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Updated on February 10, 2019
Along with the opening of Beijing-Zhangjiakou High Speed Railway and Zhangjiakou-Hohhot High Speed Railway on December 30, 2019, the famous Beijing Hohhot High Speed Railway was also finally opened at the same time. The new HSR connects Beijing and Inner Mongolia much closer, making a day trip from Beijing to discover charming nomadic culture easily realized.
The Beijing Hohhot High Speed Railway links Beijing and Hohhot (capital of Inner Mongolia) and Hebei Province in Northern China. The rail offers great opportunity for tourists to enjoy massive imperial cultural and historical heritages in Beijing and vast grassland and featured ethnic culture in Inner Mongolia, by a 2.5 hours’ bullet train journey.
The new 459-km-long rail line mainly consists of three sections: Beijing-Zhangjiakou High Speed Railway (opened on December 30, 2019, 174 km), Zhangjiakou-Ulanqab High Speed Railway (Opened on December 30, 161 km)and Ulanqab-Hohhot High Speed Railway (opened in 2017, 126 km). Currently, about 15 pairs of high speed trains running between Beijing and Hohhot every day. Before heading to Hohhot, you may visit Zhangjiakou, one of the host cities for 2022 Winter Olympics neighboring Beijing.
Beijing Hohhot High Speed Rail Map
|From||To||Frequency (day)||Operating Hours||Duration||Detailed Train Schedule >>|
|Beijing North/Qinghe||Hohhot East/Hohhot||about 15||about 07:30-20:30||about 2.5 hours|
Check the real-time Beijing to Hohhot High Speed Train Schedules below:
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
|From||To||Frequency (day)||Operating Hours||Duration||Detailed Train Schedule >>|
|Hohhot East/Hohhot||Beijing North/Qinghe||over 15||about 07:00-21:00||about 2.5 hours|
Click to get updated detailed Hohhot to Beijing High Speed Train Schedules >>
Beijing is the great capital of China with a rich and profound history. It is often chosen as the start point and gateway for foreign tourists to know about China, through a huge list of famous attractions, both imperial and civilian, like the Great Walls, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Beijing Hutongs, etc. 2 to 3 full days are suitable to visit essential highlights of Beijing. The Great Wall Hiking is the top recommended thing to do. With more time, you can take side trip from Beijing to Jinshanling Great Wall in Hebei nearby or to Tianjin to witness exotic cityscape. More about China Great Wall Tours >>
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Beijing North Railway Station 北京北站
Address: NO.1 North Binhe Road, Beida Street, Xizhimen, Xicheng District, Beijing 北京市西城区西直门北大街北滨河路1号
Transportation: The reconstructed Beijing North Railway Station is located about 10 km to downtown (Tiananmen Square), to Forbidden City for nearly half an hour’s drive. It takes about 1.5 hours’ driving (70 km) to Mutianyu Great Wall and Badaling Great Wall in north suburb. Except some city bus lines, the station is connected by subway via Beijing Metro Line 2, 4 and 13.
Beijing Qinghe Railway Station 北京清河站
Address: Qinghe Street, Haidian District, Beijing 北京市海淀区清河街道
Transportation: Qinghe Railway Station is situated outside the 5th ring road in north of Beijing. It so far only operates a few city bus lines. Beijing Metro Line 13 has a station there. Taking our private driving and a taxi is the most recommended way to transfer to city center area.
Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall
Beijing North Railway Station
Beijing Qinghe Railway Station
Hohhot means “the Green City” in Mongolian. As the capital city in middle of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot own lots of museums and cultural legacy, such as the ancient Greal Wall of Qin and Ming Dynasty, ancient city ruins, temples and previous governments offices. Top sites to visit are Inner Mongolia Museum, Dazhao Temple, Five-Pagoda Temple, Hohhot Great Mosque. More about Top Things to Do in Hohhot >>
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Hohhot East Railway Station 呼和浩特东站
Address: Wantong Road, Xincheng District, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 内蒙古呼和浩特市新城区万通路
Transportation: Hohhot East Railway Station has expanded to be the largest passenger station in Hohhot, almost 5 times big than Hohhot Railway Station. It lies close to down town and only 6 km of the Hohhot Baita Airport (direct airport shuttle bus is available), about 10 km to Hohhot Railway Station. Taking a taxi or private driving from Hohhot East to Inner Mongolia Museum needs within 10 minutes, about 30 minutes (13 km) to the Five Pagoda Temple, half an hour to the Great Mosque.
Hohhot Railway Station 呼和浩特站
Address: No.41 East Chezhan Road, Xincheng District, Hohhot, Inner Mogolia 内蒙古呼和浩特市新城区车站东街41号
Transportation: Hohhot Railway Station is a small old train station serving Hohhot both for normal train and some high speed train lines. After arrival, it takes about 20 minutes to get to Inner Mogolia Musem by car, and 20 minutes (about 6 km) to Five Pagoda Temple and just 10 minutes to the Great Mosque in Hohhot.
Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot
Hohhot East Railway Station
Hohhot Railway Station
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Hohhot, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quieter for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 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. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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