Beijing, the capital of China, is a gateway city to the vast land of China, and it is widely known for the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Peking ducks as well as the stretching great walls. Chengde, situated northeast of Beijing, is only about 225km from Beijing City. It is a prefecture-level city known for the giant Imperial Summer Resort and the Great Wall of Jinshanling Section.
To travel between Beijing and Chengde, travelers can take trains, Long-distance buses, or private cars. The private car is the most recommended traveling way. While, the high-speed train that will start the operation from the end of 2020 is a comfortable and fast way to transfer between Beijing and Chengde. China Discovery recommends you take a private car or high-speed train (bullet train) to go between Beijing and Chengde (Hebei Province).
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There are majorly 4 railway stations in Chengde, namely Chengde Railway Station, Chengde East Railway Station, Chengde South Railway Station, and Xinglong Railway Station. By the end of 2020, the high-speed railway between Chengde and Beijing will start operating with the capacity of handling about 55 bullet trains per day with an average duration of only one hour. For normal trains, from about 8 am to 0:30 am the next day, there are about 15 normal trains leaving from Beijing Railway Station/Huairou Railway Station/Beijing East Railway Station for Chengde Railway Station/Xinglong Railway Station with a duration of about 1.5 to 9.5 hours.
Beijing Chengde Transportation Map
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
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There are two railway stations operating high-speed trains to Chengde, namely Beijing Railway Station and Beijing Hongqiao Railway Station.
Beijing Chaoyang Railway Station (北京朝阳站) - High Speed Train Station to Chengde
Location: Yaojiayuan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区姚家园北路
Transportation: Beijing Chaoyang Railway Station is located in the northeast of Beijing, near Chaoyang Park. Travelers can take metro line 3 or line 14 to get there.
Beijing Railway Station (北京站) - Normal Trains to Chengde
Location:No.13 Hutong A, Maojiawan, Dongcheng District, Beijing, near city center, 北京市东城区毛家湾胡同甲13号
Beijing East Railway Station (北京东站) - Normal Trains to Chengde
Location:7 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区百子湾路7号
Huairou Railway Station (怀柔站) - Normal Trains to Chengde
Location:1 Fuqian East Street, Huairou District, Beijing, northern outskirt of Beijing, 北京市怀柔区府前东街1号
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Beijing Chaoyang Railway Station
Beijing Railway Station
Chengde South Railway Station (承德南站) - High-Speed Train Station to Chengde
Location: East side of Dongnan Shanzhong street, Shuangqiao District, Chengde City, Hebei Province 河北省承德市双桥区东南山中街东侧
Transportation: Chengde South Railway Station is only about 9km to Chengde downtown area and about 14km to the Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort. You can easily get to the Imperial Summer Resort by taxi (about 30min) or Bus 68, 69, etc.
How to Get to Jinshanling Great Wall: Jinshanling Great Wall is located in the southwest of Chengde city about 86km away from Chengde South Railway Station (about 1.5-2 hours by car). There is no direct bus to get to Jinshanling Great Wall. The only way is to drive or charter a private car.
Chengde Railway Station (承德站) - Normal Trains to Chengde
Location: No.235, Station Road, Shuangqiao District, Chengde City, Hebei Province 河北省承德市双桥区车站路235号
Transportation: Chengde Railway Station is only about 2.5km to Chengde downtown area and about 3km to the Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort. You can easily get to the Imperial Summer Resort by taxi or Bus 15, 5, K1, 29, 2, 13, etc.
How to Get to Jinshanling Great Wall: Jinshanling Great Wall is located in the southwest of Chengde city about 87km away from Chengde Railway Station (about 1.5-2 hours by car). There is no direct bus to get to Jinshanling Great Wall. The only way is to drive or charter a private car.
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Chengde South Railway Station
Chengde Railway Station
Besides trains, many tourists would choose to take a direct long-distance bus to Chengde from Beijing. Every day, from about 5:40, am, am to 7:10 pm, there are over 50 buses departing at Sihui Bus Station 四惠客运站/Liuliqiao Bus Station 六里桥客运站 in Beijing to Chengde Bus Station/Chengde East Bus Station with a duration of 4 ~ 5 hours. The bus ticket fare is about CNY 85 per person.
Sihui Long-Distance Bus Station (四惠长途客运站) - Departure
Location: 68 Jianguo Road (exit of auxiliary road), Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区建国路68号(辅路出口), east of Beijing
Liuliqiao Long-Distance Bus Station (六里桥客运主枢纽) - Departure
Location: No. 19, Nanli, Liuliqiao, Fengtai District, Beijing 北京市丰台区六里桥南里甲19号, southwest of Beijing
Chengde East Bus Station (承德汽车东站) - Arrival, Close to the Scenic Site
Location: Yingbin Road, Shuangqiao District, Chengde City, Hebei Province 河北省承德市双桥区迎宾路
How to Get to Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort: It's only about 8km from Chengde East Bus Station to the Imperial Summer Palace. You can take a taxi and get there within about 20min or take bus 29, 13, 1, 9 to get to this Imperial Summer Resort.
How to Get to Jinshanling Great Wall: Jinshanling Great Wall is located in the southwest of Chengde city about 83km away from it (about 1.5-2 hours by car). There is no direct bus to get to Jinshanling Great Wall. The only way is to drive or charter a private car.
Sihui Long-Distance Bus Station
Chengde East Bus Station
How to Get to Chengde: You can fly to Chengde from Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shijiazhuang or take a high speed train from Beijing, Shijiazhuang and other Chinese cities.
Best Time to Visit Chengde: April to October, especially April and May in spring and September and October in autumn
Top Attractions to Visit in Chengde: Jinshanling Great Wall, Chengde Imperial Mountain Resort, Bashang Grassland, Putuo Zhongcheng Temple…
Chengde, a city neighboring Beijing, is known for the Imperial Mountain Resort and surrounding temples such as Putuo Zhongcheng Temple, Puning Temple, and Pule Temple, where the royal family members have come to visit and had a retreat here to escape the summer heat, and about 100km away from Chengde downtown is the magnificent Jinshanling Great Wall. Further away to the northwest of suburban Chengde is the vast picturesque Bashang Grassland. Usually, 2 or 3 days is suitable for visiting major highlights of Chengde. To make photography tour or landscape tour to Bashang Grassland, you need to plan at least 2 days.
For the short distance to Beijing, generally, many tourists would like take 4 to 5 days to travel Chengde after your trip in Beijing, and Beijing is usually the gateway city to start your trip in Chengde with world-renown ancient wonders such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutongs, etc. After your 2 or 3 days' Beijing highlight trip, soon your can start your exploration in Chengde. It's convenient to visit the temples and royal resort in the city center area and to see the unmissable Jinshanling Great Wall along your way between Chengde and Beijing. If time allows and you’re quite interested in natural scenery, the idyllic Bashang Grassland is also charming to see.
Besides Beijing, travelers can also extend the Chengde trip further to Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province and even other northern cities like Dalian and Shengyang to see more stunning heritage and nature sights in China.
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