Beijing North – Zhangjiakou South High Speed Train: Schedule, Price, Travel Time

Beijing – Zhangjiakou by Train

How to Travel between Beijing & Zhangjiakou by Train


Currently, there are no high speed trains linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou as the Beijing – Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway is still under construction. You can now only travel by slow trains between Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West and Zhangjiakou South Station.

Beijing – Zhangjiakou Train Options

Options Price Duration Frequency Note
1. Beijing North – Zhangjiakou South by high speed train 50m under construction
2. Beijing West – Zhangjiakou South by K train 28.5 3-5h 7
3. Beijing Station – Zhangjiakou South by K train 29.5 3-3.5h 13

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Train Station Map of Beijing & Zhangjiakou

By Train

1: Beijing North – Zhangjiakou South by High Speed Train

Currently, there are no high speed trains linking Beijing with Zhangjiakou as the Beijing – Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway (high speed train service) is still under construction, which is scheduled to open for running in 4th quarter of 2019, shortening the travel time from 3 hours to just 50 minutes. The new high speed rail with a top speed of 350km/h will link Beijing North, Qinghe, Shahe, Changping, Badaling Great Wall (Badaling Changcheng) Stations in Beijing, and Donghuayuanbei, Huailai, Xiahuayuanbei, Xuanhuabei and Zhangjiakou South in Zhangjiakou City. In addition to the main line, the intercity rail also has branch lines: Yanqing Branch and Chongli Branch (The branch line for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games).

Main line: Beijing North – Qinghe – Shahe – Changping – Badaling Great Wall – Donghuanyuan North – Huailai – Xiahuayuan North – Xuanhuan North – Zhangjiakou.

Yanqing branch: Badaling Great Wall Station – Yanqing

Chongli Branch: Xiahuayuan North – Zhaochuan South – Taizicheng

  • Total travel time by train : 50 minutes.
  • Total travel fares: To be anounced.
  • Station used:Beijing North Station, Zhangjiakou South

2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

Zhangjiakou, a city in Hebei Province is also a city that will host a certain activities of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, including the Nordic skiing, snowboarding and freestyle skiing. Zhangjiakou South Station and Beijing – Zhangjiakou Intercity Rail were built for this games to link all venues all within one hour of each other.

See Badaling Great Wall by High Speed Train

As Beijing – Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway runs through the worldwide famous historical site Badaling Great Wall, a high speed train station named Badaling Great Wall Station (Badalingg Changcheng Station)are being built near the Great Wall section, which enables travelers to see Badaling Great Wall by high speed train from Beijing or Zhangjiakou, Hohhot even Datong, etc.

2. Beijing Station – Zhangjiakou South by K Train

Since the Beijing – Zhangjiakou High Speed Rail will not be operational until the end of 2019, you will now have to travel by slow train, namely those K, Z, Y type ordinary trains. About 13 ordinary trains are leaving daily from Beijing Railway Station, arriving at Zhangjiakou South Railway Station in just 3-5 hours. From Zhangjiakou, there are 15 trains departing for Beijing Railway Station and 7 for Beijing West Train Station. Train travel time and ticket price are shown below.

  • Total travel time by train : 3-5hrs
  • Total travel fares:from 29.5
  • Station used:Beijing Railway Station, Zhangjiakou South

Beijing to Zhangjiakou

Beijing to Zhangjiakou South
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper
K, Y, Z trains Beijing to Zhangjiakou South 13 3-3.5hrs 29.5 46.5 75.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Zhangjiakou to Beijing

Zhangjiakou South to Beijing
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper
K, Y, Z trains Zhangjiakou South to Beijing 15 3-3.5hrs 29.5 46.5 75.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

3: Beijing West – Zhangjiakou South by K Train

You can also start your rail journey to Zhangjiakou from Beijing West Station, which has about 8 daily slow trains to Zhangjiakou South Station, taking about 3-3.5 hours. When coming back, you can take one out of 7 daily trains from Zhangjiakou South to Beijing West.

  • Travel time:3-3.5 hrs
  • Total travel fares: from CNY28.5
  • Station used: Beijing West Station, Zhangjiakou South

Beijing to Zhangjiakou

Beijing West to Zhangjiakou South
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper
K, Y, Z trains Beijing West to Zhangjiakou South 8 3-5hrs 28.5 44.5 74.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Zhangjiakou to Beijing

Zhangjiakou South to Beijing West
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper
K, Y, Z trains Zhangjiakou South to Beijing West 7 3-3.5hrs 28.5 44.5 74.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Which Train Station

The Beijing North Railway Station (BeijingBei) is for the future Beijing – Zhangjiakou Intercity High Speed Train, which is just close to the subway station Xizhimen Station on line 2, line 4 and line 13. While the current slow trains running between Beijing and Zhangjiakou are using Beijing West, Beijing Main Station and Zhangjiakou South Station (ZhangjiakouNan).

How to Buy Tickets

You can buy tickets in person at any train station in Beijing, including the Beijing Railway Station, Beijing North Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station. Just take all passengers’ passports to buy tickets at station.

But if you don’t speak Chinese, you may use a trusted online ticket agent.

Book with a trusted online ticket agent

If you are outside China, and want to buy tickets in advance online, you can turn to use an online ticke agent. Below are two trusted ticket agents who get positive reviews and recommended often on Trip Advisor and Trustpilot:

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