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Pingyao is a county in central Shanxi Province, 80 kilometers from Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province. High speed trains are available for travelers who come to Pingyao to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Pingyao Ancient City with a history dating back to 2700 years.
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Located on Datong Xian High Speed Railway, Pingyao is connected with some major tourist cities in the west, central and north China. Currently, Pingyao handles several G trains and more than 40 bullet trains (D trains) to Taiyuan, Linfen, and Yuncheng in Shanxi Province, Beijing, Xian and more cities in China. Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station serves as the most important high speed train station in Pingyao.
Pingyao High Speed Rail Map
So far, Pingyao can be easily reached from most cities in northern China, such as Beijing, Xian, Taiyuan, Qingdao and more. Also there are trains running between Taiyuan and Chengdu, Chongqing. Among all trains, the following three high speed train routes are the most favored choices among tourists. Read the rough guide to get inspired for your Pingyao high speed travel.
Railway Stations: Pingyao Ancient City (Pingyao Gucheng) - Xian North
Distance: 579 km/360 miles
Duration: 2 hours 38 minutes ~ 3 hours 15 minutes
Xian is located in southwest of Pingyao, Shaanxi Province, China. As two of the most popular destinations with ancient architectures, Xian and Pingyao are conveniently linked by Datong Xian High Speed Railway. There are 9 bullet trains (D trains) going from Pingyao Ancient City Station in Pingyao to Xian North Railway Station in Xian, from 07:53am to 20:01pm every day. It takes about 2.5 ~ 3 hours by high speed trains, but 8.5 ~ 10 hours for traditional slow trains. D1901 train (07:53-10:38) is the first train and D2533 train (20:01-22:39) is the last and fastest train. No matter you want to take a half day tour enjoy a whole day tour in Pingyao, you can find a train perfectly match your tour arrangement before you transfer to Xian. Even, you can extend the train travel to Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Baoji according to the exact rail lines you choose from.
Ming & Qing Dynasties Street in Pingyao Ancient City
Railway Stations: Beijing West - Pingyao Ancient City (Pingyao Gucheng)
Distance: 606 km/377 miles
Duration: about 4 hours
With short distance and high speed train travel, Pingyao Ancient City in Pingyao, Shanxi Province is a popular destination from Beijing, especially for travelers who are interested in Chinese ancient culture and history. Every day, Beijing has 2 high speed trains and 1 bullet train running from Beijing West Railway Station to Pingyao Ancient City from 08:05 to 15:29. All the trains take nearly 4 hours. G627 train is the earliest train departing at 08:05am and arriving at 11:59am, and D2005 train is the last train that costs 10 more minutes than the two G trains. If time permits, travelers are suggested to book train tickets of the D train, because the tickets are much cheaper and the train journey is almost the same.
Spectacular Badaling Great Wall in Beijing
Railway Stations: Taiyuan South - Pingyao Ancient City (Pingyao Gucheng)
Distance: 28.5 km/17.7 miles
Duration: 31 minutes ~ 46 minutes
Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi Province, which is located in northeast of Ping Yao. Nowadays, exploring Taiyuan and Pingyao together by high speed trains is super convenient and fast. Those who are fond of Chinese culture and history, like Shanxi Merchant and Shanxi Ancient Commerce, should pay a visit to the two cities, which are excellent showpieces of Shanxi.
There are 2 daily high speed trains and 20 bullet trains served from Pingyao to Taiyuan, from 5:50am to 20:05pm. G627 (11:13-11:59) and G605 (13:42-14:28) are the two high speed trains travelling for 46 minutes. And D5331 (05:50-06:21) is the first and D5319 (20:05-20:44) is the last train running from Taiyuan to Pingyao. Both D trains and G trains are recommended for travelers.
Jinci Temple - China's First Royal Garden Reserved in Taiyuan
Pingyao is regarded as a stopover point between Beijing and Xian. It is worth your time to explore the ancient architecture in the best-preserved ancient walled town, wander in the living and breathing community which will make you feel like you were living in the early 19th century. After visiting Pingyao Ancient City, tourists can also take trains from Pingyao to Chongqing (about 8.5 hours), Lanzhou (about 6-6.5 hours), Jinan, Qingdao, Baoji and Linfen, Yuncheng, Yongji in Shanxi Province.
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Pingyao has two railway station used for trains to Pingyao: Pingyao Railway Station and Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station. Pingyao Railway Station is a small station located very close to the Pingyao Ancient City, handling traditional slow trains to Pingyao. Pingyao Ancient City (Pingyao Gucheng) Railway Station (平遥古城站 address: Houji Village, Pingyao County, Shanxi Province 山西省平遥县侯冀村) is the high speed trains station departing fast trains to Beijing, Taiyuan, Xian, Chengdu, and Chongqing and so on. Tourists can get to Pingyao Ancient City by Bus Line 108 for around 1 hour or taking a taxi for about 20 minutes. Check details about Pingyao Transportation Guide
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Datong / Pingyao
Pingyao / Xian
Beijing / Pingyao
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