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Tianjin Port

Tianjin Port, approximately 160 kilometers (99.4 miles) from Beijing and 56 kilometers (34.8 miles) from Tianjin City, is the biggest artificial port and important foreign commercial port of China. It plays a significant role in the development of the nation's transportation and trading.

Although it became a port during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD), the history of Tianjin Port can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Officially opened to the outside world in 1860, it was one of the earliest foreign trading ports of China. The present Tianjin Port was rebuilt in 1939.

Tianjin Port is the main hub of the Chinese coast and an important link in the transportation system connecting Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province. It links more than 400 ports of over 180 countries in the world and enjoys friendly cooperation with the ports of Japan, South Korea, America and the Netherlands.

The passenger depot of Tianjin Port, with modern facilities, has two main buildings equipped with 9 waiting halls and rooms. To the west of the main building there is a booking hall to purchase tickets and a dining room.

Service Number: 022-25707550

 Sightseeing by Ship

Tianjin Port has three domestic-scheduled ship lines for passenger transportation to Longkou, Yantai and Dalian and two international scheduled ship lines to Kobe (Japan) and Incheon (South Korea). Tickets for domestic ship lines can be booked five days in advance, and those for international ship lines should be booked a month in advance.

The ship from Tianjin to Dalian departs daily from July to October, and during the other months, it departs on odd-numbered days. The ship to Kobe departs on Mondays at 11:00 and arrives in Kobe Wednesday at 14:00. It returns from Kobe on Fridays at 12:00 and reaches Tianjin on Sundays at 14:00. The ship to Incheon departs every four days.

Consulting Telephone Number: 022-25706752, 022-25706817

 Going to Tianjin

Because of its proximity to Beijing, Tianjin may be a worthwhile side trip when traveling to Beijing. Here are two ways to get to Tianjin:

By Train

At the Beijing Railway Station and the Beijing West Railway Station, there are many trains to Tianjin, including nearly 20 bullet trains (D-trains) between Beijing Railway Station and Tianjin Railway Station or Tianjin West Railway Station.

By Coach

1. Take an airport bus in Beijing Capital International Airport.
Departure Time: 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, and the bus runs every 30 minutes from 09:00 to 23:00.
Ticket: CNY 70

2. Take a long-distance bus in these bus stations:
Zhaogongkou Long-Distance Bus Station
Lizeqiao Long-Distance Bus Station
Beijing Nanzhan Long-Distance Bus Station
Jiulongshan Long-Distance Bus Station
Sihui Long-Distance Bus Station

 Traveling to Beijing

By Train

In Tianjin Railway Station, Tianjin West Railway Station and Tianjin North Railway Station, trains can be taken to arrive at either Beijing West Railway Station or Beijing Railway Station.

By Coach

1. Take an airport bus in Tianjin
Departure Place: Tianhuan Long-Distance Bus Station
Departure Time: hourly between 04:00 and 18:00, and the last bus departs at 18:30 
Ticket: CNY 80

2. Take a long-distance bus in these bus stations:
Tanggu Long-Distance Bus Station
Tianhuan Long-Distance Bus Station
Tongsha Central Bus Station
Beijing-Tianjin Express Dispatch Center

 Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway

On July 4, 2005, the traffic project of the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway officially commenced construction at the junction of the two cities. The light rail starts at Beijing South Railway Station and ends at Tianjin Railway Station, spanning up to approximately 115 kilometers (71.5 miles). There will be only three midway stations, Yizhuang, Yongle and Wuqing.

From August 2008, people can take intercity express trains from Beijing South Railway Station and arrive at Tianjin in half an hour. The train runs at a speed of 350 kilometers (217.5 miles) per hour with a minimum departure interval of approximately 3 minutes.

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Comments and Questions

We a family of 4, will be sailing into Tianjin on 26th April on ovation of the seas & need to get to Sunworld hotel in Beijing. What is the best/easiest way to get there please?

Reply4/9/2017 6:00:20 AMAudrey,   Ireland

Allan ( United Kingdom ) :4/11/2017 2:32:31 AM

Audrey, you may take a taxi to Tanggu Metro Station first for a fare of CNY25, and then get on metro line 9 there to reach Tianjin Railway Station in around 1h. Upon arrival, take a high speed train from the train station to BJ South Railway Station in around 40min. Then hail a cab to the hotel at a cost of CNY30.

Is there a shared group bus from Port Tianjin to Beijing? Where can I book? Or it can just be ready to ride?

Reply5/20/2015 7:19:36 PMMiernie,   Philippines

Lisa :5/25/2015 9:35:54 PM

I'm afraid there is no such group bus for this route. If it is ok to head for Beijing by car, you can rent one from an agent like Beijingtrip. Their contact is travel@travelchinaguide.com!

I will be arriving in Tianjin port next month which is closer by taxi to catch the bullet train to Beijing is it Tanggu station and how much will the fares be by taxi for 4 persons for the trip to the railway station .



Reply1/25/2015 10:07:27 PMguy,   Australia

Tina :2/5/2015 3:01:02 AM

The cab fare to Tanggu Station is CNY20-30 and one car can hold you all.

i am having difficulty routing buses for a week from work. i just wanted to know which "bus nos." to take me from "Da Shan Qiao Dong to Dong Zhi Men" and "sanyuanquiao to Da Shan Qiao Dong" specificly.. plzz help

Reply10/11/2013 1:45:41 AMakho Kezo,   India

Susan :10/11/2013 7:22:05 PM

bus No.916 from Da Shan Qiao Dong to Dong Zhi Men.
From Sanquanqiao to Da Shan Qiao Dong, you can take any one of the of following: 934, 918, 936, 867, 987, 923, 980, 915, 916, 850, 942, and 935.

akho Kezo :10/12/2013 1:56:10 AM

thank you susan.. you are a blessing

We will be travelling from Novotel Beijing Xinqiao on the 7th of September 2013 for Tianjin to board Voyager of the Seas, if anyone is interested in sharing transport. We arrive at hotel on the 5th

Reply8/21/2013 11:08:05 PMLola, Max.,   Australia

We are leaving Tianjin Port on the 7th Sept,2013 on Voyager of the Seas. We will be staying at NovotelBeijing Xinqiao Hotel. Would anyone be interested in sharing transport?

Reply8/5/2013 7:18:43 PMLola Currell,   Australia

Debra ( Malaysia ) :8/11/2013 8:33:57 PM

we are flying in from Kuala Lumpur on the 6th arriving very late (after midnight). we are also needing to get from Beijng to the cruise ship but we didn't want to leave until about 9am. We are staying in town at the Peninsula Hotel.

Mike Gallienne ( United Kingdom ) :8/19/2013 11:19:31 AM

Hi Lola . We have a party of four staying at the Emperor Hotel in Doncheng Beijing. We are also trying to get to the Voyager of the seas for the same cruise. I had considered getting the Bullet Train from Beijing South station to Tangghu -which is just past Tainjin -then getting a taxi to the ship. We could consider a minibus possibly?

4 of us arriving at Beijing Airport on 7 Sep 2013 at 0635am to join Voyager OTS at Tianjin Cruise Port. Anyone interested to share a van transfer?

Reply8/7/2013 7:46:15 AMPamela Gan,   Singapore

Debra ( Malaysia ) :8/11/2013 9:04:56 PM

yes we are flying in from Kuala Lumpur arriving after midnight on the 6th. have booked hotel in town. if you can organize taxi direct we can meet or you can pick us up at peninsula hotel...whatever suits.

Does anyone know how much is the taxi fare from Juchuan Holiday Hotel (Tanggu) to the Tianjin cruise port? Staying 1 day before Voyager of the Seas (Tianjin - S'pore 8 Oct 2013)

Reply7/29/2013 3:21:56 AMPamela Gan,   Singapore

Petter :7/29/2013 6:28:37 PM

about CNY 70 per cab.

Debra ( Malaysia ) :8/12/2013 4:40:10 AM

CNY 70. please tell me how I can book that taxi in advance and which taxi it is .. thanks

We will be travelling from Beijing to the Tianjin port to board Diamond Princess on May 3, 2013.
Is there anyone else who might be interested in sharing a transfer from Beijing to the port?

Reply10/6/2012 12:59:12 PMMary Ann,   United States

Gary ( United Kingdom ) :10/10/2012 1:04:57 PM


We are on the same cruise and will be travelling from Beijing on 3rd May. We would be happy to share a transfer.
My email address is eppoes@aol.com if you would prefer to contact me direct.


Joe Byers ( United States ) :11/1/2012 2:01:22 PM

We ar considering the same cruise. Do you have any takers yet on tranportation to Tianjin? I assume you'd be arranging for a van of some sort. We are arriving in Beijing several days early and are also considering a tour package which includes transfer to Tianjin.

Joe Byers ( United States ) :11/1/2012 2:03:06 PM

My email address is joebyers@q.com.

Gael ( United States ) :2/4/2013 12:56:30 PM

I am on the same cruise and although I have at transfer from Beijing to the port via Princess ( from BEIJING CITY WALL MARRIOTT) I would like to get there early & arrange a tour of Tianjin before I embark. What time were you thinking of going to the port?


Reply1/13/2013 11:48:46 PMSHAYNE,   New Zealand

Zack :1/14/2013 7:00:02 PM

no, there is not direct train or bus from the cruise terminal to Beijing airport.
as the airport is fare from the terminal, so it would be expensive to use a taxi.
i think what Kathryn said is a good way, you can take a bus to the train station, then catch a bullet train to Beijing South Railway Station, and then use the airport shuttle bus or subway to the airport.
which may cost much time, but save a lot of money.
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