Beijing North Railway Station
Beijing North Railway Station is a time-honored station along China's first rail track. Constructed in 1906, the original terminal building was renovated and reopened in 2009. It is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) to Tiananmen Square, 6 miles (10 kilometers) to West Railway Station, 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from South Railway Station, and 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) to Capital International Airport.
2F-5F: staff office
1F: waiting hall, ticket office, duty desk, police stand, entrances and exits, platforms
-1F: ticket office, waiting hall, entrances and exits
How to get to North Railway Station from downtown Beijing?
Arrival by bus:
At Xizhimen North (east of the terminal): 375, 438, 632, Te15
At Subway Xizhimen (southwest of the terminal): 16, 26, 87, 651, Te15, Night Bus Line 14, Yuntong 105
At Suojiafen (northeast of the terminal): 21, 80, 331, 375, 387, 392, 490, 691, 693
At Xizhimen General City Bus Station (southeast of the terminal): 360, 362, 563, 632, 651, Yuntong 106
At Yutaoyuan (northeast of the terminal): 27, 44, 347, 618, Te12 (inner line), Night Bus Line 20, Yuntong 104
Passengers arriving by bus will be dropped off outside the terminal building. The terminal of the station is the building with four red Chinese characters on top of it. With ticket in hand, enter the station directly, then please read your ticket carefully to confirm which waiting hall you should go and then find it, alternatively, go to the ticket office either to the east of the ground level waiting hall or either side of the underground waiting hall to obtain one first. Find a seat in the waiting hall indicated on your ticket.
Arrival by Subway Line 2, Line 4 or Line 13:
Passengers arriving by subway can leave via exit A1 or A2. Then follow the sign to reach the station. For those with a ticket, enter the station directly and find your waiting hall shown on the ticket. For those without a ticket, please obtain one from the ticket office at either the east of the ground waiting hall or two sides of the underground waiting hall. Thereafter, find the right waiting room.
Arrive by taxi:
|From/ To||Duration (minute)||Cost (CNY)|
|West Railway Station||20||33|
|Capital Internation Airport||30||100|
Note: The above duration and cost are for reference only. It excludes delays caused by traffic jams and lights.
If arriving by taxi, you will be dropped off outside the station. If you have already bought the ticket, please enter the station to find the right waiting room to wait for the departure. Tickets are available for the ticket offices to the east of the ground level waiting hall or at two sides of the underground waiting hall. You can go there to buy one, then enter the station and find a seat in your waiting room shown on the ticket.
Ticket Check and Boarding
A number of check points are available inside the waiting halls. Please read your ticket carefully to find the right check point to have your ticket checked. Then go to the platforms by escalators, lifts or stairs to get onboard.
1. Please note that red tickets need to be checked manually, while blue tickets can be checked at the automatic ticket check points.
2. Read the LED screens carefully to find the right train when arriving at the platforms, because there may be two on the platforms.
3. When boarding, mind your steps because the carriage is higher than the platform.
4. After getting onboard, please put your luggage in the right position, ensuring it won’t fall and hurt others when moving.
How to exit and leave North Station?
Leave by bus:
Please confirm which bus you are going to take first and then find the boarding sites to the east, southwest, northeast, and southeast of the terminal building.
Leave by subway:
Pay attention to direction signs and you will find the subway easily. There is a passage on -1F leading to the subway entrance.
Leave by taxi:
When arriving, passengers need to go out of the station and walk to the roadside to take taxis. It is very convenient.
Transportation to other places from the station:
Take subway line 4 at Xizhimen, change to line 1 at Xidan, get off at Tiananmen East and then walk there.
Beijing Railway Station:
Take subway line 2 to get there.
Take subway line 4 to National Library, transfer to line 9 to get there;
Take bus 21or 691 at Suojiafen to get there directly.
Take subway line 4 to reach it.
Take subway line 4 to Xidan first and then change to line 1 to Dawanglu. Afterwards, walk about 900 meters (984 yards) southeastward to the East Station.
Capital International Airport:
Take subway line 2 at Xizhimen, get off at Dongzhimen and change to Airport Express Line to get there.
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Facilities and Services of the Station
|An LED Screen inside the Station|
Ticket Offices: They are located inside the terminal building: one to the east of the ground level waiting hall, and two at two sides of the underground waiting hall.
Waiting Hall: Two waiting halls are available in the station. One is in the center of 1F. A special area for the old, weak, sick, disabled, and pregnant is located in its west side. Toilets and hot drinking water are also available in the west of this waiting hall. The other waiting hall is on -1F with entrances in the front middle, and exits at front two sides. Inside the underground waiting hall, there are toilets, hot drinking water, and elevators, etc. on both sides for passengers’ convenience.
Left Luggage service: It can be found in the south of ticket office or close to the waiting hall on 1F. It charges CNY20 for each bag per day.
LED screens: LED screens can be found in the station showing departure time, check points, and boarding platforms and arrival times, exits on 1F and -1F.
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