How to Get to Beijing Great Wall of China by Train - S2 to Badaling

Badaling Great Wall is around 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Downtown Beijing. One can get to Badaling Great Wall by train S2 from Beijing Huangtudian Railway Station, which takes around 1.5 hours and costs CNY7. At present, train S2 is not as convenient as bus line 877. High speed trains from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall will be in service in 2020, which will be much more convenient.  
 

Basic Facts about Badaling Great Wall Train S2

 Ticket Price: CNY7
 Duration: 1.5 hours
 Frequency: Around 10 pairs each day from Friday to next Monday and on legal holidays; about 6 pairs daily from Tuesday to Thursday.
 Schedule from Huangtudian Railway Station: 07:46 - 17:20 from Friday to next Monday and on legal holidays; 07:46 - 16:53 on the other days
 Schedule from Badaling Railway Station: 07:24 - 19:31 from Friday to next Monday and on legal holidays; 07:24 - 18:59 on the other days
 

How to Get to Huangtudian Railway Station

 By Subway: Take subway line 8 or line 13 to Huoying Station, exit from G4 and walk around 200 meters (220 yards) to southeast to reach Huangtudian Railway Station.
 By Bus: Take Bus 371, 551, Special 21, Special 42 outer ring, special 52, express 165, or express 19 to Huoying Stop, and then walk around 600 meters (660 yards) to southeast to get to Huangtudian Railway Station.
 

How to Get to Huangtudian Railway Station from Forbidden City

 From the north exit: Walk around 1.3 kilometers (0.8 miles) to the east, and take subway line 8 from Chinese Art Museum Station to Huoying Station,
 From the south entrance: Walk around 1.6 kilometers (1.0 miles) to the south to Tiananmen East Station or Tiananmen West Station, and then take subway line 1 to Dongdan Station, transfer to line 5 to Lishuiqiao Station, and then change to line 13 to Huoying Station
 

How to Get to Huangtudian Railway Station from Wangfujing:

Take subway line 1 from Wangfujing Station to Jianguomeng Station, change to line 2 outer ring to Dongzhimen Station. And then transfer to subway line 13 to Huoying Station, exit from G4.
 

How to Travel to Huangtudian Railway Station from Capital Airport:

Take airport express line from T2 Station of Capital Airport to Dongzhimen, and then transfer to subway line 13 to Huoying Station.
 

How to Reach Huangtudian Railway Station from Beijing South Railway Station:

Take subway line 4 from Beijing South Station to Xizhimen, and change to line 13 to Huoying Station.
 

How to Get to Huangtudian Railway Station from Beijing West Railway Station:

Take subway line 9 from Beijing West Railway Station to National Library Station. Change to line 4 to Xizhimen and transfer to line 13 to Huoying Station.
 

How to Arrive at Huangtudian Railway Station from Beijing Railway Station:

Take subway line 2 outer ring from Beijing Railway Station to Dongzhimen and transfer to line 13 to Huoying Station.
 

How to Buy Tickets for S2 Trains

Tickets for S2 trains can only be purchased with cash at Huoying Railway Station on the traveling day. Passengers with transportation cards can directly swipe the card to board, but the balance of the card should be over CNY18.

Tip: The seats on the train are not numbered. You’d better get on as fast as possible, or you can only stand all the way.
 

S2 Train Schedule

Huangtudian to Badaling S2 Train Schedule

Train Number Huangtudian Depareture Badaling Arrival
S203  07:46  08:52
*S287  08:08 09:24
S205 09:09  10:15
S209  11:32 12:47
S211  12:40 13:04
*S213  13:08 13:32
S217 15:35  16:52
S219 16:53  17:59
*S221 17:20 18:26
       

Badaling to Huangtudian S2 Train Timetable

Train Number Badaling Departure Huangtudian Arrival
S204 07:27 08:40
S208  09:55 11:11
S210 11:04  12:17
*S288  11:21 12:34
S214  13:34 15:03
S216  14:54 16:07
*S218  15:25 16:38
S222 17:39 19:01
S224 19:01  20:26
*S226 19:39  21:01
Note: “*” means the trains are only available from Friday to next Monday and on legal holidays.
 

How to Get to Badaling Great Wall from Badaling Railway Station

The distance is around 1.7 kilometers (1.1 miles) between Badaling Great Wall and Badaling Railway Station. There are free shuttle buses running between. There are many people queuing for the shuttle buses in peak season. If you don’t want to wait, you can walk to Badaling Great Wall with the duration of around 25 minutes.

Pick-up points of free shuttle bus: opposite Badaling Railway Station
Operating Time from Badaling Railway Station: 06:00 to 16:00
 Operating Time from Badaling Great Wall: shuttle from 06:15 to 16:15
 

Badaling Train S2 vs. Bus 877

Train S2 Bus 877
Duration 1.5 hours   1 - 1.5 hours
Opening Hours From Huangtudian Railway Station: 07:46 - 17:20 from Friday to next Monday and legal holidays; 07:46 - 16:53 on the other days
From Badaling Railway Station: 07:24 - 19:31 from Friday to next Monday and legal holidays; 07:24 - 18:59 on the other days 
From Deshengmen: Apr. 1 - Nov. 15: 06:00-12:30; Nov. 16 - Mar. 31: 06:30-12:30
From Badaling: Apr. 1 - Nov. 15: 10:30-17:00; Nov. 16 - Mar. 31: 11:00-16:30
Ticket Fare CNY7  CNY12


 See also
How to Get to Badaling Great Wall: by Bus

How to Get to the Great Wall of China from Beijing

How to Get to the Great Wall of China from Beijing Airport

How to Get to the Great Wall from Shanghai  

How to Get to the Great Wall from Hong Kong

- Last modified on Dec. 02, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on How to Get to Great Wall of China by Train - S2 to Badaling
Asked by Ishimwe Pacifique from RWANDA BUT I AM IN BEIJING | Nov. 28, 2019 19:57Reply
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Asked by Sfog Shan | Sep. 28, 2019 06:48Reply
Hello, does the S2 train to Badaling from Beijing have Toilets?
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Answered by Natalie from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 09, 2019 02:58
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Yes, it equips with toilets.
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