Tianjin Railway StationTianjin Railway Station is one of the three major train stations in Tianjin. The three railway stations in Tianjin are Tianjin Railway Station （for Beijing - Tianjin Intercity Trains), Tianjin South Railway Station ( for Beijing - Tianjin - Shanghai Highspeed trains ), and Tianjin West Station (also for highspeed trains starting from Tianjin ).
Tianjin Railway Station was built in 1888 and was rebuilt in 1987-1988. On August 01, 2008, the intercity trains linking Tianjin and Beijing was put into operation. The high-speed train reaches above 350km/h, shortening the train ride time between Beijing and Tianjin to 30 minutes. The new renovated Tianjin Railway Station is equipped with most modern facilities with dimensional transportation. Subway line 3 connects Tianjin Railway Station with Tianjin South Railway Station.
Tianjin South Railway Station is designed for highspeed trains from Beijing to Shanghai with the trains passing by Tianjin. Tianjin South Railway Station is connected with Tianjin Railway Station by subway line 3, much convenient for passengers transit from Tianjin Railway Station to Tianjin South Railway Station or vice versa. It is a 50-minute subway ride plus walking between the two stations.
Tianjin West Railway Station is for highspeed trains (Tianjin - Shanghai, Tianjin - Qingdao ) and other normal trains such as T and K trains.
Beijing - Tianjin Bullet TrainsThere are about 70 daily high-speed trains going between Beijing and Tianjin starting from Beijing South Railway Stationa to Tianjin Railway Station. Tickets are easily purchased like bus tickets if you take the train during non-tourism ( Summer time or weekend ). For the tourist high season, you are suggested to go to the train station much earlier to catch the train ticket you prefer. The ticket costs you around RMB 60-90 depending whether you buy first class or second class tickets.
Beijing South Railway Station
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. Please visit Beijing - Tianjin Train Timetable for more information.
Arriving at Tianjin Railway StationSo you get off the train and follow the crowd up to the ground since the arrival area is underground. If you want to take a taxi, then you don't have to go up because the taxi termiminal is underground too.
Tianjin Railway Station Taxi Terminal on the underground floor
Taking a taxi in Tianjin is very convenient. If you want to take a taxi to Tanggu, it costs you about RMB 150.
Go up by taking the elevator to the groundCarrying your lugagge and taking the elevator up to the ground. The railway station ground is divided into two parts - South Square ( or popularly called front square) or North Square (or popularly called back square).
South Square ( or popularly called front square) Buses for Tanggu or Ganggu
Taking the elevator up to the ground and you will reach the south square of Tianjin Railway Station. If you want to have a city tour of Tianjin, then start from the south square since the south square confronted by Haihe River. If you want to take a bus to Tanggu or Hangu in Binhai New District, you can take Bus 621 for Tanggu and 462 for Hanggu. The bus fare is about RMB 10.
North Square ( or popularly called back square) Shuttle Bus for Tianjin Airport
North Square is behind the train station and local people call it back square. There you can find the shuttle bus for Tianjin Binhai International airport. The bus fare is RMB 10 for one ride. There you also can wait for a taxi going to Tianjin airport costing you around RMB 50-60.
Zhongshanmen BMT Station (The Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit)The light rail rapid transit line hasn't been linked to Tianjin Train Station. The expansion construction is still going on. Maybe in 2 years, the connection between light rail rapid transit line and Tianjin Train Station will be completed. At present, if you want to take the light rail to Tanggu, then you have first to take a taxi to Zhongshanmen BMT station. The light rail line goes direcly from the downtown Tianjin to Tanggu with 10 stops costing RMB 5 yuan. The ride takes you a 40-minutes. The Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit (BMT) (滨海快速) is one of two rapid transit systems making up the Tianjin Subway system, the other being Tianjin Metro.
From Tanggu Railway Station or Tanggu Light Rail Station to Xingang Port TerminalIf you want to go to Xingang Port after disembark from Tanggu Train Station or Tanggu Light Rail Station to Xingang port Terminal, we suggest you take a taxi which only costs you around RMB 25 for one ride.
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