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Transportation

How to get to Pingyao

Updated: 2013-04-26
( chinadaily.com.cn)

Pingyao is not so far from Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, and people usually take a plane, train, or bus for most of the journey, with rail being the most popular. Of course, some drive there.

There are many other options available in Pingyao itself, such as taxis, public bus, electric cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.

By air

How to get to Pingyao

If you choose to go by air, when you arrive at Taiyuan’s Wusu Airport, you can get the airport bus to the downtown where there are coaches to Pingyao county. The ride takes around two hours to Pingyao.

By train

How to get to Pingyao

There is a high-speed railway from Beijing to Taiyuan that went into service in Apri, 2009, with the whole journey taking about three hours. Then you can get a coach to Pingyao, in Taiyuan.

By coach

 How to get to Pingyao

The ride from Taiyuan to Pingyao takes about two hours and costs 25 yuan. You can take Bus 611 (1 yuan) to the Taiyuan train station. There is an inter-city bus station 300 meters from the train station.

Dining

Pingyao Wantuo

Wantuo, a type of noodle from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is one of Pingyao's local snacks with a long history.

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