Trains in Main Railway Station can take passengers to almost all major cities in China, such as Beijing, Datong, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan and Guangzhou. It is located at No. 2, South Jianshe Road, Xiaodian District. One can take public bus no. 901, 901 Branch and 902 to get to the station.
As a large rail transport hub in northern China, South Railway Station is located at Xiaodian District. Trains at this station are mainly high speed types that bound for Beijing, Xi'an, Pingyao, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou and Wuhan. Public buses no. 51, 501, 502, 807, 824, 849, 861 and 868 can take you to the station.
Schedule to Major Stations
Major Rail Lines from Taiyuan to:
Further Reading: Taiyuan Train Schedule
|Long-distance Bus Station|
There are lots of highways that link this city with neighboring and far-away cities and provinces. So this city has a very good long-distance bus transportation system and five main bus stations, taking passengers to big cities and popular tourist destinations in China.
Only phase one of Taiyuan subway line 2 is under construction, connecting Xijianhe and Xiaodiannan and containing 24 stations. This line is expected to operate in the end of 2020. Extending in the south-north direction, the operating part will cover around 14 miles (23 kilometers). The long-term plan shows that this city will totally have 8 metro lines, which will cover the length of 165 miles (265 kilometers).
Public buses in this city are identified by numbers and generally classified into the following nine categories:
1. Downtown Regular Lines: 1 – 99
2. Trolleybus Lines: 101 – 199
3. Suburban Lines: 201 – 399
4. Mini Bus Lines: 401 – 450
5. Village Lines: 451 – 499
6. Night Lines: 501 – 599
7. Tongye Company Bus Lines: 601 – 699
8. Tonghang Company Bus Lines: 801 – 899
9. Inter-city Bus & Inter-county Bus Line: 701 – 799
The ticket price varies depending on the category of different bus lines. Downtown regular lines charge CNY 1 per person. Suburban Lines, inter-city bus & inter-county bus line charge CNY 2, CNY 2.5, CNY 3, and CNY 4 according to the distance. Using a transportation card means you can enjoy half price travel.
Buses to Popular Destinations
1. Public buses No. 308 or 804 in front of the Railway Station are heading for the Jinci Temple. The ticket fare is CNY 2.5.
2. Public buses No.55, 820, 843 or 873 can take tourists to Twin Pagoda Temple.
3. Tourists can take bus no. 10 or 25 to get to Liu Xiang Shopping Street.
|Fare||Daytime||Night: 21:00 – 05:00 the next day|
|Flag-down Rate for First 3km (2mi)||CNY8||CNY8.6|
|Surcharge between 3-10km (2-6mi)||CNY1.6/km||CNY1.8/km|
|Surcharge beyond 10km (6mi)||CNY2.4/km||CNY2.7/km|
|Waiting Fee||For every 5 minutes' waiting, the fare equals to the unit price per kilometer (0.6mi).|
Distance & Reference Taxi Fare from Wuyi Square (City Center):
|Jinci Temple||16mi (25km)||CNY50-60|
|Chongshan Monastery||2mi (3km)||CNY8|
Is there a shuttle bus from the airport going there?
From downtown area, public bus no.502, 824, 868 or 909 can take you to the South Train Station Bus Stop. Then just walk to the ticket hall directly.
In addition, you can take shuttle bus line 3 to get to South Railway Station directly. The operating hours are from 09:30 to 21:30 with the interval of 20 minutes. The duration is about 20 mins. And the ticket fare is CNY 13 per person.