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Does anybody know how far to train station in Tiajin from the port and how much in the taxi.We will be on d/princess arriving April 1st. cheers

Reply11/9/2012 5:05:24 PMSHAYNE ,   New Zealand

Kathryn :1/12/2013 6:12:14 PM

We took the diamond princess to Beijing and as soon as we got outside we were met with taxi driver trying to ask exorbitant prices, with no meters. Because they know they can get away with it due to ppls ignorance (a taxi should cost 30 - 50 yuan at most to the train station) they continue to charge 100 - -500 yuan with NO meter. But if you walk to the Gate, which is to the left of the parking lot, there is a Public bus depot To the leftand it costs I think 3 yuan a person and goes to the train station. We did have a couple of big suitcases but we managed it. Or you could learn the Chinese word for meter and try to insist, or find a taxi with a meter. Also, get a few Chinese words in writing, like, train station, taxi meter, ticket seller, where is the line up,etc. not much English oftentimes. Good luck.

jacki ( New Zealand ) :12/16/2012 2:41:50 AM

Hi Shayne,
We are also doing what you are doing? Would you like to share a taxi to Beijing?

Nancy :11/9/2012 6:03:21 PM

which train station?
there are a Tanggu Station near the port, and a Tianjian Railway Station far from the port, but both stations have bullet trains to Beijing.
the taxi fare to the Tanggu station is about CNY 70 per cab, and CNY 200 to Tianjian railway station.

Suzy and Adolphe will stay at Novotel Peace Beijing 6-8 Oct 12 and will go to Tanguu by bullet train (C2273) on 8 Oct and then by taxi to International Port to board Voyager of the Seas (Tianjin-Singapore'
Any one doing the same?

Reply10/1/2012 2:12:24 PMAdolphe ,   Australia

Jenny Smith ( Australia ) :12/7/2012 2:26:16 AM

Adelphi, we are doing the same but in reverse in March. Are you able to email me on jennyneilsmith@gmail.com with the details in reverse. There are 4 of us.

How much is a taxi from tiajin port to go to tanggu station. Can we find easely a taxi at 6 AM not far from princess diamond pier?

Reply10/21/2012 1:44:13 PMragusa ,   China

Bruce :10/21/2012 6:51:22 PM

It's easy to take a taxi at the exit of the port. The taxi fare is aroudn CNY60.

we arrive in tianjin port with diamond princess on 10th november (4am).Can we take the bullet train with luggages?
Where can we find the long distance bus to go to beijing (always with luggage). I have difficulties to walk.Thank you

Reply9/27/2012 7:40:05 AMragusa ,   France

Lisa :9/27/2012 6:41:19 PM

hi Ragusa,
the long-distance bus station is quite far from the ferry terminal, so i suggest you take a taxi to the Tanggu railway station, and then take the bullet train (it is ok with luggage) to Beijing.
or you can contact a travel agency for pick-up service.

We are arriving at the port of Beijing China on the 9th October 2012 from the Diamond Princess. (not sure name of port but presume Tianjin)
We don't know China at all but wondered what the best transport is to get to Beijing central Xin Qiao where we are staying at the Novotel Hotel. We are hoping the bullet train might be best and probably best economically. Can anyone advise us on this. Regards

Reply6/18/2012 4:30:53 PMalan walker ,   New Zealand

Dieter Kindermann ( United States ) :9/24/2012 9:30:29 AM

Could you give us a critc and suggestions
on the excursions of the Diamond Princess,
we a starting our Cruise Oct. 9th, 2012
in Beijing to Bangkok.
Thank you very much,

Dieter Kindermann ( United States ) :9/20/2012 5:53:16 AM

Good morning
I saw your request on this website. I wonder if you
Can send us some tips on your exclusions on the
Diamond Princess, we are starting our cruise on Oct. 9
For 16 days to Bangkok
Thank you very much
Dieter Kindermann

Joanne ( Canada ) :9/19/2012 9:11:46 AM

Hi Alan, We are also staying at the Novotel Xin Qiao and plan to take the train either from Tianjin or Tanggu. E-mail me if you'd like to share cabs/travel together to get to/from the train.
curlyjo1 @ shaw.ca
Thanks, Joanne

Terry ( Canada ) :9/2/2012 1:54:37 PM

We are on the same cruise, and have been in contact with the Walkers from Australia. We would like to compare notes with you regarding using the train to get from Tianjin to Beijing. Could you please send us an email at yvrlmr@gmail.com?

Ashleigh Walker ( Australia ) :7/10/2012 7:01:13 AM

Hi Alan
My folks are on the same cruise and were wondering the same thing. Would you like to get in touch with them and coordinate something together?
Contact me if you would like to talk with dad.

Helen :6/18/2012 6:55:01 PM

yes,the cruise ship arrives at Tianjin port.
you can take a taxi to Tanggu Railway station, and then take the bullet train to Beijing south railway station.
from the railway station, take the subway line 4 to xuanwumen station, and line 2 to Chongwenmen station. exit from Exit A2, you will find the hotel.

Hi, We require transport from a hotel in Beijing going to Tianjin to embark on our Princess Diamond cruise. There's 6 of us with big luggages, therefore,would like to get a shuttle coach or van to pick us up at the hotel in Beijing & drop off at Diamond Princess. Suggestions please.

Reply9/17/2012 3:19:43 PMelizabeth vancouver ,   Canada

elizabeth vancouver ( Canada ) :9/18/2012 6:39:50 PM

Hi Kate, Thanks for your info. Will check with travel agency for services with other independent company. Unfortunately, Princess only provides package, i.e. one night hotel accomodation plus transfer to Port. We would like to stay 2 to 3 nights in Beijing prior to our cruise.

Kate :9/17/2012 7:38:50 PM

usually some travel agency provide this service.
i heard the cruise company also provide this kind of shuttle service, maybe you can try to contact the cruise company.

I am disembarking from Diamond Princess Oct 9 and stay in Tianjing two nights Radisson Blu. My plane AA ETD PEK 0800 Oct 11 for ORD. Looking for way to Beijing airport early 11th from Tianjin. Cabin B529

Reply9/13/2012 10:44:05 AMJim Murray ,   United States

Fiona :9/13/2012 7:05:24 PM

as your hotel is only about 500 meters from the Tianjin Railway Station, you can take bullet train to Beijing South Railway Station, and then take an airport shuttle bus to the Beijing Capical Airport.

I've read that instead of taking a taxi to Tianjin Railway Station, another option is to take Bus No. 103 at the port to Citizen Square (Shi Min Guang Zhang), then take light rail to Tianjin Railway Station to catch the train to Beijing.

1. Where can we take Bus No. 103? Does it stop right at the port? If not, how far do we have to walk, and which direction from the port?

2. Is light rail to Tianjin Station available right at Citizen Square, where we get off Bus No 103?

3. How often are there light rail trains going from Citizen Square to Tianjin Station?

4. How much would the light rail train fare be per person?

5. If the train from Tianjin Railway Station to Beijing takes approximately 30 minutes, how long would the bus ride on Bus No. 103 to Citizen Square, and from Citizen Square light rail to Tianjin Station, take approximately?

Thank you.

Reply9/5/2012 12:00:30 AMRich ,   United States

Gina :9/5/2012 6:48:35 PM

Hi Rich,
bus No. 103 does not reach the port, and the light rail to Tianjin Railway Station is not open yet, but you can get to the Shiyijing Road station which is less than 2 km from the Tianjin Railway Station.
so the best way from the Tianjin Port is to take a taxi to Donghai Road Station (around CNY 40, 25 min), take the light rail to Jingshiyi Road station (the last station, CNY 9, 40 min), take a taxi or bus or walk to the tianjin railway station, and then take a bullet train to Beijing (CNY 55, 35 min).

Hi, we will be on the Diamond Princess(from Singapore) docking in Tianjin on March 30. Planning to take taxi to Tanggu Rail Station to Beijing. Is it hard to find a taxi at the new International Home port to the train station? Will stay in Beijing for 3 days. Is anyone planning 1 or 2 days tours in Beijing? Thanks.

Reply2/26/2012 9:56:18 AMSusieQ ,   United States

Diana ( United States ) :9/4/2012 11:11:35 PM

Hi SusieQ,
Was wondering how your train journey from Tanggu to Beijing went? Was it easy to find a taxi at the Tianjin port? How long did it take and how much did it cost, approximately?

Linda :2/26/2012 7:49:28 PM

It is easy to take a taxi from Tianjin port to Tanggu railway station. You can just book a beijing tour through http://www.beijingtrip.com/travel/package/

My wife Sharon and I and our 21 year old daughter are also on the Diamond Princess arriving in Tianjin on Oct 9. We are going on to Beijing to visit our son who is Military Police at the Canadian Embassy. We would be interested in touching base with someone interested in sharing a cab to Tanggu Train Station and comparinggunotes on other travel arrangements

Reply8/30/2012 5:40:00 PMMike Dolliver ,   Canada

Rich ( Canada ) :9/4/2012 10:16:17 PM

Hi Mike,
Are you still planning to take a cab from Tianjin port to the railway station to take the train to Beijing? If yes, can we compare notes? Please email me at ltsignuplt1@gmail.com. Thanks!

Terry ( Canada ) :9/3/2012 12:13:47 PM

We are on the same cruise, and would like to compare notes about taking the train from Tianjin port to Beijing. You can email us at yvrlmr@gmail.com. Thanks!

mark :9/1/2012 6:27:12 PM

You may make a survey on the cruise ship. Good luck!

We are arriving at Tianjin cruiseport and want to take the train to Beijing. We understand that we should take a taxi from the cruiseport to Tanggu Railway Station.
1. Is it easy to get a taxi from the cruiseport? If yes, how much would it cost approximately and how long will it take to get to Tanggu Station?
2. Can we purchase train tickets at Tanggu, or do we need to make advance reservations (pre-book)?
3. I understand there are no trains from Tanggu to Beijing between 930am to noon. If this is correct, is there an alternative so we don't end up waiting at Tanggu Station for 2-1/2 hours if we miss the 930am train?

Reply9/2/2012 7:15:36 AMDiane ,   Canada

George :9/3/2012 7:27:26 PM

1. it will not busy on Oct. 9.
2. 2 hours and around CNY 120 per cab.
3. no, no need to book for both Tanggu and Tainjin.

have a nice trip!

Diane ( Canada ) :9/3/2012 1:02:51 PM

1. Will Oct 9 still be considered busy? I understand that the Chinese national holidays will be over by Oct 7?
2. If we take the taxi from Tianjin port to Tianjin Railway Station, how long will it be and how much will it cost?
3. So, for both Tanggu and Tianjin train tickets, there is no need to book in advance if it is not a public holiday in China?

George :9/2/2012 7:14:49 PM

Yes, there are more trains from Tianjin railway station to Beijing. It takes about 2 hours and costs aroudn CNY120 from Tianjin port to Tianjin railway station by taxi.

Diane ( Canada ) :9/2/2012 6:42:48 PM

George, thanks for the reply.
I understand we can also take a taxi from Tianjin port directly to Tianjin Rail Station and take a bullet train to Beijing, as they have more trains leaving for Beijing than at Tanggu. Is this correct? If yes, how much would the taxi from Tianjin Port to Tianjin Rail Station be, and how long would it take? Thanks again!

George :9/2/2012 6:17:34 PM

1. Yes, there are usually many taxis waiting outside of the Tianjin cruise port. It costs aroudn CNY40 from Tianjin port to Tanggu railway station.

2. If you won't visit Tianjin around the public holidays in China, no need to book the train tickets in advance.

3. Yes, the next train from Tanggu railway station to Beijing after 09:30 am is at 12:04. You may also take a taxi to Tianjin long-distance bus station to take a bus to Beijing if you won't want to wait long at the railway station.

We are arriving in Tiajin on the 9th of October. Which train do we take and to where to get to the Best Western Primiere Royal Phoenix Hotel No.17 Qianliang Hutong, Dongsi North Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Thank you

Reply8/20/2012 4:47:55 PMRochelle Lapiers ,   United States

Terry ( Canada ) :9/3/2012 12:18:42 PM

Hi Rochelle,
We are on the same cruise, and would like to share information about taking the train from Tianjin Port to Beijing. If you can drop us a line at yvrlmr@gmail.com, that would be great. Thanks!

Hank :8/20/2012 6:48:52 PM

you can take a taxi to the Tanggu Railway station (around CNY 100), and then take bullet train to Beijing South Railway Station (CNY 60 per person), and a taxi to the hotel (around CNY 30).

We will be transferring from the Renaissance Beijing to the Renaissance Tianjin, and then the next day to the port to pick up a cruise. Is it easy to get from the Renaissance to the station to the bullet train, and from the station in Tianjin to the hotel? Also, what is the best way to get from the hotel in Tianjin to the port?

Reply7/26/2012 8:04:42 AMjonathan ,   Netherlands

Lee and Louise :8/27/2012 4:55:52 PM

Hi Jonathan , We're also staying at the Renaissance in Tianjin. We're checking in there the 9th Nov. Which one are you staying at as there are 3 Renaissance's there. Ours is the Teda which is the closest to the port.the others are the "Downtown" and the "Lakeview". Is your sailing also on the 10th Nov? lion33442@aol.com

Lee & Louise ( Canada ) :8/3/2012 12:50:25 PM

Hi Jonathan
We will be arriving in Beijing Nov 7 staying at Marriott City Wall till 9th then boarding train to Tang Gu staying at the Renaissance overnight then by taxi to the Diamond. Tell me your plans at lion33442@aol.com

Sally :7/26/2012 7:16:05 PM

you can take a taxi from the Renaissance Beijing to Beijing South Railway station to take the bullet train, the taxi fare is about CNY 30.
from the Tianjin Railway station, take a taxi to the hotel or a bus No. 13 to Dalu Road Xiao Bai Lou stop and walk southeast along the road for about 140 meters and turn right, you will find the hotel not far from you.
from the hotel, you can walk to the Music Hall (Yin Yue Ting) bus station on Zhejiang Road, and take the bus No. 866 or 963 to Daguangming Bridge stop and take the light rail to the Citizen Square (Shi Min Guang chang) station, and then a bus No, 513 to the port.

We have received one reply with no follow up from Wendy & Wes of Australia for joining us on our 50th wedding anniversary coming up on Nov 10. We will be 3 days in Beijing prior to the sailing. If there are others that are touring, lets get together

Reply5/27/2012 9:07:36 AMLee ,   Canada

Geoff and Letty Woo-Ming ( United States ) :8/22/2012 4:54:21 PM

We were married in Toronto 45 years ago Nov 11 and will be taking the Diamond Princess cruise Beijing - Bangkok Nov. 10. We would like to coordinate with you. Since we don't have to board until 2pm-4pm, do we have enough time to take the bullet train on Nov. 10?

Hi My wife and I are arriving at Tianjin from the Diamond Princess cruise eta oct 9th 2012 in the morning.
Can anyone advise if there is a bullet train nearby to get near to our Novotel hotel in Xinqiao Beijing and how far that might be from the port.


Reply8/20/2012 8:43:46 PMAlan ,   New Zealand

Sally :8/21/2012 7:27:15 PM

the nearest railway station is the Tanggu Railway Station which is about 40 minutes' drive. the taxi fare is around CNY 100.
the bullet trains from Tanggu to Beijing depart at 08:38, 09:24, and 12:04 in the morning.
after you get off the bullet train at Beijing South Railway station, you can take a taxi to the hotel or subway line 4 to Xuanwumen and then line 2 to Chongwenmen station, your hotel is near the Exit A2 of the station.

We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary onboard the Diamond but not before Nov 10 and staying in Beijing for 3 days before the cruise, If anyone has the same schedule, we could team up for the bullet train to the port

Reply4/25/2012 10:49:01 AMLee ,   Canada

Wendy & Wes Turbill ( Australia ) :8/16/2012 7:11:22 PM

Dena & Phil - we are staying at the Novotel Peace Beijing - suggested by our travel agent and looks ok on internet - close to Tianamen Sq etc - happy to catch up and travel to port together - will catch bullet train to Tanggu and taxi to port - looks fairly easy and much cheaper than bus etc - you can contact us on turbills@adam.com.au

Francois Gregoire ( Canada ) :8/13/2012 4:14:01 PM

Hi Lee and Louise I am from Montreal. We will be in Beijing the 6 of november. We will cruise the 10 of november for our 35 anniversary too. If you want that we team up with you for the transfers that will be a pleasure. Francois And Mireille mimi24242@hotmail.com

Dena and Phil ( United States ) :8/2/2012 6:14:47 AM

Lee and Louise and Wendy and Wes, We will be on the same cruise. We would love to tag along. Getting to the port sounds confusing. We arrive in Beijing on the 8th. Can you make hotel suggestions? Also, you might find additional info on cruisecritic dot com

Lee & Louise Singer ( Canada ) :5/21/2012 8:31:03 AM

Hi Wendy & Wes
I don't know if you received my 1st reply, but I'll send another.
Thanks for answering, it would be lovely to team up together in Beijing.
My e-mail is lion33442@aol.com
Hope to hear from you.

Wendy & Wes Turbill ( Australia ) :5/17/2012 5:50:39 PM

Hi, we are also sailing on the Diamond Princess on 10th November and staying in Beijing for 4 days before-have been thinking about catching the bullet train and would love to team up with you.

we are disembarking Diamond princess in Tianjin on 9th October 2012 and would like information on how to travel to airport by train. also anybody wanting to share private taxi or van?

Reply8/15/2012 7:24:13 AMelizabeth ross ,   Australia

Daisy :8/15/2012 6:14:16 PM

are you going to the Tianjin Binhai Airport or Beijing Capital Airport?

Hi, My husband and I are arriving on the Diamond Princess on the 9th October and want to go to Beijing on the bullet train. Would we get a Taxi to train station and does the bullet train big enough to take our luggage.

Reply3/2/2012 4:30:51 PMS ,   Australia

elizabeth ( Australia ) :8/10/2012 6:41:30 AM

We are interested in joining other passengers in a transfer from Port into Beijing on 9th october 2012. We are flying out same day and need to be at airport around 2pm.

Brenda :3/2/2012 5:50:28 PM

yes, you can take a taxi for about 40 minutes to the Tanggu Railway station, and there are 9 trains from Tanggu station to Beijing departing at: 08:38, 09:24, 12:04, 13:04, 17:23, 18:23, 19:29, 20:14, and 21:54.
the bullet train is big enough for your luggage.

Hello. Staying at the mercury in Beijing 5th october and need to get to Tianjin port for cruise on Voyager of the seas 8th October. Any suggestions .We are a retired couple. Thanks Norma

Reply8/6/2012 3:12:52 PMNorma Robson ,   United Kingdom

Emma :8/6/2012 7:13:07 PM

Hi Norma,
you can take a taxi (CNY 16) to the Beijing South Railway station and take a bullet train to Tanggu Railway Station (CNY 66 per person), and then take a taxi to the port (about CNY 80).

Hello Dear guide?
I need to know Tinajin to Erlian bus schedule and cost clearly please help me?

Reply7/8/2012 2:31:44 PMBudda ,   Korea, Republic Of

Billy :7/8/2012 7:24:14 PM

the bus from Tianjin to Erlian departs from Tongsha Long-distance bus station (located in Hedong District).
the bus leaves at 15:30. the travel time is around 10 hours. the ticket is about CNY 250.