, Yuncheng, Yongji, Huashan, Weinan

Transfer in Pingyao for More Options

Passengers with enough time can make a stop in Pingyao and give 1-2 days for sightseeing around the Ancient City. In addition, a stopover in Pingyao offers more options. Currently, there are 4 pairs of normal trains between Datong and Pingyao with the duration of 6-8 hours and around 10 pairs of high speed trains running between Pingyao and Datong taking 2.5-3.5 hours. 
First Class Carriage
First Class Carriage
in Pingyao - Xi'an High Speed Train
Datong - Xi'an High Speed Railway Map
Datong - Xi'an
High Speed Railway Map

Datong – Xi'an High Speed Railway

It consists of two sections.

 Datong – Taiyuan: Yuanping - Taiyuan section has operated since September 28, 2018.  Datong - Yuanping section is under construction now and is scheduled to operate by the end of 2019. By then, the travel time between Datong and Taiyuan by bullet train will be reduced to 1.5 hours.

 Taiyuan – Xi'an: This section has opened since July 1st, 2014. Bullet trains are shuttling between Taiyuan South Railway Station and Xi'an North Railway Station with duration of 3 – 4 hours.

After the whole line finishes, the travel time between Datong and Xi'an by high speed train will be about 4.5 – 5.5 hours.
Major Rail Lines from Datong to:
Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:
- Last modified on Nov. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Datong - Xi'an Train
Asked by David from SPAIN | Aug. 15, 2019 11:29Reply
Datong to Xi'an

On the 17th of September , I will go to Datong and I planned to go to Xi'an that night on a night train, but I don't see that there is a train available.
Please, can you tell me how to go from Datong to Xi'an by train?

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin | Aug. 15, 2019 19:14

Currently you may need a transfer in Taiyuan.
Asked by antonio fernandes from PORTUGAL | May. 30, 2019 10:21Reply
datong to Xi'an 2671 is not working any more.
hello, i read that the train from datong to Xi'an 2671 is not working any more. it is truth?
Answers (3)
Answered by Alice from CANADA | May. 30, 2019 19:06

This train did cannot be seen from the running schedule now.
Answered by antonio fernandes from PORTUGAL | May. 31, 2019 10:12

there is no train that connects datong to xian?
Answered by TravelChinaGuide from CN | Jun. 01, 2019 00:14

At present, there is no direct train available. You could consider take a transfer at Taiyian station.
Asked by Stephen from GEORGIA | Mar. 11, 2019 03:24Reply
Will I be able to get dinner and breakfast on the train from Datong to Xi'an?
Answers (1)
Answered by Teresa from CYPRUS | Mar. 11, 2019 18:34

Yes, there is meal for sale and snacks for sale, Chinese styled food for sure. And train staff sale some other things too, but no idea what was that as they only speak Chinese. It is also good to take meal of your own. I see much people take their own food on trains.
Asked by Marian from UGANDA | Nov. 08, 2018 02:16Reply
How to get our family together in the same room?
I want to book the soft sleeper bed from Xi'an to Datong. However, it seems I cannot select the beds online? As a family, we do not want to separate from each other for this 16 hours overnight trip.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 09, 2018 01:37

Thank you for your inquiry.
The beds are assigned randomly by the railway company, however, usually it is still possible to get the beds together in same cabin for a group travelers. You are welcomed to leave us this bed requests in our booking form as a remark. We will surely try our best for your request. In case, there is no suitable beds left in same cabin, we will inform you first. Please rest assured.
Asked by Karin Rossouw from SOUTH AFRICA | Aug. 21, 2017 05:13Reply
Hi. Is the high speed ride from Datong to Xi'an open yet?
If not how to travel from Datong to Taiyuan to connect with the high speed ride to Xi'an.
South Africa
Answers (1)
Answered by Jinny | Aug. 21, 2017 22:22

they are not available yet. Direct slow ride from Datong to Taiyuan, you can then change to bullet ride to Xi'an.
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