Arrival Hall of Beijing South Railway Station

Of the four the train stations in Beijing (Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Station, Beijing South Station and Beijing North Station), Beijing South Railway Station serves as the terminal for the high speed trains, including Tianjin, Shanghai and more cities which have railway stations for high speed trains.

If you are leaving Beijing by taking a high speed train, please check “Departure Hall of Beijing South Railway Station” for detailed information.

 If you come to Beijing by high speed train, a lttle knowledge about the Arrival Hall of Beijing South Railway Station will help you facilitating your train transfer in Beijing South Railway Station. 

Your platform is on the ground floor totaling 24 platforms in Beijing South Railway Station. Just follow the throng and go down by using an escalator to the underground floor, the arrival hall of Beijing South Railway Station. 

So the Departure Hall of Beijing South Railway Station is on the second floor, the platform on the first floor and the underground floor (B1) is for arrival.

When you arrive at Beijing South Railway Station, you will come to the underground floor ( B1), the transportation hub for transferring the disembarking passengers to the city area of Beijing. Beijing South Railway Station is served by Subway Line 4, city buses, taxis…

The entrance to Subway Line 4 is located in the middle of the arrival hall (B1) of Beijing South Railway Station   

Studying the Subway Line 4
Buying the subway tickets
Going down to the B2 for the subway line 4
There are two city bus hubs – North Plaza and South Plaza. Just follow the signs and get to the bus hubs both in the south or north. The bus lines at the north bus hub (F1): 20, 458, 102, 106, 84, and 203 (night)

The bus lines at the south bus hub (f1): 529,  652, 72, T5, T8, 665 and 208 (night)

There are two taxi waiting areas in B1, east and west. At the time of my writing, the west taxi waiting area has more taxis than the east taxi terminal.

Go to the east taxi terminal
 For the first time visitors to Beijing, it is better to take a taxi to the city center. If you find the taxi waiting queue is too long, you may consider using the subway line 4. So do some research on the subway map. Get off the stop near your hotel, then take a taxi on the move. In Beijing, it is much easier to hail a taxi on the move than in the waiting areas in a railway station or airport.
One taxi versus over one hundred of waiting passengers!!

Tip: Hassle-free Beijing 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 Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Great Wall Tour
Beijing City Tour
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings

Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
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 Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

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

Wangfujing Walking Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Gui Jie ( Ghost Street) Food Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

4 thoughts on “Arrival Hall of Beijing South Railway Station

  1. Good evening,
    I am going to leave to Shanghai tomorrow from Beijing South Railway Station. I must collect the tickets that I bought on Internet (I only have the reservation number). Can you tell me at which floor of the station I can find the correct window for this operation? Thank you!

  2. Dear Giorgia,

    Don’t worry. Just go to the south station a bit earlier. The departure floor ( second floor ) will have the window for collecting the online tickets. Just take a taxi and your taxi driver will take you to the departure floor. Take it easy. Basically the ticket collecting only starts 15 minutes before departure. Have a good time!

    Any problem, just ask people in rail staff uniform for assistance.

  3. We will be arriving at the Beijing South Railway on June 22 from the PEK airport and will be traveling by bullet train to Tianjin. We are not sure where to go to purchase our bullet train tickets to Tianjin when we arrive at the station.

    Can we purchase our tickets now, online, to avoid confusion?

  4. Dear Melanie Hubbard,

    Thanks for your inquiry! No worry. There are several ticketing offices inside the waiting hall of the railway station. Many local people
    buy tickets on the ticket vending machines. Have a good time in China!

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