Beijing - Tianjin Intercity High Speed Train

At present, there are more than 240 pairs of high speed trains running between Beijing and Tianjin every day. It takes about 0.5 hours for a single ride, making it easier for passengers to travel between two cities than a metro journey.

The ticket price for a second class seat mostly costs around CNY 55 (USD 8). 

Basic Facts of Beijing - Tianjin Intercity High Speed Trains

 Open Date: August 1, 2008

 Distance: 120 km (75 mi)

 Top Speed: 350 km/h ( 217 mph)

 Travel Time: About 0.5 - 1 hour

 Tikcet Price: Around CNY 55 for a second class seat

 Running Route: They run between Beijing South Railway Station and Tianjin Railway Station, with a stop at Tianjin West / Tianjin South Railway Station. Some of them even run to Tanggu and Binhai in the coastal area.

Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway Map

Beijing to Tianjin High Speed Train Schedule: 

(Last Update on Sep 11, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
C200907:12 - 07:450h33m
G16909:38 - 10:120h34m
C205315:29 - 15:590h30m
C206116:55 - 17:160h21m
C265322:48 - 23:230h35m
About 220 departures in total: departure time from 06:00 to 23:07; duration from 33M to 1H16M
See more Beijing Schedule
 (Last Update on Sep 11, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G891207:21 - 08:080h47m
G890410:03 - 10:540h51m
C204413:45 - 14:150h30m
C205615:41 - 16:110h30m
C259419:42 - 20:551h13m
About 230 departures in total: departure time from 03:43 to 22:40; duration from 25M to 1H38M
See more Tianjin Schedule

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. On every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as holiday days, more trains will be put into service. For real-time schedule, please search by the tool on the top of this page.

Beijing - Tianjin High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Sep 11, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 122 - 281.5
USD 17 - 39
CNY 62 - 135.5
USD 9 - 19
CNY 35 - 82
USD 5 - 11
1. In Beijing South Station, there are about 10 ticket windows exclusively serving for this intercity high speed tickets. In Tianjin Railway Station, 7 ticket windows (no. 24 - no. 30) in the ticket office on the north square and 3 windows (no. 51 – no. 53) in the ticket office on the north square are set up for this intercity rail line only.

In Tianjin West Station, the intercity high speed ticket is purchasable at any ticket window. As to Wuqing, Junliangcheng North, and Tanggu Station, they are established mainly for the intercity line only. Passengers can buy their tickets at any ticket window.

2. For passengers traveling frequently on this rail, you are recommended to buy a commuter pass to save money. There are two kinds of them: the gold one for taking first class seats and the silver one for second class seats. The discounts include 5%, 10% and 15% off, respectively for 20, 60, and 90 single trips by gold pass and 20, 60, and 100 single trips by silver pass. The pass is valid for one year from the date of issue and can be bought at Beijing South Station, Tianjin Station, Wuqing Station, Tanggu Station, and Binhai Station.
Second Class Carriage
A Second Class Cabin

Which Station to Choose / How to Go

 1. Tianjin Railway station: Located in the city center, it is very convenient to get there by subway or buses. Most of the intercity trains start from the station. Also it is the nearest one to Binhai International Airport.

By Metro: Line 2Line 3Line 9

By Bus: 
5, 8, 13, 24, 27, 28, 35, 50, 96, 176, 182, 185, 187, 188, 190, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 461, 570, 574,  607, 621, 639, 645, 663, 666, 672, 676, 681, 760, 802, 808, 813, 824, 832, 951, 953, 961, Airport Shuttle Bus Line

 2. Tianjin West Station: Located in Hongqiao District, this station is a little far (4 miles) from the city center. There are around 30 departures here every day from 3:43 to 21:30.

By Metro: Line 1Line 6

By Bus: 10, 15, 24, 31, 52, 153, 161, 168, 331, 461, 503, 570 (Xiaotuo Line),  574, 601, 631, 635, 639, 651, 652, 661, 683, 687, 688, 810, 824, 829, 836, 840, 859, 861, 869, 904, 910, 952, 962, 24 night line, Zhongwang-Xizhan special line

 3. Tianjin South Railway Station: It is located in Xiqing District, about 9 miles from the city center. It would be a better choice if one comes from the south area of the city.

By bus: 312 Inner Ring, 312 Outer Ring, 358, 707
By subway: line 3

 4. Wuqing Station: Located far north of the city, trains there are all passing bys. If one lives in Wuqing District, it would be more convenient and time-efficient from this station.
By bus: 564, 568, 611, 738, 739, 749, tourist bus line 19, tourist bus line 20, Wuqing line 12 and 13, Wuqing Dongdi 2, Wuqing Dongdi 3

 5. Tanggu station: It is located near the seashore east of the city center. If one starts his journey from Binhai New Area, Tanggu station would be the best choice.
By bus: 101, 102, 102 (inter-zone line), 104, 105, 109, 110, 138, 459, 459 (branch line), 503, 520, 621, 651, 680, 816, 821, 822, 835, 844, 931, 941, Xiaoxian (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24), and Longda Special Line

 6. Junliangcheng North: Located far from city center, there is only one departure here at 14:59 each day.
By bus: 720

 7. Binhai: Located in Binhai New Area, this station is at the north end of Yujiapu central business district.  Transporation from this station is convenient.
By bus: 101, 102, 107, 108, 121, 124, 502, 507, 816, 822, 825, 834, 844, 936, 937, 940, Xiaoxian 14

 Transportation to / from Beijing South Railway Station:
By bus: 20, 84, 102, 106, 381, 458, 485, night 17
By subway: line 4


Running Routes

Beijing-Tianjin High Speed Train
Beijing South - Tianjin: This section was designed to have five stops, besides the starting station and the terminating station, there are also Yizhuang, Yongle, and Wuqing station. However, in current actual operation, most of them finish the travel directly without any stops, while some of them stop once in Wuqing Station. Yizhuang station and Yongle station are not currently stops.

Beijing South - Tianjin West: There are over 30 pairs of these running each day with the shortest duration of 35 - 50 minutes.

Tianjin - Binhai: This is an extended line that stretches from Tianjin railway station to Yujiapu financial district in Binhai New Area. It goes through Junliangcheng North and Tanggu, and terminates at Binhai Station.

Tianjin - Binhai International Airport: Still under construction, this is a branch of the above extended line. Once finished and put into operation, it will take only 45 minutes from Beijing south to the airport.

Ordinary Trains along the Way

There are around 10 pairs of normal speed trains running between Beijing Railway Station / Fengtai Railway Station and Tianjin Station / West Station.  Duration is no more than 1 - 3 hours. The ticket price varies, but it doesn't differ much. The price for a soft sleeper is CNY 125.5 - 130.5 (USD 17 - 18); price for a hard sleeper is CNY 93.5 - 97.5 (USD 13 - 14); price for a hard seat is CNY 19.5 - 23.5 (USD 3).
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Tianjin to:

Further Reading:
Beijing - Binhai Train: Binhai Railway Station is within walking distance of Financial Zone in Binhai New District of Tianjin. 
How to Travel between Beijing & Tianjin: Besides trains, there are also bus and taxi solutions.
- Last updated on Sep. 13, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Tianjin Intercity High Speed Train
Asked by Reuben from PARAGUAY | Apr. 15, 2020 17:55Reply
Is there any difference if I book tickets on a G train or C train?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 19, 2020 17:21

Thank you for your inquiry.

There is no obvious difference for this short trip. G type is the fastest type and C type is designed for short trip,however, for this short trip, the duration is almost the same. You can just choose the suitable time and stations for this trip.
Asked by Nini from MALAYSIA | Dec. 05, 2019 02:14Reply
May i know if Tianjin Station & Tianjin Railway Station is the same place?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bjork | Dec. 05, 2019 19:34

Yes, it is the same one.
Asked by Liza from MALAYSIA | Nov. 04, 2019 06:15Reply
What's best to go to Beijing from Tianjin airport?
Our flight from Malaysia will arrive at 2100. After custom clearance and luggage claim,what do you suggest for us to take to go to beijing? We plan to go to beijing by high speed train. But,if I'm not mistaken,last shuttle bus & normal bus services to the train station is around 1900. Direct bus from airport to beijing also not available at the time of our arrival. Please advise me on this. Your help is much appreciated. TQ
Answers (3)
Answered by Bainbridge | Nov. 05, 2019 01:19

I think the shuttle bus to Tongsha bus station (next to the railway station) should be after the landing of final flight. Also, the final metro line 2 runs at 22:54pm from Binhai airport to Tianjin Raiwlay Station diretion. You can use any of them to catch a nornal train at 2:21am from Tianjin Railway Station to Beijing West, you will reach Beijing around 4:30am.
Answered by Liza from MALAYSIA | Nov. 05, 2019 19:15

Hi Bainbridge. If we want to take high speed train from tianjin to beijing, can you suggest where we can take it and how from Binhai airport? would the service still available at the time of our arrival? thank you for kind effort.
Answered by Bainbridge | Nov. 06, 2019 17:39

The last bullet train is at 11pm, the time is almost not possible for your flight. You can only take the train for next day. The earliest one is at 5:40am from Tianjin West Station. To West Station, you can only use metro line 2 + line 6, no shuttle bus anymore.
Asked by James from UNITED STATES | Jul. 07, 2019 00:37Reply
How/where do I buy bullet train tickets, and where to get off at Tianjin to visit all tourist spots?
Do I need to buy tickets in advance or just buy them at South Beijing Stations?

Can I also use the metro card for tickets as well?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Perla from DENMARK | Jul. 08, 2019 00:15

Both options are OK. If you are not in a hurry, you can buy it at station directly. If you prefered to have a ticket at confirmed time, it is better to book one in advance. If you want to visiting the tourist sports near city center, the main station, Tianjin Station should be better to stop at.

metro card cannot work for train.
Asked by Nannie from CHAD | Mar. 07, 2019 01:53Reply
Hi, can you help me in booking a rail pass between Tianjin and Beijing?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 07, 2019 16:08

Thank you for your inquiry.

However, we are sorry that we cannot offer rail pass booking service. Passengers need to buy it at appoint office of Bank of China. You can buy the card at the local office by using your travel document. Sorry for the helplessness on this issue.
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