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Beijing Transportation

Beijing is a large and unfamiliar city to travelers who visit Beijing for the first time, so select a safe and convenient way to go when you travel in Beijing, it can greatly help you save time and money, help you make a perfect trip, explore Beijing the most within the limited visiting period to this big city!

Beijing Transportation
Beijing Capital International Airport Beijing Railway Station Beijing Long Distance Bus
Beijing Bus Beijing Subway Beijing Taxi
Beijing Bike Beijing Rickshaw  

Beijing Capital Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport is located in northeast of Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China. over 70 domestic and foreign airline companies are participating in the operational business, including over 10 domestic companies and about 60 foreign companies.
Airport Enquiry: (86)10 64541100
Flight Enquiry: (86)10 962580 ( RMB3/per minute )
Time Zone: GMT + 8
Address: Beijing Capital International Airport, Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100621, China
Location: The airport is located 30km northeast of Beijing city center.
Airport code: PEK; Country Code: 86
Number of Terminal: Now Beijing Capital International Airport has three terminals ( T1, T2 and T3 ) in operation.
For more information please read relevant page: Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Railway Station

Taking the train in China is an experience not to be missed. You can meet people from all over the country, and the views out of the traim windows are unavailable in any other forms of travel. The city has four railway stations, with lines running to almost all provincial capitals, and to all China's major cities. There are four kinds of seats available-soft berths, hard berths, soft seats and hard seats.

-a. Beijing Railway Station ( Beijing )
Add: Beijing Zhan Jie, Dongcheng District ( an central location, just south of Beijing International Hotel) Tel: 51019999 The trains departing from Beijing Railway Station: Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Jinan, Shanghai, Nanjing Hangzhou and other cities as well as for Inner and Outer Mongolia departing from this station. The remainder depart from Beijing West Station and Beijing South Station. Some international lines ( namely the railway line linking Beijing to Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK), amongst others), also depart from this station.

-b. Beijing West Railway Station ( Beijing West )
Add: Lianhuachi Donglu, Fengtai District
Tel: 51826253
The trains departing from Beijing West Railway Station: Xian, Chongqing, Chengdu, Lhasa, Urumqi, Guangzhou and Kowloon.

-c. Beijing South Railway Station ( Beijing South )
Add: Yongdingmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District (The new Beijing South Station, reportedly the largest in Asia)
Tel: 51867999
The trains departing from Beijing South Railway Station: serving as the terminus for high-speed trains to the city - Tianjin, Jinan, Shanghai, Qingdao and other cities, which which can reach speeds above 350 km/h.

Beijing South Railway Station Beijing South Railway Station
Beijing South Railway Station Beijing South Railway Station

-d. Beijing North Railway Station ( Beijing North )
Add: Xizhimen, Xicheng District
Tel: 51866223
The trains departing from Beijing North Railway Station: offering regular intercity train services to the north and northwest, including the Huhhot-Manzhouli Grasslands Express (K274/K275/K277). It is also the southern terminus for the S2 Line of from the down Beijing to Badaling Great Wall and to Yanqing

Beijing Long Distance Bus
·Station Liuliqiao ·Station Sihui
·Station Lianhuachi ·Station North Urban(Beijiao)
·Station Xinfadi ·Station Bawangfen
·Station Yongdingmen ·Station Lize
·Station Muxiyuan ·Station Zhaogongkou
Know more information,please visit long-distance bus website

The information above linked is for your reference only.

Beijing Bus
Besides bicycles, public buses are the cheapest way to get around Beijing. The trick is to find the right line to get where you want to go often you have to change buse lines for fseveral times, which is time-consuming and confusing. The public bus system in Beijing is very good, you can get to everywhere by public bus. But the downside is that buses in Beijing is usually quite crowded, also, watch your wallet when you get on the bus. Pickpockets happen frequently at bus stops and when you are focusing on getting on the bus.
Go to view Beijing Bus Official Website for more informaiton: Beijing Bus

Beijing Subway

Beijing is the first city in China to have a subway. Although often crowded, the subway is often the fastest way to get around the center city area. Rightnow there are 10 subway lines, and more subway lines are being built. For international tourists visiting Beijing, some basic knowledge of the main subway lines, e.g. Line 1, Line 2, Line 4 and Line 5, is quite helpful. These four subway lines take you to almost all the major attractions in Beijing. The subway stations are clean, bilingual service in loudspeaker when you get on the subway, also English signs available for foreign tourists to find the right places.
Beijing Subway Logo, the subway access is available follow the logo.

Beijing Subway Logo Beijing Subway Map
Subway Logo Subway Map

Beijing Subway Auto Ticket Machine Beijing Subway Auto Ticket Machine
Beijing Subway Auto Ticket Machine Beijing Subway Auto Ticket Machine

Go to view Beijing Subway Official Website for more informaiton: Beijing Subway

Beijing Taxi
Taking a taxi is the most convenient way for newcomers to travel around a metropolis like Beijing. There are over 66,000 taxis running in every corner of the city. Most of the taxi drivers in Beijing can speak some simple English, which offers western visitors a great convenience of being able to communicate with them.

Cab calling service is available. Passengers can book a cab 24 hours in advance by phone, internet or mobile phone through the citywide reservation system. Passengers who book cabs at the six urban districts during the peak traffic time 07:00 – 09:00 & 17:00 – 20:00 four hours in advance are insured to be successful except those who break an appointment more than twice a year. The reservation hot line is 96103.

The price items and standards of charge of the taxis are as follows:

Taxi Price
Flag-down Rate CNY13 for the first 3km (2mi)
Unit Fare 1. CNY2.3/km over 3km in the daytime
2. CNY2.76/km from 23:00 to 05:00 the next day
Low-Speed Drive and Waiting Fare Extra CNY4.6 for each 5mins' waiting or driving with the speed of lower than 12km/h during rush hours. CNY2.3 during other time.
Empty-run Fee CNY3.45/km for the extra distance beyond 15km (9mi)
1. The price is usually rounded up/down to a whole number of Chinese Yuan. For example, CNY16 will be charged if the taximeter shows CNY15.7.
2. The toll fee should be paid by passengers.

Beijing Taxi Beijing Taxi Invoice
Beijing Taxi Beijing Taxi Invoice

Generally, it will cost RMB 100 - 200 from the Capital Airport to the city proper of Beijing, according to different distance. Badaling Great Wall is about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the downtown area, which need more than RMB 200 to cover the expense by meter. Ask before getting on the cab, for most taxis do not meter while getting to those scenic spots far from the city center, then you should negotiate with the driver about the fare. From Tiananmen Square to Badaling Great Wall, it costs a little bit more than RMB 200, excluding the highway toll fare and additional fares for drive at night or at a speed lower than 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) per hour. To be notice, there is an empty run of about 50 kilometers (31 miles) while returning to the city center. So, few taxi drivers would like to have a single run to the spot. To rend a vehicle for a round trip, it perhaps costs you RMB 500.

Online Car-Hailing Apps:
Didi, Uber, UCAR Inc., and Shouyue Limousine & Chauffeur offering barrier-free MPVs.
Payment: Wechat, Alipay, UnionPay, Paypal……

Useful Tips
1. Usually, you can hail a taxi anywhere in the city. However, if there is a solid white line with polices around in the prosperous area, such as Tiananmen Square, the drivers will not stop for your hailing. In this case, you should look for the taxi stands or wait at the side streets. Additionally, if you know the way to your destination, please hail on the correct sides of the road.
2. Make sure you use an official taxi with a sign on the roof and with the driver's registration card.
3. It is recommended that tourists ask for a receipt when alighting from a taxi because the details of the car are listed in it. This is useful should you have any problems such as leaving property behind.
4. Ask someone to write down your destination in Chinese beforehand in case of getting lost.
5. The taxi fare can be paid with Transportation Smart Card which is used to travel on Beijing subway trains and buses.

Refence Price for Taxi
Destination Distance (km) Fare from downtown
Capital Airport 30 RMB100-120
Nanyuan Airport 13 RMB50-60
Mutianyu Great Wall 70 RMB500-600 for a round trip
Badaling Grea Wall 70 RMB500-600 for a round trip
Simatai Great Wall 120 RMB700-800 for a round trip
Summer Palace 20 RMB60
Fragrant Hills Park 28 RMB90

Beijing Bike
Bicycling is one of the best ways to visit Beijing. It is a safe, healty, convenient, economical and environmentally friendly means of travel and transportation. In China, it is also a kind of life style for the people. Due to the unique bicycle culture, China is nicknamed the "Bicycle Kingdom". Beijing is undeniablly the king of the bike kingdom best manifested by the top song singed by Katie Melua titled "Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing". The song also tells the westerners feeling about the bikes in Beijing.

Beijing Rickshaw
When you hear the word rickshaw, you may think of the twowheeled carts pulled around by chinese guys with long braids that you see in old movies. But today, rickshaws are actually threewheeled bicycles often driven by old, retired men. There are fleets of them circling around Shichahai, Xuanwu or the Tian'anmen square area, and they are always willing to take passengers. It is mice to take a ride around the square in the evening, but if you do, make sure you come to a price agreement first. There are many con-men out there, and you have to be firm and clear about your price. There is no set fee for a ride, so you just have to decide how much you are willing to spend, and work with that, they usually ask for about 30 to 50 yuan. it's good choice for short distance




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