How to Visit Badaling Great Wall of China by Train

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Dear Travelers,

We’d like to have the following travel guide to be always updated for the benefit of new visitors in Beijing coming to Badaling Great Wall by train. If anybody having used the piece finds necessary updates, please leave a message or feedback. Thanks!

Badaling Great Wall about 70 km northwest of downtown Beijing

Badaling Great Wall Train Schedule

( Subject to Change without Notice )

If you find a latest timetable, please leave us a message for updating for the convenience of the new visitors.

6 Daily High Speed trains ( One extra train added on weekend)
starting from Qinghe Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall Station and vice versa

High speed trains from Qinghe Railway Station to Badaling:
G2501 ( 07:00 – 07:19 ) Only available on Fri, Sat & Sun
G7873 ( 08:38 – 08:57 )
G2485 ( 12:48 – 13:07 )
G2429 ( 14:11 – 14:30 )
G8815 ( 14:43 – 15:02 )
G2431 ( 16:25 – 16:44 )
G2439 (18:18 – 18:37 )

High speed trains back from Badaling to Qinghe Railway Station
G2402 ( 09:21 – 09:41 )
G2416 ( 13:24 – 13:43 )
G7876 ( 14:04 – 14:23 )
G2430 ( 17:56 – 18:15 ) Only available on Fri, Sat & Sun
G2434 ( 19:08 – 19:27 )
G8818 ( 19:58 – 20:18 )

Ticket prices for the high speed trains between Qinghe Railway Station and Badaling
Business Class: RMB 70 ; First Class: RMB 37 ; Second Class: RMB 23

How to get to Qinghe Railway Station from other places in Beijing?
Just take Subway Line 13 , then get off at the station of Shangdi (上地站),then you will see the signs guiding you to Qinghe Station.

One high speed train starting from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall Station and two trains back

One High speed train from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling:
G8813 ( 11:35 – 12:09 )

Two High speed trains back from to Badaling to Beijing North Railway Station:
G8812 ( 10:34 – 11:09 )
G2424 ( 16:22 – 16:58 )

Ticket prices for the high speed trains between Beijing North Railway Station and Badaling
Business Class: RMB 89 ; First Class: RMB 48 ; Second Class: RMB 29

How to get to Beijing North Railway Station from other places in Beijing?
Just take Subway Line 2, Subway Line 4 and Subway Line 13, then get off at the station of Xizhimen Station (西直门站),then you will see the signs guiding you to Beijing North Railway Station (北京北站).

On the train ride, you can enjoy the total view of the Guan Valley Scenic Area, pass by Juyongguan Great Wall, and especially immersing yourself in the hundred-year-old Beijing-Zhangjiakou railway, first designed by Mr. Zhan Tianyou (1861 – 1919), the famous Chinese designer of the railway.

Badaling Train Station to the Ticketing Office

How to get from Badaling Train Station to the Ticketing Office at Badaling Great Wall?

After getting off the train at Badaling Station, just follow the throng and get out of the train station. Free shuttle buses just across the road are waiting for you, taking you to the ticketing offices at Badaling Great Wall.

Badaling Railway Station

Getting off at Badaling Train Station

Free shuttle buses are waiting outside the train station

 The free shuttle buses have two stops:

Stop 01: 
Get off at the first stop and walk up the Badaling Great Wall at its No.01 Tower. If you want to avoid the crowds and like to hike up the Wall, you may stop at the Stop 01.

Note: For slow walkers or wheel-chair users, we suggest you get off at the first stop and start your visit from the Tower 1, easy to climb, also with accessible ramp for wheel-chair users.

Stop 02: 
Get off at the second stop near the Cable Car Station to buy cable ticket ( entrance fee as well ) and get up to the Tower No.07. Then walk down to No.01 Tower or No.12 Tower. Basically no need for a return cable car.

Note: Basically there will be a huge crowd of tourists using the cable station to ascend the area between Tower No.08 and No.09 of the Wall. Slides are available.

Travel Tips:

One of the most gorgeous and magnificent parts of the Great Wall around Beijing, Badaling Great Wall (八达岭长城) is the well preserved Ming Dynasty Great Wall with original appearance.

Now it is divided into two sections – north and south, which start at the Badaling Pass and Gate. Most tourists prefer to climb the north section where the highest watch tower (Tower No.08) is located.

Also the cable way is available on the north section. Many people choose to climb up the north section of the Great Wall, then take the cable car down or vice versa.

The cable car goes up to somewhere below between Tower No.08 and No.09. So when you take cable car up, you will see large crowds of people. So we recommend you hike from Tower 01 and back instead of taking cable car.

Badaling Great Wall

To hike up the north section of the Badaling Great Wall, you have two starting points – either from the Badaling Pass or the Badaling Bear Park.

Why two starting points? Actually the north Badaling Great Wall ( totally 12 towers on the wall ) has two parallel sections meeting at the most northern tip – the 8th Watch Tower ( a curve ) of the Badaling Great Wall.

Badaling Great Wall

We often call the two north parallel sections “front mountain” and “back mountain” respectively. The “front mountain” ( from Tower No.01 to Tower No.08 ) is to the north of the “back mountain” ( from Tower No.08 to Tower No.12 ).

If you want to climb up the north “front mountain” Badaling Great Wall, you start from the Badaling Pass ( where the first tower starts) ; if you climb up the north “back mountain” Badaling Great Wall, you start from the Badaling Bear Park ( (where the last tower – No. 12 tower is ).

Most passengers prefer to hike the northern slope of Badaling Great Wall simple because the north part is more scenic.

But still some people like to hike the southern slope to avoid the crowds for better photo opportunities. If you hike the southern slope, you have to backtrack.

Ticket Price: RMB40 (Nov. 1 to Mar. 31); RMB 45 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31)
Cable Car: RMB80 (single trip); RMB100 (round trip)
Toboggan: RMB30 (single trip);
Opening Hours:06:30-19:00 (in summer); 07:00-18:00 (in winter)
Hiking Time: Two Hours
Bus Route: Take Bus No.877 or No. 919 at Deshengmen, RMB12 for ticket.
Train: Take train from Beijing Qinghe Station or Beijing North Railway Station and get off at the station of Badaling.

More Travel Tips

1. For slow walkers or wheel-chair users
For slow walkers or wheel-chair users, we suggest you get off the free shuttle bus from Badaling Railway Sytation at the first stop and start your visit from the Tower 1, easy to climb, also with accessible ramp for wheel-chair users.

Click: How to Visit Great Wall of China Wheelchair Accessible

Badaling is more wheelchair-friendly than Mutianyu Great Wall. On the Badaling Great Wall, there is a special flat lane is built for wheelchair users starting from Tower 1 to Tower 3 of the Wall. The accessible path is flat and not deep. So you can walk slowly along the accessible path to the Tower 3 and walk further for a better view if you can.

2. Alternatively, you can also take Badaling Bus 877  
You can also take Badaling Bus 877 at Deshengmen to Badaling Great Wall, then take train back to Beijing. To get to the Badaling Bus 877, you are advised to take the subway and get off at Jishuitan Stop (积水潭). Then you walk all the way to Deshengmen (德胜门),  which is a whole block east of the  Jishuitan Subway Exit A (over 15-minute walk in the east direction).

3. And don’t forget to haggle
if buying a souvenir at the shops near the wall’s entrance (those 180Yuan t shirts are happily sold for far less than their displayed price).

4. Kindly reminder
there may be allegedly “official tourist information volunteers” with red badges on, who will try to drive tourists to get on their minibuses with all sorts of excuses to lure you on. Just don’t go for it. Otherwise, you will be on a nightmare trip.

Add-on

How to Visit Great Wall of China
How to Get to Badaling Great Wall by Train
How to Get to Badaling Great Wall by Bus
How to Get to Simatai Great Wall & Gubei Water Town
How to Visit Mutianyu Great Wall
How to Visit Great Wall of China in Winter
How to Visit Great Wall of China Wheelchair Accessible

Hassle-free Badaling Great Wall Guided Tours

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for guided tours to Badaling Great wall.

Badaling Great Wall + Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour

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Simatai Great Wall & Gubei Water Town Day Tour   
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Chinese version of the travel guide

从北京市区如何坐火车去八达岭长城?

Further Readings


How to Plan a Trip to Beijing
Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
Top 10 Tourist Scams Beijing
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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212 Responses to “How to Visit Badaling Great Wall of China by Train”

  1. Marita says:

    Dear Sirs/Madam,
    I want to visit Great wall with my 65 years old sisters.
    Please let me know which entrance the most suitable and which hotel we have to book.

    We will come from Wuxi, very appreciate if can guide me for the transportation as well.

    Thank you,
    Marita

  2. Daniel says:

    Hi Marita,

    If you want to use the public transport to visit the Great Wall of China around Beijing,we recommend you go to Badaling Great Wall which is relatively easier to be reached by S2 Trains starting from Huangtuduan Railway Station ( see my blog on how to get there ).

    Personally I recommend you visit Mutianyu Great Wall considering you are traveling with your 65-year-old sister. Mutianyu Great Wall is less crowded than Badaling Great Wall, suitable for seniors and kids. But it is very tricky to use the public transport to get there. Alternatively you may book a join-in group tour or hire a private private car and tour guide to visit Mutinayu Great Wall. Check out the two links below:

    Mutianyu Great Wall Guided Bus Tour
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/coach_tours/bns_1.php

    Mutianyu Great Wall Half day private tour
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/beijing_tours/half_day_tours/great_wall_excursion.php

    As where to stay in Beijing, it largely depends on your budget and favored locations in Beijing. Personally I recommend:

    ibis Jianguomen
    This hotel chain has reaonable prices, good service and location ( only for your reference).
    Add:No 6 South Jianhua road Beijing
    Book online: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-8253-ibis-beijing-jianguomen/index.shtml
    Tel:010-65671588

    The following pages may be useful for your trip to Beijing:

    Top 10 Tourist Scams in Beijing
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/china-travel/tourist-traps-in-china/top-10-tourist-scams-beijing

    Beijing Airport Express Trains
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/travel_blog/beijing_china_sightseeing/beijing_airport_express_train.php

    Beijing Taxi
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/taxi/

    How to Take subway in Beijing
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/beijing-tour-reviews/how-to-take-subway-in-beijing

    Have a good time in Beijing!

  3. Ceira says:

    Hello,

    I will be traveling from Shanghai to the Beijing South Station on a Monday, can I purchase a “Yikatong” Transportation Card at that station to use for a trip to Badaling on Tuesday? How much money should we put on it for 2 people? Or do we each need one?

    Is the train currently running from Beijing North Railway Station or the Huangtudian Railway Station as stated above?

    How do we get back from the station (Huangtudian Railway Station or Beijing North, whichever is correct) to the Beijing South station to catch our train to Shanghai?

    We would like to leave for Badaling on the 07:58 train, hike for 2-3 hours and then take the 13:40 train back to Shanghai at 17:15. Is that going to be too tight of a schedule?

    Finally, would you recommend the train over the 877 Bus? Can you use the same Transportation Card for both?

  4. Daniel says:

    Hi Ceira,

    1. Yikatong
    Yes, you can buy a Yikatong. You have to buy two and each for one. You may put 50 yuan ( including 20 yuan deposite ). You may keep Yikatong as a souvenir or return to the ticketing booth on the same day. If you don’t have enough time for returning your Yikatong, you may keep it for future use which will be basically never outdated. It is a transportation card without your identification. If you lose it,then it’s hard foryou to reclaim it. Keep it well!

    2. The S2 trains for Badaling start from Huangtudian Railway Station.

    3. Personally I prefer S2 trains instead of 877 bus for Badaling.Yes, you can use the same Yikatong for the Bus 877.

    4. Your plan “Badaling on the 07:58 train, hike for 2-3 hours and then take the 13:40 train back to Shanghai at 17:15” sounds not bad.

    5. You use the same connected subway routes for your round trip transfer to Badaling and back to Beijing South Railway Station.

    First you take the subway line 4 directly from within Beijing South Railway Station to the north direction and get off at the 9th station of Dongzhimen (东直门) and then interchange for Subway Line 13 and get off at the 8th station of Huoying Station ( 霍营站) and exit from Exit G4. The Exit G4 is only 110 meters to the northwest of Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站).

    See the Subway Map http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Beijing-Subway.png to hone your skill for facilitating your Beijing subway trip.

    Have a nice time in Beijing!

  5. Richard George says:

    Hi. I will arrive at Beijing Capital Airport at 5am on Dec 26th. I want to go directly to Mutianyu Wall from the airport without going into Beijing City first, returning to the airport after a few hours at the Wall. Is it possible to do this independently (and easily! ) without taking an expensive private tour?
    Thank you.

  6. Daniel says:

    Hi Richard George,

    If you have enough time, you may take trains to visit Badaling Great Wall, which is much cheaper than taking a private tour.

  7. Melisa Primatika says:

    Hi. I will be travelling to Beijing in this 12 February. In 14 Feb, I want to go to Badaling Greatwall first using the first S2 Train at 06:30. Hiking on Badaling at 08:00 – 11:00, then using taxi to Badaling Ski and skiing until 16:30. Go back to Badaling railway station and go to huangtudian railway station at 17:30 – 19:00. Is that possible to do that? Esspecially to take taxi beetween Badaling Greatwall and Badaling Ski. Thankyou very much. I hope you can reply as soon as possible.

  8. Daniel says:

    Hi Melisa Primatika,

    Happy Holidays!

    It sounds good. Taking the local taxi from Badaling Great Wall to the ski resort is a bit tricky. If you manage it well, your whole trip will be ok. Good luck!

  9. Ally Mislan says:

    Hi. I will be travelling to Beijing and Shanghai. That “Yikatong card, available at Shanghai too? Or only at Beijing?
    Thanks in advance.

  10. Daniel says:

    Dear Ally Mislan,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    Shanghai has its own Yikatong cards. But Beijing and Shanghai are not computerized in terms of trasportation cards and they are used separately.

  11. Angelina says:

    My husband and I will be going to China in June 2017 and wanted to know whether we are able to purchase train ticket prior to our travel as we will be travelling to various destinations in China?

    I hope you are able to help; and thank you for you support. If you are not able to help perhaps you can suggest a website?

  12. Daniel says:

    Hi Angelina,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    1. Trains going to Badaling Great Wall
    You cannot book your train tickets in advance. The trains like public buses, just buy your tickets on the spot and go.

    2. For other inter-city train tickets, please check out the travel website for ticket booking:

    http://english.ctrip.com/trains/

    Have a good time in China!

  13. Ami says:

    Hi. Very informative blog post. I have few questions. Hope you could help.
    I am planning to go to Badaling Great Wall this coming 3rd April with about 15 family members.

    I had read about tourist bus in Qianmen. Which one would you suggest? taking the tourist bus or the S2 train?

    Does the Beijing Railway Station still under construction if I would like to take the S2 train?
    I wish to take early train but I will be staying are Dongsi and if I take an early train, wouldnt it will be packed with people going to work?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS: I am planning to buy the subway transportation card

  14. Daniel says:

    Hi Ami,

    1. Beijing North Railway Station is still under reconstruction. If you want to go to Badaling Great Wall by train, you need to go to Huangtudian Railwai Station for s Trains.

    2. For busing to Badaling Great Wall, you’d better take Bus 877 at Qianmen.

    Getting up earlier for either for Bus 877 or s trains.

    You can buy one transportation card used both for subway and bus. But one card for one person. For 15 persons, you have to buy a card for each person!

    For me, personally I would like to rent a coach for the transfer since 15 persons can easily share the cost.

    Have a nice time in Beijing!

  15. Massimo says:

    Hi !
    Train times for badaling remain the same at Huangtudian Railway Station?

  16. Daniel says:

    Dear Massimo,

    As far as I know, the timetable is the same. If any difference, please kindly update us for the benefit of future visitors. Thanks!

  17. Beijing and the great wall – Nina the Nomad says:

    Personally I chose the Badaling wall as it was easy to get to by public transport and I would not need to book with a tour agency. I took the earliest train which was at 06:30 am and took about one hour and was a lovely ride. The trains go roughly every hour until 21:30.

  18. The Goog says:

    Hi There!

    I will be arriving at Beijing Railway Station at 3 pm, do you think I still have time to go to The Great Wall? I have really short time in Beijing as another morning I will have to get on the train to Ulan Bator at 11 am, really need to be there. Need your advice.

    Thank you so much

  19. Daniel says:

    Dear The Goog,

    It seems you are a bit late for going to the Great Wall of China per your arrival time. Maybe you should be back to Beijing for the Wall next time.

  20. Guilherme says:

    Good evening, I really enjoyed your site, one of the most informative about the great wall. I arrive in Beijing on December 12 at 5:00 am and I’m going to singapore at 00:00 a.m. Would he be able to go to the wall? What is the best path you could indicate? Thank you very much.
    ps: im from brazil

  21. Daniel says:

    Dear Guilherme,

    Glad that you find the article a bit useful.

    In your case, you can take the light express train from Beijing airport and get off the final station, then interchange for subways going to Huangtudian Railway Station where you take S train for Badaling Great Wall. After your visiting the Wall,take the train back and again take subways + the airport express train back to Beijing Capital Airport.

  22. Rajiv says:

    I am with my luggage.I will arrive to beijing west railway at 5:30am.Please suggest me the cost effective way to badaling.Can i put my luggage somewhere .?please suggest

  23. Daniel says:

    Dear Rajiv,

    1. You can deposit your luggage at Beijing West Railway Station.There are several Left luggage lockers & offices in and around the station.

    2. You can take subway from West Station ( need interchanging,check out Beijing subway map) to Huoying Station ( 霍营站) and exit from Exit G4. The Exit G4 is only 110 meters to the northwest of Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站) where you take S train to Badaling Great Wall.

  24. JAIMALO says:

    Hi, congratulations for the blog.

    We plan to go on septembre,09 2017.
    It is fine to buy ticktes in the same day of trip to Badaling? We won´t be on trouble?
    Don´t you thing is better to buy tickets in advance (at least one day)? I´ve read in other blogs that is the best way…

    thanks

  25. Daniel says:

    Dear JAIMALO,

    As for the special S train tickets for Badaling, like the tickets for public buses, people are not allowed to buy in advance and have to buy on the spot on the same day. So you’d better get up early to catch the first train. Very often people cannot get the tickets because the train you want to take is full. Good luck to you!

  26. JAIMALO says:

    Thank you very much!!!

    My hotel is near DONGSI station, how much time do you thing it is necessary to reach the train station and which is the best intinerary to go ? I would have to take everything write down on a peace of paper in the moment to buy the tickts? I really apreciate for your help.

  27. Daniel says:

    Dear JAIMALO,

    Try to catch the first train leaving from DONGSI Station ( Subway Line 2 ) at 5:36 am. You take the subway at Dongsi going in the north direction and get off at the 11th station of Lishuiqiao (立水桥), then interchange for the subway line 13 going to the west direction and get off at the next station of Huoying (霍营), exit from Exit G4. The Exit G4 is only 110 meters to the northwest of Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站). All the S2 trains ( going to Badaling Great Wall ), originally handled by Beijing North Railway Station, have been moved to the newly built Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站) for the three-year transition.

    You again try to catch the first S Train at 6: 30am. If you miss the train, try the second train.

  28. Daniel says:

    Dear JAIMALO,

    Check out the Beijing Subway map below to get yourself familiar with Dongsi Station (Subway Line 5 ), Lishuiqiao Station ( interchange for Subway Line 13 ), Huoying Station (Subway Line 13), exit from Huoying Station and walk to the Huangtudian Railway Station for the S train going to Badaling (八达岭):

    http://www.tour-beijing.com/subway/bj_subway.jpg

  29. Sarah says:

    Thanks for all this helpful information
    You mentioned that there will be Free shuttle buses from the Badaling train station to the No.01 Tower or to the cable, my question is who can I reach the train station back again, is their also bus or should I walk all the distance back???

  30. Daniel says:

    Dear Sarah,

    Take the same shuttle bus back to the station.Just remember where you drop and find the terminal for the shuttles back to the station.

    Badaling Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall: First Shuttle at 6:00 am and last at 4:00 pm
    Badaling Great Wall to Badaling Railway Station: First Shuttle at 6:15 am and last at 4:15 pm

  31. JAIMALO says:

    Daniel,

    Thank you again for your blog and the way you help everyone here. I hope we can met someday here in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil where I live.

  32. Daniel says:

    Dear JAIMALO,

    Thanks for reading my travel blogs! Wish you a pleasant time in Beijing China!

  33. JAIMALO says:

    Hi, Daniel, good morning.

    I am sorry but I have another question:
    If I already have a “Yikatong” card (previously buyed). Can I go directly to the train? Could you explain that, please!

  34. Daniel says:

    Dear JAIMALO,

    Sure, of course, if you have a “Yikatong” card (previously buyed), you just swipe and go, no need for lining up for buying the ticket, and one yuan cheaper than a physical ticket. But you have to maintain at least 16 yuan in your “Yikatong” card before you swipe at the train station. If less, just add some money in your card.

    Have a nice trip!

  35. Nalyn says:

    Dear Daniel,

    I have gone through your blog is very useful guide/instruction.

    Now, I’m in Beijing. I stayed in the Hotel near the Jainguomen station. I have plan to visit the Great Wall. Could you let me know or guide me in detail how I can reach the Great Wall?

  36. Daniel says:

    Dear Nalyn,

    Sorry for my delayed reply!

    Jainguomen station? Should be Jianguomen station, right?

    It is relatively easier to visit Badaling Great Wall by train.

    First you take the subway line 2 from Jianguomen station, go in the north direction and get off at the 6th station of Guloudajie (鼓楼大街), then interchange for Subway Line 8 and go in the north direction, get off at the 11th station of Huoying ( 霍营站)and exit from the Exit G4. Huoying Station ( 霍营站) is just next to Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站). The Exit G4 is only 110 meters to the northwest of Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站).

    Take the S train from Huangtudian Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall.

    Good luck! Any update, please kindly get us informed. Thanks!

  37. Mathias says:

    Dear Daniel,
    I found several schedules for the train S2 on the internet but all are different from each other. Do you know where I can find an official schedule for this train?
    Thank you !!

  38. Daniel says:

    Dear Mathias,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    I’ve have updated the train schedule. This is the latest update train schedule. Please check out the link again:

    https://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/how-to-visit-great-wall-by-train

    Enjoy your trip!

  39. Fikry says:

    Hi Daniel,

    I will be travelling to Badaling Great Wall with my wife and my 1 year old son this coming December..any advice for me? especially tips for my son..which will climb up the great wall with stroller..thanks

  40. Daniel says:

    Dear Fikry,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    You’d better take a cable car up to the Wall since you travel with a push stroller.

    If you visit the Great Wall by public transport, we suggest you choose Badaling Great Wall, which is relatively easier using either S train or bus.

    If you visit the Wall by using a private car, we suggest you visit Mutianyu Great Wall, less crowded, better for kids and seniors.

    Have a nice time!

  41. Zeenat says:

    Hello Daniel,

    I’m coming from Hefei to beijing by normal train for a work in next week. May be the train will stop at the Beijing train station. How can i go from 42, Guang Hua Lu to great wall by bus?

  42. Krizel says:

    how long is the travel time from huangtudian station to badaling?

  43. Daniel says:

    Dear Krizel,

    Thanks for your inquiry! Do you mean “train travel time between huangtudian station and Badaling Station? It is about one hour to travel from Huangtudian to Badaling by train.

  44. Daniel says:

    Dear Zeenat,

    Just walk from 42, Guang Hua Lu (Banglades Emabssy?) to the Exit B of Jianguomen Subway Station 建国门 ( subway Line 2 ), about 1 km walk.

    Then take the subway in the north direction and get off the at 7th station of Jishuitan (积水潭)exit from the Exit A.Then walk along the sideway in the east direction for about 450 meters, soon you will see a high tower – the Deshengmen Arrow Tower.Deshengmen Bus Station is just below the northern side of the tower. The compound of Deshengmen Arrow Tower is within a roundabout.

    Check out the link below for more information on how to take the Bus 877 to get to Badaling Great Wall:

    https://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/travel-review/badaling-great-wall-bus

    If you want to go to Mutianyu Great Wall by bus, please check out the link below:

    https://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/how-to-get-to-mutianyu-great-wall-by-bus

  45. Jollie says:

    Hi there!

    I am planning a family trip and I came upon your post! I found it really really useful!!

    I would like to ask if we want to take shuttle bus back to the station where the s-trains are located. Do we have to go back to the same location point?

    Thank you!

  46. Daniel says:

    Dear Jollie,

    Last time I took the shuttle bus from the Badaling S Train station to Badaling Great Wall. But I didn’t take the bus back to the station. Basically it is the same place where you get off. Don’t worry about it. Have a fun!

  47. Na says:

    January 2018
    5:30 AM land at BCIA
    5:40 enter 24 hr visa line
    6:30 leave visa line, change money, walk to airport transfer express subway
    6:55 subway arrives, 25 yuan
    7:35 arrive at dongzhimen station, walk to line 13, buy ticket for 5 yuan
    7:40 start new subway to huoying station
    8:20 arrive, walk to exit g4, turn right and huangtudian railway is 150 ft away, just follow the signs for badaling
    8:25-30 buy ticket for 7 yuan, board train, sit on the same side as the door you entered for best views
    8:43 leave
    9:55 arrived at the great wall badaling station
    10:10 walked to the great wall entrance, just follow the crowd, bought ticket for 35 yuan
    11:50 made it to tower twelve
    12:30 PM walked back by the street, arrived at train station
    1:19 train leaves
    2:50 arrived at huoying station
    2:55 board subway to dongzhimen
    3:20 arrive and stop in dongzhimen to eat dinner
    4 board airport transfer express
    4:35 arrive at airport
    4:47 airport tram arrives at immigration
    5:05 exit security
    6:55 flight leaves

    Total cost 109 yuan for public transportation during low season

  48. Som Cusack says:

    I plan to travel by public transport from Badaling great wall to the ming tombs. I understand you can catch bus 879 to do so.

    Where do you exit from the great wall to do this please? How do I get to the bus stop from the exit please?

    Many thanks.

  49. Suwito says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for the very informative information.

    I will be travelling to Beijing this April with my parent. I am wondering if we could walk from Badaling Train Station to the Ticketing Office at Badaling considering one of my parent is car sick.

    Otherwise, do you have better idea to get to great wall by train without taking any bus at all?

    Looking forward for your reply and thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Suwito (from Singapore)

  50. Daniel says:

    Dear Suwito,

    If your father is carsick, then you have to walk from the station to the ticket office. It is about a 20-minute walk ( a little over one kilometer). Have a nice trip!

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