Beijing Tianjin Expressway is the second expressway linking Beijing and Tianjin ( including Tianjin Cruise Port).
For Beijing Tianjin cruise port road transfer, most of the passengers use this second expressway linking Tianjin and Beijing.
The first expressway linking Beijing and Tianjin cruise port is officially referred as Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu Expressway. But it is now rarely used for the cruise port transfer. The first Beijing Tianjin Expressway was completed in 1993, which is also the first expressway in China.
Now the first expressway is very often teemed with trucks and lorries, making the traffic very slow. That’s why the second expressway is needed to release the traffic congestion and speed the Beijing Tianjin transfer by road.
Beijing Tianjin Expressway is a four-lane expressway with a total length of 130km, 2/3 under the jurisdiction of Tianjin, 1/3 under Beijjing.
It has three toll gates with the second one standing at the prefecture border area between Beijing and Tianjin. There are four service areas along the 130km expressway, where you can expect a snack store, a toilet and a restaurant.
Beijing downtown to the starting point of Beijing Tianjin Expressway is about 20km, Tianjin Cruise Port to the Toll Gate of the expressway about 30km, totalling 180km driving distance between Beijing and Tianjin Cruise Port, the driving time approxi. 2 hours if you are lucky to have fine weather and good traffic.
Tianjin Cruise Port – the Starting Point of Beijing Tianjin Expressway: 30km
Now follow me to have a road trip from the Tianjin Cruise Port to the downtown Beijing driving along Beijing Tianjin Expressway. Tianjin Cruise Port is located in the Dongjiang Port of Tianjin Port in New Binhai Area of Tianjin.
The Tianjin Cruise Port is linked by No.08 New Xingang Road to Yaojin Road. No.08 New Xingang Road is a man made offshore road due to a land reclamation.
The road has a beautiful view as if the road was floating on the sea. Now we are on the No.08 Xingang Road (新港8号路).
At the end of the No.08 Xingang Road, you find yourself at a crossroad, then turn left and drive on the Yaojin Road (跃进路). Now we are on the Yaojin Road.
Turn right the next crossroad – No.07 Xingang Road Crossroad (新港第七号路口). Here you can see lots of trucks and lorries going in and out , where is the main gate of Tianjin Port, also a checkpoint to supervise each truck or lorries in and out.
We are driving on the Ninth Avenue from east to west (第九大道).
Driving along the Ninth Avenue and soon you will come across the north-south Nanhai Road ( 南海路) with a placard showing the direction of Jingjin Expressway (Beijing Tianjin Expressway) at the end of Nanhai Road in the north. So we are going to turn right and drive along Nanhai Road.
We turn right and drive on the Nanhai Road (南海路) leading to Beijing Tianjin Expressway
At the toll gate I check the mileage on my car, it reads 30km. So from Tianjin Cruise Port to the Toll Gate is about 30km’s driving distance.
Beijing Tianjin Expressway is about 130km in length with four service areas.
Now we are driving along the Beijing Tianjin Expressway, a four-lane expressway.
Now it is the exit for Langfang, a city Between Beijing and Tianjin.
At the distance of 90km, we see the third service area on the expressway – Baigutun Service Area (白古屯停车区). We drive into the area and have a shirt break there.
The main service building is composed of a restaurant on the right side, a snack store in the middle and a toilet on the left side.
Tip: Hassle-free Tianjin Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Tianjin guided tours:
Tianjin Night Cruise on Haihe River Tour from US$65 p/p
Tianjin Huangyaguan Great Wall Tour from US$95 p/p
Tianjin 2 Day Highlight Tour from US$160 p/p
Tianjin Day Tour from Tianjin Port from US$100 p/p
Huangyaguan Great Wall Day Trip from Tianjin Port from US$105 p/p
Beijing Tianjin Round Trip Day Tour by Car or Van from US$75 p/p
Beijing Tianjin Round Trip Day Tour by Bullet Train from US$110 p/p
Xingang Coach Transfer
Tianjin Port Map
Tanggu Railway Stataion
Tianjin Railway Station
Beijing South Railway Station
Binhai New District
Any questions, just drop a line.