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Datong to Pingyao by train

Alexandria, Virginia
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Datong to Pingyao by train

Trying to decide what form of transport to use from Datong to Pingyao. Would this be at all a scenic trip by train?

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1. Re: Datong to Pingyao by train

We travelled by bus to Taiyuan then car to Pingyao in 2009. The bus trip took about 3 hours (with a short stop en-route) and cost 178 yuan. The bus depot in Datong was a huge yard with about 50 buses parked in it. Allow yourself time to find your bus if you deide to go this way. We were with a guide so this wasn't an issue.

The trip was very comfortable and scenery was mainly farmland with stone & brick villages. It was an interesting look at rural life.

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2. Re: Datong to Pingyao by train

Take overnight train or morning train.

Bus is also convinient and time saving then train, but you need to choose the fast non stop ones and have to change at Taiyuan.

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