How to Get to & around Tianjin

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By Air

Tianjin Airport & Airlines

Tianjin Binhai International Airport is located at #1 Airport Road, Dongli District, Tianjin (天津市东丽区机场大道1号), about 20 km from the downtown area of Tianjin and 60 km from Tianjin Cruise Port. At present (August, 2019), the airport has 180 international and domestic airlines to all together 132 cities from home and aboard, like Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Harbin, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Sydney, Los Angeles. >>Know More about Tianjin Airport and Flights

Tianjin Binhai International Airport to Tianjin Downtown

People can take airport shuttle bus to Tianjin Tongsha Passenger Station, which is in downtown area and at the back square of Tianjin Railway Station, in about an hour. Subway Line 2 is also available and the transfer needs 40 minutes.

Tianjin Binhai International Airport to Tianjin Cruise Port

Independent travelers need to take Subway Line 2 to Tianjin Railway Station first and then transfer to Light Rail Subway Line 9 and take off at Citizen Square Station (市民广场站). Then take bus No. 513 and get off at Dongjiang Cruise Home Port (东疆邮轮母港). The whole process will take about 3 hours.>>Know More about Tianjin Airport to Tianjin Port

Tianjin Airport

Tianjin Binhai International Airport

By Train

There are 7 major train stations in Tianjin, including Tianjin Railway Station, West Railway Station, North Railway Station, and Tanggu Railway Station. Travelers could easily take trains (high speed trains available) from these stations to over most major cities all over China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Harbin, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Jinan, etc. And the increasingly mature high speed rail system has greatly shortened the transfer time. For example, you only need around 30 minutes to transfer between Beijing and Tianjin by any one of the over 170 high speed trains running between them.

Tianjin Railway Stations

Tianjin Railway Station 天津站 (Pinyin: tiān jīn zhàn)
Address: #1, Xinwei Road, Hebei District, Tianjin 天津市河北区新纬路1号

Tianjin West Railway Station 天津西站 (Pinyin: tiān jīn xī zhàn)
Address: #1, Xizhan Front Street, Hongqiao District, Tianjin City 天津市红桥区西站前街1号

Tianjin South Railway Station 天津南站 (Pinyin: tiān jīn nán zhàn)
Address: Liujing Road, Xiqing District, Tianjin 天津市西青区柳静路

Binhai Railway Station 滨海站 (Pinyin: bīn hǎi zhàn)
Address: XinGang Rd, Binhai New District, Tianjin City 天津市滨海新区新港路

Tianjin North Railway Station 天津北站 (Pinyin: tiān jīn běi zhàn)
Address: No. 1 Zhongshan Road, Hebei District, Tianjin 天津市河北区中山路1号

Binhai West Railway Station 滨海西站 (Pinyin: bīn hǎi xī zhàn)
Address: Wanrong Street, Binhai New Area, Tianjin 天津市滨海新区万荣大街

Tanggu Railway Station 塘沽站 (Pinyin: táng gū zhàn)
Address: No. 2543 Dalian Road, Binhai New Area, Tianjin 天津市滨海新区大连道2543号

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By Water

Tianjin Port, the largest man-made port in China, is the gateway of Beijing and Tianjin to the sea. Here Tianjin Port refers to Tianjin International Cruise Home Port (天津国际邮轮母港) located at No. 1001 Guanhai Road, Binhai New District, Tianjin (天津市滨海新区观海道1001号). Its domestic sea routes are to Dalian, Yantai, and Longkou; while the international routes are to Inchon in South Korea (every Thursday and Saturday) and Honshu in Japan (every Monday). During high tourism seasons, there are passenger liners from Japan and Europe arriving in Tianjin New Port.

The most popular vessels which cruise around the Asia Pacific include Costa Cruises, Carbibbeans, Voyager of the Seas, Sapphire Princess, Holland America Volemdam, Oceania Nautica, etc. >>Know More about Tianjin Port

Tianjin Cruise Port to Downtown

The nearest subway station to Tianjin Port is Citizen Square Station (市民广场站) of subway line 9. You can take a taxi or Bus 513 from the port to get there, then take subway to Tianjin Station (天津站) which is the city center and a transportation hub. The whole transfer will need about 2.5h. From there, you can get to visit the nearby attractions such as the North Jiefang Road Financial Street, Five Great Avenues, Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, and the Porcelain House, etc.>>Know More about How to Transfer Between Tianjin Port and Tianjin Downtown

Tianjin Cruise Port to Beijing

If you want to go to Beijing from the port, you can take a transfer at Binhai Railway Station. Binhai Railway Station is about 25km from Tianjin Port. It only takes about 40 minutes to drive there. Direct buses are also available and it needs about 1.5 hours. 10 C-trains travel from Binhai Railway Station to Beijing every day. The earliest one departs at around 06:30am and the latest one is around 20:00pm. The trains will take you to Beijing safely in an hour. (For more pickup and transfer service between Beijing and Tianjin, please feel free to contact our experienced travel consultants.)

Tianjin Cruise Port

Tianjin Cruise Port

Get around Tianjin

By Long-distance Bus

There are many long-distance bus stations in Tianjin, among which the major two are Tongsha Long-distance Bus Station (located at Xinzhao Road, Hedong District, at the back square of Tianjin Railway Station in downtown area) and Tianjin West Passenger Station (located at the Junction of Xiqing Road and Fuxing North Road, Hongqiao District, just about 500m to the west of Tianjin West Railway Station, 30 minutes’ drive to downtown). They operate buses to cities both near and far, such as Beijing, Baoding, Harbin, Datong, Jinan, and Wuhan. Passengers usually need to get to the station for specific bus schedule and ticket information.

Coach in Tianjin

Coach in Tianjin

By Subway

There are 6 metro lines and one tramway serving in Tianjin. Among them, Metro line 1, line 2, line 3, line 5, line 6 operate mainly in the downtown area in the west, while metro line 9 connects Binhai New District in the east outskirts of Tianjin near the Xingang Port (Tianjin Port), and the tramway only serves the Binhai new district from TEDA of metro line 9.

Line 2 well connects Tianjin Binhai International Airport with Tianjin Railway Station, while Line 3 connects North Railway Station, Tianjin Railway Station and South Railway Station for your transfer.

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Tianjin Subway

Tianjin Subway

By Taxi

Taxis are abundant in Tianjin. The minimum cost for 3km is 8 Yuan, and 1.7 per kilometer thereafter. It is strongly recommended to avoid taxis not waiting in the proper queue at popular places for tourists (such as a railway station or attraction site). It is best to catch a metered taxi.

Taxi in Tianjin

Taxi in Tianjin

Tianjin to Great Wall

Tianjin to Huangyaguan Great Wall

Huangyaguang Great Wall (黄崖关长城) is the only accessible great wall within Tianjin, located in Jixian County, in the northern suburban area. It is about 140km to Tianjin Railway Station (city center). Travelers can take direct buses at Tianjin Tongsha Bus Station 天津通莎客运站 near Tianjin Railway Station. The buses run from 7am to 3pm, 4 times a day and the bus fare is about CNY 50 per person with about 2.5 hours’ duration. Besides taking a bus, you can also get to Tianjin North Railway Station (天津北站) or Tianjin Railway Station (天津站) to take trains to Jizhou North Railway Station (蓟州北站). There are about 7 trains a day from 7am to 7pm with a duration from 1.5h to 2.5h. After getting to Jizhou, you can grab a taxi or charter a mini bus to Huangyaguan Great Wall and reach there within about 30min.

Tianjin to Great Wall in Beijing

The most recommended way is to take high speed trains to Beijing South Railway Station (about 10km, 40 minutes' drive from Beijing downtown) first, considering the frequency (more than 170 trains) and short time (about 30 minutes). Then you can go to the several sections of Great Wall in Beijing such as Mutianyu, Simatai, Gubeikou, Jiankou, Badaling, Huanghuacheng, Juyongguan, etc.

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Huangyaguan Great Wall

Huangyaguan Great Wall

Tianjin to Great Wall Transfer Map Tianjin to Great Wall Transfer Map (click to enlarge)

How to Plan a Tianjin Tour

It usually needs one or two days to cover the highlights of Tianjin such as North Jiefang Road Financial Street (the “Wall Street in the East”), Five Great Avenues (Wudadao Area), Jingyuan Garden (the former residence of the Last Emperor of Qing Dynasty - Puyi), Porcelain House (China House), Shi Family Courtyard (large and well-kept civil residence with unique features of Qing Dynasty in north China), and Tianjin Ancient Culture Street (popular business street for shopping and food hunting). If you are a hiking lover, you can add another day to the ancient and steep Huangyaguan Section of the Great Wall. As Tianjin is a transportation hub, you can also make some extending trips to Beijing, Xi’an, Harbin, etc.

If you have other ideas or questions about a Tianjin tour, please feel free to contact us. We are also specialized in tailor-made tours that fit you best according to your own interests, requirement, traveling time, etc.

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Questions & Discussions

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What is the best way for an english only speaking foreigner to get from Beijing capital airport to Tianjin airport
2019-04-22 16:19
Hi Rene,

Thanks for your question. The quickest way is to take a taxi or book a transfer with a travel agency. The whole driving takes about 2 hours. If you want to use public transportation, you have to change subway lines for a couple of time: 1) take airport line(机场线) from T3 to Dongzhimen(东直门); 2) take subway line 2 from Dongzhimen to Xuanwumen(宣武门); 3) take subway line 3 from Xuanwumen to Beijingnan(北京南站); 4) take a bullet train from Beijing South Railway Station (Beijingnan-北京南站) to Tianjin Railway Station(天津站); 4) take subway line 2 from Tianjin Railway Station to Tianjin Binhai Airport. The whole trip takes about 4~5 hours.

Feel free to contact us if you need tour service for your stay in Beijing and Tianjin. Have a nice day!
Tianhuan Bus Station
Nearest metro and which line?
2019-03-28 03:05
Hi Kim Chee,
Thanks for your message. The nearest metro line to Tianhuan Bus Station in Tianjin is Metro Line 6, and the closest station is ANSHAN XIDAO (鞍山西道). It takes about 5 minutes (less than 300m) by walking from the bus station to ANSHANXIDAO Metro Station.

Best wishes for you, and enjoy your travel in Tianjin and China!

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