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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Beijing Public Bus

There are over 20000 buses operating in Beijing with nearly 650 bus routes, getting almost anywhere within the city boundary, reaching suburban areas and different sections of the Great Wall as well. Generally Buses run between 6 am to 11 pm daily.

To take the bus in Beijing is an experience in itself. Yes, very often, they are often over-crowded, and sometimes getting a seat is impossible. So get ready to squeeze in or stand. But it's interesting to visit the Great Wall or have sightseeing in the city center by taking a public bus as the locals and don't be afraid of it. The bus service is nshuttle busot very punctual, so make sure to have much patience for your bus trip.

Usually on some buses there is a person whose main job is to sell tickets. However, majority bus lines don't have a person selling tickets - a kind of no-person selling ticket bus. It is written on bus windows. In these cases, you have to be ready for some exact changes or small money for the tickets.

IC card is called "Yikatong"
If you stay in Beijing for quite a few days, or want to have more transport convenience when you traveling Beijing by bus, you are highly recommended to buy a Beijing bus IC card, a kind of transportation smart card. A bus IC Card can be also used to pay for Beijing taxi, Beijing subway and S trains to Badaling Great Wall. The official name of the IC card is called "Yikatong", which means "one card pass" in Chinese, similar to Hong Kong's Octopus card, Singapore's EZ-Link, or the Oyster Card used by TfL in London in United Kingdom.

"Yikatong" - "one card pass" in Chinese
"Yikatong" - "one card pass" in Chinese

More Information on the use of "Yiktong"
1. Par value RMB100.00 + RMB20.00 deposit
2. When you leave Beijing or don't want to use the card anymore, you can return it to places which are appointed by Beijing Municipal Administration and Communications Card Co. Ltd. Then they will refund you RMB20.00 if your card is not damaged.
3. You could refill the bus IC card from over 700 places - the ticket counters at Beijing subway stations, railway stations, most post offices, big supermarkets and so on.
4. Yikatong Service phone number: 88087733 (Chinese)

There are hundreds of bus routes in Beijing. But thanks to the "Line board" at each station, you can easily find your way. If confused, please ask the ticket person, the driver or the passengers if the bus goes to your destination. It's better to make sure you are on the right direction.

The ticket fares vary according to the different distance and the type of bus (air conditioned buses or non-air-conditioned ). Generally, it ranges from 1 to 5 RMB.

If you would like to take a public bus to the attractions at the suburban areas, you have to pay a little more. Of course, taking a public bus to visit the Great Wall or other suburban attractions can be the cheapest way of travelling. For all the public buses coming to the suburban attractions, their bus plaque start with"9"! Please find below the main "9" Line Public Buses for the suburban areas:

Beijing Daily Bus Tours

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Deshengmen Tower Bus Terminal (德胜门内公交站)
How to get to Bus Terminal Deshengmen by subway:
Take subway Line 2 and get off at Jishuitan (积水潭), and exit from Exit A. Then walk along the sideway in the east direction for about 25 minutes, you will see a high Deshengmen Arrow Tower, below the north of the tower are the starting points of both the Bus No. 877 for Badaling Great Wall and the Bus 872 for Ming Tombs. See the Beijing subway map Alternatively, you also can take a train to Badaling Great Wall. Please check Badaling Great Wall Train.

Badaling Bus No.877 (Bus Fare: RMB 12)

Deshengmen (德胜门)- Badaling (八达岭)
Operating Hours:
06:00-12:30 (Nov.1-Mar.31)
Badaling (八达岭)- Deshengmen (德胜门)

Badaling Great Wall Bus No. 877
Badaling Great Wall Bus No. 877

Bus No.872 to:
Ming Tombs (昌平十三陵)
Bus Fare: RMB 8
The first Bus: 6:00am;
The last bus: 6:30pm
Tel: 63360283

Ming Tombs Bus No. 972
Ming Tombs Bus No. 872

Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub (东直门交通枢纽)
How to get to Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub:
Take subway Line 2, get off at the stop of Dongzhimen (东直门) and enter Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub through a connected channel from Dongzhimen Subway Station to Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub.

Bus No. 916 Express (916快)To:
Mutianyu Great Wall 慕田峪长城
Take Bus 916 Express ( 62km ) and get off at Huairou Beidajie (怀柔北大街)in Huairou District, then you have to change for the local bus H23 or H24 (Huairou - Dongtai 怀柔至洞台), continue to drive about 18 km and get off at the 8th stop of Mutianyu. Bus 916 Express (916快)Fare: RMB 12
Bus H23 or 24 Fare: RMB 5

Click" How to Get to Mutianyu Great Wall by Public Bus" for travel information.

"Yikatong" - "one card pass" in Chinese

Mutianyu Great Wall Bus No.916 Express
Mutianyu Great Wall Bus No.916 Express

Bus No. 980 Express (980快) To:
Destination: Jinshanling Great Wall 金山岭长城.
Very Important Notice: Actually the Bus 980 Express stops at Miyun County (密云汽车站), and then you take a mini bus from the downtown Miyun to Jinshanling.
Bus Fare: RMB 15
Minibus Fare: about RMB 50 ( you have to share a mini-bus for Jinshanling Great Wall )

Bus No. 852 or 918 Express (918快)To:
Destination: Pinggu Bu Station ( 平谷 ). Actually the bus stops at Pinggu District and then you take a mini bus from the downtown Pinggu to Jinhai Lake.
Bus Fare: RMB 10
Bus Operation Time: 6:00-18:00
Tel: 64671346、64608131
How to Get to Glass Sightseeing Platform in Pinggu
How to Visit Jingdong Karst Caves in Pinggu

Bus No. 915 To:
Destination: Shunyi Nancai Bus Station (顺义)
Bus Fare: RMB 16
Bus Operation Time: 7:00-15:00
Tel: 64671346、64608131

Bus No. 980 To:
Destination: Simatai Great Wall (马台). Actually the bus stops at Miyun County and then you take a mini bus from the downtown Miyun to Simatai.
Bus Fare: RMB 15
Minibus Fare: 10
Bus Operation Time: 6:00-18:00
Tel: 64671346、64608131

Pingguoyuan Bus Terminal - Public buses to:
Jietaisi Temple
Tanzhesi temple
Chuandixiacun Village

Bus No. 931
Bus Terminal: Pingguoyuan ( west tip of Changan Avenue ) (苹果园)
Destination: Jietaisi, Tanzhesi
Tel: 63360283

Bus No. 929
Bus Terminal: Pingguoyuan (苹果园)
Destination: Lingshan Lukou, Chuandixiacun Village
Tel: 63360283

Beijing Railway Station Bus Terminal - Public buses to:
No. 01 Epoch City in Xianghe

Bus No. 938
Bus Terminal: Beijing Railway Station (北京火车站)
Destination: No. 01 Epoch City in Xianghe
Tel: 63360283

Tianqiao Bus Terminal - Public Buses to Shidu
Bus No. 917
Bus Station: Tianqiao (天桥汽车站)
Destination: Shidu (十渡)
Bus Operation Hours: 6:00 – 17:00
Taking about 3-4 hour for a single trip
For more information on Shidu, please check Shidu Travel Tips.

Beijing Double Decker Bus
If you choose to take a public bus to have the sightseeing around the downtown area in Beijing. Please check the following 5 public sightseeing double decker bus lines:

"Yikatong" - "one card pass" in Chinese

Public Sightseeing Double Decker Bus No.01:
Destinations: Beijing South Train Station, Yongdingmennei, South Gate of Tiantan, Qianmen, Tiananmen Sqaure, Shatanlunankou, East Gate of Coal Hill, Drum Tower, Lama Temple and Beiguanting.
Bus Fare: RMB 3
Bus Operation Time: 8:00-18:00
Tel: 68429295

Public Sightseeing Double Decker Bus No.02 ( Olympic Green Line ):
Destinations: Huizhongli, Beichengdonglu, National Stadium, Minzhuyuanlu, Lama Temple and Beiguanting
Bus Fare: RMB 3
Bus Operation Time: 8:00-18:00
Tel: 68429295

Public Sightseeing Double Decker Bus No.03:
Destinations: Hangtianqiao, Beizuizidongkou, Ganjiakoudong, Fuchengmen, Baitasi, Xianmen, Beihai Park, Forbidden City, Jinshandongmen, Drum Tower, Minzhuyuan, Beichengxiqiaobei, National Stadium, Nangounihe, Aoyuncunbei, Olympic Bus Terminal.
Bus Fare: RMB 3
Bus Operation Time: 8:00-18:00
Tel: 68429295

Public Sightseeing Double Decker Bus No.04:
Destinations: Dongdaqiaolukoubei, Worker's Stadium, Dongsishitiao, Beixinqiaolukoubei, Lama Temple, Ditandongmen, Aoyuncun, Olympic Bus Terminal.
Bus Fare: RMB 3
Bus Operation Time: 8:00-18:00
Tel: 68429295

Public Sightseeing Double Decker Bus No.05:
Destinations: Hongmiaolukoudong, Guanghuazhonglu, Yonganlilukouxi, East exit of Beijing Train Station, Wangfujing, Tiananmenxi, Xidanlukoudong, Fuxngmennei, Gonghuidalou, Military Museum, Gongzhufendong and Hangtianqiaonan.
Bus Fare: RMB 3
Bus Operation Time: 8:00-18:00
Tel: 68429295

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