How to get to & around Beijing

Get to/away from Beijing

By Air

Beijing Capital International Airport

The largest airport in China offers international flights to major cities in all continents (except sub-Saharan Africa and sub-USA American), and domestic flights to every provincial capital and major cities in China.

People from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Washington, Vancouver, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne, Moscow, Amsterdam, Auckland, Paris, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Frankfurt, Prague, Zurich, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Jeju, Bangkok, Bali, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Cairo, New Delhi, Doha, Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, etc. can take the direct international flights to Beijing Capital International Airport to start your Beijing Tour very convenient.

Other visitors from cities and regions like Birmingham, New Castle, Katmandu, Sapporo, Barcelona, Athens, etc. can fly to Beijing with a transfer in London, Hong Kong, France…

There are three Terminals, including the Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 is for domestic flights of China Southern Airlines Company only; Terminal 2 serves for China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Hainan Airlines (international flights) foreign airlines of SkyTeam, etc.; and Terminal 3 is usually for China Air, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, and foreign airlines of Star Alliance and One World Alliance…

It is located about 25 kilometers northeast of Beijing city, which takes you at least 100 CNY to the downtown by taxi.

Beijing Nanyuan Airport

Nanyuan Airport is 15 kilometers south of Tiananmen Square, which is mainly operating the domestic flights to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Qingdao, Zhangjiajie, Changsha, Nanjing, Xiamen, Kunming, Zhengzhou, Sanya, Dunhuang, Wuxi, Jiamusi, Jingdezhen, Dalian, Harbin, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, and Hohhot, etc.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

By Train

In Beijing City, there are four railway stations offering thousands of rail lines connecting to other cities in China, and they are Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing North Railway Station. You can take the high-speed train traveling to other popular China destinations, like Xian, Shanghai, Harbin, Guangzhou and even Tibet from Beijing by train.

High Speed Train

The capital Beijing has been connected to numerous cities in many areas in China, including a lot of popular tourist destinations - Xian, Shanghai, Luoyang, Qingdao, Harbin, etc. You can conveniently take the fast and comfortable high speed trains to these cities, or get to Beijing from these cities. >>More details about High Speed Trains from Beijing. Following are some popular high speed rails with travelers:

High Speed Train between Beijing and Shanghai

The distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1088 KM. There are more than 40 high speed trains running between Beijing and Shanghai each day from early morning (about 6:40) to evening (about 21:30) most of which are G trains which usually takes about 5 hours to transfer from Beijing to Shanghai or from Shanghai to Beijing. The D trains are a bit slower, a nd generally cost you 12 hours to get from Beijing to Shanghai or from Shanghai to Beijing.

Beijing: South Railway Station
Shanghai: Hongqiao Railway Station
Tickets: 300~1750(¥)

>>7 Days Shanghai & Beijing Essential Tour

High Speed Train between Beijing and Xian

Traveling Beijing with Xian is one of the most classic China itineraries in China. Now, it is becoming more popular to get to Xian by high speed train from Beijing instead of taking a flight. The distance between Beijing and Xian is about 1200 KM, but you only need to spend 5 and a half hours transferring between Beijing and Xian by a high speed train. There are usually 13 or more high speed trains from morning to late afternoon.

Beijing: South Railway Station
Shanghai: Hongqiao Railway Station
Tickets: 500~1600(¥)

>> 6 Days Classic Beijing Xian Train Tour

Other Popular Beijing High Speed Rails Routes

Beijing - Huangshan(Yellow Mountain): You can take the high speed train G265 which usually departs Beijing at 07:48 and arrives at Huangshan North Railway Station at 14:14. Another train G351 leaves Beijing at 15:25 and gets to Huangshan at 22:02. You can also take trains which run between Beijing and Fuzhou and stop by Huangshan City. Learn more about Beijing Fuzhou High Speed Trains

>>6 Days Yellow Mountain Vacation from Beijing

Beijing - Harbin: There are 6 high speed trains you can take from Beijing to Harbin, which will take about 8 hours to reach. The earliest train leaves around 6:58 AM, and the latest one departs around 15:15. Learn more about Beijing Harbin High Speed Trains

Beijing - Guangzhou: You can take high speed train to Guangzhou from Beijing in the hours between 07:40 and 13:05 with 5 trains to choose. About 9 and a half hours is needed for the train travel. Learn more about Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Trains

Beijing South Railway Station

Beijing South Railway Station

High-Speed Trains from Beijing

High-Speed Trains from Beijing

Get Around Beijing

By Taxi

Taking a taxi is always the most convenient way to get around for a Beijing tour. In Beijing, 13 CNY is charged for the first 3 kilometers for traveling within 15 km from 05:00 to 22:59, and 2.3 CNY for each subsequent kilometer. If the distance is over 15 km, 3.45 CNY is charged for each additional kilometer.

By Subway

Beijing has the largest network of subway which consists of 17 lines and an airport express. You can get to most famous attractions (Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace...), shopping malls, and train stations conveniently by subway. Taking subway is very recommended for catching trains to other destinations to avoid traffic jam - Beijing Railway Station(Line 2), Beijing South Railway Station(Line 4), Beijing West Railway Station(Line 9), Beijing North Railway Station(Line 2,4 and 13)

Private Transfer included Tour Package (Top Recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers sightseeing, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Badaling Great Wall with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on sightseeing.

How to Get to Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall (60km northwest from Beijing City) - take public bus (998) at Deshengmen or high speed train S2.

Mutianyu Great Wall (73km northwest from Beijing City) - take bus 916 to Huairou North Avenue, then take another bus line h23 (h24, h35, or h36)

Beijing Taxis

Beijing Taxis

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Recommended Beijing Tours

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