Datong Xian High Speed Railway, also known as Datong-Xian Passenger Delicated Railway Line (大西客运专线), is a rail line connecting Datong in Shanxi Province with Xian in Shaanxi Province in the future. With a total length of 859 kilometers, this rail line wil pass 706 kilometers in Shanxi Province and 153 kilometers in Shaanxi Province. There are 9 cities and 31 counties on this line, including Datong, Shuozhou, Qizhou, Taiyuan, Jinzhong, Linfen, Yuncheng in Shanxi, and Weinan and Xian in Shaanxi. It runs at an average speed of 250 km/h.
The Datong Xian High Speed Railway consists of two sections: Datong-Taiyuan High Speed Rail and Taiyuan-Xian High Speed Rail. High speed bullet trains from Taiyuan to Xian are available, and travelers can take high speed train (D Trains) running between Taiyuan and Xian for 3-3.5 hours. But the segment between Datong and Taiyuan are still under construction. After the complete construction of Datong Xian high speed railway, the travel time between Datong and Xian is only 5 hours. China Discovery will keep updating the latest news about the Datong Xian High Speed Railway.
Datong Xian High Speed Rail Map
On Datong Xian high speed rail, travelers can take D bullet trains from Taiyuan to Xian, G and D high speed trains to Pingyao, Yuncheng, Linfen and else destinations in Shanxi Province for cultural exploration.
● Taiyuan Xian High Speed Train
There are more than 20 D trains departing from Taiyuan South Railway Station to Xian North Railway Station, available during about 06:30~19:30, which takes about 3-3.5 hours. If you will take trains from Xian to Taiyuan, you can choose from 24 daily D bullet trains between 06:30am to 20:00.
Taiyuan Xian High Speed Train
● Taiyuan Pingyao High Speed Train
Currently, there are 1 G high speed train and more than 15 D bullet trains running from Taiyuan to Pingyao every day. The trains all start from Taiyuan South Railway Station and stop at Pingyao Ancient City Station, and move northwest to Xian, Lanzhou，Xining in the Northwestern China finally. The train travel between Taiyuan and Pingyao is about 30 minutes. After arrival in Pingyao, it takes about half an hour driving to get to the gate of Pingyao Ancient City for sightseeing. Trains from Taiyuan to Pingyao leaves from 08:00am to 20:00pm, while the returning trains running from 08:20am to 22:00pm.
Pingyao Ancient City
● Pingyao Xian High Speed Train
Every day, there are 10 D bullet trains running from Pingyao to Xian and 11 D bullet trains running from Xian to Pingyao. The whole journey by high speed train is around 2.5-3 hours totally. Tourists traveling to Xian from Pingyao can book ticket between 08:40am and 20:00pm, and need to take trains at Pingyao Ancient City Station and get off at Xian North Railway Station.
Other Schedules on Datong Xian High Speed Rail
● Taiyuan-Yuncheng (太原-运城): more than 30 D bullet trains and 3 G high speed train running from Taiyuan South Railway Station to Yuncheng North Railway Station, available during 06:30~20:00, for about 2 hours;
● Taiyuan-Linfen (太原-临汾): over 25 D trains and 3 G train are available from Taiyuan South Railway Station to Linfen West Railway Station, scheduled during 06:45~20:00, for 1~2 hours.
● Xian-Yuncheng (西安-运城): more than 10 bullet trains leaving from Xian North Railway Station to Yuncheng North Railway Station, arranged between 09:15~20:00, for 1~1.5 hours.
● Xian-Linfen (西安-临汾): 15 D bullet trains departing from Xian North Station to Linfen West Station every day, available during 06:30~20:00, for 1.5-2.5 hours.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
Xian North Railway Station
Location: Jinyang Street, Xiaodian District, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province (山西省太原市小店区晋阳街); 9 km from Taiyuan Railway Station and 0.5 hour's ride to downtown.
Transportation:15 public bus lines are connected with Taiyuan South Railway Station. Bus No.11, 51, 79, 813 and many others are available. You can take Bus No.807 to transfer to downtown area. If you take taxi, it needs around 30 minutes to get to the city center of Taiyuan.
Location: Yuansuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian City, Shaanxi Province (陕西省西安市未央区元朔路), 10 km north of city center, 12 km from Bell Tower and 20 km from Xian Xianyang International Airport
Transportation: Xian Metro Line 2 Links Xian North Station with Xian Ancient City, Shaanxi History Museum, Bell Tower and city center.
Location: between Houji Village & Du Village, Pingyao County, Shanxi Province (山西省平遥县侯冀村与杜村之间)，about 8 kilometers away from Pingyao Ancient City
Transportation: The Station is located in the southwest of Pingyao Ancient City. If you take taxi, it costs around 30 Yuan to the ancient city. Bus No.108 can takes travelers going from Pingyao Ancient City to Pingyao Bus Station, Shuanglin Temple, and Pingyao Railway Station directly. Get off at Kuixingyuan Station and you’ll arrive at the south gate of Pingyao Ancient City.
Taiyuan South Railway Station
Pingyao Ancient City Station
Xian North Railway Station
Along the Datong Xian high speed rail, there are many attractions to explore. You won’t miss the highlights including:
● Datong: Yungang Grottoes, Hengshan Mountain, Hanging Temple, Huayan Temple, Nine Dragon Screen, etc.
Popular Datong Tours:
● Taiyuan: Jinci Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple, Chongshan Temple
Popular Taiyuan Tours:
● Xian: Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Shaanxi History Museum All Things to Do in Xian >>
Popular Xian Tours:
● Shuozhou: Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
● Qizhou: Mount Wutai
● Linfen: Hukou Waterfall, Hongtong Grand Pagoda Tree
● Yuncheng: Pujiu Buddhist Temple, Guandi Temple of Xiezhou
● Weinan: Mount Huashan
Pingyao Ancient City
Xian Terracotta Warriors
Xian is an notable ancient capital of 13 dynasties in China and Shanxi (including Pingyao) is the birthplace of the very influential Shanxi (Jin) Merchants during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The two destinations both well preserves many architectures of the old styles. Exploration Xian and Pingyao, or Taiyuan and else cities in Shanxi offer you good way to learn the past prosperity of China. It is highly recommended to cover Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, Mount Wutai, Pingyao Ancient City, Qiao Family’s Compound and Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City Wall in your trip. Here is our 12 Days Historical China Tour with Bullet Train Experience you can fully visit the mentioned sites. To customize your Shanxi and Shaanxi tour, feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to satisfy your likes and needs.
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