Home : Beijing Transportation : Comments

Comments and Questions

Hi my Husband and I are on the Diamond Princess Cruise 4th
Feb, disinbarking in the 27th Feb. Has anyone travelled on the Bullet Train to Beijing and are taxis expensive and easily to get at the terminal and Hotels. We are willing to share transport cost for private transfer if anyone interested. Thanks

Reply1/5/2012 5:46:35 PMJoyce ,   Australia

sue darlington ( United Kingdom ) :1/15/2012 9:35:19 AM

Hi Joyce we are also on Diamond Princess docking in Tianjin on 27th feb we will share taxi with you to hotel in Beijing please reply to my email address and we can meet up on the ship to discuss it.suedarl1@yahoo.co.uk

Hank :1/5/2012 7:17:11 PM

It is very convenient to take a bullet train from Tianjin to Beijing, since there are dozens of trains daily and it only takes around half an hour.

My hubby and I will be disembarking from the Diamond Princess on the 1st of May 2012 and was wondering if anyone wanted to share a private van transfer into Beijing. We will be staying at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-TOWN.
If anyone is interested please email me direct on debbyron@aapt.net.au

Reply1/11/2012 5:23:47 PMDebby South ,   Australia

Babala :1/11/2012 6:48:05 PM

Hi Debby,
public transportation is also very convenient.
you can take a taxi to the Tanggu Railway station and a bullet train to Beijing South Railway station, and then a taxi to the hotel.

We will be arriving Tianjin Port on Diamond Princess on March 30, and would like to go directly to Beijing Airport. Is an airport bus the best way? As noted above, the airport bus departs from Tianhuan Long-Distance Bus station. Where's this station? Is it within walking distance from the Port? Does it require another bus or taxi to get to the Bus Station?
How long does it take to get from Port to Airport?

Is this airport bus a direct shuttle between Tianjin Port and Beijing Airport? How much does it cost?

Many thanks.

Reply1/10/2012 5:47:06 PMMay ,   Canada

Bill :1/10/2012 8:05:27 PM

hi May,
there is no direct bus from the ferry termianl to Beijing airport. and the tianjin tianhuan long-distance bus station is a little bit far from the port.
from the port, you can take taxi to the tanggu railway station and then take a bullet train to Beijing south Railway station, and then take an airport shuttle bus to Beijing airport.
it will take approximately 3 -4 hours (at least).

Does the airport bus going from PEK to Tianjin take us to the embark point or another mode of transportation is needed. Diamond Princess cruise Feb 27 2012. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank y ou. grearWe cruisewill beare to we have to take another mme directly to the embark port or int or boarding thetakiT

Reply1/9/2012 7:11:26 PMTerry Sloan ,   United States

Alicia :1/10/2012 7:23:02 PM

no direct way of transportation is available between the airport and the dock.
the fastest way is to take the airport shuttle bus line 10 to Beijing South Railway station, and a bullet train to Tanggu railway station ,and then take a taxi to the ferry terminal.

Hello, What is the way to get to the international airport from Tianjin dock instead of using Princess transfer service?

Reply1/8/2012 9:53:08 AMkathryn mcfadden ,   United States

Babala :1/8/2012 6:13:09 PM

buses plus trian:
take bus No. 513 from the dock to Investment Service Center (Tou Zi Fu Wu Zhong Xin) stop and change to bus No. 605 to Tanggu Railway Station, then take a bullet train to Beijing South Railway Station. take airport shuttle bus line 10 to the Beijing internantional airport.

We are to travel with Diamond Princess from Australia, 4th Feb arriving in Tianjin cruise terminal Can anyone suggest how to get to Beijing International airport for a flight to Singapore and the approx cost from the cruise port, if known Regards Wayne

Reply12/13/2011 3:40:17 AMWayne ,   Australia

Kelly :12/13/2011 6:17:21 PM

Hi Wayne,
from the cruise terminal, you can take a taxi or bus No. 102 to Tanggu Railway Station, and take a intercity express train to Beijing South Railway Station, and then take subway line 4 to Xizhimen station, and line 2 to Dongzhimen station, and transfer to airport express line to the Beijing Capital airport. the cost is less than CNY 150.

Hubby and I will be disembarking from the Diamond Princess on the 1st of May 2012. What's the best way to get from the port (dunno which one)to the airport (dunno which one either!) Please help.

Reply12/11/2011 5:09:39 PMmeng ,   New Zealand

Rachel :12/11/2011 6:32:34 PM

Hi Meng,
the port must be the one in Tanggu District, Tianjin City. but you need to make sure which airport you are going, is it in Tianjin or Beijing?

We too are going on Diamond Princess and would like to visit Terracotta Warrior site. We join ship in Australia on 4 Feb and on ship for 39 days. Can anyone suggest options for us?

Reply12/10/2011 7:04:44 PMJenny ,   Australia

Lyla :12/11/2011 6:02:16 PM

Hi Jenny,
i think you can book a Xian Tour at

Do you know where to find the airport shuttle at the airport to go from Beijing capital airport to Tianjin? It costs around CNY80 per person only.
My wife and I also are going on the Ciamond Princess cruise on March 30, 2012

Reply12/2/2011 8:33:14 AMPhilip Lindner ,   United States

Hank :12/2/2011 5:11:18 PM

The airport shuttle bus stations are T1 -- Gate 7 on the 1st Floor, T2 -- Gate 13-18 on the 1st Floor, T3 -- at the West Gate on the 1st Floor.

we are 2 seniors will take Princess Diamond cruise on Mar 30, 2012, want to know how to book a taxi to Tianjin port from beijing, dongchen district, and how much it will cost?
very appreciate

Reply12/1/2011 10:30:56 AMdunguyenkhoa ,   United States

Derek :12/1/2011 4:46:37 PM

I think you may have to book a taxi through a local China travel company. It costs around CNY300 for a single way. Why not take the airport shuttle from Beijing capital airport to Tianjin? It costs around CNY80 per person only.

Where is the best place to change US dollars into China Yaun money

Reply11/14/2011 11:00:39 AMPhilip Lindner ,   United States

Polly :11/14/2011 6:47:08 PM

all Chinese banks are available for currency exchange, for example, Bank of China.

My wife and I will be taking a Princess Cruise on 30MAR2012 departing from Tianjin at 6.00pm. Please advise if there is transfer or shuttle bus available from Beijing Capital Airport directly to the Cruise Terminal. Please also advise cost and duration of such trip.
If there is no direct service, what alternative do we have?
Thank you very much.

Reply10/17/2011 10:35:15 PMKar Lee ,   Canada

Phil ( United States ) :11/9/2011 7:50:24 AM

Princess provides bus service from the Center Central Transfer for $84.00 each ($168.00) Leaves from Metro Park Lido Hotel (was the Holliday Inn) on Jiangtai Road in the Distric CHAOYANG. Show time 10am, bus leaves at 11am. About 3 hours. You Pay and reserve the bus ticket through you booking agent. For more info call Princess. (my wife and I are going on the same cruise)

Lucilla Leung ( Canada ) :10/21/2011 3:05:36 PM

Kar Lee,

We have 4 people going on the same cruise on Mar. 30, 3012. We would like to find out from you the way to go from Beijing airport to Tianjin Port. Please contact me if you have more info. My email is Lucilla_leung@umanitoba.ca.

Tina :10/18/2011 8:50:46 PM

Hi Kar Lee,
there's no direct bus from Beijing airport to the Cruise Terminal.
you can take the airport shuttle bus to Tianjin Tianhuan Long-distance bus Station. (about 2.5 hours, CNY 80 per person), then take a taxi to the Cruise Terminal (about 1.5 hours, CNY 150)

We are going
on the diamond princess on 11th November from Tianjin and are looking for others to join in a taxi from Beijing

Reply10/20/2011 7:04:05 PMChristine ,   Australia

Marie ( United States ) :11/1/2011 4:42:45 PM

Hi Christine, if you are still looking, please contact me @ mchan@interspace-design.com. My husband and I will be taking the train otherwise.

Lisa :10/21/2011 5:49:26 PM

I think you can find a cooperator through a local China travel company.

Which station on the Tianjin-Tanggu light rail line (Number 9) is closest to the new International Cruise Home Port, and are taxis easy to come across at this particular station?

Reply9/27/2011 2:49:20 PMGoldilocks ,   United Kingdom

Tracy :10/27/2011 1:43:08 AM

Civilian Plaza (Shi Min Guang Chang)station is nearest to the port, and it is very easy for you to take a taxi from the station to the port.

We are embarking on the Diamond Princess on the 11th November. Could you please tell me how much it would cost for a taxi from Tianjin Railway Station to Tianjin Port International Cruise Port? Thank you

Reply10/23/2011 3:01:24 PMJan ,   Australia

Blaire :10/23/2011 7:17:48 PM

Hi Jan,
it costs about CNY 160.

Does anyone familiar with Tianjin know the easiest way to get to Tianjin airport from the Tianjin cruise terminal?

Reply10/17/2011 8:18:32 PMMax Petterson ,   Australia

Juno :10/18/2011 8:32:27 PM

hi Max,
the easiest way it to take a taxi, of course, and it costs about CNY 120.
or you can take bus No. 107 or 502 from the terminal to Heping Road stop, and walk eastwalk along the road for about 100 meters, turn right at the crossing to the Yongjiu Street, and walk for another 100 meters, you will find the Waitan Park bus stop, take the airport shuttle bus to Tianjin airport.

Will cruise on the Diamond Princess early next year. Wanted to know how long it takes from the cruise terminal to the Tianjin express train station (to Beijin), by taxi. Are taxi available by the cruise terminal? How far is the Beijin train station to the airport. Thanks in advance.

Reply10/12/2011 7:33:41 AMSue ,   United States

Beijinger :10/12/2011 8:02:50 PM

Hi Sue,
you can take a taxi from the terminal to Tanggu Railway station. it takes less than 30 minutes and costs abour CNY 10.
then take the express train to Beijing South Railway station, which takes about 1 hour. the express train departs at fixed time: 08:38, 09:24, 12:04, 13:04, 17:23, 18:23, 19:29, 20:14, 21:54.
the travel time from Beijing south Railway station to the airport is about 2.5 hours by subway.

Diamond Princess arriving in Tianjin on Nov 11, 2011 want to take bullit train to Beijing. Party of 5 Join us for ride and Great Wall tour..
Any info is greatly appreciated ☺ rreimer@prodigy.net

Reply7/19/2011 1:33:02 PMRosemarie ,   United States

gh :9/27/2011 5:18:59 PM

I am also on the Diamond princess; you meant october ?

i am in cabin L 235; so you can ring me.

I have "done" bejing before!!

Anne ( United States ) :9/2/2011 3:00:01 PM

There are 6 of us on the same cruise with you. We are planning to take the beijing half day tour from the ship and take a cab from the tour drop off point to our hotel. Doing that we don't have to drag our luggages on the train.

Bob and Hilary ( United States ) :8/7/2011 8:27:41 PM

Hilary and I are on the same cruise, Diamond Princess, as you and the Banisters. We would be interested in meeting with you and others to explore the possibilities of A group transfer to Beijing as well as tours once there. Robert Jackson. rljacksn13@aol.com

lindsay ( Australia ) :7/26/2011 2:23:12 AM

hi rosemarie i was looking through the how to get to beijing notices and noticed your message my wife and myself are on the same cruise as you and we are staying in beijing for 7 days we haven't made any plans as yet but would be interested in doing the great wall tour with you in australia we have what are called maxi taxis and they carry about 8 to 10 people if they have them in china it would be an interesting trip seeing the countryside the trip is about 2 to 2.5 hours regards lindsay lbannister@optusnet.com.au

I will be on a cruise ship arriving in Tianjin Port. Can I take the train from there to Beijing and approximately how much does it cost? Thanks so much, Steve

Reply9/26/2011 5:57:47 PMSteve ,   United States

Blaire :9/26/2011 7:24:32 PM

hi Steve, you need to get to the Tianjin Railway Station first, and then take the train to Beijing.
it takes only 40 minutes from the Tianjin railway station to Beijing south Railway station. the train ticket is CNY 55.

Does anyone know how to go to Beijing Capital Airport from Tianjin Airport? Is there any buses or trains from Tianjin Airport?

Reply9/11/2011 10:12:44 PMFitri ,   Malaysia

Della :9/12/2011 11:44:33 PM

hi Fitri,
you can take the airport shuttle bus from Tianjin airport to Tianjin Tianhuan Long-distance Bus Station, and take the airport bus to Beijing Capital International Airport.