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Tianjin - Pingyao Train

Currently, there is only one pair of normal speed overnight sleeper trains running between Tianjin and Pingyao. They are operated between Tianjin Railway Station and Pingyao Railway Station, which takes about 11 or 11.5 hours for a single trip.  The running distance between the two cities is 766 kilometers (476 miles). It costs around CNY 190 for a hard sleeper ticket and CNY 285 for a soft sleeper ticket. Up to now, there is no through bullet train serving this route. If the timetable cannot meet your travel schedule, make a transfer in Beijing, by which way bullet types will be available to save you a lot of time. 

Tianjin to Pingyao Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K86522:57 - 09:08+10h11m
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Pingyao to Tianjin Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K86618:18 - 05:40+11h22m
See more Pingyao Schedule 

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

Tianjin - Pingyao Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 285
USD 42
CNY 190
USD 28
CNY 102
USD 15
Major stations along the way include Jinghai, Cangzhou, Botou, Dongguang, Dezhou, Hengshui, Xinji, Jinzhou, Shijiazhuang North, Yangquan North, Taiyuan, Yuci, Qixian

Transfer in Beijing for High Speed Trains

Since between Tianjin and Beijing, plenty of high speed trains are available and Beijing and Pingyao have also been connected by bullet ones, traveling in this way can save you a lot of time and provide you more options.
Route High Speed Schedule  Duration Ticket Fare ( Second Class Seat )
Tianjin Station - Beijing South  55 pairs departures 0.5 h - 1h CNY 58.5
Beijing West - Pingyao Ancient City  3 pairs departures  4h G Type   CNY 225.5
D Type   CNY 183
Total  -  4.5h - 5h  CNY 284/ CNY 241.5
1. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. If traveling as mentioned above, it is necessary for you to transfer between Beijing South Station and Beijing West Station. The subway line 7 and line 4 are recommended with a transfer at Caishikou, which takes about 40 minutes as a whole.

Travel Tips of Tianjin - Pingyao Train

1. Since there is only one pair of overnight sleeper trains traveling between Tianjin Station and Pingyao Station, to guarantee a smooth trip, it is recommended to order the tickets as early as possible in case of being sold out in a short time.
2. From Pingyao Railway Station to the Ancient City of Pingyao , it is advised to take the bus line 102 or line 1, which takes about 20 minutes. 
3. If you choose to take high speed trains, you will arrive at Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station. From here to the Ancient City of Pingyao, the bus line 108 is recommended and it takes about 30 minutes on the way.

Major Rail Lines from Tianjin to:

Major Rail Lines from Pingyao to:

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Tianjin - Pingyao Train
Asked by Larkin from MEXICO | Dec. 17, 2019 17:25Reply
Is there bus service to Pingyao Dejuyuan Hotel from Pingyao Ancient Town?
Do I need to buy the entrance ticket first and then to the hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Trent from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 18, 2019 22:15

You can take bus 108 to the North Gate of the ancient and then walk to the hostel. You do not need to buy tickets to reach the hotel but if you want to visit the attractions of the old town, you need to buy tickets.
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