How to Get to & around Datong
Get to/away from Datong
Datong Airport (Datong Yungang Airport)
With 17 kilometers away from Datong downtown, the Datong Airport in Datong County has limited flights from/ to Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xian, Guangzhou and so on. Each day there are 2 flights to Beijing (09:20-10:00 & 22:30-23:10); and only one to Shanghai during 20:40-22: 55.
Datong Yungang Airport
Datong Railway Station
Located in downtown, Datong Railway Station has convenient railway running through Beijng, Xian, Nanchang, Hangzhou and other major cities in Shanxi province, like Taiyuan, Yuncheng, Linfen, etc. Each day there are 12 trains between Datong and Beijing, taking 6 hours or above.
Note: No. 40 Bus can arrive at airport from train station.
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Datong Railway Station
Get Around Datong
Taking the local bus helps tourists to know the city more. There are over 30 bus routes in Datong, with two charging standards. One is self-service with a fare of 1 rmb (mostly); the other charges for 2 or 3 rmb, according to some certain buses.
Taking a taxi to tour around Datong city can save you much time. The fare is CNY6 for the first 3 kilometers, then charging CNY1.2-1.4 for each additional kilometer by the type of car you rent during 06:00-22:00.
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Thanks for your question. On July 27, there will be one distance bus departing from Datong Bus Station (大同汽车站) at 07:30 and arriving at Wutaishan Bus Station (五台山汽车站). Wutaishan Bus Station is quite close to the scenic area and the whole journey takes 4~5 hours usually. Without Chinese ID Card Number, you are unable to book the tickets on line. You have to go to the station or ticket agency to book one. 2 full days is enough for a classic Wutaishan tour, so you can return to Beijing on July 30. There are 3 trains from Wutaishan to Beijing (departing at 01:49, 17:19 and 22:54) and the train trip takes about 6.5 ~ 7 hours.
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