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We want to purchase a yikatong upon our arrival. Can you use a credit card to purchase the card and fare?

Reply2/7/2013 7:00:46 PMLinda ,   Canada

Hebe :2/15/2013 11:23:23 PM

no, you can only pay cash.


I have a 6.5 hours layover in Beijing.Do you think i can manage to visit Badaling section of the great wall using public transportation?
Or do you suggest me to take a taxi because of my limited time as i need to go back at the airport 2 h prior to my departure.
How much will it cost for roundtrip taxi ride.i am alone.be ther on April 2.


Reply1/30/2013 2:47:28 AMJared ,   Philippines

David :1/30/2013 6:21:03 PM

first, there is no direst public transportation from the airport to Badaling Great Wall.
second, if by taxi, it takes more than 1 hour to get to the attraction, and the taxi fare would be around CNY 600 for a round-trip.
so, you can only stay at the site for about 1 hour.
my suggestion is you can try to contact a travel agency to see if the trip is possible.
see Beijing one day trip at:

How do i go to Forbidden city from Shangda International Hotel using public transport?

Reply1/21/2013 9:44:23 PMniezam ,   Malaysia

Fred :1/22/2013 6:14:11 PM

take a bus No.5 to Tian'anmen West and walk to the Forbidden City.

How do I go to Nanshan Ski resort from Shangda International hotel using public transport? How much would it cost ?

Reply1/17/2013 10:18:28 PMYanti ,   Malaysia

Kelly :1/21/2013 6:05:39 PM

here is the website:

just add +86 before the number

Yanti ( Malaysia ) :1/20/2013 8:23:51 PM

Thanks Kelly,
Do you have any other website for the bus? i believe the number given is for local number only. What is the international code for Beijing?

Kelly :1/18/2013 7:14:11 PM

there are shuttle bus from Sanyuanqiao to the resort. you can either take a taxi or subway to Sanyuanqiao and then take the shuttle bus. the shuttle bus costs CNY 40 per person for a round trip.
you need to reserve the bus through telephone in advance, the number is: 010-89091909

Hi il be in china this coming jan 27 im looking for someone who can be my trvel guide during my stay anyone hare? Ty im alone d whole trip

Reply1/11/2013 5:01:06 AMBudoy ,   Philippines

Budz ( Philippines ) :1/20/2013 1:42:01 PM

Hi era sure il be in beijing for 2days how can we communicate? Message me in my email movingon_30@yahoo,com so we could plan are trip hehehe hope to see u what is your nationality?

era ( Philippines ) :1/17/2013 5:39:50 AM

Hi, were on the same situation supposed to be i'll be travelling w/ my bestfriend but she cannot go. My flight is also jan 27 and i'm kinda scared to be lost because it's my first time do u want to travel together?

Kelly :1/11/2013 7:23:06 PM

why not book a provate tour through this website, they provide super good service and best itineraries.
see detailed information at:

We, four will reaching Beijing Airport (PEK) 13/4/13 at 14:35. I would appreciate if you please suggest me (1)how to reach Citytel inn hotel, Nanheyan Ave, (2)Hints on the easiest way to visit forbidden city, great wall, tiananmen square, Temple of heaven, etc. and (3) how to travel from hotel to Beijing West train station. Thank you.

Reply1/17/2013 7:50:05 PMAbu Miah ,   Australia

Linda :1/18/2013 6:44:26 PM

1. take the airport shuttle bus line 3 to Chaoyangmen (CNY 16 per person), and then take a taxi to the hotel (CNY 16 per cab).
you can also take a taxi from the airport to the hotel (about CNY 90 per cab).
2. your hotel is located close to the Tiananmen square and Forbidden City, so you can walk there.
to the Great Wall, you can take a taxi to Deshengmen and take the bus No 876 to Badaling Great Wall.
the temple of heaven easy to get to, taxies, bus, and subway are available. you can refer to the following itineraries:
3. there are no direct buses or subway to the railway station, so i suggest you take a taxi, the fare is about CNY 30 per cab.

Hi am mercy from Africa kenya, i wound like to work n live in China, i love the country the people and the chinese culture, i don't anyone over there, can recomend me to someone who can show me around n help me settle, i will be coming in feb haven't confirmed the date yet. Thanks in advance

Reply1/17/2013 1:23:09 AMmercy ,   Kenya

Polly :1/17/2013 6:32:13 PM

Hi Mercy,
if you plan to work in China, you need to apply a job in China, and get the work visa.
if you go there as a tourist, you are not allowed to work or live for a long period in China.

Hi! How much does it cost to get to Wangfujing from Xidan (Civil Aviation Building) by taxi?
Thanks in advance!

Reply1/4/2013 6:42:34 PMBryan ,   Philippines

Emma :1/5/2013 5:11:29 PM

around CNY15

Hello! In Hong Kong, there are free maps in the airport. Are there also free maps of the city in the Beijing Airport?

Thanks! :)

Reply1/4/2013 10:12:26 PMBryan ,   Philippines

Frank :1/5/2013 5:12:01 PM

I don't think so.

how do i get to Great Wall from Rosedale hotel? and from hotel to Tiananmen Square?

Reply12/6/2012 11:35:25 PMjaslinaj ,   Malaysia

Judy :12/7/2012 6:08:13 PM

you can take a taxi to Deshengmen (CNY 40 per cab), and then take the bus No. 877 to the Badaling Great Wall.

to Tiananmen Square, you can take a bus No. 707 from the hotel for 5 stops to Yansha Bridge South (Yan Sha Qiao Nan), and then walk north to the subway station to take a subway line 10 to Guomao, and then line 1 to Tiananmen East.

Hi! My friend and I have a13hr layover in Beijing and wanted to see some sights while there, like the Forbidden City etc. Can you give us some suggestions regarding places to see, transportation and cost?

Reply11/25/2012 1:17:10 AMShayna ,   United States

Alice :11/25/2012 6:13:38 PM

You can just take airport shuttle bus Line 2 to Xidan (CNY16 per person), and then transfer to Bus No. 52,728,10,1 (CNY1-2)or subway line 1 (CNY2) to Tiananmen West/East. Get off the bus, go out of the subway station, you will see Tiananmen Square/Tower. Spend some time on the square, and then you can head to the Forbidden City behind the Tiananmen Tower.

Hi again ! i wanted to know if i take taxi from beijing airport Terminal-3 to Forbidden city Hotel in dongcheng how much it costs and how long does it take. Thanks.

Reply11/12/2012 3:57:42 AMRinchhen L.

Tina :11/12/2012 6:48:49 PM

not more than 1 hour if there is no traffic jam. about CNY 80 - 100 per cab.

We are arriving in Beijing International Airport Terminal -3 on 14 Nov (3pm), we have to go to Forbidden City Hotel in Dongcheng District, Beijing. Please advise how can we get subway train, or public transport to go to the Hotel. Thanks.

Reply11/12/2012 3:44:19 AMRinchhen L. ,   United Arab Emirates

Mars :11/12/2012 6:46:48 PM

the best way is to take the airport shuttle bus (CNY 16 per person) to Beijing Railway Station, and then take a taxi (CNY 14 per cab) to the hotel

I willbe arriving at Beijing Interanational airport terminal 2 in late Dec.at 2am.
Can someone tell me ,what can i do at this hour TILL 6AM .
is there any shops or fastfood outlet that open 24 hrs.

Reply11/4/2012 9:51:53 AMalvin ,   Singapore

Lisa :11/4/2012 5:20:07 PM

You may have a rest at the hourly lounge between Gate D2 and D3.

How do I go to Nanshan Ski resort from Jade international hostel ? I am a family of 4. How much would it cost ?

Reply10/24/2012 6:25:36 AMleong ,   Malaysia

James :10/24/2012 7:09:02 PM

there is a ski shuttle from Sanyuanqiao to the resort.
so you can take a taxi to the Sanyuanqiao Subway station (EXit D), cost about CNY 25.
and pass by the Phoenix City commercial streets, and then walk 300 meters toward Shuguang Plaza to take the shuttle bus.
you need to reserve the bus one day in advance. the bus leaves at 08:30 in the morning and gets back to the city at 17:30.
the bus fare is CNY 35 per person for a round trip.
reservation number: +86 010-89091909

Hi!We are arriving from Dubai on Emirates to beijing on 23rd Oct, we are booked at Redwall Hotel beijing..please advise cheapest way to go to hotel from the airport we are arriving at 3pm thanks

Reply10/20/2012 3:37:47 PMJerlene Cruz ,   United Arab Emirates

David :10/22/2012 7:48:03 PM

about 2 hours.
you can also take the subway airport express line to Dongzhimen, and change to line 2 to Chaoyangmen. exit from Exit B and walk north and then turn left to Chaoyangmen Inner Street to take bus No. 609 to Shantan Lukou West.
the fare is CNY 28, and it takes about 1.5 hours.

Jerlene Cruz ( United Arab Emirates ) :10/21/2012 11:59:05 PM

Hi! Thanks for your reply. This will help us im sure. Just want to ask how long is the transfers from the airport to the hotel if we take your suggestion and is there another way via public transport to redwall hotel?thanks

David :10/21/2012 2:09:49 AM

You can take airport line 3 to Dongdaqiao, transfer to Bus No. 109 (trolley) to Shantan Lukou West, adn then the hotel is within walking distance. It costs CNY17 in total.

Im staying at Badaling Hot Spring Resort, is it near Badaling Great Wall, how much will it cost 8 adults to reach the site?

Reply10/18/2012 6:00:06 PMsonnie ,   Philippines

Alicia :10/18/2012 6:18:28 PM

yes, it is not far from the Badaling Great Wall, but a little bit far from the city.
it costs about CNY 50 to take a taxi, and for 8 adults, you need to take 2 cabs, so the fare would be around CNY 100.

Hi, im staying near YueyaHutong,Dongsiliutiao,Dongcheng district, im travelling with a friend (2 of us), we plan to visit mutianyu great wall, pls let us know should we take public transport or taxi? how far is mutiayu great wall and how much the taxi fare compared to public transport. Thank you.

Reply10/17/2012 7:13:59 AMJesse ,   Singapore

Lisa :10/17/2012 6:55:17 PM

Hi Jesse,
you can walk to the Dongsibeidajie (Dongsi North Street, north end of the Dongsiliutiao, and turn right and walk north for about 300 meters to the Qianjiahutong bus stop, and take a bus No. 106 to Dongzhimen stop.
and then go northward along the road to the Dongzhimen bus station to take a bus No. 867 (only departs at 07:00 and 08:30 and get back to city from the attraction at 14:00 and 16:00).
the cost is CNY 1 + 13 + 14 per person.
the taxi fare is over CNY 200 in total.

we are arriving at Beijing airport terminal 2, october 23, 1:00am, what is the best way to reach Badaling Hot Spring Resort?

Reply10/15/2012 10:47:57 PMsonny ang ,   Philippines

Hank :10/16/2012 7:40:05 PM

there is no bus or subway at that time.
you can take a taxi, and the taxi fare should be no more than CNY 400.
or try to contact the resort to see if they provide pick-up service.

I will be arriving Beijing capital airport after midnight in Nov. we're a family of 4. How much would the taxi fare be to go to jade international hotel,north zhide alley ? Where can I get the taxi?

Reply10/14/2012 8:29:30 AMleong ,   Malaysia

Wendy :10/14/2012 6:48:30 PM

One taxi is enough for you, and it costs aroudn CNY100 from the airport to the hotel. you cna take a taxi at the below points:
T1: Outside Gate 1 to 5 on F1
T2: Outside Gate 5 to 9 on F1

Pay attention to the sign boards at the airport, you can find the taxi station easily.