Beijing - Tianjin Intercity High Speed Train

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: 30 minutes

 Tikcet Price: CNY 54.5-75.5 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 Mar 18, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
C202309:28 - 09:580h30m
C203711:21 - 11:510h30m
G32512:05 - 12:390h34m
G1518:00 - 18:310h31m
C207918:00 - 18:300h30m
Over 150 departures in total: departure time from 05:50 to 22:51; duration from 30M to 52M
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 (Last Update on Mar 18, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G10812:49 - 13:230h34m
C207818:32 - 19:020h30m
Over 150 departures in total: departure time from 06:02 to 23:08; duration from 30M to 59M
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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 Mar 18, 2019)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 174 - 239.5
USD 26 - 36
CNY 99 - 144
USD 15 - 22
CNY 39 - 128.5
USD 6 - 19
CNY 23 - 75.5
USD 3 - 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 the 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 ticket 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 available 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 bus: 5, 8, 13, 24, 27, 35, 35 (inter-zone line), 50, 91, 92, 96, 96 (inter-zone line), 97, 185, 186, 461, 462, 528, 570, 570 (Xiaotuo Line), 574, 607, 621, 634, 635, 638, 638 (inter-zone line), 639, 645, 645 (inter-zone line), 650, 660, 663, 666, 672, 676, 689, 701, 749, 802, 806, 808, 813, 824, 827, 828, 832, 836, 845, 858, 868, 902, 905, 951, 953, 961, sightseeing line 3, Jinbin special line 3, Airport Shuttle Bus Line
By subway: line 2, line 3, line 9

 2. The West Station: Located in Hongqiao District, this station is a little far (4 miles) from the city center. There are only six departures here every day, at 06:45, 12:45, 14:05, 14:14, 21:51 and 22:53.
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
By subway: line 1

 3. 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 9 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 more than 22 of them running between Beijing Railway Station/ West Station and Tianjin Station/ West Station.  Duration is about 1.5 to 3.5 hours. The ticket price varies, but it doesn't differ much. The price for a soft sleeper is CNY105.5-108.5; price for a hard sleeper is CNY72.5-77.5; price for a hard seat is CNY17.5-23.5.

 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.
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