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Pingyao Transportation

By train

Pingyao is easily accessible from Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang. See the charts below for trains from Taiyuan to Pingyao.

Attention: All the data in the charm is for reference only please check it from the local stations before packing.

Train No. From Dep. Arr.
7085 Taiyuan 07:00 09:29
1485 Taiyuan 15:31 17:04
4525 Taiyuan 22:45 00:21
4527 Taiyuan 08:35 09:59
K237/K240 Taiyuan 19:33 20:58


By bus

Regular Minibuses leave Taiyuan for Pingyao for around 10 yuan up to 6 pm. and the bus ride is approximately 2 hours.

Tip: if you plan to go to Xian, you are advised to buy your sleeper ticket in Taiyuan before heading for Pingyao for it is not possible to buy a sleeper there. Another option would be to upgrade your ticket in the train but this would be a more stressful and hard to come by.

Getting around

There is no taxi or public transportation within the tiny town. You can use the following available means of transportation for getting around:

Rickshaw: This man-driven vehicle is the main means of transportation here. It is very easy to find one that can take you for a stroll around the old streets.

Electro mobile: it's a kind of sight-view storage battery car which can accommodate 1-20 people.

Bicycle: it is maybe the easily way to tour around. Bicycles are available for rental just In front of your hotels. This is a popular means of transportation for many tourists to explore the ancient city wall when visiting there.