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Datong Transport

Last updated by meimeili at 2017/5/15

Civil Aviation

Datong Airport is located in the north of Beijiazao Township, Datong County, about 15 kilometers away from the center of Datong City. This airport was constructed in 2004 and now is at the stage of flight-testing. It plans to open six flight courses to such cities as Shanghai , Guangzhou , Chengdu , and Shenyang, and regular air navigation can be expected soon.

Since Datong Airport hasn’t been officially open, you need to go by plane at Huairen Airport in Shuozhou City or Wusu Airport in Taiyuan City. Huairen Airport opens scheduled Flights to such cities as Beijing , Shanghai and Taiyuan. By the way, the long-distance bus to Huairen can be taken in Datong Xinnan Passenger Station and needs about 50 minutes’ drive, and to Taiyuan needs three hours’ drive.

Inquiry phone for scheduled flights: 0352-2043388, 0352-2044039 


The domestic railways such as Beijing -Baotou, Datong-Fenglingdu, Datong-Qinhuangdao lines as well as the international railways to Erlianhaote and Moscow all join in Datong, which makes its railway transportation quite convenient.

Datong Railway Station, located on the North Xinjian Road, can be easily reached by No. 2, 4, 8, 14, 16, and 21 buses. Everyday there are many trains leaving for other domestic cities such as Taiyuan, Beijing, Hangzhou , Baotou and Shenyang.

Ticket booking phone: 0352-6082747(9:00—16:00),0352-2813240(14:30—17:00)

Inquiry phone: 0352-7122922

Datong Railway Station

Station site: Northeastern area of Datong City. North Xinjian Road, Datong City, Shanxi Province.
Postal ZIP Code: 037005.


Datong Railway Station is an important transportation hub that connects Beijing, Tianjin , Hebei Province, Shanxi Province, and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regions. There are five major double-track electrified railways, the Beijing-Baotou Railway, the Beijing-Yuanping Railway, the Datong-Zhangjiakou Railway, the Datong-Qinhuangdao Railway, and the Beitongpu Railway. The station also has more than 40 other branch lines and access rail lines. Bullet train lines are under construction or planned between Datong and Xian and Beijing. The station is on the International Railway line to Moscow. This web-like network of railways connect the northern and northwestern parts of China.

Passenger shipping: luggage and parcel shipping service.
Cargo shipping: delivering cargo carloads, containers, and cargo security. ?

Beijing-Baotou line (Beijing - Zhangjiakou - Datong - Jining - Hohhot - Baotou)
Datong-Qinhuangdao line (Datong - Qinhuangdao)
Beijing-Yuanping (Beijing - Datong Lingqiu - Yuanping)
Tongpu line (Datong - Yuncheng)
International Railway (Beijing - Datong - Jining - Erlianhaote - Ulaanbaatar - Moscow)
Yungang line (Datong - Yungang)
Datong-Zhungeer line (Datong – Zhungeer) ?
Datong-Xi’an (Datong – Xi’an) High-speed railway line for passenger transport (under construction).
Datong-Zhangjiakou-Beijing high-speed railway line for passenger transport (planned).
Bus: Passengers can take Bus No.1, No.2, No. 4, No. 8, or No. 32 from the railway station to Datong City.
Taxi: Initial fare is 5 or 6 RMB, and then 1.2 RMB per kilometer.
Information Tel: 0352-7122922


1. To book tickets through the phone service, first pay for the ticket through a bank, and then the staff will help reserve your ticket or deliver the ticket to you.

2. All the railway stations around the country are connected, so you can book the ticket you need from anywhere.

3. Telephone booking requires an extra 5 RMB per ticket. To get delivery to your door add 15 RMB (delivery service is only available in the city).


Datong, having more than ten main highways stretching to all parts of China, boasts a well-developed highway network. There are four long-distance passenger stations in the city: South Passenger Station, North Passenger Station, Xinpingwang Passenger Station, and Xinnan Passenger Station.

 Phone for Complaints: 0352-2067600

South Passenger Station, at No.20 West Yantong Road, mainly runs the long-distance buses to the surrounding counties of Datong City.  

Inquiry phone: 0352-6020870

North Passenger Station, 200 meters west of Datong Railway Station, mainly runs the long-distance buses to Taiyuan City and Shuozhou City.

Inquiry phone: 0352-2814880

Xinpingwang Passenger Station, 100 meters south of Department Store of Mining Affairs Bureau, mainly runs the long-distance buses to other counties and townships in Shanxi Province as well as Beijing City.

Inquiry phone: 0352-4042099

Xinnan Passenger Station, at No.699 South Xinjian Road, mainly runs the long-distance buses to such cities as Taiyuan, Shuozhou and Beijing. The station can be reached by No. 11, 15, 28, 30, 16, and 201 public buses.

Inquiry phone: 0352-5025222, 0352-5032555

City Transport 


The bus network of Datong City is so fully-developed that it covers the whole city. The fare for the buses varies according to the distance.

Service phone: 0352-5037817


There are more than 5,000 taxies in Datong City. The basic charge for a taxi is 5 yuan, and 1.2 yuan or 1.4 yuan is charged for every one more kilometer. Normally it costs 8~10 yuan from the city center to the railway station by taxi.