How to go to Hohhot from Beijing (Tips, Photos & Map)

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Plan your Inner Mongolia tour from  Beijing?  Basically Hohhot,  capital city of Inner Mongolia, very often is your springboard to jump onto the grassland in the exotic province, escaping the heat and bustle and hustle of Beijing.

Hohhot itself is worth your 1-2 day exploration with its unique historical sites and a large Hui Muslim community.

Location of Hohhot

Hohhot is about 500 km northwest of Beijing, 2 and half hours by high-speed train, 10 hours by overnight train, one and half hours by flight and 5 and half  hours by road. So basically you have three choices of transportation tools going from Beijing to Hohhot and vice versa.

Beijing Hohhot Travel Map

Which one to choose depends on your preference, your time, budget and the availability of these transportation tools at the time when you start your journey. Now let’s go one by one in terms of the ways of travel from Beijing to Hohhot.

Beijing Hohhot By Train 

Currently there are 20 daily trains, either direct or passing by trains, going between Beijing and Hohhot. Some trains are high-speed trains taking 2 and half hours, others are fast or overnight trains taking about 10 hours.

Check out Beijing Railway Stations for more information.

Take an overnight train to Hohhot

There are 4 major railway stations in Beijing, namely Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing North Railway Station and Beijing South Railway Station. When you book your train tickets, make sure you understand which railway station you are going to use.

Beijing Hohhot by Flights

Currently there are about 2 daily direct flights between Beijing and Hohhot. The flight takes about 1 and half hours.

Check out Beijing Capital International Airport for more information.

Beijing Capital International Airport
Hohhot Baita International Airport

Check out Hohhot Baita International Airport for more information.

All the flights for Hohhot from Beijing arrive at Hohhot Baita International Airport. The flights starting from Beijing take off from Beijing Capital International Airport.

Beijing Hohhot by Road

Hohhot can be easily reached by road along the G7 National Highway. You may drive directly from Beijing by your private vehicle or take a long distance bus.

Definitely, self-drive would be faster taking 5 and half hours from Beijing to Hohhot while  a long-distance bus will take you 8 or 11 hours.

Check out Beijing Long-distance coach Service for more information.

There are daily 6 buses starting from Beijing Liuliqiao Long-Distance Bus Station to Hohhot. The buses are scheduled at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 12:30  and 14:30 and bus fare around RMB 149.

Tip: Hassle-free Inner Mongolia Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Inner Mongolia:

Inner Mongolia Tour
Mid-Inner Mongolia Tour (Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos)
East Inner Mongolia Tour (Xanadu,Wulan Butong, Xilinhot, Chifeng)
Northeast Inner Mongolia Tour (Hulunbuir)
West Inner Mongolia Tour (Alashan “Alxa” League)
Hohhot Tour
Hohhot Highlights & Grassland 3 Day Tour
Hohhot Highlights & Grassland 2 Day Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Hohhot
The Best Time to Visit Hohhot
Meidaizhao Temple
How to go to Hohhot from Beijing
Top Souvenirs in Hohhot
Hohhot Taxi: Hohhot Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Baotou Taxi: Baotou Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Ordos Taxi: Ordos taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
What to see in Hohhot, what to do in Hohhot

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Populus Forest in Ejin Banner (Tips, Photos & Map)
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The Quiet Wusu Langzi Lake
Dujuan Lake in Aershan National Forest Park
Beihu Park Skyline at Night in Manzhouli
Architecture of Manzhouli

Sunrise Glow over Hulunbuir Grasslands.
Top 10 Places for Photography in Hulunbuir
Top 10 Attractions in Hulunbuir.
Road Trip from Ergun to Linjiang Village
Hulun Lake Travel Tips
World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park
Architecture of Manzhouli
Ergun Travel Guide
Aoluguya Travel Guide
Moerdaoga Travel Guide
Shiwei Travel Tips
How to visit Hulunbuir Grassland

Top 10 Attractions in Chifeng
Xanadu Sites Museum
Jinlianchuan Grassland
Wulan Butong Grassland
Asihatu Stone Forest
Gong Geer Grassland
Duolun Travel Guide
Xanadu Travel Guide – Shangdu Travel
How to visit Asihatu Stone Forest
Xi Wuzhumuqin Grassland

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