Datong Transportation


Datong Yungang Airport is situated 11 miles (17 kilometers) to the north of the urban area. Nowadays, twelve airlines can take passengers to some major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiyuan and Guangzhou. The modern new terminal building provides a comfortable environment for passengers. In addition, Taiyuan Wusu Airport is the nearest airport acting as a transfer station for visitors to Datong.


Located at No.4 Zhanqian Street, Datong Railway Station is connected with most major cities in China including Beijing, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Pingyao and Taiyuan. The railway station can be reached by bus nos.4, 15, 30, 42, 70 and tourist bus line 1. Among the bus lines, tourist line 1 passes by Yungang Grottoes, line 4 is to/from Nine-Dragon Screen, line 42 and line 70 has a stop nearby Dongguan Long-distance Bus Station.

Datong South Railway Station is a terminal station on Datong – Xi’an high speed railway and Datong – Zhangjiakou high speed railway. It mainly operates high speed trains to/from Beijing, Pingyao, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Zhangjiakou, Linfen, etc.

 Major Rail Lines from Datong to:

Long-distance Bus

Datong Bus Station, Xinnan Passenger Transport Station, Dongguan Bus Station and Datong East Bus Station are main bus stations in this city. Hereunder the detailed information:

 Datong Bus Station
More than 54 routes and 310 long-distance buses are operated at this station. Long-distance buses are mainly heading for major provinces in China, such as Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Hubei and Zhejiang. Buses to Beijing, Tangshan, and Shijiazhuang are regular and frequent every day.
Address: No.20, West Yantong Road
Transportation: Take public bus no. 28, and get off at Children’s Park Station. After arriving, walk to the bus station directly.

 Xinnan Bus Station
Destinations of long-distance buses at this station include Taiyuan, Beijing, Changzhi, Yangquan Shenmu, Yulin, Shanyin and Yuanping. Most of them depart daily. Coaches to Mt.Wutai are also operated at this station.
Address: No.699, South Xinjian Road, Weidu Avenue
Transportation: One can take public bus nos. 1, 28, 30, 64, 201or 202 to the bus station directly.

 Dongguan Bus Station
Buses here mainly run to nearby counties such as Yanggao, Tianzhen, Xiping, Yangyuan, Hunyuan, Lingqiu, Guangling and other areas. Passengers to Hanging Monastery and Mt. Hengshan should depart from this station to Hunyuan first. Upon arrival, take local bus no.3 to downtown center and then change to bus no.8 to get there; or take a taxi to get there directly at about CNY 15.
Address: Binhe Road
Transportation: One can take public bus no.11 (East Ring), and get off at Heyang South Gate Station. Then walk southeast around 0.6 miles to get there.

 Datong East Bus Station
It has scheduled lines to several provinces and municipality cities, such as Luoyang, Hohhot, Baotou. It also supplies convenient transportation for passengers travelling to Hunyuan, Tianzhen, Lingqiu, Yunzhou and Wutaishan.
Address: No.1039, North Side of Beihuan Road, Pingcheng District
Transportation: One can take bus no.38/63/68/70/604 and arrive at East Bus Station directly.


There are 50 bus routes in Datong City which form a large network making all the parts of the city easy to reach. More than 900 city buses in this city have two types of charging standards. One is self-serviced with a fare of CNY 1 or CNY 2 (air-conditioned bus). The other charges according to the distance you propose to take; the starting fare is CNY 1 for the first 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) and CNY 0.5 for each additional 3.1 miles (5 kilometers).

Buses have different schedules in summer and winter. During winter days, most of the routes start at 05:20 to 07:30 in the morning and end at 17: 30 to 20:30 in the evening. In summer days, the starting time may not change while the ending time of most routes will be prolonged for 10 to 20 minutes. 


Fare Day Time Night Time (22:00 to 06:00)
Starting Fare for First 3 kilometers (2mi) CNY 7 CNY 7
Extra per kilometer (0.6mi) CNY 1.6 CNY 2.1
Waiting Fee CNY 1.6 every five minutes CNY 2.1 every five minutes
Fuel Surcharge CNY1
- Last updated on Mar. 25, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Datong Transportation
Asked by Ben from USA | Aug. 13, 2018 20:40Reply
How many times a Day and hours the buses from Hohhot to Datong Bus station
and what’s the name of it? And which more convenient by train or bus ?

Answers (8)
Answered by Daniel from POLAND | Aug. 14, 2018 19:25

There are 10 buses departing from Hohhot Bus Station and it takes about 3.5 to 4 hours. If take a train, it takes about 3 to 4 hours, both are available.
Answered by Ben from USA | Aug. 14, 2018 23:05

Do you know how much the train and the bus ?

Thanks a lot.

Answered by Daniel from POLAND | Aug. 15, 2018 18:20

The bus fare is around CNY 80 and it takes about CNY 40 for a hard seat and CNY 90 for a hard sleeper.
Answered by Ben from USA | Aug. 15, 2018 23:36

Thanks a lot I really appreciate it.

Answered by Ben from USAS | Aug. 17, 2018 01:08

Is there any direct train from ulanbator to Datong train station ?
Answered by Ben from USA | Aug. 17, 2018 11:39

How many hours from Datong to Beijing by bus/train and how much ? Thanks
Answered by Liela from USA | Aug. 19, 2018 20:28

Sorry but no train is available from Ulaanbaatar to Datong. As for Datong to Beijing, the bus from Datong Bus Station coats CNY 120 and takes about 5h (schedule: 8:00, 9:30, 12:00, 13:30 and 14:50). The train takes about 6h and costs CNY 197.5 (soft sleeper); CNY 144.5 (hard sleeper); CNY 53,5 for a hard seat.
Answered by Ben from USA | Aug. 19, 2018 21:24

How many hours from Jining to UB and which correct nine hours or 19 hrs .

Asked by Laura Carter from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 10, 2017 01:29Reply
What is the easiest way to get from wutai shan to datong in winter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Henry from CANADA | Dec. 10, 2017 21:49

Direct coach is suggested. I remember there are two on schedule from Wutaishan, leaving at 07:30 and 13:00.
Asked by Renée from NETHERLANDS | Jun. 21, 2017 05:59Reply
I want to visit the Sakyamuni pagoda and the Hanging monastry from Datong.
What is the cheapest way to visit the hanging monastry and the Sakyamuni pagoda in 1 day from DT? Are there busses that I can take to get to those places? And how long wil it take?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lina from USA | Jun. 27, 2017 01:40

As I know, there is a direct bus from DT Bus Station to Hanging Monastery in the early morning. This trip will take around 1 hour. After visiting the monastery, you may head for Huiyuan County Bus Station and take a shuttle bus to Yingxian County. You may ask the driver drop you off at the gate of the Fogong Temple. It will take 1.5-2 hours. Then you may visit the Sakyamuni pagoda inside the temple. Besides, most people will charter a car to visit these two attractions.
Asked by X from SINGAPORE | Apr. 05, 2017 17:48Reply
Is it better to take a train or bus from Beijing to Datong?
Can I take the overnight train, cover all the major sights in a day and take the night train back?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adeline from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 06, 2017 04:41

For your convenience, you are advised to take a train from Beijing Railway Station. The schedules are 00:18, 02:49, 15:33, 21:40 and 23:32. The trip takes nearly 7 hours. According to this, you can take the overnight train and tour around the scenic areas in the day time. After that, take a train back to Beijing. Have a nice trip!
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