Touring Beijing on an escorted tour group is convenient for the first time tourist. But if you really want to travel independently, you should break off from the pack and do some touring on your own. This page provides you some tips and insight on how to get around in Beijing and some spots in the suburban area.
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|Beijing Capital Airport||Beijing Airport Express Train||Beijing Airport Shuttle Bus||Beijing Railway Stations|
|Beijing Train Tickets||Beijing Train Transfer||Beijing Taxi||Beijing Public Bus|
|Beijing Subway||Beijing Car Rental||Beijing Bike||Beijing Rickshaw|
Beijing Capital Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport is located in northeast of Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China. over 70 domestic and foreign airline companies are participating in the operational business, including over 10 domestic companies and about 60 foreign companies.
Airport Enquiry: (86)10 64541100
Flight Enquiry: (86)10 962580 ( RMB3/per minute )
PSB: (86)10 64597459
Time Zone: GMT + 8
Address: Beijing Capital International Airport, Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100621, China
Location: The airport is located 30km northeast of Beijing city center.
Airport code: PEK; Country Code: 86
Number of Terminal: Now Beijing Capital International Airport has three terminals ( T1, T2 and T3 ) in operation
Beijing Airport Express Train
Taking an airport express train from Beijing capital airport to downtown Beijing or vice versa is no doubt one of the fastest and the cheapest.
Operation time for each stop:
T3: 06: 20 - 22: 50
T2: 06: 35 - 23: 10
Dongzhimen: 06: 00 - 22: 30
Interval: 12 minutes
Beijing Airport Shuttle Bus
Taking the Beijing airport bus is the cheapest way to get to the downtown Beijing from Beijing Capital Airport or to Beijing Capital Airport from the city center of Beijing. But it is convenient only if you do not have much luggage or already know where the buses are going to drop you off.
So if you are going to use the airport bus for your airport transfer, you are kindly advised to know Beijing airport bus routes and fares before you decide to take it.
Beijing Railway Stations
Taking the train in China is an experience not to be missed. You can meet people from all over the country, and the views out of the traim windows are unavailable in any other forms of travel. The city has four railway stations, with lines running to almost all provincial capitals, and to all China's major cities. There are four kinds of seats available-soft berths, hard berths, soft seats and hard seats.
1. Beijing Railway Station ( Beijing )
Add: Beijing Zhan Jie, Dongcheng District ( an central location, just south of Beijing International Hotel) Tel: 51019999 The trains departing from Beijing Railway Station: Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Jinan, Shanghai, Nanjing Hangzhou and other cities as well as for Inner and Outer Mongolia departing from this station. The remainder depart from Beijing West Station and Beijing South Station. Some international lines ( namely the railway line linking Beijing to Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK), amongst others), also depart from this station.
2. Beijing West Railway Station ( Beijing West )
Add: Lianhuachi Donglu, Fengtai District
The trains departing from Beijing West Railway Station: Xian, Chongqing, Chengdu, Lhasa, Urumqi, Guangzhou and Kowloon.
3. Beijing South Railway Station ( Beijing South )
Add: Yongdingmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District (The new Beijing South Station, reportedly the largest in Asia)
The trains departing from Beijing South Railway Station: serving as the terminus for high-speed trains to the city - Tianjin, Jinan, Shanghai, Qingdao and other cities, which which can reach speeds above 350 km/h.
4. Beijing North Railway Station ( Beijing North )
Add: Xizhimen, Xicheng District
The trains departing from Beijing North Railway Station: offering regular intercity train services to the north and northwest, including the Huhhot-Manzhouli Grasslands Express (K274/K275/K277). It is also the southern terminus for the S2 Line of from the down Beijing to Badaling Great Wall and to Yanqing
Beijing Train Tickets Booking
It is more convenient to have a local travel agenxy or your hotel front desk buy you a train ticket (for a small service charge ) as it can sometimes be confusing and time-consuming to book by yourself. Beijing Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station have many counters selling tickets to foreigners and overseas Chinese. Tickets can be purchased up to 10 days in advance.
Beijing Train Transfer
Are you looking for the railway station transfer service between Beijing railway stations and your midtown hotel or residential area in Beijing?
Tour-Beijing Travel Service has a fleet of variou kinds of vehicles different in size, shape and colour. We are able to meet most of your Beijing train station transfer service with our years'experience. What's more. All our English speaking tour guide have received strict training. They will offer you the quick and safe Beijing train station private transfer service from your hotel to the carriage of your train or vice versa.
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:
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.
Beijing Public Bus
Besides bicycles, public buses are the cheapest way to get around Beijing. The trick is to find the right line to get where you want to go often you have to change buses several times, which is time-consuming and confusing. The public bus system in Beijing is very good. In that you can get almost anywhere by bus. But the downside is that they are really, really crowded and uncomfortable, also, watch your wallet when you get on the bus. Pickpockets frequent bus stops and get your stuff just as you are getting on.
Beijing is the first city in China to have a subway. Although often crowded, the subway is often the fastest way to get around the center city area. Rightnow there are 10 subway lines, and more subway lines are being built. For international tourists visiting Beijing, some basic knowledge of the main subway lines, like Line 1, Line 2, Line 4 and Line 5, is quite helpful. These four subway lines take you to almost all the major attractions in Beijing. The subway stations are clean and have English signs directing tourists to the exits near places that you are likely trying to find.
Beijing Car Rental
We have a large rental car fleet with various vehicles different in size, shape and colour. Your rental car with a licensed driver in Beijing will help you see what you are going to see and see it all! All our chauffeurs have received strict training in the limo service professionalism. They will offer you the quick and safe limo service.
You can book a car rental in Beijing online or call us at 86 10 67160201 ext 1006 or 1007, or send your enquiry to . If you have an urgent matter after our normal office hour, please call (86) 13520598855 or 13901312027. For more information, please review our car rental FAQ.
Bicycling is one of the best ways to visit Beijing. It is a safe, healty, convenient, economical and environmentally friendly means of travel and transportation. In China, it is also a kind of life style for the people. Due to the unique bicycle culture, China is nicknamed the "Bicycle Kingdom". Beijing is undeniablly the king of the bike kingdom best manifested by the top song singed by Katie Melua titled "Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing". The song also tells the westerners feeling about the bikes in Beijing.
When you hear the word rickshaw, you may think of the twowheeled carts pulled around by chinese guys with long braids that you see in old movies. But today, rickshaws are actually threewheeled bicycles often driven by old, retired men. There are fleets of them circling around Shichahai, Xuanwu or the Tian'anmen square area, and they are always willing to take passengers. It is mice to take a ride around the square in the evening, but if you do, make sure you come to a price agreement first. There are many con-men out there, and you have to be firm and clear about your price. There is no set fee for a ride, so you just have to decide how much you are willing to spend, and work with that, they usually ask for about 30 to 50 yuan.
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