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 Beijing Railway Station
Location: No.A13, Maojiawan Hutong, Dongcheng District
Beijing Railway Station is an important hub of the national railway transportation. Covering an area of 25 hectares (61.8 acres), it was initially built in 1901 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Shortly after the birth of New China, this station had been enlarged, in 1959 becoming the biggest passenger transport station of those days. The building was impressively grand, with a combination of rich traditional and modern styles in its architecture. It was considered as one of the ten great constructions in the capital during the 1950s.

This station is located right in the city centre with convenient transports-numerous public buses and trains of the Subway Line 2 pass close to this station. The Beijing underground rail networks lie opposite it and there are buses taking passengers to both the inner and outer of the city. The station itself can hold over 8,000 passengers at any time. Beijing Railway Station is the top grade national station that serves many lines, including Jingshan (Beijing to Shandong), Jingqin (Beijing to Shaanxi), Jinghu (Beijing to Shanghai), Jingcheng (Beijing to Chengde City of Hebei Province), Jingyuan (Beijing to Shanxi) and Jingbao (Beijing to Baotou in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region). There are also international passenger trains that serve the Pyongyang, Ulan Bator and Moscow routes. Moreover, it also serves as a link between the inhabitants of the capital and the rest of the nation, as well as the Chinese people and the rest of the world.

Transportation:
Subway: Subway Line 2 to Beijing Subway Station, and then walk to the Beijing Railway Station.
Bus Route:
1. Bus No.9, 10, 20, 25, 39, 59, 122, 203, 209, 403, 434, 639, 673, 729, 938 to Beijing Railway Station East, and then walk to the Beijing Railway Station.
2. Bus No.24, 403, 420, 457, 637, 639, 640, 668, 673, 674, 692, 728 (Branch), 729, 2 (Special) to Beijingzhanqian Street, and then walk to the Beijing Railway Station.

 Beijing East Railway Station
Location: No.7, Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing East Railway Station mainly serves as a freight station, and also transports passengers. This station is the departure station for Jingbao (Beijing-Baotou City of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region) Railway Line, Jingcheng (Beijing-Chengde City of Hebei Province) Railway Line and Jingqin (Beijing-Shaanxi Province) Railway Line. Being a gateway in the capital's railway backbone, it plays an important role in transporting passengers, bulk materials and railway shipments.

Transportation:
Bus Route: Bus No.11, 30, 31, 486, 605, 608, 715, 852, 938 (Sepcial), 985, 988 to Beijing East Railway Station North, and then walk to the Beijing East Railway Station.

 Beijing West Railway Station
Location: No.19, Guanglian Lu, Fengtai District
Covering an area of 51 hectares (126 acres), Beijing West Railway Station is the latest in Beijing and the largest in Asia at present. The station lies to the south of the Beijing World Art Museum and China Central Television Station, and the whole building complex assume the shape of the Chinese character '品'. Its operation commenced in October 1995 and in year 2000, the station was expanded.

The construction of this station has greatly relieved the transportation pressure of Beijing Railway Station. Many trains depart from and arrive at this particular station, transporting more than 100,000 passengers a day. About 200,000 passengers would have gone through the station at its peak hours in a day, making it the nation's largest and busiest passenger station. The well-known Jingjiu Railway Line, serving from Beijing to Kowloon, begins at this station, which incidentally has vast parking lots for passengers' convenience.

Trains starting from this station can take you to the Central South China, South China, Southwest China and Northwest China. As a modernized large-scale station, it also has a well-constructed underground rail network that will be connected with the Subway Line 9 . Over at the square, public transportation lines take passengers to each of the urban districts. Beijing West Railway Station is undoubtedly an important showcase of complex rail networks in the capital.

Transportation: Bus Route: Bus No.9, 21, 40, 47, 50, 52, 54, 65, 67, 205, 209, 212, 301, 319, 320, 373, 374, 387, 414, 437, 609, 616, 661, 663, 673, 694, 695, 741, 802, 823, 937(Branch), 937 (Sepcial), 2 (Special) to Beijing West Railway Station.

 Beijing South Railway Station
As its name says, Beijing South Railway Station is located in the south of the capital. In the past, this station was small and located in No.12, Yongwai Avenue, Chongwen District. The history of this station could be traced back to 1897 in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), when it was called Yongdingmen Railway Station, or Majiabao Railway Station. Slow trains arrive and depart from this station.

After reconstruction, the largest station of Asia is in service since August 1, 2008. This new station is situated in the borders of Xuanwu District, Chongwen District and Fengtai District. The new station consists of five storeys with two above ground and three underground. The second underground floor and the third underground floor are respectively connected with the stations of the Subway Line 4 and the Subway Line 14 , and passengers can transfer to the subway trains without going out of the railway station.

Over 300 pairs of trains arrive and start from this station. This station serves for the trains of the high-speed railways, including the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway and the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway and direct trains to Jinan and Qingdao. It only takes half an hour and five hours respectively traveling from Beijing to Tianjin and from Beijing to Shanghai.

Transportation:
Bus Route: Bus No.20, 53, 63, 102, 106, 122, 203, 208, 377, 381, 454, 458, 485, 692, 741, 927 Qu (927区), 939, 943, 958, 986, Te 3, Te 5, Yuntong 102 to Beijing South Railway Station.

 Beijing North Railway Station or Xizhimen Station
Built in 1906 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Beijing North Railway Station is a rather small station. It is located near the Xizhimen Subway Station of the Subway Line 2 and the Subway Line 13 . The famous Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway, the first railway of China, starts from this station and provides an important access to the northwest of Beijing; they were both designed and inspected by Zhan Tianyou, the first railway engineer of China.

This station mainly serves the tourist trains to the suburb and nearby location of Beijing City, and the short-distance trains from Beijing to Hebei Province and Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. At present, this station is under reconstruction, and only a few trains arrive and start from here. In the future, it will be larger and more modern.

Transportation:
Subway: Subway Line 2 or Subway Line 13 to Xizhimen Subway Station, and then walk to the Beijing North Railway Station.
Bus Route:
1. Bus No.21, 331, 375, 387, 392, 490, 604, 650, 693, 743 to Suojiafen, and then walk to the railway station.
2. Bus No.27, 44, 206, 347, 618, 800, 939 to Yutaoyuan, and then walk to the railway station.

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Comments and Questions

Hi,
i am azizi i want to catch high speed train from bejing to hangzhou, yiwe please let me know what should i do

Reply4/16/2014 9:05:24 PMziaullah,   Afghanistan

David :4/16/2014 9:58:18 PM

there are many high-speed trains from Beijing South Railway station to Hangzhou in one day. you should book a ticket in advance.

Hi If I buy a train ticket receipt online for bullet train before I arrive in beijing can I then collect my ticket at Dongsi train station?

Reply3/5/2014 3:54:10 AMGail,   Australia

Kate :3/14/2014 5:29:28 AM

Dongsi is not a train station, but a subway station, you can only collect your ticket at a railway station, better to be your departure station.

Hi. I will meet some people at Beijing South Railway Station November 12. They are coming from Shanghai. I will go to the station with a bus for 20 people. Where can I park the bus, while waiting for them? Thank you

Reply10/2/2013 3:04:31 AMsven sandberg,   Sweden

Bonnie :10/8/2013 12:34:24 AM

yes, you can. there is parking lot at the railway station.

Pls direct us from PEK airport to Beijing Oriental Hotel. Is there any Bullet train or direct transport to Xiamen

Reply9/14/2013 7:54:57 PMlinda,   Singapore

May :9/15/2013 6:42:04 PM

from the airport to the hotel, you can take the subway airport express line to Dongzhimen, change to line 2 to Jianguomen, and then change to line 1 to Dongdan station. Leave from Exit A and walk north for about 200 meters, you will find the hotel on your left side. there is no bullet trian to Xiamen. Only one fast train is available from Beijing to Xiamen, taking nearly 32 hours. so you are advised to take a flight.

I want to catch the high speed teain from beigin to shanghi.i am in friendship hotel in Beigin.can i take subway to highspeed train station. how long will it take? highspeed train will leave @ 8am on Friday 23rd Aug.

Reply8/18/2013 7:47:09 PMRani,   Australia

Bill :8/19/2013 6:50:15 PM

yes,you can take subway line 4.
it takes about 30 - 40 minutes. i suggest that you get to the subway station by 06:30.

GOOD DAY
wOULD YOU PLEASE DIRECT US FROM BEIJING INT'L NATIONAL AIRPORT TO HUA WEI LI IN CHAO YANG DISTRICT BY AIRPORT EXPRESS THEN THE TAXI.

Reply4/8/2013 1:16:25 PMjuan,   China

Viky :4/8/2013 7:54:28 PM

take airport shuttle bus line 1 from the airport to Panjiayuan and then take a taxi to your destination.

juan fung ( United States ) :4/11/2013 6:12:06 AM

Thank you.

Ms Linda

It is my first time in China. RCI has booked me+wife in Shihao International hotel in Miyun Distt from 7th to 13th April. I found no one in this hotel speaks English, though it is called International. It is very far from Beijing. It is very costly to reach Beijing by Taxi. I want to cover all attractions in Beijing and Acrobatic Show. Is there any tour agency which can pickup from hotel? Or is there any train station (Jncheng line?) or bus station which I can use to go to Downtown Beijing where most of the tours are? PLEASE HELP.

Reply3/12/2013 3:45:04 AMAjay Chauhan,   Malaysia

Emma :3/12/2013 7:18:50 PM

hi,
you can tailor-make your beijing tour at:
http://www.beijingtrip.com/travel/tailor-made.htm
this is a good travel agency and can be trusted.

I want to travel from Beijing to Shanghai by speed train on 4th April. I will stay at 21st century hotel in Chaoyang District. How much time in taxi from hotel to South rail station. Where to do the booking of train ticket.

Reply2/27/2013 11:50:53 PMRamprasad,   India

Vivien :2/28/2013 5:41:39 PM

the taxi fare is about CNY 50 if there's no traffic jam.
you can book the train ticket at: http://www.beijingtrip.com/china-train/

Hi, I'm trying to get from Beijing to Tianjin and figured the Bullet train was my best option. Are there other options? I should mention that I will be traveling with luggage and I only speak English.

If the train is the best option, does anyone know the best way to get from Beijing Airport to Beijing South Train station? How much will it cost and how long will it take? Should I purchase the train ticket in advance?

Thanks for your help!

Reply2/26/2013 7:15:08 PMEllen,   United States

Tina :2/27/2013 5:57:21 PM

the best way from the airport to the south railway station is to take the airport shuttle bus line 10. the bus fare is CNY 16 and it takes about 2 hours.
it will save some time if you take subway: airport line to Dongzhimen, and line 2 to Xuanwumen, and line 4 to Beijing south railway station. it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
you don't need to purchase the train ticket in advance.

Dear friend,

I will arrive at Beijing airport at 6.30PM and would like to go straight to Cangzhou (Hebei)by fast train. Can you help with direction and information etc..., Thanks

Reply2/26/2013 6:37:23 PMThai,   Australia

Bonnie :2/27/2013 5:51:45 PM

i am afraid you will miss the last fast train to Cangzhou departing at 20:20. the fastest way from the airport to the Beijing South Railway Station is to take the subway: airport line to Dongzhimen, and change to line 2 to Xuanwumen, and finally line 4 to the Beijng South railway station to take the fast train. it takes at least 1 hour and 40 minutes.
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