Xian is one of the World Famous Historical Ancient Cities and is the start place of the Silk Road. After your fabulous time exploring the cultural flavor of Xian, you could now also take a high speed train to Pingyao in Shanxi Province to extend your China culture and history enjoyment, with an understanding of the Pingyao Ancient City and a series of highlighting historical relics and sites. The trains running from Xian to Pingyao need about 2.5-3.5 hours. Every day, there are about 8 fast D trains on service. The earliest train is around 06:30 and the last one starts at about 19:00. Check the detailed Xian to Pingyao train schedule.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Xian Pingyao high speed railway has been put into use since 2014. The whole way is measured for about 481 kilometers and passes Weinan, Yongji, Yuncheng, Houma, Linfen, Huozhou, Lingshi, etc. Please check the detailed train route map at below to know detailed running way of the trains.
Xian North Railway Station (西安北站)
Location Yuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区元朔路).
Xian North Station is about 20 kilometers to Xian downtown and takes around 1 hour to arrive by car. Also, Metro Line 2 is available from this station and it can take you to the city center, the Bell Tower, and many other places there for about 30 minutes. To get to the Terracotta Warriors Scenic Spot, it usually takes around 1 hour. Besides, airport buses, local public buses, etc. are also available for your transfer. Learn more about Xian North Railway Station >
Pingyao Ancient City Station (Pingyao Gucheng Station) (平遥古城站)
Location: Houji Village, Pingyao County, Shanxi Province (山西省平遥县候冀村)
Pingyao Ancient City Station is also known as Pingyao Gucheng Station. About 8.5 kilometers’ driving distance from Pingyao Ancient City, it takes about 18-20 minutes to get there by car. If you take a local bus, it will take you about 45 minutes.
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Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Xian to Pingyao, there are two kinds of tickets are provided, including First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. 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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