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Beijing Transportation

If you are planning a Beijing package travel,you should know something about the transportation in Beijing.our Beijing travel guide provide you some knowledge about the Beijing transportation to make your Beijing tour easier.
Beijing is a well-known transportation hub in northern China with a well-developed transportation system. As an inland city, there are several methods of transportation from which to choose to get to Beijing: plane, train and long-distance bus. All of them offer great convenience to visitors. If you travel to China, you can feel the convenient transportation in Beijing.
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Airplane

There are two passenger airports in Beijing: Capital International Airport in northeast of the city, about 25.35 kilometers (about 16 miles) from Tiananmen Square and Nanyuan Airport in south city, about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) from Tiananmen Square. Most of the domestic and international flights arrive at and depart from the capital international airport, the reputed “First Door of China”.

Beijing Capital International Airport

It is the main international airport serving Beijing, China. It is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing's city center in an enclave of Chaoyang District that is surrounded by rural Shunyi District. Beijing Capital has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world's busiest airports in the past decade. It had become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements by 2009. Beijing Capital International Airport is currently the 2nd busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger throughput behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

 

International Flights: There are flights to major cities in all continents except sub-Saharan Africa and sub-USA America.  Domestic Flights: There are flights to every provincial capital, except those where train or bus travel is quicker like Tianjin, and another 40+ cities besides.

 

The Airport Express

The Airport Express is a subway line, 28 kilometers (17.4 miles) long, and opened in July, 2008. It links Dongzhimen (东直门) and Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 of Capital Airport, via Sanyuanqiao (三元桥). The highest is 110 kph (68.4 mph), and it only takes about 20 minutes from the airport to Dongzhimen. The ticket price is 25 yuan. Passengers can transfer to Line 2 and Line 13 at Dongzhimen or transfer to Line 10 at Sanyuanqiao.

Operating Times for Terminal 2 and Terminal 3

 

  • T2: 06:35–23:00
  • T3: 06:20–22:50
  • Dongzhimen: 06:00–22:00

 

Frequency

Every 10 minutes during the periods from 09:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00–18:40 and every 12 minutes during other periods. Airport Shuttle Bus Routes: 

  • Route 1: Xidan CAAC Building—Dongzhimenqiao—Capital Airport
  • Route 2: Gongzhufeng—Friendship Hotel—Beitaipingzhuang—Anzhen Building—Capital Airport
  • Route 3: International Hotel—Jingxin Hotel—Capital Airport
  • Route 4: Zhongguancun—Capital Airport
  • Route 5: Fangzhuang—Capital Airport

 

Train

Beijing is the center of China’s railway net, which has trains to most of cities of the country. Here we have two railway stations--Beijing Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station. Train travel may be difficult for some and little English is spoken on most trains. There are four main railway stations in Beijing that serve the four directions: Beijing Railway Station (serving the east), Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station (also called Yongdingmen Station, not to be confused with Yongdingmen Long-Distance Bus Station) and Beijing North Railway Station (also called Xizhimen Station). Many buses stop at these stations, so you need not worry about getting downtown from these places. Tickets can be bought up to one week in advance (about 11 days prior during national holidays), so are the reservation of seats and the refund of tickets (less twenty percent cancellation fee). When you’re buying or booking tickets, passports or other regulated documents are required. 

Subway

SubwayThe fastest transportation and most economic vehicle in Beijing is subway. Nowadays, there are four subway lines in Beijing, which link city center stops such as Tian'anmen Square, Qianmen, and the railway station to outskirt. In 2008, there are altogether nine routes in Beijing. Subways are operating from 5:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m., among which Line 13 is from 06:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. And the price is from 2 Yuan to 6 Yuan, commuter tickets are also accepted. In order not to take the wrong direction and wasting time, you can inquire of the subway staff. Subways in Beijing are considered to be one of the most convenient transport systems.

 

Bus

The city bus transit system in Beijing is world’s busiest and carries the most passengers. By the end of 2011, there are over 20,000 city buses servicing more than 700 routes. Compared with subways, buses cover more areas of the city, even some far suburban areas like Badaling and Mutianyu Great Wall. To make the bus traveling easier and more comfortable, local government has built bus lanes and opened express bus lines. 

Sightseeing Buses

Beijing has more than 20 different sightseeing buses. City public buses run from 5:30 till 23:00 daily. Taking buses in Beijing is cheap, but less comfortable than a taxi or the subway. The flat rate for a tram or ordinary public bus is 1 yuan. Buses equipped with air-conditioning or of a special line are charged according to the distance. Few foreigners like getting around by bus, because it is always crowded, especially during rush hours (6:30-9:00 and 17:00-19:00). On some buses recorded announcements give the stop's name in English. Having your destination in Chinese characters will help. When squeezing onto a crowded bus take care of your wallet, etc.

Taxi

Newcomers will find it easy to catch a taxi in Beijing, and the taxis provide you with the most convenience. 

Charges:Comprehensive Price: price = starting price (RMB 10 yuan) + (mileage - starting miles (3 km)) * priced per kilometer (2 RMB yuan) Remote Area: price = starting price (RMB10 yuan) + (long-distance mileage standards (15 km) - start a few miles (3 km)) * + price per kilometer (mile - Long Distance standards (15 km)) * Remote unit price per kilometer (RMB 3 yuan)

Taxi call in Beijing: Tel: 961001, 68373399 For taxi complaints: Tel: 68351150

Remark: Pre-book a Taxi in advance with a Beijing taxi company so that your taxi driver can "meet & greet" you, your clients, friends or family at the Beijing Airport, Train Stations, your hotel, or at your Office, Home or any other place.

Bicycle

Bicycle rental services are offered in many hotels in Beijing, the cost of which ranges from 20 to 30 Yuan per day. Tourists with a vigorous disposition can rent a bicycle, riding a bicycle through the Hutongs in Beijing and exploring the city thoroughly.
See,how convenient the transportation in Beijing is,you need not to worry too much about it.

Although Beijing’s transportation is convenient, the best way for you travel here is book a tour package. Our travel agency will offer warm-hearted service to you!

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