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

Beijing West Railway Station is another frequently-used train station in addition to Beijing South Railway Station. Many high speed trains to Beijing from different cities will arrive there, including high speed trains from Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Guiyang, etc.. If you still have enough time and energy, you can start a Beijing tour from the railway Station. Great Wall of China, the frontier walls built in different dynasties, is always a must-be-visited sight in Beijing, even in China. Some travelers will travel from Beijing West Railway Station to Great Wall directly.

How to Get from Beijing West Railway Station to Great Wall (Mutianyu, Badaling, Jiankou…)

Great Wall of China is a series of fortification systems and you can visit different sections of it, including Mutianyu, Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall and so on. All the sections of Great Wall in/around Beijing are located in the northern suburb, about 60 ~ 150km away from downtown. Usually, it needs about 1.5 ~ 3 hours to drive to different sections of Great Wall. The best choice is to travel with a travel agency like China Discovery who will offer you private driving service, so you will be picked upon your arrival and then be transferred to your destination conveniently.

Beijing West Railway Station to Great Wall Map

Beijing West Railway Station to Great Wall Map

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

Route Distance Duration
Beijing West - Mutianyu Great Wall 80km (50 miles) about 2 hours
Beijing West - Badaling Great Wall 75km (47 miles) 1.5 ~ 2 hours
Beijing West - Juyongguan Great Wall 60km (37 miles) about 1.5 hours
Beijing West - Jinshanling Great Wall 160km (100 miles) 2.5 ~ 3 hours
Beijing West - Huanghuacheng Great Wall 80km (50 miles) about 2 hours
Beijing West - Jiankou Great Wall 85km (53miles) 2 ~ 2.5 hours
Beijing West - Simatai Great Wall 150km (93 miles) about 2.5 hours
Beijing West - Gubeikou Great Wall 150km (93 miles) about 2.5 hours

If you want to use public transportation, be ready to transfer several times. Getting to Beijing West Railway Station early, you can transfer to Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station (东直门外站) which takes about 1 hours. From Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station, you can catch a tourist Bus to Mutianyu Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall. Please note that almost all tourist buses depart from Dongzhimen Wail Bus Station in the morning (around 8:00 ~ 9:30). Remember to manage your time carefully to avoid missing the tourist bus, or you will have to use complicate buses transfer. If you want to visit Badaling Great Wall, you can transfer about 1.5 hours to Huangtudian Railway Station and then take an about 2 hours' train to Badaling Great Wall. Check more about How to Get from Beijing City to Great Wall. Check more about How to Get from Beijing City to Great Wall>

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

From different departure cities, you may get to Beijing West Railway Station in different time. If you have only half a day, you are suggested to travel a less crowded Great Wall with closer distance to Beijing City, like Mutianyu Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall and Juyongguan Great Wall. It is also necessary to use a private driving service to make sure you have more time spent on the walls. On your way back to Beijing City after Great Wall journey, you can take a stop to view the amazing architecture of Bird's Nest and Water Cube if time allows.

With one full day, it is also available to travel other great walls, like Jinshanling Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall, etc. It is also recommended to travel with Great Wall with some of Beijing's landmarks together, including orbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Beijing Hutongs, etc. If you want to fully appreciate the historical charm, cultural fragrance and natural beauty of Beijing, you need at least 2 full days.

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Travel Great Wall with China Discovery

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.

With several years' experience, we have helped many travelers finished their Great Wall. Check our most popular Great Wall Hiking Tours. If you have any new travel ideas, feel free to contact us and we can customize a unique tour according to your own needs.

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