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1. Summer vacation beginning from early July to August is the peak tourist season for most destinations in China, such as Northwest China’s Qinghai, Gansu (Dunhuang, Zhangye...), Xinjiang (Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan...), Tibet, Inner Mongolia (Hohhot, Hulunbeir Grassland...), Guizhou, Jiuzhaigou, etc. Book your train ticket as early as possible if you are planning a summer holiday, because the ticket will be sold out soon after it is released.

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There are two train stations in the capital of Inner Mongolia - Hohhot City, Hohhot East Railway Station (呼和浩特东站) and Hohhot Railway Station (呼和浩特站). In this useful guide, we will introduce you everything about Hohhot Train Stations, like their Chinese names, locations, distances and ways to/from Hohhot downtown and nearby grasslands, connecting cities, etc. Let’s keep reading to plan a better high speed train travel to/from Hohhot 2021!

Hohhot Train Station

Hohhot Train Station Map

Hohhot East Railway Station - The Largest and Busiest

  • Chinese: 呼和浩特东站
  • Location: Nandian Village, Wantong Road, Xincheng District, Hohhot (呼和浩特市新城区万通路南店村), about 12 kilometers & 25 minutes to Hohhot downtown, about 6 kilometers & 10 minutes to Hohhot airport and about 13 kilometers & 0.5 h to Dazhao Temple by car.
  • Metro Passing Through: Metro Line 1 at Hohhot East Railway Station (Subway Station)

Hohhot East Railway Station is the largest and busiest modern passenger station in Inner Mongolia. It runs over 80 trains a day, and about half of trains are bullet trains (high speed trains). It conveniently connects Hohhot with cities like Beijing (2~3 hours), Ulanqab (0.5~1 hour), Baotou (1~1.5 hours), Ordos (1.5~2 hours), Datong (2.5~3 hours), Taiyuan (around 5 hours), etc.

Hohhot Train Station Hohhot East Railway Station

Popular Hohhot East Railway Station Railway Lines (high-speed trains)

From - To Duration Schedules
Beijing - Hohhot 2~3 hours 06:25~20:50 Details >>
Ulanqab - Hohhot 0.5~1 hour 08:00~22:45 Details >>
Datong - Hohhot 2.5~3 hours 12:47 Details >>
Taiyuan - Hohhot Around 5 hours 10:28 Details >>
Hohhot - Baotou 1~1.5 hours 06:20~21:25 Details >>
Hohhot - Ordos 1.5~2 hours 08:20~19:35 Details >>

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How to Get to/around Hohhot East Railway Station

Hohhot East Railway Station from/to Hohhot Downtown (Xinhua Square)

  • By Metro: Hohhot East Railway Station is accessible by Hohhot Metro Line 1. By taking the Metro Line 1, you can get to/from Hohhot East Railway Station from/to Hohhot downtown in 30~40 minutes.
  • By Taxi/Car: Usually, it needs about 25 minutes to drive to Hohhot East Railway Station from Hohhot downtown.
  • By Bus:There are also public buses like Loop Bus 5 and Bus No.28, etc. connect Hohhot East Railway Station with downtown area. The whole journey might take around 50 minutes.
    (Notice: The bus numbers given above is only for your reference, might change according to the real situation.)
Hohhot Train Station Hohhot City Center - Xinhua Square

Hohhot East Railway Station from/to Hohhot Airport (Hohhot Baita Airport)

  • By Metro: Hohhot Metro Line 1 well connects the Hohhot Baita Airport with the East Railway Station. It takes about 30 minutes to transfer between two sites.
  • By Taxi/Car: It only takes 10~15 minutes to drive from the Hohhot airport to the East Railway Station. Estimated taxi fare is around CNY 20.
  • By Bus: Travelers may also take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1, public buses No.12 and No. 133, etc. to get to the Hohhot East Railway Station.
Hohhot Train Station Hohhot Airport

Hohhot East Railway Station from/to Dazhao Temple

Hohhot is about 12 km away from Dazhao Temple, there is no direct metro or public bus connecting two places, therefore, the most recommended transportation is by taking a taxi or car. The whole journey takes about 30 minutes.

Hohhot East Railway Station to Nearby Grasslands

The only way to get to grasslands near Hohhot (Xilamuren Grassland, Huitengxile Grassland, etc.) is by taking private cars.

  • To Xilamuren Grassland: The driving distance between Hohhot East Railway Station and Xilamuren Grassland is around 80 km, which takes 1.5~2 hours by car.
  • To Huitengxile Grassland: Huitengxile Grassland is about 100 km away from Hohhot East Railway Station. It takes 1.5~2 hours transferring between two places by car.
Hohhot Train Station Dazhao Temple

Hohhot Railway Station - The Closest to Hohhot Downtown & Dazhao Temple

  • Chinese: 呼和浩特站
  • Location: No. 41 Railway Station East Street, Xincheng District, Hohhot (呼和浩特市新城区车站东街41号), about 2 kilometers & 10 minutes to Hohhot downtown, about 5 kilometers & 25 minutes to Hohhot airport and about 5 kilometers & 20 minutes to Dazhao Temple by car.
  • Metro Passing Through: Metro Line 2 at Hohhot Railway Station (Subway Station)

Hohhot Railway Station is the closest train station to Hohhot downtown, with a short driving distance for 2 kilometers around in between them, which needs only 10 minutes around by car. The platform of Hohhot Railway Station is divided into north and south squares. The platform 3 and platform 4 are in the north square are for normal speed stations. Platform 1 and 2 in South Square are high-speed railway platforms. It serves most bullet/normal trains from/to Beijing (2~3 hours), Baotou (1~3 hours), Zhangjiakou (1.5~7 hours), Ulanqab (0.5~3.5 hours) and Ordos (1.5~4.5 hours), etc. and normal trains from/to Shanghai (over 24 hours), Xian (12.5~14 hours), Chengdu (23.5 hours), Guiyang (27 hours), Harbin (26 hours) and Qingdao (24 hours), etc.

Hohhot Train Station Hohhot Railway Station

Popular Hohhot Railway Station Railway Lines (for your reference)

From - To Duration Schedules
Beijing - Hohhot 2~3 hours 06:25~20:50 Details >>
Shanghai - Hohhot 24.5~26.5 hours 14:55~19:30 Details >>
Xian - Hohhot 12.5~14 hours 07:55~20:05 Details >>
Hohhot - Baotou 1~3 hours 05:30~23:30 Details >>
Hohhot - Ordos 1.5~4.5 hours 06:10~19:35 Details >>
Hohhot - Ulanqab 0.5~3.5 hours 00:40~23:59 Details >>

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How to Get to/around Hohhot Railway Station

Hohhot Railway Station from/to Hohhot Downtown (Xinhua Square)

Hohhot Railway Station is only about 1 km away from Xinhua Square, which takes 10 minutes by Metro Line 2 (only one stop), 15 minutes on foot and 5 minutes by car/taxi.

Hohhot Railway Station from/to Hohhot Airport (Hohhot Baita Airport)

  • By Taxi/Car: The driving distance between Hohhot Railway Station and Hohhot Baita International Airport is around 15 km, which takes 30~35 minutes by car.
  • By Metro: Hohhot Railway Station is also well connected with the airport by metro. Visitors need to make an internal transfer (Line 1<-> Line 2) at Xinhua Square Station (新华广场站).
  • By Airport Shuttle Bus: Visitors can also take the airport shuttle bus 1 from the Hohhot Railway Station (Bus Station) and get to Hohhot Baita Airport Station directly within 40 minutes.
Hohhot Train Station Hohhot Baita International Airport

Hohhot Railway Station from/to Dazhao Temple

Hohhot Railway Station is about 4 km away from Dazhao Temple. Taking a taxi or car is the most recommended way, it only takes about 15 minutes. There are also some local buses that take you to the place nearby Dazhao Temple, but you need to walk at least 1 km to reach your final destination.

Hohhot Railway Station to Nearby Grasslands

The only way to get to grasslands near Hohhot (Xilamuren Grassland, Huitengxile Grassland, etc.) is by taking private cars.

  • To Xilamuren Grassland: The driving distance between Hohhot Railway Station and Xilamuren Grassland (Xilamuren Town) is about 75 km, which takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes by car.
  • To Huitengxile Grassland: Huitengxile Grassland (Huanghuagou Scenic Area) is about 110 km away from Hohhot Railway Station, which takes 1.5~2.5 hours by car.
Hohhot Train Station Huitengxile Grassland

Which Train Station to Choose to/from Hohhot?

Hohhot Railway Station and Hohhot East Railway Station are both well-connected with Hohhot downtown by public transport and both stations run normal trains and high-speed trains. So the number of visitors choosing the two stops is about the same. However, if you prefer to get to the city center directly, Hohhot Railway Station might be a better choice. However, if you have high requirements for the station facilities and surrounding environment, then you can choose the later built station - Hohhot East Railway Station. Besides, Hohhot East Railway Station is closer to Hohhot Baita International Airport. If you need to take a (high-speed) train to places like Baotou or Ordos when you get off the plane, the East Railway Station is a good choice.

There is a limited number of cities outside the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region which links Hohhot by high-speed trains. The most common used departure city is Beijing. However, for those who departure from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou or Shenzhen, etc. There is no high-speed train connecting those destinations with Hohhot, and normal trains usually take more than 1 day. So for those who are leaving from Shanghai, Guangzhou or Hong Kong, etc. you are recommended to take a flight to Hohhot. Check more details about Hohhot Baita International Airport >>

Check the Ultimate Guide of Hohhot Transportation | How to Get to & Get around Hohhot >>

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China Train Travel Tips

Class of Ticket

You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>

Board & Get off

1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. learn more >>

Baggage Allowance

Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>

Facilities and Service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>

How to Plan a Hohhot Tour

Best Time to Visit Hohhot: May ~ October, especially in June, July, August and September…

How to Get There: Flights from Beijing (1.5h), Shanghai (2.5h), Harbin (4.5h), Guangzhou (3.5h), etc. and bullet train from Beijing (2.5~3h), Datong (2.5h), etc.

Usually, visitors spend 2~3 days to visit Hohhot, including one day to explore the highlights in the city, like Dazhao Temple and Inner Mongolia Museum, and 1~2 days to have fun at the nearby grasslands, like Huitengxile Grassland or Xilamuren Grassland.

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