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Beijing Transportation

The transportation of Beijing City

Following is the introduction to all the transportation means and facilities in Beijing, including Beijing airports, railway, subway, long distance bus, public city bus, taxi, tourist trains, pedicab and bicycle rental service in Beijing.

 
Beijing Airports

The Beijing Capital International Airport
The airport is the largest and busiest international airport in China, Located 25.35 km northeast of the city and is about 961 square kilometers. There are 168 international routes and domestic flights to 70 Chinese cities and 36 countries and regions in the world. Beijing Capital International Airport occupies a pivotal position in China's aviation network.
Address: Beijing Capital International Airport, Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100621, China
Information Hotline: Tel: 64563604/05/06/08

Beijing Transport, Beijing ToursBeijing Nayuan Airport    
The old military airport - Beijing Nanyuan Airport is now open to civilian flights.  This airport see  fewer flights than the busy capital airport so it features quick check-in. Normally travelers do not have to queue up for check in or the security. Currently there are flights to Wuxi, Dalian, Hohhot, Harbin, Chengdu. There are shuttle bus from the Xidan Civilian Aviation Tower to the airport. Flight tickets are available at the Union Airline offices at the Xidan Civilian Aviation Tower, Huanteng Tower at the third east ring road.
Address: The intersection of JingBei Dong Lu and Jing Bei Xi Lu
Information Hotline: 67974055

Flight Ticket Offices in Beijing

(1) China International Airway Ticketing Tower:
Address: # 15 West Chang'an Avenue
Information hotline: 66017755
Domestic flight reservation: 66013336
International flight reservation: 66016667
Payment in advance 66017573

(2) China Union Airline Ticketing Office:
Information hotline: 65211581
Office at No. 1 Yaobao Road: 65253590
Office at the Beijing Hotel: 65007766-707
Office at Dengshixikou: 65252829
Office at Jia No. 14 Fuxing Road: 68653819

(3) General Aviation Co. Ltd. Ticketing Office:
Office in the city of Beijing: 66024075
Office at the airport: 64562870

(4) Shanghai Airline Ticketing Office:
Office in the city of Beijing: 65122473
Office at the airport: 65007766

(5) The China Eastern Airline Ticketing Office:
Office in the city of Beijing: 66017590
Office at the airport: 64562870

(6) North Airline Ticketing Office:
Office in the city of Beijing: 66024078
Office at the airport: 64562170

(7) Northwest Airline Ticketing Office:
Office in the city of Beijing: 66017589
Office at the airport: 64562368

(8) South Airline Ticketing Office:
Office in the city of Beijing: 66016899
Office at the airport: 64564089

(9) Xinjiang Airline Ticketing Office
Office in the city of Beijing: 66024083
Office at the airport: 64562803

(10) Southwest Airline Ticketing Office:
Office in the city of Beijing: 66017590
Office at the airport: 64562870

The flights of all the above airlines land in the Capital International Airport.

 
Railway Ticket Offices in Beijing

(1) Beixinqiao Ticketing Office
Address: Dongsi Bei Da jie 88
Mainly for sale of railway route of Jing - Shan, Jing - Lu, Jing - Lu, Jing –Bao and Jing - Cheng etc. Hard seat ticket only, except to Tianjing. (Normally train tickets can be bought five days prior to the date of departure.)
Service hotline: 64043460

(2) Haidian Ticket Office
Address: Next to the People's University in Haidian District
Mainly for sale of tickets in advance.
Service hotline: 62552066

(3) Xinanmen Ticket Office
Address: To the south of the Beijing North Railway Station
Mainly for sale of tickets in advance.

(4) The Ticket Office at the Beijing Railway station
Address: Beijing Railway Station
Mainly for sale of tickets in advance.
Service hotline: 51019999

(5) The Ticket Office at the Beijing West Railway station
Address: Beijing West Railway station
Mainly for sale of tickets in advance.
Service hotline: 51826273

(6) The Ticket Office at the Beijing North Railway station
Address: Beijing North railway Station
Mainly for sale of tickets in advance.
Service hotline: 65636223   65636122

(7) The Ticket Office at the Beijing south Railway station
Address: Beijing South Railway station
Mainly for sale of tickets in advance.
Service hotline: 65636222

 
Beijing Long Distance Buses

12 national highways radiate from Beijing to the following major cities: Shenyang, Tianjing, Harbin, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Nanjing, Fuzhou and Kunming and all parts of China. Beijing also has 9 high quality expressways: Badaling Expressway, the Capital International Airport Expressway, Jing - Sheng Expressway, Jing - Jin - Tang Expressway, Jing - Shi Expressway, Jing - Zhang Expressway, Jing - Cheng Expressway, Jing Ha Expressway and the Jing - Kai Expressway. There are altogether 12 long distance bus stations in Beijing.

Long distance bus station telephone numbers:

Liuliqiao Office: 010-83831716010-83831717

Bawangfen Office: 010-87718844

Lianhuachi Office: 010-63322354

Muxiyuan Office: 010-67267149

Beijiaozhan Office: 010-82846760

Sihuizhan Office: 010-65574804

Yongdingmen Office 010-83109307

Lizeqiao Office: 010-63475092010-63403408

Zhaogongkou Office: 010-67229491010-67237328

Xinfadi Office: 010-83727241

Tips for Subway and City Bus Transportation in Beijing

Transportation options in Beijing are mainly Buses and Subways. The best option is to buy a Public Transportation Card in advance at authorized ticket offices and recharged it as required. A deposit of 20 yuan (RMB/CNY) is required for each card. Simply add money to the card as needed. Every time when you board a bus or the subway, just swipe your card. When you leave Beijing, you can get a refund both of your card deposit and any unused money. If you choose not to use a card you will need to ensure that you have correct change each time you board a bus or use the subway.

 
Beijing TransportBeijing Subway

Beijing was the first city in China to have a city subway network, currently Subway Line 1, Line 2 (the loop line), Line Batong, or Bawangfen to Tongzhou and the light rail Line No. 13 are in use. The northern part of the city, is services by the light rail Line No. 13

Line 1 (Straight Line)

a. Departure time of the first train from Pingguoyuan: 5:10 AM
Departure time of the last train from Pingguoyuan: 10: 55 PM

b. Departure time of the first train from Sihuidong: 5:05 AM
Departure time of the last train from Sihuidong: 11:15 PM
Current Line 1 stations are: Pingguoyuan, Guchenglu, Bajiao Amusement Park, Babaoshan, Yuquanlu, Wukesong, Wanshoulu, Gongzhufen, Junshibowuguan, Muxidi, Nanlishilu, Fuxingmen (interchange to Line 2), Xidan, Tian'anmen West, Tian'anmen East, Wangfujing, Dongdan, Jianguomen (interchange to Line 2), Yong'anli, Guomao, Dawanglu, Sihui (interchange to Batong Line) and Sihuidong (interchange to Batong Line).

Line 2 (Loop Line)

Departure time of the first train from Jishuitan: 5:03 AM
Departure time of the last train from Jishuitan: 11:00 PM
Current Line 2 stations are: Xizhimen (interchange to Line 13), Chegongzhuang, Fuchengmen, Fuxingmen (interchange to Line 1), Changchunjie, Xuanwumen, Hepingmen, Qianmen, Chongwenmen, Beijing Railway Station, Jianguomen (interchange to Line 1), Chaoyangmen, Dongsishitiao, Dongzhimen (interchange to Line 13), Yonghegong, Andingmen, Guloudajie and Jishuitan.

Line Batong

a. From the Station of Sihui
Departure time of the first train: 6:00 AM
Departure time of the last train: 10:45 PM

b. From the Station of Tuqiao
Departure time of the first train: 5:20 AM
Departure time of the last train: 10: 05PM
Current Batong Line stations are: Sihui (interchange to Line 1), Sihuidong (interchange to Line 1), Gaobeidian, Broadcasting Institute, Shuangqiao, Guanzhuang, Baliqiao, Tongzhoubeiyuan, Guoyuan, Jiukeshu, Liyuan, Linheli and Tuqiao

Line 13 (the light rail)

a. From the Station Huoying
Departure time of the first train: 5:25AM
Departure time of the last train: 9:30 PM

b. From the Station of Xizhimen
Departure time of the first train: 6:00AM
Departure time of the last train: 9:00PM

c. From the Station of Dongzhimen
Departure time of the first train: 6:00 AM
Departure time of the last train: 9:00 PM
Current Line 13 stations are: Xizhimen (interchange to Line 2), Dazhongsi, Zhichunlu, Wudaokou, Shangdi, Xi'erqi, Longze, Huilongguan, Huoying, Lishuiqiao, Beiyuan, Wangjingxi, Shaoyaoju, Guangximen, Liufang and Dongzhimen (interchange to Line 2).

Beijing TransportBeijing Taxi
Travelers who get off  the Beijing Train Station may heading to the taxi station, opposite to the station for a taxi or wave one one the way. However  taxi drivers may be reluctant to take you to locations nearby. The flagfall for taxis in Beijing is 10 Yuan.

Beijing Tourist Trains
A number of tourist trains serve attractions in the suburbs of Beijing. Tickets for these special trains can be bought at all the ticket counters around the city. Many train stations have green passage for these special trains through which tourist can board without booking a ticket in advance and ticket can be bought upon boarding. Groups of more than 10 people, can be book three to 10 days in advance through phone: 010-65636733.

Some train ticket booking center even sell attractions adminitration fee. Sometimes purchase of attrations fee may offer you a free train ride on train to these attractions.

Beijing Public City Bus
Beijing has a fleet of modern, air-conditioned vehicles, using environmentally friendly fuel systems. The Beijing bus system is more complicated than the subway as it is a maze of different routes. Some buses have conductors, the others have not. The most important thing to know in the correct bus number and the stop you want.

Beijing Tourist Pedicab
Pedicabs are another option to see this ancient city. During rush hours pedicab are a favorite means of transport.  Basically pedicabs can be called in the busy and crowded city center or famous attractions. The fare maybe higher than a taxi.

Bicycle Rental in Beijing
China is viewed as the "Kingdom of Bicycle", many Beijing citizens still use bicycles as their main transportation method although in recent years more and more Beijing dwellers use cars instead. Many hotels offer bicycle rental service at 20 to 30 Yuan per day however a deposit is required.

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