Travel from Beijing South Railway Station to Great Wall of China 2020

Beijing South Railway Station is the largest and most frequently-used train station in Beijing. It receives many high speed trains to Beijing, including most high speed trains from Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan, etc. Many travelers can't wait to travel Great Wall as soon as they arrive at Beijing South Railway Station.

Get from Beijing South Railway Station to Great Wall

There are several segments of Great Wall in/around Beijing, including Mutianyu Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall, etc. Since there is no direct bus or metro transferring between Beijing South Railway Station and the Great Wall, the most convenient way is traveling by direct driving. We suggest you use the transfer service from a travel agency or rent a private car to avoid several times' transfer among public transportation medias. The different Great Walls are located about 70km ~ 160km away from northern Beijing downtown city. Usually, it needs 1.5 ~ 3 hours' driving to get from Beijing South Railway Station to different sections of Great Wall.

Beijing South Railway Station to Great Wall

Beijing South Railway Station to Great Wall Map

Distance and Driving Time between Beijing Beijing South Railway Station and Great Wall:

Route Distance Duration
Beijing South - Mutianyu Great Wall 90km (56 miles) about 2 hours
Beijing South - Badaling Great Wall 80km (50 miles) 1.5 ~ 2hours
Beijing South - Juyongguan 60km (37 miles) about 1.5 hours
Beijing South - Jinshanling Great Wall 160km (100 miles) 2.5 ~ 3 hours
Beijing South - Huanghuacheng Great Wall 85km (53miles) 2~ 2.5 hours
Beijing South - Jiankou Great Wall 90km (56 miles) about 2 hours
Beijing South - Simatai Great Wall 150km (93 miles) about 2.5 hours
Beijing South - Gubeikou Great Wall 150km (93 miles) about 2.5 hours

For independent travelers who want to use public transportation, you need to make transfer in Beijing City. There are tourist buses departing from Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station (东直门外站) to Mutianyu Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall. Most of the tourist buses depart in the morning, so you are able to catch one only if you arrive at Beijing South Railway Station in the early morning. Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station is about 15km (about 1 hour's driving) away from South Railway Station and you can transfer between them by bus which cost about 1.5 hours. In order to get other Great Wall Scenic Areas, you need to take several times' buses. Check details about Beijing. Check more about How to Get from Beijing City to Great Wall>

How to Plan a Great Wall Tour from Beijing South Railway Station

If you have only half a day to travel Great Wall after you arrive at Beijing South Railway Station, you are suggested to travel Mutianyu Great Wall which is the No.1 attraction of Beijing ranked by travelers on TripAdvisor. It is much closer to Beijing downtown and less crowded than popular Badaling Great Wall. After 2 ~ 2.5 hours' driving from Beijing South Railway Station, you will get to Mutianyu Great Wall Scenic Area. You can choose a cable car or hike to the wall directly. After about 3 hours' sightseeing on Mutianyu Great Wall, you can take a stop in Olympic Park to view the magnificent architecture of Bird's Nest and Water Cube on your way back to Beijing City. If you are interested in exploring primitive nature of some wild Great Walls, you can visit Jiankou Great Wall and Huanghuacheng Great Wall instead.

If you arrive at Beijing South Railway Station in the morning and have a full day to travel Beijing, you can travel some other segments of Great Wall. Or you can combine your Great Wall tour with one or two of other top attractions of Beijing City, like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Beijing Hutongs, etc. However, it needs at least 2 full days if you don't want to miss all the landmarks in Beijing.

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Since all the sections of Great Wall are located in the outskirts of Beijing, they are not reached convenient. 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 private driver and tour guide will escort you to Great Wall with speed and convenience and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on sightseeing.

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