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Pingyao Transportation

By Air

The nearest airport to Pingyao is Taiyuan Airport. Taiyuan airport is about 18kms from Taiyuan center, in the south suburb of the city. It will take about two hours from Taiyuan to Pingyao by coach.

By Train

Pingyao railway station is the northwest of Pingyao county, through to Beijing, Taiyuan, Xian and so on.
Pingyao railway station is close to Pingyao Ancient city, about 5-10 minutes by jinrick-shaw.


Pingyao is convenient in highway. It costs about several hours to Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Xian, Kaifeng, and Pingyao. The highway connected with Pingyao and Taiyuan is about 2-hour distance.

By Bus

Regular Minibuses leave Taiyuan for Pingyao for around 10 yuan up to 6 pm. and the bus ride is approximately 2 hours.

Tip: if you plan to go to Xian, you are advised to buy your sleeper ticket in Taiyuan before heading for Pingyao for it is not possible to buy a sleeper there. Another option would be to upgrade your ticket in the train but this would be a more stressful and hard to come by.

Notice: There is no taxi or public transportation within the tiny town. You can use the following available means of transportation for getting around

Rickshaw: This man-driven vehicle is the main means of transportation here. It is very easy to find one that can take you for a stroll around the old streets.

Electro mobile: it's a kind of sight-view storage battery car which can accommodate 1-20 people.

Bicycle: it is maybe the easily way to tour around. Bicycles are available for rental just In front of your hotels. This is a popular means of transportation for many tourists to explore the ancient city wall when visiting there.