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.
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. The west square functions as the assembly area for the passengers where buses and taxis are available. The east square faces North Beiying Road and is not opened for public use as yet.
Schedule to Major Stations
Major Rail Lines from Taiyuan to:
High Speed Train Schedule
|To||Trains||Duration||Ticket Fare (CNY)|
|First/ Second Class Seat|
|G602, G604, G606, G684...|
17 departures from 06:48 to 18:50
|2h27m - 3h52m||CNY 247.5/ 154.5|
USD 38/ 23
|D2537, D2501, D1901, D2567...|
26 departures from 06:28 to 19:09
|2h56m - 3h50m||CNY 286/ 178.5|
USD 43/ 27
Pingyao Ancient Town
|D5317, D2505, D5319, D2561...|
16 departures from 07:38 to 20:28
|0h31m - 0h40m||CNY 46/ 28.5|
USD 7/ 4
|D2537, D2501, D1901, D5315...|
38 departures from 06:28 to 20:28
|1h48m - 2h28m||CNY 176/ 110|
USD 27/ 17
|G698, G694 at 10:46 and 16:37||5h52m - 6h4m||CNY 772.5/ 482.5|
USD 117/ 73
|G1958, G698, G1954, G694...|
5 departures from 08:49 to 17:38
|3h38m - 4h00m||CNY 411.5/ 257|
USD 62/ 39
|G602, G604, G2602, G606...|
30 departures from 06:48 to 19:21
|1h21m - 1h37m||CNY 109/ 68|
USD 17/ 10
|G2602 at 07:44||7h30m||CNY 705/ 433|
USD 107/ 66
See Detailed: Taiyuan Train Schedule
By bus: 11, 51, 501, 502, 807, 813, 824, 849, 861, 868
|From/ To||Duration (minute)||Cost (CNY)|
|Taiyuan Railway Station||18||25|
|Wusu International Airport||25||20|
|Liuxiang Pedestrian Street||25||30|
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.