Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station

Pingyaogucheng railway station

Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station (or Pingyao Ancient City Station, 平遥古城站), originally called Pingyao East Railway Station, is one of the two train stations in Pingyao (the other one is Pingyao Railway Station, 平遥站 in Chinese) . The station is located southwest of Pingyao Ancient City and open for service since July, 2014.

The station with 2 platforms and 4 rail lines is serving as an intermediate stops along the Datong – Xi’an Passenger Dedicated High Speed Rail Line, and operating D trains (high-speed) to and from Beijing West, Xi’an North, Taiyuan South, etc.

Related page: Beijing – Pingyao High Speed Train Travel

How to Get to Pingyao Ancient City Scenic Spot from Gucheng Station

By Bus No.108 (from 7:00 to 20:30, CNY 3 / Person)

As Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station is 8 km from Pingyao Ancient City, travelers can take the Bus No.108 from the bus station (大西高铁 – 平遥古城站) and get down at Kuixingyuan Bus Station (魁星苑小区) near the south gate of the ancient city.

Is Pingyao Ancient City worthy visiting? Just read reviews on TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g325575-d1814459-Reviews-Ancient_City_of_Pingyao-Pingyao_County_Shanxi.html

The bus No.108 route:

1. Pingyao Bus Station (平遥汽车站) —— 2. Pingyao Railway Station (平遥火车站) ——3. Pingyao Chinese Medicine Hospital (平遥中医院) —— 4. Zhengwu Zhongxin (政务中心) ——5. Xicheng Xiaoqu (西城小区) —— 6. Cheguansuo Bei (车管所北) —— 7. Shuanglin Temple (双林寺) —— 8. Daxi Gaotie Pingyao Gucheng Station (大西高铁平遥古城站) —— 9. Cheguansuo Bei (车管所北) —— 10. Pingyao No.3 School (平遥三中) —— 11. Dangzheng Dalou (党政大楼) —— 12. Pingyao Renmin Hospital (平遥人民医院) —— 13. Tourist Service Center (游客服务中心) —— 14. Liugen Lijiaoqiao Xi (柳根立交桥西) —— 15. Kuixingyuan (魁星苑小区) —— 16. Huifeng Xiaoqu (汇丰小区) —— 17. Wulizhuang Cunkou (五里庄村口) —— 18. Pingyao Bus Station (平遥汽车站).

Beijing – Pingyao – Xi’an High Speed Train Travel

If you are planning a Beijing – Xi’an High Speed Train Travel, Pingyao would be a good destination on a short break. I have seen quite many foreign tourists doing the Beijing – Pingyao – Xi’an train trip. But please note that this train route is quite hot, and you’d better book train tickets as early as possible (60 days ahead online or 58 days ahead if booking at station).

You can reach Pingyao by D or G trains from Beijing West in around 4 hours, and from Xi’an North in around 3 hours.

Check Live Train Times for Trains from Pingyao

Use the following links to check the real-time train timetable for trains from both Pingyao Railway Station (old station) and Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station (Pingyao Ancient Town Station)

For buying tickets online, you may try http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Pingyao to Beijing Pingyao to Xian Pingyao to Datong Pingyao to Taiyuan
Pingyao to Luoyang Pingyao to Tianjin Pingyao to Shijiazhuang Pingyao to Baoding
Pingyao to Chongqing Pingyao to Baoji Pingyao to Jinzhong Pingyao to Lanzhou

Beijing West – Pingyao Gucheng G and D Train Schedule & Ticket Fares

Beijing West to Pingyao Gucheng (Update: Dec 4, 2015)

As Chinese train schedule changes frequently, you can search for a live timetable at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Train Numbers Dept – Arri Duration First Class Second Class Business Class
D2001 07:52 – 12:08 4h16m CNY 254.5 CNY 183
G609 10:33 – 14:32 3h59m CNY 322.5 CNY 225.5 CNY 698
G611 11:14 – 15:01 3h47m CNY 322.5 CNY 225.5 CNY 698
D2005 15:29 – 19:45 4h16m CNY 254.5 CNY 183

Pingyao Gucheng to Beijing West (Update: Dec 4, 2015)

For a live timetable, please search at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Train Numbers Dept – Arri Duration First Class Second Class Business Class
D2002 08:42 – 12:55 4h13m CNY 254.5 CNY 183
G616 13:40 – 17:28 3h48m CNY 322.5 CNY 225.5 CNY 698
G618 13:53 – 17:44 3h51m CNY 322.5 CNY 225.5 CNY 698
D2006 16:16 – 20:39 4h23m CNY 254.5 CNY 183

Xi’an North – Pingyao Gucheng G and D Train Schedule & Ticket Fares

Xi’an North to Pingyao Gucheng (Update: Dec 4, 2015)

For a live timetable, please search at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Train Numbers Dept – Arri Duration First Class Second Class Business Class
D2506 09:38 – 12:23 2h45m CNY 187 CNY 150
D2512 11:07 – 14:14 3h7m CNY 187 CNY 150
D2514 12:10 – 15:10 3h CNY 187 CNY 150
D2518 13:40 – 16:47 3h7m CNY 187 CNY 150
D2532 16:12 – 19:26 3h14m CNY 187 CNY 150
D2530 19:05 – 22:04 2h59m CNY 187 CNY 150

Pingyao Gucheng to Xi’an North (Update: Dec 4, 2015)

For a live timetable, please search at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Train Numbers Dept – Arri Duration First Class Second Class Business Class
D2503 08:40 – 11:55 3h15m CNY 187.5 CNY 150
D2531 10:05 – 13:12 3h7m CNY 187.5 CNY 150
D2513 14:11 – 17:04 2h53m CNY 187.5 CNY 150
D2521 16:38 – 19:45 3h7m CNY 187.5 CNY 150
D2529 20:00 – 22:40 2h40m CNY 187.5 CNY 150

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