Zhangjiakou - Hohhot High Speed Train

The Zhangjiakou to Hohhot high speed train is unavailable so far, while Zhangjiakou – Hohhot High Speed Railway has commenced construction since 2014 and will be put into use in 2018, by then duration between Zhangjiakou and Hohhot will be greatly reduced to 2 hours or so.

Basic Facts of Zhangjiakou – Hohhot High Speed Train

 Distance: 287 kilometers (178 miles)
 Designated speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
 Duration: about 2 hours
 Stations along the way: Zhangjiakou South, Huai’an, Xinghe North, Ulanqab, Zhuozi East, Qixiaying South, Hohhot East

Running Routes of Zhangjiakou – Hohhot High Speed Train

Zhangjiakou – Hohhot High Speed Railway consists of Zhangjiakou – Ulanqab and Ulanqab – Hohhot High Speed Railways.

Zhangjiakou – Ulanqab: This section is under construction and will complete in 2018. It runs for a distance of 161 kilometers (100 miles) and the designated speed is 250km/h (155 mph). After its completion, duration between Zhangjiakou and Ulanqab will be shortened to an hour or so.

Ulanqab – Hohhot: This section has come into service since August 3rd, 2017, which marked that Inner Mongolia has started the High Speed Rail Era. The running distance is 126 kilometers (78 miles) and running speed is up to 250 km/h (155 mph). Journey time has been reduced to 40 minutes.

An important link between Inner Mongolia and Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Area

Currently, only normal trains are operated between Hohhot and Beijing, Tianjin and major cities in Hebei Province. This journey takes a relatively long time, but when the whole line including Beijing – Zhangjiakou and Zhangjiakou – Hohhot High Speed Railways is put into use in 2019, Hohhot and Beijing can be reached within 3 hours.

What to see along the way

Zhangjiakou – Hohhot High Speed Railway, as the first high speed rail line to connect Inner Mongolia with other cities in China, provides tourists a chance to appreciate the beautiful scenery along the way, which varies from mountains to grasslands.

 Zhangjiakou – One of the top 10 ice and snow tourism cities in China
As a co-host city of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, Zhangjiakou boasts the largest natural ski resorts in north China and is known as the Davos in the Orient. Besides, the city has the famous Dajingmen Great Wall, Small Wutai Mountain Nature Reserve, Bashang Prairie, and Zhangbei Grassland which are worth a visit.

Ulanqab is famous for its vast picturesque grasslands such as Gegentala Grassland and Huitengxile Grassland. Here, tourists can appreciate the vast grassland, visit the local families, watch the interesting performances such as wrestling or house-racing, or ride a horse roaming on the grassland. When night falls, visitors can also join the bonfire party to appreciate the folk dancing and singing.

When going to the city, tourists can visit a number of attraction sites including Dazhao Temple, Xilamuren Grassland, Xilituzhao Palace and Five-Pagoda Temple.

How to travel between the two places currently

Passengers can take long-distance bus at Zhangjiakou General Coach Station to Hohhot Coach Station. Duration is about 4 hours and ticket fare is approximately CNY 80 per person. Only 3 coaches are available each day.

Major Rail Lines from Zhangjiakou to:

Major Rail Lines from Hohhot to:
- Last modified on Sep. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiakou - Hohhot High Speed Train
Asked by Johan Tung from MALAYSIA | Sep. 22, 2019 06:49Reply
Is the highspeed train between Zhangjiakou and Hohhot operational now in October 2019 ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Li W | Sep. 23, 2019 20:40

Not yet, not sure if it will be put into service at the same time Beijing-Zhangjiakou starts.
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