How to Get Pingyao

Pingyao is a county of Shanxi province but is a famous tourist destination in China. It is located in central Shanxi Province with beautiful scenery and world heritage sites. You can get there by plane, train and long-distance bus.

Get In and Out

◎By Plane

Pingyao doesn't have its own airport. The nearest airport from Pingyao is Taiyuan Wusu Airport, visitors who want to reach Piangyao by air can firstly fly to Taiyuan Wusu Airport, and then you can take the airport bus to the city centre and get off at the stop near Jiannan bus station, and then take a long-distance bus to reach Pingyao. It will take 2 hours from Jiannan bus station to Pingyao County.

◎By Train

The Pingyao Railway Station, located close the west gate of the Ancient Town, Trains to and from cities like Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Chongqing and Taiyuan are available in this station. For the railway station is limited in size, every day only one train from Beijing stops over here; and also only one train stopping over Pingyao heads for Beijing. There is respectively one train to and from Chengdu, Xian and Chongqing stops over here. However, Pingyao is easily accessible from Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang.

◎By Bus

Pingyao Bus Station is not far from the Pingyao railway station, there are plenty of buses go to and from Taiyuan city and the surrounding counties. It is fairly convenient to catch a bus to and from Taiyuan between 06:40-18:30 with a 20-minute interval between busses. Bus from Xi'an to Pingyao will take approximately 6 hours.

Get Around

◎By Rickshaw

It is a very popular transportation here; it is very easy to find one to take you for a stroll around the old streets.

◎By Bicycle

It is a popular and easy way to explore the ancient city wall when visiting there. Also you can travel around the county by Electro Mobile.

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