Traveling from Beijing to Xian and stopped off for two days in Pingyao is really a good idea to explore what Old China looks like. Once you finish your Beijing tour, you can keep on searching more Chinese traditional culture and history in Pingyao Ancient City, which is still in authentic looks and arrangement. When strolling around the well-preserved streets and buildings, it seems you stepping back in time and into a Chinese movie set. Even you can image how busy and bustle once China was through this microcosm. Such a dream travel can be easily achieved by a 4 hours’ high speed train journey from Beijing.
Every day, Beijing departs 3 high speed trains (2 G trains & 1 D train) from Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing to Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station in Pingyao. The trains depart from 08:05am to 15:29pm. G627 is the earliest train costing the shortest time and D2005 is the last train with the longest duration.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Beijing Pingyao High Speed Railway, joined by three railway sections, is a high speed railway connecting Beijing and Pingyao in northern China. It is only 606 kilometers long, and drives across three provinces, namely, Beijing, Hebei and Shanxi Provinces. All high speed trains leave from Beijing West Railway Station and getting to Pingyao Ancient City Station in Pingyao after 4 hours' train journey. The Beijing-Shijiazhuang section on Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway is the first segment with a length of 281 kilometers. The second part is the 232 kilometer-long Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan High Speed Railway and the last Taiyuan-Pingyao section is on the Datong Xian Passenger Railway.
Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Southerst Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Beijing West Railway Station, located in southwest Beijing, is one of the major train stations in Beijing. It serves as the terminus for high speed trains on the Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway and ordinary trains on Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway and Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway. The station handles approximately 180 high speed trains to most Chinese cities, including Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guiyang, Taiyuan, Changsha, Zhengzhou and etc. It is also the departure station of trains to Lhasa from Beijing. Located about 25 mins’ driving to Forbidden City and 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing West Railway Station integrates two subway lines (Beijing Metro Line 7 and Line 9), bus hubs, airport shuttle bus and taxi stands, and the Beijing Underground Diameter Line with Beijing Railway Station. Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Pingyao Ancient City Station (Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station - 平遥古城站)
Location: Houji Village, Pingyao County, Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province (山西省晋中市平遥县侯冀村)
Pingyao Ancient City Station is a newly built high speed train station serving tourism of Pingyao Ancient City. It is located on Datong Xian Passenger Railway, about 8km (20 mins' driving)to Pingtao Ancient City, 3km to Shuanglin Temple and 120km (1.5 hours' driving) to Taiyuan Wusu International Airport (the nearest airport). The station delivers about 34 high speed trains to cities on or connected by Datong Xian High Speed Railway, including 2 pairs of G trains between Beijing and Yuncheng, and Beijing and Yongji and more than 30 D trains to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Jinan and lots of prefecture-level cities in Shanxi Provinces. Excepting for taking a taxi, tourists can also take the local Bus 108 to reach the Ancient City from this station. The bus departs every 15 minutes between 7:00am to 20:30pm. Read more about Pingyao Maps >
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Pingyao, 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 quiet 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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Beijing / Datong / Pingyao / Xian
Beijing / Datong / Wutaishan / Taiyuan / Pingyao
Beijing / Datong / Taiyuan / Pingyao / Xian / Luoyang / Dengfeng / Zhengzhou
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