Beijing Railway Station

Beijing Railway Station is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from Tiananmen Square, 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) from South Station, 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) from North Station, 8 miles (13 kilometers) from West Station,16.8 miles (27 kilometers) from Capital International Airport and 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Daxing International Airport.

Address: South of Jianguo Gate and west of Dongbian Gate of Dongcheng District


Beijing Railway Station Train Schedule and Ticket Booking

 Schedule for Major Domestic Stations


High Speed Train Schedule

See detailed Beijing Train Schedule

(Last Update on Aug 3, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
D13, D17, D21 from 12:09 to 14:384h59m - 5h37mCNY 401.5/ 251
USD 57/ 35
D13, D15, D17, D21 from 12:09 to 14:381h55m - 2h10mCNY 201.5/ 126.5
USD 28/ 18
D11, D17, D21 from 07:05 to 14:382h9m - 2h22mCNY 216.5/ 135.5
USD 30/ 19
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Train Timetable

(Last Update on Aug 3, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
T182, Z112, Z156, K339...
19 departures from 03:49 to 21:25
10h11m - 18h17mCNY 427.5/ 279.5
USD 60/ 39
T182, Z112, Z156, Z4063...
24 departures from 03:49 to 22:55
5h43m - 12h40mCNY 275/ 182
USD 39/ 26
K2603, Z351, Z183, K263...
16 departures from 00:07 to 23:58
5h43m - 6h33mCNY 155.5/ 105.5
USD 22/ 15
1461, Z281, T109 from 11:56 to 20:0312h59m - 18h49mCNY 475.5/ 302.5
USD 67/ 43
Z281 at 19:2115h36mCNY 538/ 351
USD 76/ 49
1461, Z281, T109 from 11:56 to 20:039h50m - 15h00mCNY 396.5/ 251.5
USD 56/ 35
K1109 at 13:1519h53mCNY 496.5/ 325.5
USD 70/ 46
K7711, 4471, K7714, K1456...
5 departures from 07:55 to 23:40
4h42m - 9h33mCNY 138.5/ 94.5
USD 20/ 13
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Station Plan

The station consists of a terminal and a front square.
 2F: waiting hall, central ticket checking hall
 1F: ticket hall
Beijing Railway Station Front Square Map
1F Map of Beijing Railway Station
Subway Entrance/ Exit
2F Map

How to get to Beijing Train Station from downtown?

Beijing Railway Station

 Arrival by bus:
To Beijing Railway Station West: 103, 104, Night Line 10, 19, 21, 24, 28 & 5, Zhuan 2
To Beijing Railway Station Front Street: 9, 24, 63, 126, 140, 142, 668
To Beijing Railway Station East:  126, 639, 122, 403, Capital Airport Shuttle Bus West Railway Station Line, 20, 39, Night Line 17 & 21

 Arrival by subway: Line 2

If you get to the station by subway, you arrive at the front square of the station. 
 Arrival by taxi:

From/ To Duration (minute) Cost (CNY)
Tiananmen Square 10 30
Summer Palace 40 80
West Railway Station 25 50
South Railway Station 30 60
North Railway Station 30 60
Chaoyang Railway Station 30 60
Fengtai Railway Station 35 70
Capital International Airport 50-60 100-130
Daxing International Airport 70-80 180-210

Note: The above duration and costs may vary if journey times are prolonged by traffic lights and jams.


Ticket Check and Boarding

Beijing Railway Station Waiting Hall
Waiting for Departure
Passengers should find where they should go to have their tickets checked. The ticket information will tell the number of the checkpoints. Remember that overseas passengers need to go through the manual check channel with their passport bearing the ticket. 

How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arrival, passengers will get off at the platform on 1F. After, follow the direction boards to get out of the station, then follow the boards to find buses, subway, and taxis to leave the station.

There are 5 bus stops in front of the front square and passengers can find them on the west and east. The airport shuttle bus is on the east side, beside Beijing Railway Station East Street Bus Park. The subway exit and entrance and taxi stands can be easily found on the front square. There is also a pick-up point near the overpass in front of the square, and a direction board will lead passengers to it.

Beijing Railway Station Front Square Map
Front Square Map
Subway Entrance/ Exit
Subway Entrance/ Exit on the Front Square

Transportation to other places from the station

 Tiananmen Square
1. Take subway line 2 to Qianmen, get out through Exit C and then walk northward to get there. After visiting the square, one can keep walking northward to reach the Forbidden City or go southward to Qianmen Street.
2. Take bus no. 9 on the east of the station square to Tiananmen east, and then walk to the square. 

 Badaling Great Wall
1. Take the subway line 2 to Jishuitan, get out from Exit B2 and walk to Deshengmen to take bus 877.
2. Take subway line 2 to Xizhimen, transfer to line 13 to Qinghe Railway Station, and then take a high speed train there to Badaling.

 West Railway Station:
1. Take subway line 2 to Xuanwumen, change to line 4 to Caishikou, and then change to line 7 to the station.
2. Take bus no. 9 and get off at West Railway Station.

 South Railway Station
 Take subway line 2 to Xuanwumen, and then change to line 4 to get there.

 East Station
Take subway line 2 to Jianguomen first and then change to line 1 to Dawanglu. After, walk about 900 meters (984 yards) southeastward to get there.

 Capital International Airport
Take subway line 2 to Dongzhimen, and then change to Airport Express Line to the airport.

 Daxing International Airport
1. Take subway line 2 to Jishuitan, transfer to line 19 to Caoqiao, and take Daxing Airport Express line to the airport.
2. Take Daxing Airport Shuttle Bus on the east side to the airport.

Bus / Subway Search

Ticket Office
Ticket Office
Red Cap Luggage Service
Red Cap Luggage Service

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office: The ticket hall is located in the west of the terminal building, equipped with special windows for ticket purchase, changing, refund, and international tickets, etc. On two sides of the railway exit, there are also ticket windows for passengers' convenience. 

 Waiting Hall:
Four regular waiting rooms, two soft-seat waiting rooms, a bullet train waiting room, and an international waiting room can be found inside the station. Passengers should read their tickets carefully and go to the correct waiting room. English service is provided in the international waiting room, soft seat waiting room and the central ticket checking hall. Besides, escalators, elevators, toilets, supermarkets, electronic storage cabinets, restaurants, coffee house, free drinking water, and direction boards showing locations, etc are all available here for passengers’ convenience.

 LED screens: LED screens can be found in the station showing the departure time, checkpoints, boarding platforms and arrival times, exits on 1F and 2F.

 Left Luggage:
Left luggage service is provided close to the ticket office at the west side of the station. Electronic storage cabinets are available at the entrance of the ticket office. Usually, the charge is CNY10 for a bag per day. In addition, the front square also has a deposit center where luggage needs to be checked before depositing. The fare is also CNY10 for a bag per day.

 The Red Caps:
Porters who will carry luggage for passengers are easily recognized as they all wear red cap. They usually charge CNY10 for a small bag and CNY20 for a large bag. Please note that they convey luggage to the platforms, not carriages. Passengers must carry their luggage onto the luggage from the platform themselves.

 Inquiry Center:
The inquiry center is on the second floor, where passengers can ask for help with departures, boarding, and ticket issues, etc.

- Last updated on Sep. 13, 2023 by Gabby Li -
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