Baotou, as the essential transportation hub of China, has two main rail hubs in the city: Baotou Railway Station and East Railway Station. Trains for many major cities can easily be found at either station. The former station is in Kundulun District and can be reached by taking Bus No. 1, 2, 8, 15, 22, 41,46, 50, 60, etc.. It was the joint area of Beijing-Baotou Railway and Baotou-Lanzhou Railway. The latter station is the east railway station located at Donghe District and can be reached by taking Bus No. 5, 7, 10, 16, 17, 18,34, 131, 132 and 133. Trains to Xian, Changsha, Chengdu, Datong, Taiyuan,Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qinhuangdao,Shanghai, Shijazhuang, Tianjin, Zhengzhou and many other cities are all available here.
Two national highways (No. 110 and 210) connect the city with several other cities. The Hubao Expressway connects Baotou to Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia.