- T3 of Capital Airport
- Beijing Subway
- Beijing Railway Station
- A Bus Stop
The second largest city after Shanghai in China, Beijing is a transport hub, closely connected to the outer world by a sophisticated network of roads, railways and air routes. At the same time, it also has a very developed inner transportation system, made up of public buses, subways, taxis, bicycles and rickshaws.
There are two airports in the city, namely, Capital International Airport, and Nanyuan Airport. Capital International Airport serves over 200 international and domestic air routes to major countries and regions of the world and most cities in China. Nanyuan Airport, the first airport in Chinese history, operates around 14 passenger transport air routes between some major Chinese cities such as Jiamusi, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Sanya, Chongqing and Changsha. See Beijing Flights
There are five major railway stations in the city, which are Beijing Railway Station, South Railway Station, West Railway Station, North Railway Station and East Railway Station. Trains departing from and passing through these stations connect Beijing with all parts of China, including Hong Kong SAR. There are also international trains from the city to Moscow, Pyongyang, Ulan Bator, Hanoi and some other foreign cities. See Beijing Train Schedule
Encircling the city are five ring roads, six express routes, 12 China National Highways, which radiate in all directions. There are nearly 20 long-distance bus stations in Beijing, distributed throughout the city. Buses from these stations run to most cities and areas in China, such as Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xian, Harbin and Guilin. Of them, buses from Dongzhimen, Muxiyuan, Beijiao and Majun (Guangqumen) stations provide convenient transport to the nearby cities and towns.
Inner City Transport: A great variety of transport is on offer in Beijing city, including public buses, taxis, subways, bicycles and rickshaws. Go to Beijing Bus/Subway Search
City Bus: There are over 1,700 bus lines with nearly 30,000 buses running throughout the city from 5:30 until 23:00 daily. Although it is inexpensive to take a bus especially with a Beijing Transportation Card, few foreigners choose a public bus, because it is always crowded.
Subway: Beijing is the first city to have a subway in China. The subway ticket is also the cheapest compared to other Chinese cities with a subway – a CNY2 ticket allows passengers to make unlimited transfers to all lines except the Airport Express. At present, there are 17 subway lines, including the airport express line.
Taxi: The most convenient way to travel around Beijing is by taxi, especially since most taxi drivers can understand and speak a little English.
Bicycle: To interact with the locals and to enjoy a pleasureable trip in Beijing, a bicycle is ideal. There are many bicycle rental shops set up at most hotels, scenic spots, universities, and subway stations.
Rickshaw: Rickshaws are a bright scenery in Beijing's Hutongs. Thanks to their low speed and simple structure, visitors can take their time to have an intimate flavor of life in the hutongs.
To entertain the visitors well, there are also three cruise tours, namely, Changhe Cruise (Beijing Exhibition Center - Summer Palace), Kunyu Cruise (Bayi Lake - of Summer Place and Yulong Cruise (Yuyuantan Park - Dragon Pool Lake).
Recommended Beijing Tour Itineraries:
4-Day Beijing Travel: to the most popular attractions in the city
Beijing Highlight Tour: 5 Days to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall, etc.
Beijing-Chengde Tour: 2 Days to Chengde Mountain Retreat & Eight Outer Temples