Most travelers would visit Hohhot, Baotou and Ordos together, enjoy the marvelous natural scenery of Xilamuren Grassland, Kubuqi Desert and the Yinshan Mountains on the road and explore local nomadic culture and rich history. Hohhot operates over 20 daily bullet/high speed trains to Baotou, which give tourists quick and comfortable transportation to travel between the two central cities of Inner Mongolia in only 50 minutes ~ 1 hour 30 minutes.
Hohhot to Baotou Distance: The distance between Hohhot and Baotou is only about 170 km, takes 2-2.5 hours by car, 1-1.5 hours by high speed trains and 1.5~3 hours by normal trains.
Hohhot Location: Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is located in the central part of this province in north China. It borders Baotou City and Erdos City in the west, Wulanchabu City in the east and Shanxi Province in the south. It is only about 480 km from Beijing (2 hours’ bullet train ride).
Baotou Location: Baotou is bordered by Dornogovi Province of Mongolia in the north, Ordos City and the Yellow River in the south, Hohhot in the east, Bayannur in the west, and the Yinshan Mountains run across the central part. Baotou is about 660 km away from Beijing, which takes 3.5~4 hours by bullet/high-speed trains.
Hohhot Baotou High Speed Rail Map
Although the transportation between Hohhot and Baotou downtown is very convenient, many highlights are not located in the urban area, but along the highway connecting the two cities, such as Xilamuren Grassland, Kubuqi Desert, Wudangzhao, Meidaizhao, Zhao Great Wall Ruins, Yinshan Mountains and so on. So the best way to explore all the highlights of the two cities is by booking tour packages with private car services included. As an experienced, professional, and reliable travel agency in China, China Discovery offers convenient and efficient transfer for all visitors to China, including intercity transportation from Hohhot to Baotou, Baotou to Hohhot and making a stop on the road whenever and wherever you want. We can pick you up at the airport, train station, or from your hotel, and attractions in Baotou/Hohhot and escort you to your next stop directly by a safe, licensed, clean and comfortable vehicle. So you can save lots of time, rest well on the way and focus on the trip itself. Travelling with China Discovery, you will enjoy a transfer worry-free Hohhot Baotou tour and get a better travel experience.
Hottest Baotou & Hohhot Tours:
● Frequency: over 20 runs per day
● Train Time: 50 minutes ~ 1 hour 30 minutes
● From & To: Hohhot East Railway Station 呼和浩特东站, Hohhot Railway Station 呼和浩特站 → Baotou Railway Station 包头站, Baotou East Railway Station 包头东站
Taking high-speed/bullet trains is the most popular and convenient way to transfer between downtown areas of Hohhot and Baotou. The quickest high-speed train takes just around 50 minutes. There are over 20 pairs of high-speed trains running between Baotou and Hohhot from 06:20~21:40.
Besides, there are also over 35 runs of normal trains transferring between Baotou and Hohhot every day from 05:30~23:30. Compared with high-speed trains, even normal trains would cost more time (1.5~2.5 hours), but there are more options and the ticket price is more affordable.
Hohhot Railway Station 呼和浩特站
Location: No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District. (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号)
Transportation: It’s about 2 km to the city center (about 10 minutes’ drive); about 5 km to Dazhao Temple (about 20 minutes’ drive); about 7 km to Inner Mongolia Museum (about 15 minutes’ drive); about 70 km to Xilamuren Grassland (about 1.5 hours’ drive).
Hohhot East Railway Station 呼和浩特东站
Location: Nandian Village, Wantong Road, Xincheng District, Hohhot (呼和浩特市新城区万通路南店村)
Transportation: It's about 12 km (20 minutes by car, 40 minutes by metro) to downtown, 13 km (30 minutes’ drive) to Dazhao Temple and 80 km to Xilamuren Grassland (1.5~2 hours by car).
Baotou Railway Station 包头站
Location: Alatanhan Street, Kundulun District, Baotou (包头市昆都仑区阿拉坦汗大街)
Transportation: It’s about 7 km to the city center (about 20 minutes’ drive); about 62 km to Wudangzhao Temple (about 1.5 hours’ drive); about 50 km to Xiangshawan, Kubuqi Desert (1~1.5 hours’ drive); and about 130 km to Yemingsha Scenic Area, Kubuqi Desert (2~2.5 hours’ drive)
Baotou East Railway Station 包头东站
Location: No. 32, Nanmenwai Street, Donghe District, Baotou (包头市东河区南门外大街32号)
Transportation: It's about 23 km (40~50 minutes by car) to downtown, 50 km (40 minutes’ drive) to Wudangzhao Temple, about 50 km to Xiangshawan, Kubuqi Desert (about 1 hours’ drive); about 150 km to Yemingsha Scenic Area, Kubuqi Desert (2~2.5 hours’ drive); and 4~5 km driving distance to Baotou Donghe Airport (around 15 minutes’ drive).
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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Class of Ticket
You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 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. learn more >>
Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>
Baotou and Hohhot are all in the central area of Inner Mongolia. Surrounding by diverse landscapes and many famous attractions, most first-time visitors would visit two cities together. You can spend 1 day exploring highlights in the Hohhot city like Dazhao Temple and Inner Mongolia Museum, etc. 1~2 days to have fun at nearby grassland, like Xilamuren Grassland and Huitengxile Grassland, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the wide open spaces of the prairies and fully appreciate local customs and Mongolian culture.
If you are interested in desert adventure, Yemingsha Scenic Area and Xiangshawan are all good places to go. Take 1~2 days and try desert camping, camel riding, sand sliding and desert off-road, etc. Kubuqi Desert is also an unmissable place for trekking addicts. There are several well-established hiking trails for both beginners and advanced hikers. The classic route of hiking in Kubuqi Desert takes around 4 days.
Feel not enough? You can spend one day more in Ordos to explore the legend of the great Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan, 1~2 days more in Xilingol to discover the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site - Site of Xanadu, 4~6 days more in Hulunbuir to meet the most beautiful Hulunbuir Grassland in China and visit Russian Style Villages. Have your preferences about Inner Mongolia? Please feel free to tell us your likes and let our experienced travel consultant customize a tour for you!
Inner Mongolia differs a lot with the classic China you know. And it is not an easy job to arrange the daily flight, train and car travel on this relatively vast land. Therefore, travelling with a professional travel agency is usually the best way to visit there. We China Discovery know Hohhot and Baotou a lot and we are experienced in organizing tours to this region. If you need any help, please feel free to contact us! Private cars, one-to-one guide and travel consultant… Everything is only for you and your group or family! The tour is customized by your interest, budget, plan and every special need!
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