Datong Xian High Speed Train

Datong Xian high speed railway, also known as Daxi high speed rail, is the rail line connecting Datong with Xian. With a total length of 859 kilometers, this rail line passes 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.

At present, the section of Datong-Taiyuan is under construction and travelers can take high speed train (D Trains) running between Taiyuan and Xian. It only needs 3 hours. After the complete construction of Datong Xian high speed railway, the travel time between Datong and Xian is only 5 hours.

Datong Xian High Speed Rail Map

Datong Xian High Speed Rail Map

Schedules of Datong Xian High Speed Train

On Datong Xian high speed rail, travelers can take D train and G train from Taiyuan/Xian to Pingyao, Yuncheng, Linfen for sightseeing.

Datong Xian High Speed Train

● Taiyuan-Xian: 19 D trains are from Taiyuan South to Xian North, available during 07:00~19:13, for 3 hours to 3 hours and 55 minutes;

● Taiyuan-Pingyao: 18 D trains and 1 G train are from Taiyuan South to Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station, available during 06:15~19:53, for 31~55 minutes;

● Taiyuan-Yuncheng: 26 D trains and 1 G train are from Taiyuan South to Yuncheng North, available during 06:15~19:53, for 1 hours 51 minutes to 2 hours and 40 minutes;

● Taiyuan-Linfen: 26 D trains and 1 G train are from Taiyuan South to Linfen West, available during 06:03~19:53, for 1~2 hours.

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Datong Xian High Speed Train

Datong Xian High Speed Train

Xian Datong High Speed Train

● Xian-Taiyuan: 19 D trains from Xian North to Taiyuan South, available during 07:35~19:05, for 3~4 hours;

● Xian-Pingyao: 8 D trains (D2506, D2508, D2512, G2516, G2520, D2526, G2562, G2534) from are from Xian North to Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station, available during 09:05~19:05, for around 2.5-3 hours; >> Check detailed Xian to Pingyao Train Schedule

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● Xian-Yuncheng: 10 D trains from Xian North to Yuncheng North, available during 06:38~19:05, for 1~1.5 hours;

● Xian-Linfen: 10 D trains from Xian North to Linfen West, available during 09:38~20:05, for 1-1.5 hours.

Xian North Railway Station

Xian North Railway Station

Stations on Datong Xian High Speed Rail

Taiyuan South Railway Station

Location: Taiyuan South Railway Station (太原南站) is located at No.31 Nongke North Road, Xiaodian District of Taiyuan; 9 km from Taiyuan Railway Station

Transportation: Bus No.51, 807, 849, 868, 824, 861, 901, 902, 903, 813, 836, 201, 11, 55 and night bus 501 and 502 are available. If you take taxi, it needs around 10-15 minutes to get to the city center of Taiyuan.

Xian North Railway Station

Location: Xian North Railway Station (西安北站) is located in Weiyang District, 10 km north of city center, 12 km from Bell Tower and 20 km from Xian Xianyang International Airport

Transportation: Subway line 2 is linking Xian North with Xian Ancient City, Shaanxi History Museum, Bell Tower, etc.

Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station

Location: Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station (平遥古城站) is located about 8 kilometers away from Pingyao Ancient City;

Transportation: If you take taxi, it costs around 30 Yuan to the ancient city. The Bus No.108 takes travelers going from Pingyao Ancient City to Pingyao Bus Station, Shuanglin Temple, and Pingyao Railway Station. Get off at Kuixingyuan Station and you’ll arrive at the south gate of Pingyao Ancient City.

Taiyuan South Railway Station

Taiyuan South Railway Station

Pingyao Ancient Village Railway Station

Pingyao Ancient City Station

What to See along the Rail

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 Wall

● Shuozhou: Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

● Qizhou: Mount Wutai

Taiyuan: Jinci Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple, Chongshan Temple

● Jinzhong: Pingyao Ancient City, Qiao Family’s Compound, Wang Family’s Compound

Linfen: Hukou Waterfall, Hongtong Grand Pagoda Tree

Yuncheng: Pujiu Buddhist Temple, Guandi Temple of Xiezhou

● Weinan: Mount Hua

Xian: Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Shaanxi History Museum

Pingyao Ancient City

Pingyao Ancient City

Terracotta Warriors

Xian Terracotta Warriors

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 for about 6 days tour. 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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Questions & Discussions

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datong to pingyao
is the new Datong to pingyao high speed train in operation??If not can you please let me know when it is open?
2017-01-05 07:50
Dear John Chia,

Sorry to tell you that Datong to Pingyao high speed rail is still under construction and there is no clear news when it will be in operation. Instead of taking high speed train, you can take normal train from Datong to Pingyao (four daily trains) which costs about 6~7.5 hours. Or, if you need private car service, please feel free to let us know.

Best Regards!
hanging temple
Is the hanging temple close to the public due to safety measures????? Is it open on march/17.thanks
2017-01-05 07:46
Dear John Chia,

Thanks for your question. The hanging temple now can be visited and you can climb up to the temple as well. It will be open on March 17, 2017, please do not worry.

Have a nice day!

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