Datong South Railway Station Guides

Opened on Dec 30 2019, Datong South Railway Station (Chinese name 大同南站, Datong Nan Zhan) is located in Pingcheng District, 6km southeast of Datong city centre, 25km southeast of Yungang Grottoes.

Datong South railway station covers 39,920 square metres, and has 5 platforms and 9 railway tracks. Datong South Railway Station is one high-speed railway station of Zhangjiakou-Datong High-speed Railway, Datong-Xian High-speed Railway. It serves around 14 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Datong South to Beijing, Taiyuan, Xian, Hohhot and Zhengzhou.

Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train Station

Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train station

Datong South Railway Station has 4 floors. Departures are 2F, and Arrivals are on B1 level

3F Level Departures, restaurants
2F Level Entrance, Security check, Departures, restaurants(McDonald's), Ticket offices, Taxi drop-off areas, railway platforms, bus stations
1F Level station square, bus stations
B1 Level Arrivals, Taxi pick up areas, parking lot

Map and Location

Address: Wenying South Road, Pingcheng District, Datong, Shanxi Province, China

There are two railway stations in Datong: Datong Railway Station and Datong South Railway Station. But Datong Railway Station is not high-speed Railway Station

Datong South Railway Station is located 6km southeast of Datong city centre, 25km southeast of Yungang Grottoes.

Map of Datong South Railway station, Datong South Train Station Map

Public Transportation

The public transports are included city bus, Taxi. Taxi is mostly recommended. How to get to Datong South Railway Station?

Taxi

Taxi is one convenient and fast way to get to or leave Datong South Railway Station.

Taxi pick-up areas: B1 level

Taxi drop-off areas: 2F level

Taxi Fee Standard

Day(6:00~22:00) Night (22:00~6:00)
0~3 km RMB7 RMB8
3km - 7km RMB1.5 per km RMB 2.5 per km
Above 7km RMB3 per km RMB4 per km

Taxi to Datong South Railway station, taxi fare to Datong South Railway Station

Bus

There are 6 buses get to or pass Datong South Railway Station, including bus No.14, No.31 and No.61. The bus station is on station square

Bus at Datong South Railway station, Bus routes at Datong South Railway Station

How to get to Yungang Grottoes?

Datong South Railway Station is located 25km southeast of Yungang Grottoes. How to get to there from Datong South Railway Station? Please click on here for details.

Datong South Railway station to Yungang Grottoes

Departures

Step 1:Get to Datong South Railway Station by Taxi, Bus or Car 45 minutes before train departure.

Step 2: At entrance, go through Security Check and real-name ID check to enter departure Hall by showing passport.

Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The gate No. will be in the confirmation email we send to you.

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The boarding gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs

Step 6: Find the platform of your train.

Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find your seats?

Departures at Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train Station

Information desk at Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train Station

check-in at Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train Station

Ticket offices

The ticket offices on 1F

Do you need to collect train tickets?

Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most train routes from or to Datong South Railway Station.

It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.

How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get Guides.

If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides.

ticket office at Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train Station

Arrivals

Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits. And please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.

Step 2: Leave Datong South Railway Station by bus, taxi or car.

Arrivals at Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train Station

exit at Datong South Railway station, Datong Nan Train Station

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