Beijing – Pingyao by Bullet Train, Sleeper Train or Connecting Train

There are three ways to travel from Beijing to Pingyao by train and reverse:

Three high speed trains and three normal trains run daily between Beijing and Pingyao. Taking a direct high speed train is the most straforward and convenient way to travel between Beijing and Pingyao, and taking an overnight sleeper train is an economical way to save you the cost of an accommodation, while taking a connecting train (Beijing – Taiyuan – Pingyao) is a flexible way to go in peak season when the direct high speed train sell out. Just read the guide below.

How far is Pingyao from Beijing: the distance from Beijing to Pingayo is around 591 km (367 miles).

How long is from Beijing to Pingyao by train: the travel time is 4 hours and 10 minutes by direct high speed train, over 10 hours by overnight train.

Ticket Booking Tips

The Beijing – Pingyao route is hot and train tickets often sell out quickly. You’d better buy tickets in advance online or at station (60 days or less ahead of departure).

Direct High Speed Trains

Travelling between Beijing and Pingyao by direct high speed train have been available since July 2014 when Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station began operation. The direct high speed train here means you don’t have to change a train along the journey. Currently, there are 3 daily high speed train service between Beijing and Pingyao.

Beijing West (BeijingXi): Located in Fengtai District of Beijing, reached by metro line 7 and line 9.

Pingyao Gucheng (or Pingyao Acient City station):the newly-built train station in Pingyao (the old one is Pingyao Railway Station). Read the page: Pingyao Gucheng Page.

Beijing to Pingyao high speed trains (3 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D2001 Beijing West to Pingyao Gucheng 07:52 – 12:08 4h16m 254.5 183
G609 Beijing West to Pingyao Gucheng 10:28 – 14:32 4h04m 322.5 225.5 698
D2005 Beijing West to Pingyao Gucheng 15:29 – 19:42 4h13m 254.5 183
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Pingyao to Beijing high speed trains (3 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D2002 Pingyao Gucheng to Beijing West 08:42 – 12:55 4h13m 254.5 183
G616 Pingyao Gucheng to Beijing West 13:40 – 17:28 3h48m 225.5 322.5 698
D2006 Pingyao Gucheng to Beijing West 16:16 – 20:39 4h23m 254.5 183
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Connecting Train: Beijing – Taiyuan – Pingyao

Taking a connecting train is a flexible way to travel from Beijing to Pingyao via Taiyuan or reverse, because only 3 daily direct train are available between Beijing – Pingyao, and the route is quite popular and tickets often sell out quickly. While, there are more high speed trains between Beijing West – Taiyuan South (17 trains daily), and Taiyuan South – Pingyao Gucheng (16 trains daily). All you need to do is to take a high speed train from Beijing West to Taiyuan South first, then a connecting train to Pingyao Gucheng.

For example: A G603 (07:23 – 10:28) from Beijing West to Taiyuan South first, then catch D5307 (11:13 – 11:53) to Pingyao Gucheng (see details below).

Note: allow at least 45 minutes to catch your next train. You may use http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/to plan your journey plan.

Beijing West to Taiyuan South to Pingyao Gucheng high speed trains
Connecting Journey Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st cls 2nd cls Biz cls
G603+D5307 G603 Beijing West to Taiyuan South 07:23 – 10:28 3h05m 288 197 368
D5307 Taiyuan South to Pingyao Gucheng 11:13 – 11:53 40m 34 28.5
Allow plenty of time (45-60m)
to catch your connecting train
In total Beijing West to Taiyuan South to Pingyao Gucheng 07:23 – 11:53 4h30m 322 225.5
For a live schedule & more trains, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Pingyao Gucheng to Taiyuan South to Beijing West high speed trains
Connecting Journey Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st cls 2nd cls Biz cls
D5334+G608 D5334 Pingyao Gucheng to Taiyuan South (14 daily) 08:20 – 09:01 41m 34.5 28.5
G608 Taiyuan South to Beijing West (17 daily) 10:54 – 13:44 2h50m 288 197
Allow plenty of time (45-60m)
to catch your connecting train
In total Pingyao Gucheng to Taiyuan South to Beijing West 08:20 – 13:44 5h24m 322.5 225.5
For a live schedule & more trains, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Normal Trains: Sleeper, Overnight Train

There three pair K type trains running between Beijing and Pingyao and using Pingyao Railway Station and Beijing Railway Station (Main). All of them are overnight trains with sleeper car. They are comfortable and air-conditioned, which will save you money.

Beijing Railway Station: located in Dongcheng District, reached by metro line 2 (at Beijing Zhan, 北京站).

In the table below, Beijing = Beijing Railway Station, Pingyao = Pingyao Railway Station.

Beijing to Pingyao normal trains (3 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K961 Beijing to Pingyao 02:49 – 15:37 (Day 2) 12h48m 285 184 105
K603 Beijing to Pingyao 17:17 – 05:05 (Day 2) 11h48m 251 163 93
K609 Beijing to Pingyao 23:53 – 09:34 (Day 2) 09h41m 274 178 102
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Pingyao to Beijing normal trains (3 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K962 Pingyao to Beijing 15:19 – 04:37 (Day 2) 13h18m 285 184 105
K604 Pingyao to Beijing 17:43 – 05:37 (Day 2) 11h54m 251 163 93
K610 Pingyao to Beijing 20:02 – 05:13 (Day 2) 09h11m 274 178 102
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

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