Datong Car Rental

Delightcar, a local China company, provides affordable private car rental service in Datong (大同) and surrounding areas. We have a variety of vehicles to meet your special needs and budget. You can choose to use economic car, standard car, luxury sedan, minivan or big coach.

All our drivers are local people with years of experience and knows local places well. They can take you to your destinations fast and safely.


Datong is an important city situated in northern Shanxi Province. It is a historical city with many famous tourist attractions. Hiring a private car with driver in Datong will make it much easier to explore all of the attractions here. No matter for airport or railway station transfer service or visiting historic relics such as Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Wutaishan Mountain. Our cheap and reliable car service is always available for you.


Our Datong car service (with driver) includes

1. Daily car service in the city.
2. Datong airport and railway station transfer.
3. Car service to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Wutai Mountain, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda or combined.
4. Intercity transfers between Datong and Taiyuan , Pingyao, Beijing.
5. English- speaking tour guide as per request at extra cost.

Datong Car Rental Rates

The following full day car service price is based on 8 hours use.
Car PicturesCar TypeSeatsDatong Airport TransferYungang Grottoes and BackHanging Temple and Back Hangping Temple & Wooden Pagoda and backWutaishan Mountain One Way Transfer
economic car
Hyundai Elantra4 $40$70$100$120$160
comfort carPassat or similar4$45$80$120$140$180
Refine Business van6$50$120$140$175$195
business vanBuick GL8 6$55$135$160$190$240
Jiulong van 12$90$150$180$240$290
kinglong coach 35King Long33$150$200$260$320$350
coach busesKing Long45$160$220$290$360$390


1. Our Datong car service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2. The car rates above include driver, car, fuel, toll and parking, no hidden charges.
3. Our driver will pick up holding a piece of paper with your name.
4. You can reach us by our 24 hours English speaking phone support.
5. Deposit payment needs to be made when booking is confirmed.
6. Please check our cancellation policy here.
7. English speaking guide is also available as per request.

Datong English Speaking Tour Guide

Price in USD
ServiceFull Day Service (8 hours)Extra Hour Rate (per hour)
English-speaking tour guideUSD75USD10


  • Tel: +86 151 0108 7860
  • Email: booking@delightcar.com
  • WeChat: delightcar
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Datong Map

Datong Airport
Datong Yungang Airport(大同云冈机场) is 17 km east of the Datong city center. It takes about 30 minutes ride. The airport check-in counters are closed 30 minutes before flight departure. Passengers are advised to leave Datong city 2 hours in advance.

Yungang Grottoes 
Yungang Grottoes (云冈石窟)is 16 km west of Datong city and 33 km from Datong Airport. The opening hours is 8:30 – 17:00 and ticket fee CNY120.  Recommended visiting time is two hours.

The Hanging Monastery
Hanging Monastery (or Hanging Temple 悬空寺) is located at the foot of Mt. Hengshan, about 85 km south of Datong city, the driving time is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Opening hours is from 8:30 to 17:00 and entrance fee is CNY130,  Recommend to visit it for two hours.

YingXian Wooden Pagoda
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda (应县木塔) is about 90km far from Datong city, it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes ride.  Opening hours is 8:30-18:00 and entrance fee is CNY50.  It is advised to visit there for two hours.  You can make one day tour combining the Hanging Monastery and YingXian Wooden Pagoda.

Wutai Mountain 
Wutai Mountain (五台山) is 310 km south of Datong city. it takes about 4 hours ride. The tourist spot is open all day all year round and tickets are available 24 hours every day. The entrance fee is CNY168. Travelers are advised to visit there for one or two days and are recommended to stay in the hotels inside of the tourist spot like Taihuai Town.

Pingyao Ancient City
Pingyao Ancient City (平遥古城) is 400 km south of Datong city. The driving time is around 5 hours. It opens all day all year round with no tickets required. Please be noted that All non-Pingyao car is not allowed to enter inside Pingyao Ancient City and only drop you off outside of Pingyao City Walls, passengers can rent electric car to take you to hotels inside Pingyao Ancient City.

Distance of Datong City to Different Places

Datong – Datong Yungang Airport 17km 30 minutes drive
Datong – Datong Yungang Grottoes 16km 30 minutes drive
Datong – The Hanging Monastery 85km 1 hour and 20 minutes drive
Datong – YingXian Wooden Pagoda 90km 1 hour and 20 minutes drive
Datong – Wutai Mountain 310km 4 hours drive
Datong – Pingyao Ancient City 400km 5 hours and 30 minutes drive
Datong – Beijing 380km 5 hours and 30 minutes drive
Datong – Taiyuan 280km 3 hours and 35 minutes drive

Major Attractions in Datong

  • Yungang Grottoes (云冈石窟) 09:00~17:00  CNY120
  • Mt. Hengshan (恒山) 8:00-18:00 CNY55
  • Hanging Monastery (悬空寺)  08:00~18:00  CNY115
  • YingXian Wooden Pagoda (应县木塔) 8:00-18:00 CNY50
  • Huayan Monastery (华严寺) 8:30-17:30 CNY65
  • Shanhua Temple (善化寺) 8:00-17:30 CNY50
  • Nine-Dragon Screen (九龙壁)  6:30-20:00 Free
  • Yanmenguan Pass (雁门关) 8:00-18:00 CNY90
  • Datong Great Wall (大同城墙) All day open, Free
  • Wutai Mountain 24 hours, CNY168

Advised size of vehicle you need

1-2 Passengers – 4 seats car
3-5 Passengers – 6 seats van
6-12 Passengers – 17 seats van
13-25 Passengers –  33 seats coach
26-40 Passengers  – 51 seats coach
We offer clean and comfortable vehicles with professional drivers. The above car size suggestion is based on 1 person with 1 big luggage. If you have more luggage, consider a bigger size vehicle.


  1. Hello , we are a couple , we would like to hire a car with driver for 1 day 19 august, leaving early in the morning and coming back to the train station in time to take the 16.40 train to Pingyao. We have 2 normal suitcases, is ok the smallest car you have, or if you could arrange also with other people to save money is ok, as long as we can make it back to the train station in time.Could you give me a quotation please? many thanks.

  2. Hello,
    I would like to rent a car with driver for 4 people. Going from Datong to Wutaishan on June 29th. Could you please provide me a quote?
    Thanks a lot,

    Best regards,

    • Sophie Chai

      Hi Vincent, we have 7 seats van, it should be OK for you. We will reply you with quote in details.

  3. hi,
    would like to know , how much its cost for rent a van ( 9 people) to hanging temple then yungang grottoes (and maybe the wooden pagoda if time permit) . pick up point and drop off at railway satation. pick up around 9 AM , june 04
    is that place open for that date?


  4. Anna O'Connor

    Hello, I am enquiring about a car and a Driver to take 2 people to Taiyuan on Saturday 23 February. We have to catch a train in Taiyuan at 1.55pm.

    • Sophie Chai

      Hi Anna, thanks for your inquiry, the quote is sent, please check and let us know if you have any question.

  5. Hi
    Can you email me a quote for 6th April for 2 adults. One day car rental with driver. We arrive by train from Beijing arriving at 6 am. We plan to visit Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

  6. Stacey L Massola

    Are the Hanging Temples open in October?

  7. Sonia Desrois

    Hi, I would like to get a quote to hire a car to go to grottoes and hanging temples on september 23rd please.

  8. Hi, what would be the price of Datong to Hanging Temple to Taiyuan? 1 adult and one child. Is there anything else we should see on the way. Thankyou. The date for travel is September 14.

    • Sophie Chai

      Hi Shane, Hanging Temple is closed in Sep, 2018. Advise you to visit Yingxiang Wooden Pagoda and Jingci Temple, the quote is sent, thanks.

  9. Hi there!
    I’ll arrive in Datong Airport on September 14th, friday, at 8:15 a.m. I’d like visit Yungang grottoes, have a lunch (on my own expenses, of course) and then go to hanging temple .
    End of journey at Pi Pa inn, my hotel in Datonge center.
    Is it feasible? Any other suggestion? Can you mail me your price?
    Many thanks

  10. Hai.. i want go to datong at 18 okt with night train from beijing.. we are 8 people in group.. i want go to hanging temple and yungang grottoes in 1 day and back to airport in same day.. can you please quote the price.. thank you

  11. Hello,
    We would like to make a trip (2 persons) with a driver starting on June 3rd to June 10th from Beijing to Yingxian, Wutaishan et Pingyao visiting Shanxi. We have made already our hotel réservations, we need only a car with a driver.
    Thanks for your help
    I. Rouby

    • Sophie Chai

      Hi Rouby, thanks for your inquiry. Our consultant will contact you and provide you advice and suggestions to you, thanks.

  12. Can you please email me a quote for April 25? We arrive at 06:30 at the train station and leave at 16:30. We’d like to see the grottoes and hanging temple along with any other local sites with a stop for lunch. Thank you!

  13. Alessia Francese

    Good afternoon,
    My 4 friends and I are travelling to Datong tomorrow and are aiming to view the Hanging Temple, Wutaishan Mountain and the Yungang Grottoes on Saturday and would like a driver for the day. I was inquiring whether it would be possible for a driver to be with us and accompany us to all of those venues for the day.

    If you could please reply as soon as possible that would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Alessia Francese

  14. Hi,
    We are resident in Xi’an and we are planning to visit Datong arriving from Xi’an on Friday 10 and staying on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12, leaving on Sunday 12 afternoon to Xi’an.
    We could arrive via Taiyuan by plane on Friday afternoon by 5 or 6 and leave via Hohhot by plane on Sunday evening.
    What is your best proposal for 2 persons by car from Taiyuan to Datong on Friday and then from Datong to Hohhot on Sunday ?

    Thanks and regards,


    • Hi Denis, I advise you not to visit Hohhot if just for sightseeing, the grass is already yellow and all activities on grassland are closed.
      You can take flight to Datong, visit Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Pingyao, and Jinci Temple, then take fast train from Taiyuan back to Xian.

  15. Chip Levergood

    Two companions and I (3 people total) will be flying to Datong in about a week and we will staying there for 2 nights (one full day). Is it possible to hire a car and driver for airport pickup on the first day, and to travel to both Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple on the second day? What is the travel time to see both sites in 1 day? What would be the price for this service?


    • delightcarcom

      Hi Chip, thanks for your inquiry. already sent you our best quote, check it and let me know if you have any question. – Peter Wang

      • Chip Levergood

        Thanks Peter – I replied to your email. Please confirm if you have received my reply. I received an error message.

  16. Cüneyt Kirkil

    I need airport transfer to Great Palace Hotel Datong as round-trip. Would you give me information if it is possible and what is the price?

    • delightcarcom

      Hi Cuneyt, thanks for your inquire. I have sent a quote in details for your Datong airport transfers. Please check it and let me know if you have any question.

      Regards, Peter

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