Pingyao - Xi'an Train

Now, there are about 10 pairs of high speed trains running between Pingyao and Xi'an with the ticket costing CNY 150 (USD 21) for a second class seat. They finish the 486-kilometer-distance (302 miles) in about 2.5 - 3 hours. 

Aside from these bullet trains, 1 pair of normal speed trains also serve the route, taking about 8.5 - 9 hours.

Pingyao - Xi'an High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: July 1st, 2014
 Distance: 486 kilometers (302 miles)
 Running Speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
 Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Operated at: Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station, Xi'an North Railway Station
 Stations: Jiexiu East, Lingshi East, Huozhou East, Hongtong West, Linfen West, Xiangfen West, Houma West, Wenxi West, Yuncheng North, Yongji North, Dali (Shaanxi), Weinan North

Pingyao to Xi'an High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Aug 24, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D250107:33 - 10:322h59m
D250310:08 - 13:072h59m
D252115:53 - 18:533h00m
D252516:52 - 19:563h4m
D253319:56 - 22:412h45m
Around 10 departures in total: departure time from 07:33 to 19:56; duration is 2H31M to 3H10M. 
See more Pingyao Schedule 

Xi'an to Pingyao Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Aug 24, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D250607:20 - 10:273h7m
D167609:30 - 12:383h8m
D251812:56 - 15:472h51m
D252013:27 - 16:413h14m
D258416:50 - 19:442h54m
About 10 departures in total: departure time from 07:20 to 16:50; duration is 2H54M to 3H10M. 
See more Xi'an Schedule 

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on the page top.

Ticket Fare of Pingyao – Xi'an Bullet Trains

(Last Update on Aug 24, 2023)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 240
USD 33
CNY 150
USD 21
Pingyao - Xi'an Railway Map
Pingyao - Xi'an Railway Map
Arrive in Pingyao by Train
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Normal Trains of Pingyao – Xi'an

There is one pair of normal speed trains between the two cities, which run between Xi'an Railway Station and Pingyao Railway Station. Both of the trains depart at night and arrive in the next morning, which are quite good choices for budget travelers. These departures can save one-night accommodation fee and the day time. If traveling by any of them, please purchase a hard sleeper or a soft sleeper berth beforehand. In this case, passengers can have a good rest and keep energy. Besides, only a few sockets are provided in each sleeper carriage, passengers had better bring a portable charge device on their own.  

Pingyao to Xi'an Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Aug 24, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K209520:26 - 05:32+9h6m

Xi'an to Pingyao Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Aug 24, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K209607:31 - 16:369h5m
K67222:52 - 07:25+8h33m
1. The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. "+" means the second day.

Pingyao - Xi'an Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Aug 24, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 234
USD 33
CNY 162
USD 23
CNY 75
USD 10

 Stations along the way: Jiexiu, Lingshi, Huozhou, Hongdong, Linfen, Houma, Wenxi, Yuncheng, Yongji, Fenglingdu, Huashan, Weinan

Pingyao – Xi'an High Speed Train vs. Overnight Sleeper Train

Bullet Train  Overnight Sleeper Train
Price   CNY150 for a second class seat  CNY 133 for a hard sleeper
Duration   2.5 - 3 hours  8.5 - 9 hours
Facility   Advanced   Poor
Advantages   Fast and time-saving   Save day time and one-night hotel expense
Operation Stations  A little far from city centers and scenic sites  Close to city centers and scenic sites

 See more: Xi'an - Pingyao Trains

Major Rail Lines from Pingyao to:
Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:

- Last updated on Aug. 24, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Pingyao - Xi'an Train
Asked by bardia from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 18, 2023 19:47Reply
Hi, are there no overnight sleeper trains from Pingyao to Xi'an?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bella | Jun. 19, 2023 01:16

There is one departing from Pingyao at 00:24 and arriving in Xi'an at 08:50. Nice trip~
Asked by Ryleigh from COLOMBIA | Apr. 23, 2020 18:32Reply
Operation time of Airport Express from Xi'an North Station to airport
Is this Express train still in service? What's operation time?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 24, 2020 17:19

Thank you for your inquiry.

The Airport Express Line is still in service, the operation time is from 7am to 10pm now due to the needs of traffic control. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Ivan from ISRAEL | Aug. 30, 2019 01:20Reply
How can I book round trip tickets online?
Is one day enough to visit Pingyao? And any discount for round trip?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 01, 2019 17:32

Thank you for your inquiry.

You can input "trip 1" and "trip 2" together on our website for round trip schedule. After you add both trains into your shopping cart, you can submit them together. We are sorry that there is no discount of ticket price therefore we are not able to offer discount either. Hope for your kind understanding. One day is OK for a quick visit in Pingyao. If you want to experience the culture and nightlife deeper, you can consider to stay one night there. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Albert from CAMBODIA | Mar. 26, 2019 17:39Reply
Is Pingyao Ancient Town station in walking distance?
I will stay at Pingyao Jiaxin Guesthouse.
Answers (1)
Answered by Cartwright from SPAIN | Mar. 27, 2019 00:20

No, it is not a walking distance. The station is more than 9km away. But you can walk about 200m to the Beimenkou bus station and take bus 108 directly there. It take around 30min but you'd better to have extra 10min or so for a waiting time.
Asked by Diego from USA | Nov. 19, 2018 23:38Reply
Hi, can I board the train from Pingyao if booked from Taiyuan?
If I book a ticket from Taiyuan to Xi'an on D1901, will it be a problem to get on at Pingyao Ancient Town?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tommy from USA | Nov. 20, 2018 19:19

It is no problem to board from Pingyao though the ticket shows Taiyuan. Taiyuan is one stop before your boarding, so the seats will still be hold for you. You can use the booked seat shows on your paper ticket directly. The impotent thing is that do collect the paper ticket in advance before 7:20am, the departure time from Taiyuan, otherwise, there is a possibility that you will lose your seat.
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