Cities in Inner Mongolia such as Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos, Hulunbuir, and Wulanchabu all have main railway stations.
Beijing-Hohhot Trains: the Beijing-Baotou Railway and Jining-Baotou double-track railway have stations in Hohhot, and trains from the city can reach almost all Chinese cities. There are also international trains heading for Ulan Bator every Wednesday and Thursday. Travelers can also reach Frankfurt in Germany by boarding a train in Hohhot. The city itself has two railway stations, Hohhot and Hohhot East Railway Station.
Baotou-Lanzhou Railway: A line from Baotou East Railway Station in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region to Lanzhou station in northwest China's Gansu province has been open to passengers since July 1958. Around 140 kilometers out of a total 990 km of railway passes through desert, making it China's first desert railway.
The first high-speed railway in Inner Mongolia autonomous region linking Hohhot and Ulanqab began operations on Aug 3, 2017. The 126-km-long railway is part of the high-speed railway that links Hohhot to Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province, the co-host city of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. And the travel time between Ulanqab and Hohhot has been shortened to 40 minutes.
In 2016, the total volume of cargo transported in the autonomous region reached 0.7 billion tons, an increase of 4.8 percent from the previous year. The ton/mileage output reached 202.95 billion ton kilometers, an increase of 0.3 percent. The passenger volume reached 54 million, an increase of 5.4 percent, with passenger journeys representing 22 billion passenger kilometers, an increase of 5.5 percent.