K615 train is running on routes Beijing West Train Station to Datong. Train No.: K615 (leave Beijing at 14h57, arrive Datong at 20h50). These trains have soft class with 4-berth ordinary soft class sleepers, 6-berth hard class sleepers and hard seats, only public toilet (prpare toilet tissue by yourself), restaurant car available.
Highly recommend you to buy a soft sleeper ticket.
There are four bunks in a compartment which has a door for privacy. Each bunk will have a blanket and pillow. Toilets are at the end of the carriage and may be a western toilet however they may not always be clean as they are used by people from other carriages. No toilet paper is provided in the bathrooms. Overnight trains are available between big Chinese cities, the most popular train travelers taking is.
Overnight on the train will be less comfortable than accommodation in the hotel, you have to share a room with two other passengers, unless you ask us to buy four tickets for two persons in advance. Anyway, you will save time on traveling betwwen Beijing and Datong, save one night cost of hotel accommodation.
Train stations in Beijing
There are two major stations in Beijing, Beijing Main (metro Bejingzhan) and Beijing West (also called Beijing Xi or Xizhan, metro Junshibowuguan). Trans-Siberian trains to Moscow & Ulan Bator use Beijing Main, as do trains to Shanghai. The direct train to Hong Kong and trains to Xian, Guangzhou & Tibet all use Beijing's newer West station. Both Beijing stations are large and busy, and some people find them confusing. So arrive in plenty of time for your train!
When you reach the station, you must first go through airport-style security controls into the departure area. For soft sleeper travel, you must then find the appropriate waiting lounge for your train. There are a number of different waiting lounges, and the electronic message boards show which is the right one for each specific train. Tickets are checked on entering the lounge, so you can be sure you are in the right place. Inside the lounge, the electronic message boards show the trains departing from that lounge, for the next 24 hours.
Trains are usually allocated between lounges so there is ½ hour or more between each departure from that lounge. Most trains are shown as 'on time', but the most immediate departures are shown as 'waiting'. Once a train is ready for boarding (normally about 30 minutes before departure) it is shown as 'check in', meaning you can proceed through ticket control to the platform. About 5 minutes before departure the barrier is closed and the train is shown as 'check out'.
Baggage space is limited and must be storred in your compartment so it is wise to travel with small baggage rather than large suitcases.
Most train stations have a considerable number of stairs to climb to reach the platforms. Bags have to be carried up and down these stairs. Most stairs have a steep ramp so that wheeled bags can be dragged up as you walk up the stairs.
Departure and arrival
Train No.: K615 (leave Beijing at 14h57, arrive Datong at 20h50).
Pikup in Datong
Arrive Datong at 20h50. Pikup by our English speaking tour guide from the train station and transfer to the hotel in Datong.
Because the train suppliers are not enough in China, a train pre-booking system is not available in China now. We only provide train ticket booking service for guests who buy our package service or other tours.
If you only ask us to book a train ticket, we do not offer this type of service.