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Binhai International Airport
Airport code: TSN
Location: Tianjin Binhai International Airport is located in Zhanggui Zhuang, Dongli District, about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) away from the downtown area.
Brief Intro: As the second largest airport in Northern China ranking only after the Capital International Airport in Beijing. It is 400,000 square meters (about 99 acres) with a parking apron that can admit 40 airplanes at the same time. At present Binhai International Airport has 39 domestic and international airlines, reaching Shanghai, Xian, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Seoul, and so on.
A group of long-distance bus stations in the city can definitely bring you convenience with Tianhuan Long-distance Bus Station in Nankai District as the most important one. Buses here are mainly destined for major cities in other provinces, such as Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, and so on. Other stations provide service to neighboring cities.
If you want to drive to the city from Beijing, you can go along Jingjintang highway, one of the finest highways throughout China. The whole journey will take you only one and a half hours; both fast and convenient!
West Long-distance Bus Station: No.2, Xiqing Dao, Hongqiao District
Tianhuan Long-distance Bus Station: conjunction of Hongqi Lu and Anshan Xidao in Nankai District
Xingang Port is the biggest man-made port within China and is a must if you decide to come to the city by ship. Its domestic sea routes are to Dalian and Longkou; while its international routes are to Inchon in Korea (every Thursday and Saturday) and Honshu in Japan (every Monday). During high tourism seasons, there are passenger liners from Japan and Europe arriving in this port.
If you want to go to Beijing from Xingang Port, you can take a taxi to Tianjin Train Station and then take trains to Beijing, both fast and convenient.
Xinggang Port Inquiring Phone: 022-25213380
Ticket-selling Phone: 022-23394290
Car Rental: full-day car rental service from downtown Beijing to Tianjin Port offered by TravelChinaGuide, with experienced chauffeur.
Local city-bus system consists of school bus routes, special sight-seeing routes and regular routes which include inner city and suburban lines. If you take an inner city bus route, you will pay CNY1 for twelve kilometers (about 7.5 miles) or less and CNY1.5 for more. If you take a suburb line you have to pay CNY1 for the first ten kilometers (about 6.2 miles) and CNY0.5 for each extra five kilometers (about 3.1 miles)
At present, there are four subway lines in operation in the city, Line 1, Line 2, Line 3 and Line 9. In terms of the city's further plan, there will be other 12 lines constructed, all of which could cover the thirteen districts of the city.
Line 1: Liuyuan ⇔ Shuanglin
Line 2: Caozhuang ⇔ Binhai International Airport
Line 3: Xiaodian ⇔ South Railway Station
Line 9: Railway Station ⇔ Donghai Road
* Tianjin Light Rail, namely Jin Bin Mass Transit, is the east section of subway line 9. It supplies a rapid transit between the city's urban area and the Binhai new area. From Zhongshanmen station in downtown area, it takes 46 minutes for passengers to reach Binhai area.
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Generally speaking, the taxi service in the city can meet all of your needs. You can easily find taxies with makes of Xiali, Santana, Jetta or others at or around airport, railway station, hotels and tourist attractions.
The flat rate fare is CNY8 for all taxi types; while the distance surcharge varies from CNY1.5–2 per additional kilometer according to the make of taxi. If the taxi stops altogether for five minutes, for any reason, you will have to pay a surcharge equivalent to the distance surcharge for each additional kilometer. On the condition that you know the distance to your destination you can bargain with the driver and most probably save some money.