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Dandong to Qinhuangdao

Train Number:G396Start Station:DandongEnd Station:Qinhuangdao
Train TypeGStart Time:16:07End Time:20:23
Intermediate Stations:Dandong, Tongyuanpu West, Benxi, Shenyang South, Anshan West, Haicheng West, Huludao North, Shanhaiguan, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Tianjin West, Beijing South
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Dandong 16:07 16:07 0 mins
2 Tongyuanpu West 16:33 16:35 2 mins
3 Benxi 16:56 16:58 2 mins
4 Shenyang South 17:22 17:42 20 mins
5 Anshan West 18:05 18:07 2 mins
6 Haicheng West 18:19 18:21 2 mins
7 Huludao North 19:24 19:25 1 mins
8 Shanhaiguan 20:07 20:09 2 mins
9 Qinhuangdao 20:23 20:26 3 mins
10 Tangshan 21:04 21:10 6 mins
11 Tianjin West 21:45 21:50 5 mins
12 Beijing South 22:29 22:29 0 mins

G396 is a G train route originating from Dandong at 16:07, and arriving at the final destination of Qinhuangdao at 20:23. The duration of the total journey is 4 hrs 16 mins. There are 12 stops in total: Dandong, Tongyuanpu West, Benxi, Shenyang South, Anshan West, Haicheng West, Huludao North, Shanhaiguan, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Tianjin West, Beijing South. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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