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Taiyuan Railway Station

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Plan your Pingyao tour? Taiyuan Railway Station is your essential springboard from Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Guanzhou and more domestic cities.

Taiyuan Railway Station is located at the east end of the east- west Yingze Avenue (迎泽大街) and on the north-south Jianshe South Road (建设南路) in the city center of Taiyuan. So Taiyuan Railway Station lies on a T-junction. The main building of Taiyuan Railway Station faces the west linked to the east end of the longest east-west street – Yingze Avenue (迎泽大街) which roughly divides the city into two parts – north and south.

For the main building, the left side is the exit, the middle is the entrance and the right is for the ticketing.  Above the entrance in the middle of the main building is a huge electronic timetable screen showing the realtime train schedule and information about the platforms.

The official address of Taiyuan Railway Station:

2 Jianshe South Road (Jianshe Nanlu), Taiyuan Tel: (0351)2233611

Taiyuan Railway Station is an essential train transportation hub connecting major cities within Shanxi including Datong, Pingyao, Jiexiu, and Yuncheng. Taiyuan Railway Station also links Shanxi to the outside world running to Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Shanghai, Guangzhou and loads more. The highspeed trains have shortened the traveling time between Beijing and Taiyuan to 2 and half hours. At the time of my writing, Datong – Taiyuan – Xian Highspeed train line ( Da Xi Highspeed Trains ) is under construction. The overnight trains and normal trains go from Taiyuan to Pingyao, Xian, Datong and Wutai, further extending to Xian, Luouyang and Beijing.

Taixs in Taiyuan Railway Station

No taxi stands in Taiyuan Railway Station. If you need taking a taxi, you may go across the main road (Jianshe South Road) and hail a taxi by the road side. Please click Taiyuan Taxi for more information.

Public Bus in Taiyuan Railway Station

There are plentiful bus lines around Taiyuan Railway Station. If you ‘d like to visit Pingyao Ancient City, you should go to Jianan Bus Station, about 3km to the south of Taiyuan Railway Station. If you woud go to Qikou, Jiexiu, please go to the Taiyuan West Bus Station, about 10km to the west east of Railway Station ( Yingze Avenue).

If you’d like to go from Taiyuan Railway Station to Datong, Beijing, Xian and Shijiazhuang, you should go to Taiyuan Long-distance Bus Station ( just to the north of Taiyuan Railway Station). If you”d like to travel from Taiyuan to Mount Wutai, please take bus from Taiyuan East Bus Station.

A brief photo tour of  Taiyuan Railway Station

Taiyuan Railway Station faces the west connecting the east end of Yingze Avenue. The middle of the main building is the entrance to the Railway Station with a huge electronic train timetable screen above.

The left side is the exit

The left side is the exit

The left side is the exit

The right side is the ticketing office which is divided into two halls  Hall No.1  for normal trains and Hall No.2 for highspeed trains.

Ticketing Halls

Ticketing Halls

Buying train tickets inside the ticketing hall

Buying train tickets in the ticketing hall

Buying train tickets in the ticketing hall

Automatic Ticket Machine and Internet Ticket Booking

Automatic Ticket Machine and Internet Ticket Booking

Automatic Ticket Machine and Internet Ticket Booking

Inside the waiting room for the highspeed train to Beijing

 Automatic Ticket Machine and Internet Ticket Booking Inside the waiting room for the highspeed train to Beijing

Inside the waiting room for the highspeed train to Beijing 

On the platform, board the highspeed train going to Beijing

On the platform board the highspeed train going to Beijing

On the platform board the highspeed train going to Beijing

Tip:  Hassle-free Taiyuan Guided Tours

06611If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Taiyuan Guided Tours:

Taiyuan Highlight Day Tour  from US$79 p/p
Taiyuan Pingyao 5 Day Tour  from US$359 p/p
Shanxi Vernacular Dwellings Tour   from US$ 440p/p
Taiyuan Car Rental with Driver

Further Readings


Taiyuan Long Distance Bus Station
Taiyuan Railway Station
Taiyuan Taxi

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