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Taiyuan South Railway Station

Taiyuan South Railway Station is about 5.3 miles (8.5 kilometers) to Taiyuan Railway Station, 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) to Wusu International Airport, 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) to Liuxiang Pedestrian Street in city center and 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) to Twin Pagoda Temple.

Address: At the east end of Jinyang Street of Xiaodian District

As a major station along Datong-Taiyuan-Xi'an High Speed Railway, it mainly operates high speed trains to/from Xi'an, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, and Guangzhou and a few non-bullet trains to/from Shenyang, and Datong, etc.

Taiyuan South Railway Station
Taiyuan South Railway Station
Waiting Hall
Waiting Hall

Station Plan

The station mainly consists of a terminal building and two squares:

The terminal building has two floors above ground and one underground, connected by escalators, elevators, and stairs. Inside it, there are many bilingual direction boards in English and Chinese.
 2F: waiting areas, including special areas for business class passengers, group passengers, mothers and children, and the disabled passengers; servicing areas including information desks, restaurants, bank, shops, toilets, and hot drink water; ticket barriers; left luggage office (at the west end of the floor)…
 1 F: platforms, exits and entrances, security checks, ticket hall…
 -1F: arrival hall, ticket office (close to west exit), taxi stands, bus stops, parking lots, toilets, exits…

Apart from the terminal building, the station has two squares: the west square and the east square. They function as the assembly areas for the passengers where buses and taxis are available. 

Schedule to Major Stations

 Major Rail Lines from Taiyuan to: 

High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing West
G602, G604, G792, G606...
18 departures from 06:42 to 19:42
2h26m - 3h15mCNY 263/ 163.5
USD 39/ 24
Xi'an North
D2537, G4113, D2501, D1901...
30 departures from 06:28 to 19:13
2h56m - 3h57mCNY 286/ 178.5
USD 42/ 26
Pingyao Ancient Town
D2501, D2505, D5319, D2561...
23 departures from 07:00 to 20:10
0h31m - 0h53mCNY 46/ 28.5
USD 7/ 4
Yuncheng North
D2537, G4113, D5335, D5313...
38 departures from 06:28 to 20:42
1h40m - 2h42mCNY 176/ 110
USD 26/ 16
G695, G691 at 11:20 and 17:455h16m - 5h31mCNY 700.5/ 437.5
USD 103/ 64
Zhengzhou East
G3127, G3127, D3347, G3209...
28 departures from 07:11 to 18:42
2h26m - 3h54mCNY 277.5/ 173.5
USD 41/ 26
G602, G604, G2602, G792...
43 departures from 06:42 to 19:42
1h21m - 2h10mCNY 92/ 57
USD 14/ 8
Shenyang North
G2602 at 07:447h29mCNY 710/ 436.5
USD 104/ 64
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See Detailed: Taiyuan Train Schedule 
Ticket Office at Taiyuan South Railway Station
Ticket Office
Railway Exits
West Exit


 How to reach South Railway Station:
 By bus: 11, 51, 501, 502, 807, 813, 824, 849, 861, 868
 By Taxi:
From/ To Duration (minute) Cost (CNY)
Taiyuan Railway Station 18 25
Wusu International Airport 25 20
Liuxiang Pedestrian Street 25 30
Note: The above fare and duration are for reference only. They may be different due to traffic lights and jams.

 How to get to other sites from the railway station:
 To Railway Station:
1) Bus 11, 201 or 861 can take passengers there directly;
2) Passengers can take trains K2504 (08:28/08:42), 2672 (08:59/09:12), K2502 (09:38/09:52), 4644 (10:19/10:33), K7808 (14:17/14:28), and K962 (16:50/17:03) to get there. It takes only about 10 minutes and CNY8 or CNY2 for a hard seat.

 To Airport: Take bus 201 to get there directly.

 To Liuxiang Pedestrian Street: Take bus 51 and get off at Kaihuasi Street, and then walk westward for about 170 yards to get there.

 To Twin Pagoda Temple: Take bus 11 or 813 to Taiyun Road East Wucheng Street Cross, get off and then change to 55 to the temple.

 To Jinci Temple: Bus 79 can take you there directly.
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Taiyuan South Railway Station
Asked by Annie from SHANGHAI | Jun. 14, 2020 19:03Reply
I know it is far away, do you have any suggestion?
We will visit Taiyuan maybe next month, we also want to visit the Hanging Temple.
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 15, 2020 18:24

You can hire a car to get there, but the price is pretty high. A better way is to take a train from Taiyuan to Datong and then take a public bus to Hanging Temple. There is a train K732 23:47/ 05:29, takes about 6 hours, taking this train can save one night’s hotel accommodation, and you will also have enough time to visit the site.
Asked by AtthAtth from THAILAND | Jan. 22, 2020 17:50Reply
Left luggage service available?
I and my family have a trip plan, and we will most of the time travel by bullet train starting at Pingyao and ending at Beijing. I plan to stop for one whole day at Taiyuan, and wonder if there is left-luggage service available at Taiyuan south Station. We will have 2 large size suitcases.
Answers (1)
Answered by Raven | Jan. 23, 2020 00:44

There is one at-1F and 2F. It says for small sized luggage, but it seems there are large suitcases too. It should be fine.
Asked by Thomas from GAMBIA | Aug. 05, 2019 01:31Reply
New type high speed train Xi'an to Taiyuan
We want to experience the fastest high speed train. Is D2506 and D2507 the fastest high speed train type?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lillie from MALAYSIA | Aug. 05, 2019 17:33

This D2506 and D2507 are indeed faster than other rides but they are not the new high speed type which can reach a top speed of 350km/h. This new high speeds are not offered for this trip to Taiyuan, but other trips like Xi'an to Beijing and Shanghai to Beijing etc.
Asked by JORV | May. 24, 2017 08:41Reply
Changing trains at Taiyuan South station?
I would like to travel by rail from Pingyao to Xinxiang (Henan). A good option seems to be to take a D type from Pingyao County High-speed to Taiyuan South station, then from there take a G type to Xinxiang. The most convenient route for me includes 19 minutes for this change of rides. I know that at some high-speed stations (for example Zhengzhou East) there are special elevators to quickly transfer from the arrival platform to the departure area. So you just quickly show your onward ticket and ID, no need to queue for a long while, put luggage through security again etc. At such stations transfer only takes a few minutes. Do you know if Taiyuan South offers this possibility? Or do I have to go through the entire procedure as if my journey starts at Taiyuan South, in which case 19 minutes probably isn't enough time? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Quill from CANADA | May. 25, 2017 01:25

There is transfer passage. You can go by stairs to the waiting room for the second trip. But you need to hurry up on the way as 19min did sounds limited.
Asked by Leon from CHINA | Jun. 10, 2016 21:10Reply
Taiyuan South Railway Station (high speed) to Long-distance Wutaishan bus
Hi. After arriving in South station, what is the best way to get to the long-distance bus to Wutaishan (Taihuai)? Should we go to the main railway station or to the East Bus Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Frankie | Jun. 11, 2016 20:29

I read online that people usually use East bus center for the bus to Wutaishan.
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