Beijing North Railway Station

Beijing North Railway Station is a time-honored station operating high speed trains to Badaling Great Wall and northern China.  It is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tiananmen Square, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from West Railway Station, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from South Railway Station, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Capital International Airport, and 34 miles (55 km) from Daxing International Airport.

Address: Next to Xizhimen of Xicheng District

Beijing North Railway Station Train Schedule

North Railway Station mainly operates high speed trains to/from Zhangjiakou, Badaling Great Wall, Datong, Hohhot, Baotou, etc.

 Major Rail Line from this station to:

See detailed Beijing Train Schedule

(Last Update on Aug 1, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
G2457, D1001, G2457, G2459...
65 departures from 07:05 to 20:57
0h48m - 1h36mCNY 104/ 65
USD 15/ 9
Badaling Great Wall
D1101, D1103, D6703, D1105...
16 departures from 07:30 to 19:52
0h22m - 0h31mCNY 32/ 20
USD 5/ 3
D1101, G2531, D1103, D1105...
21 departures from 07:30 to 20:29
1h46m - 2h50mCNY 223/ 139
USD 31/ 20
Hohhot East
G2457, D1001, G2457, G2459...
43 departures from 07:05 to 20:57
2h12m - 3h7mCNY 257/ 168
USD 36/ 24
G2491, D1071, D1071, G2481...
17 departures from 08:31 to 18:45
3h21m - 4h14mCNY 366/ 235
USD 52/ 33
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Layout & Functions of Beijing North Railway Station

The Beijing North Train Station consists of a terminal building and a square in front. The terminal building has six floors above ground and two floors underground.
 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

Beijing North Railway Station
Station Building
Underground Entrance to Beijing North Railway Station
Underground Entrance

How to get to Beijing North Railway Station from downtown Beijing

 By bus
Take bus 145, 375, 438 or 632 and get off at Beijing North Railway Station.

 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 entrance. 

 By taxi

From / To Duration (minute) Cost (CNY)
Tiananmen Square 25 45
Summer Palace 30 50
West Railway Station 25 40
Qinghe Railway Station 35 65
South Railway Station 35 60
Capital Airport 50 100-130
Daxing Airport 70 180-220

 Note: The above duration and cost are for reference only. It excludes delays caused by traffic jams and lights.

Ticket Check, Boarding & Leaving the Station

Both self-service checkpoints and manual checkpoints are available inside the waiting halls. Passengers need to find the right checkpoint to have their passports checked. Then go to the platforms by escalators, lifts or stairs and get on board.

1. Read the LED screens carefully to find the right train when arriving at the platforms, because there may be two on the platforms.
2. When boarding, mind your steps because the carriage is higher than the platform.
3. After getting onboard, put your luggage in the right position, ensuring it won’t fall and hurt others when moving.

Beijing North Railway Station

To leave the station, passengers can get out the station through exits on 1F, or go down to -1F to exit. After going through the exit, follow the direction signs to find buses, subway, and taxis to leave the station.

The bus stop is outside Exit No. 1; the subway station of line 2, 4 and 13 is on -1F; To take taxis, passengers need to get out the station and walk to the roadside.

How to Get to Other Places from Beijing North Railway Station

 Tiananmen Square:
Take subway line 4 at Xizhimen to Qianmen, and walk northward to the square.

 Beijing Railway Station:
Take subway line 2 to get there.

 West Station:
Take subway line 4 to National Library and transfer to line 9 to get there;

 South Station:
Take subway line 4 to reach it.

 Capital International Airport:
Take subway line 2 at Xizhimen, get off at Dongzhimen and change to Airport Express Line to get there.

Daxing International Airport:
Take subway line 4 to Jiaomenxi, then change to subway line 10 and get off at Caoqiao. Finally, take Daxing Airport Express Line from Caoqiao to Daxing Airport.

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Facilities and Services of Beijing North Train Station

An LED Screen inside the Station

 Ticket Offices: They are located inside the terminal building: one to the east of the waiting hall on 1F, and two on two sides of the waiting hall on -1F.

 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 on 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. 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 the 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, checkpoints, and boarding platforms and arrival times, exits on 1F and -1F.

- Last updated on Aug. 03, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Beijing North Railway Station
Asked by Pam | May. 06, 2020 17:48Reply
I heard there are trains from Beijing North Station to Badaling Great Wall
However, cannot find any train on your website. Only option of Qinghe which is far from downtown. Please advise.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 08, 2020 19:03

Thank you for your inquiry.

There used to be rail service from this North Station to the Great Wall, however, the schedule can be adjusted at any time by Railway Company. For recent dates, there are only trains from Qinghe Station. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Asked by Somphong from THAILAND | Nov. 04, 2019 22:58Reply
Is the beijing north railway station in operation now?
Answers (2)
Answered by Suzie from SINGAPORE | Nov. 05, 2019 01:06

Not yet, I suppose it would be the time when high speed train to Zhangjiakou runs.
Answered by Michael from USA | Jan. 02, 2020 11:55

Yes, it's now open. The new high speed train up to Zhangjiakou is now running.
Asked by Veronica from ITALY | Jul. 08, 2019 03:37Reply
Hi! we looking for a place to leave our luggage for one day.
We arrive at Beijing west in early morning and we would like to go to Summer palace, and I didn't find any luggage storage at Summer palace. So maybe we can stop at North Railway station to leave our luggage for the visit. But I don't understand if the station even if it is in renovation is open (bars, restaurants and luggage service).
Thanks in advance!
Answers (4)
Answered by Carlos | Jul. 10, 2019 04:14

Not sure about the North Station, but you can use Beijing West Station. There is left luggage office.
Answered by Veronica from ITALY | Jul. 10, 2019 04:37

Yes. I know. But after our visit at summer palace we have to go to our hotel in the centre of Beijing and it would take a lot of time to go back to Beijing west to take our luggage. But if we not find an alternative I think we'll do like you told. Thanks.
Answered by Carlos | Jul. 10, 2019 19:31

Where is your hotel? If the hotel is not very far from the West Station, you can consider to left your luggage there first. Most hotel offer this service before and after your checkin.
Answered by veronica from ITALY | Jul. 11, 2019 02:41

Yes I know. We've booked an apartment near it's far from Beijing west and Summer palace too. And because is an apartment there is no luggage service before. We've asked to the owner. So after the visit to Summer palace we have to come back to West Beijing Station and then go to Dongzhimen. It's about 2 hours!!!! So please if you know let me know to the answer of the beginning. It could help a lot! thanks!
Asked by art from USA | Jun. 18, 2019 17:33Reply
Will I be able to pick up train tickets at Beijing North Railway Station in September 2019?
Or has it re-opened by then? Thank you. :)
Answers (4)
Answered by Jada | Jun. 18, 2019 18:30

It is not in service yet at this moment, so you cannot collect ticket there. But it back to service this year, it would be fine. It is still not very sure when will it back to service, maybe at end of September or end of the year.
Answered by art from USA | Jun. 19, 2019 04:53

At the top of this page it says “But passengers can still buy or collect tickets there.” ... that is no longer the case?
Answered by Jada | Jun. 20, 2019 02:28

Oh, I did not notice that! So I rechecked about this issue and it seems that it did works. But I only saw that people can buy ticket there. They did not mention about collection, I suppose it should be OK. Ticket change and cancellation cannot work there. The office should work from 8am to 8pm. If you are near there, you can try.
Answered by art from USA | Jun. 20, 2019 06:13

Thank you Jada
Asked by Geoff from NZ | Jul. 24, 2018 00:11Reply
2018 - is it open yet?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessie | Jul. 24, 2018 02:33

no, it would be in 2019
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