Beijing – Hohhot by Train
How far is Hohhot from Beijing: the distance is about 500 kilometers.
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- Option 1: by high speed train (Not open. launched in Q4 of 2019)
- Option 2: by normal train
Currently, there are no direct high speed trains linking Beijing and Hohhot. But it will be available at then end of 2019 when the high speed railway that links Beijing and cities across Inner Mongolia opens, allowing passengers to travel from Beijing to Hohhot or Hohhot to Beijing in just around 3 hours. More details of train info will be added when the rail opens.
Read more: Beijing to Zhangjiakou high speed train
- Travel time : 3 hours
- Total travel fares:
- Station used: Beijing North Railway Station (Beijingbei), Hohhot East Railway Station.
As of September of 2019, you can only travel between Beijinga and Hohhot by normal trains, namely the K, Z categories trains, which are not high-speed.
From Beijing to Hohhot : Most of the normal trains to Hohhot depart from Beijing Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station and arrive at Hohhot East Train Station. Duration ranges from 9 hours to 10 hours. Only 1 – 2 will terminate at Hohhot Railway Station. So just get to the right train station to catch your train.
From Hohhot to Beijing: Most of the normal trains depart from Hohhot East Train Station, with only 2 from Hohhot Railway Station, and all of these trains arrive at either Beijing Railway Station or Beijing West Railway Station.
Train schedule, fares
|Beijing – Hohhot by slow trains|
|Trains||From – To||Frequency||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|Soft Sleeper||Hard Sleeper||Hard Seat|
|K, Z trains||Beijing – Hohhot East||8||9-10h||243||158||91|
|K, Z trains||Beijing West – Hohhot East||5||9-11.5h||243||158||91|
|K trains||Beijing – Hohhot||1||10h||243||158||91|
|K, Z trains||Beijing West – Hohhot||1||14h||232||147||80|
Beijing to Hohhot
|Train No.||Dept – Arri||Duration|
|K55||02:48 – 12:20||9h32m|
|K711||03:36 – 13:11||9h35m|
|K263||09:25 – 19:34||10h9m|
|K617||10:24 – 22:39||12h15m|
|K395||10:51 – 20:55||10h4m|
|Z283||11:07 – 20:48||9h41m|
|K1177||13:30 – 23:21||9h51m|
|K573||20:35 – 06:20+||9h45m|
|K41||20:45 – 06:39+||9h54m|
|Z179||21:06 – 06:16+||9h10m|
|K597||21:32 – 07:20+||9h48m|
|K89||22:17 – 07:55+||9h38m|
|Z317||22:50 – 08:21+||9h31m|
|K885||23:43 – 09:07+||9h24m|
Hohhot to Beijing
|Train No.||Dept – Arri||Travel Time|
|Z180||00:32 – 09:55||9h23m|
|K1178||00:53 – 12:15||11h22m|
|K886||01:05 – 11:30||10h25m|
|K618||08:38 – 19:35||10h57m|
|Z284||08:59 – 18:31||9h32m|
|K42||09:49 – 19:39||9h50m|
|Z318||12:20 – 21:50||9h30m|
|K56||19:05 – 04:27+||9h22m|
|K598||19:11 – 04:54+||9h43m|
|K90||21:42 – 07:25+||9h43m|
|K264||22:10 – 08:21+||10h11m|
|K574||22:20 – 08:58+||10h38m|
|K396||23:52 – 09:51+||9h59m|
|K712||23:58 – 13:55+||13h57m|
The slow K and Z type trains between Beijing and Hohhot are using Beijing Railway Station and Beijing West Station, and arrive at Hohhot East Station or Hohhot Railway Station.
The future high speed trains linking Beijing and Hohhot will use Beijing North Station, which is being renovated currelty, and Hohhot East Railway Station.
- Beijing West Railway Station (BeijingXi): by subway line 7,line 9 (check official Beijing Subway website)
- Beijing Railway Station (Beijing): by subway line 2 (check official Beijing Subway website )
- Hohhot East Railway Station (Huhehaotedong): It is located in Xincheng District in Hohhot City (Google map), and opened on December 25 of 2010. It can be reached by bus 5, 22, 28, K1.
- Hohhot Railway Station: It can be reachede by bus 1, 2, 7, 13, 22, 24, 28, 29, 32, etc. In the future it will be connected to the city metro network on line 2.
From Hohhot to Beijing Daxing Airport: Take a high speed train from Hohhot East Railway Station to Beijing North Railway Station first, then take subway to Beijing South Station or Beijing West Station (Beijing West also has bullet trains to Daxing Airport), from where there are direct airport buses to Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX).
You can buy tickets with passenger passports in person in any train stations in Beijing or Hohhot. Just go to the one close to you with easy access. You cannot use the Chinese official ticketing site www.12306.cn as it doesn’t have a English version site and it only accepts payment by Chinese bank card.
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