How to Get to & around Shanxi

Get to/away from Shanxi

When talking about the transportation in Shanxi, it mainly refers to how to get to and around the top places like Taiyuan (capital city of Shanxi), Datong (home of the Yungang Grottoes), Pingyao (site of Pingyao Ancient City), Wutaishan (one of the Four Sacred Mountain of Buddhism) and more.

By Air

There are four airports in Shanxi: Taiyuan Wuxu International Airport, Datong Airport, Yuncheng Guangong Airport and Changzhi Wangcun Airport.

To Taiyuan:

The main aviation transport hub is Taiyuan Wusu Airport. It has 50 airlines connecting Taiyuan with more than 40 cities of China. International passenger could go to/from Taiyuan from/to Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore, London, New York, San Francisco, Paris etc.

To Datong:

Datong Airport, the second largest airport civil airport in Shanxi, is an airport serving the city of Datong. It is located north of the town of Beijiazao in Datong, 15.2 km from the city center. Currently, it has airlines connecting with Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Changzhi. Flights heading for Beijing are available every day.

To Changzhi & Yuncheng:

As for sightseeing in Changzhi and Yuncheng, flights are available in these two cities. Changzhi Wangcun Airport has direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an and Datong. While, Yuncheng Guangong Airport has flights to Guangzhou, Taiyuan, Shenzhen and Tianjin and has become the aviation center of the southwest region of Jin.

Taiyuan Airport

Taiyuan Airport

Datong Airport

Datong Yungang Airport

By Train

Shanxi has extensive rail infrastructures to neighboring provinces. Visitors could take trains through the province to most big and medium cities of China like Taiyuan, Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Datong, Baotou and rail network to coastal cities such as Qinghuangdao, Qingdao, Yantai and Lianyungang.

To Taiyuan & Pingyao:

With the opening of the high speed rail, Taiyuan (Taiyuan South Train Station) has D trains running to Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, and Shenyang. Pingyao (Pingyao Ancient City Train Station) also has D trains with Beijing, Xian and Taiyuan etc.

>> Get to/from Taiyuan by High Speed Trains
>> Get to/from Pingyao by High Speed Trains

Taiyuan High Speed Train

Taiyuan High Speed Train

By Highway

The highway in Shanxi is centering on Taiyuan, Datong, Changzhi, Linfen and Houma.

On one hand, there are many choices if you travel by bus. On the other hand, buses reach attractions that are currently inaccessible by train, especially by the famed Yungang Grottoes near Datong, the Hukou Waterfalls near Linfen, Wutaishan Mountain and the Hanging Monastery in Hengshan etc.

Highway in Shanxi

Highway in Shanxi

Get around Shanxi

By Private Car

You have known the main transportation means in Shanxi - by air, train and highway to get to the well-known places. But how about reach the less known places with tourist sites worth visiting? No worry! China Discovery are here offering you private car to transfer which will be safe and save your time and energy.

To Mount Tai:

Actually, the places like Mount Wutai, Hukou Waterfall are suitable for taking a private car. If you have more questions about how to get your ideal places in Shanxi, please contact us without hesitation.

Mount Wutai Transfer

Mount Wutai Transfer

Recommended Shanxi Tours

Top 3 Shanxi tours chosen by most customers to explore Shanxi in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Qiao's Family Compound
3 Days Taiyuan Pingyao Brief Tour

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Datong Yungang Grottoes (Cave No. 20)
4 Days Essence of Datong & Pingyao Tour

Datong / Pingyao

Yungang Grottoes - The treasure of traditional Chinese art
6 Day Datong Pingyao Tour Plus Wutaishan Visit

Datong / Wutaishan / Taiyuan / Pingyao

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