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Datong Railway Stations: Datong South Railway Station & Datong Railway Station

There are two railway stations serving in Datong, namely Datong South Railway Station (大同南站) and Datong Railway Station (大同站). Datong South Railway Station serving as the high speed train terminal while Datong Railway Station operate normal trains only.

Datong South Railway Station – High Speed Train Station of Datong

Address: Kaiyuan Street, Pingcheng District, Datong City (山西省大同市平城区开源街)

As Datong's only station serving for high speed trains, Datong plays an important role in connecting Datong with nearby cities (like Taiyuan, Pingyao, Linfen, Xinzhou, etc.) and other popular tourist cities (like Beijing, Xian, Hohhot, etc.)

Datong High Speed Rail Map Datong High Speed Rail Map

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High Speed Trains to/off Datong South Railway Station

The main high speed rails connecting Datong South Railway Stations mainly include Zhangjiakou-Datong High Speed Rail, Datong-Xian High Speed Rail and Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan High Speed Rail, which make it convenient to travel to Datong from Beijing, Xian and some other surrounding cities. Usually, you can reach Datong South Railway Station from Beijing within 2 hours, from Xian within 6 hours, from Hohhot within 2.5 hours, from Pingyao within 3 hours, from Taiyuan within 2 hours, etc. Check the below detailed information of trains to/off Datong South Railway Station:

Detailed Information of High Speed Trains from Major Cities

From To Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Beijing Datong South Railway Station G Trains about 2 hrs 12 Beijing to Datong Train Schedule
Xian Datong South Railway Station D Trains about 6 hrs 2 Xian to Datong Train Schedule
Hohhot Datong South Railway Station D Trains about 2.5 hrs 2 Hohhot to Datong Train Schedule
Pingyao Datong South Railway Station D Trains about 3 hrs 3 Pingyao to Datong Train Schedule
Taiyuan Datong South Railway Station D Trains about 2~2.5 hrs 3 Taiyuan to Datong Train Schedule
Xinzhou Datong South Railway Station D Trains about 1.5~2 hrs 10 Xinzhou to Datong Train Schedule
Linfen Datong South Railway Station D Trains about 4 hrs 2

Detailed Information of High Speed Trains from Datong South Railway Station to Major Cities

From To Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Datong South Railway Station Beijing G Trains about 2 hrs 12 Datong to Beijing Train Schedule
Datong South Railway Station Xian D Trains about 6 hrs 12 Datong to Xian Train Schedule
Datong South Railway Station Hohhot D Trains about 2.5 hrs 2 Datong to Hohhot Train Schedule
Datong South Railway Station Pingyao D Trains about 3 hrs 3 Datong to Pingyao Train Schedule
Datong South Railway Station Taiyuan D Trains about 2~2.5 hrs 11 Datong to Taiyuan Train Schedule
Datong South Railway Station Xinzhou D Trains about 1~2.5 hrs 10 Datong to Xinzhou Train Schedule
Datong South Railway Station Linfen D Trains about 4.5 hrs 2

How to Travel between Datong South Railway Station and Top Attractions in Datong

Distance to Nearby Attractions: 8km (about 20 minutes' drive) from city center, 12km (about 25 minutes' drive) from Nine Dragon Screen Wall, 11km (about 25 minutes' drive) away from Shanhua Temple and 13km (about 30 minutes' drive) from Huayan Temple.

Datong South Railway Station to Yungang Grottoes Transfer: Yungang Grottoes is about 26km to South Railway Station and it needs to drive about 1 hour to transfer between them. You can call a taxi or take a public bus.

Datong South Railway Station to Hanging Temple: The distance between Datong South Railway Station and Hanging Temple is 60km and the direct drive takes about 1 hour and 2 hours usually. There is no public bus available, but you can take a public bus to Datong Bus Station (大同汽车站) where are frequent scheduled coaches running to Hanging Temple almost in every 20 minutes from 06:30 to 18:00 and you can take one.

Datong South Railway Station Datong South Railway Station Transfer Map (click to enlarge)

Datong Railway Station – Normal Train Station of Datong

Address: No. 4 Qian Street, Pingcheng District, Datong City (大同市平城区站前街4号)

Datong Railway Station has served Datong City for a long time and now it mainly operates normal trains (K trains, Z trains and others). You can easily take a train to Datong and arrive in Datong Railway Station from most provincial cities of China.

High Speed Trains to/off Datong Railway Station

It is the intersection of Beijing-Baotou Railway, Datong-Qinghuangdao Railway, Beijing-Yuanping Rail, Datong-Yuncheng Rail, Beijing-Moscow International Rail, Datong-Zhungeer Rail and Datong Xian Rail. It can be reached by K trains and Z trains from many big cities, like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Changsha, Zhengzhou, etc. Check the below detailed information of trains to/off Datong Railway Station:

Detailed Information of Some Trains from Major Cities to Datong Railway Station

From To Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Beijing Datong Railway Station K/Z Trains about 6 hrs 7 Beijing to Datong Train Schedule
Xian Datong Railway Station K Trains about 16.5 hrs 1 Xian to Datong Train Schedule
Hohhot Datong Railway Station K Trains about 3~4.5 hrs 2 Hohhot to Datong Train Schedule
Pingyao Datong Railway Station K Trains about 7~8 hrs 3 Pingyao to Datong Train Schedule
Taiyuan Datong Railway Station K/Z Trains about 3~6 hrs 7 Taiyuan to Datong Train Schedule
Xinzhou Datong Railway Station K Trains about 3~4.5 hrs 8 Xinzhou to Datong Train Schedule
Linfen Datong Railway Station K Trains about 4 hrs 2

Detailed Information of Some Trains from Datong Railway Station to Major Cities

From To Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Datong Railway Station Beijing K/Z Trains about 6 hrs 7 Datong to Beijing Train Schedule
Datong Railway Station Xian K Trains about 16.5 hrs 12 Datong to Xian Train Schedule
Datong Railway Station Hohhot K Trains about 3~4 hrs 9 Datong to Hohhot Train Schedule
Datong Railway Station Pingyao K/Z Trains about 3~7 hrs 7 Datong to Pingyao Train Schedule
Datong Railway Station Taiyuan K/Z Trains about 3.5~6 hrs 7 Datong to Taiyuan Train Schedule
Datong Railway Station Xinzhou K Trains about 2.5~4.5 hrs 8 Datong to Xinzhou Train Schedule
Datong South Railway Station Linfen D Trains about 8.5~10.5 hrs 2

How to Travel between Datong Railway Station and Top Attractions in Datong

Distance to Nearby Attractions: about 10km (30 minutes' drive) to city center, 5km (about 20 minutes' drive) from Nine Dragon Screen Wall, 6km (about 25 minutes' drive) away from Shanhua Temple and 6km (about 25 minutes' drive) from Huayan Temple.

Datong Railway Station to Yungang Grottoes Transfer: Yungang Grottoes is 18km away from Datong Railway Station and it takes about 40 minutes to drive between them. There are public buses running from Datong Railway Station to Yungang Grottoes, take about 80 minutes usually.

Datong Railway Station to Hanging Temple: Hanging Temple is about 90km away from Datong Railway Station and you can drive about 100 minutes to get there. For travelers who want a budget tour, you can take a public bust to Datong Bus Station first and choose one of the scheduled coaches to Hanging Temple.

Datong South Railway Station Datong South Railway Station Transfer Map (click to enlarge)

How to Plan a Datong Tour

Best time to visit Datong: March to mid-June, mid-September to November

Where to Stay in Datong: It is most recommended to stay in Datong downtown near Huayan Temple where there are many choices from 5-star luxury hotels to 3-star economy ones. What's more, it is convenient to get to main attractions in Datong such as Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from this area.

It usually needs 2 days to cover the highlights in Datong. Without any doubt, Yungang Grottoes are a must. It consists of 53 grottoes with 51,000 statues and is a real treasure of traditional Chinese art. After that, you can go to Shanhua Monastery to appreciate a set of well-preserved buildings of Liao Dynasty (905-1125). Then, continue to have a look at Nine Dragon Screen, the oldest and largest glazed screen in China and later head to Huayan Temple, which keeps the largest wooden structure of Buddhist temple hall with elegant mural and scriptures. The next day is for the attractions a little far from downtown such as Hanging Temple, an unusual temple standing on the precarious cliff built over 1500 years ago, and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, the highest wooden pagoda in the world.

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In addition, the convenient transportation of Datong provides opportunities to discover more of Shanxi to Taiyuan, sacred Buddhist mountain Mount Wutai, world heritage site Pingyao Ancient City, magnificent Hukou Waterfall, etc.

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If you have more days and want to travel outside Shanxi, it is highly recommended to extend your tour to capital Beijing (Great Wall, Forbidden City), time-honored Xi'an (Terracotta Warriors), and modern metropolis Shanghai (the Bund).

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Yungang Grottoes

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Hanging Temple

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