Beijing Long-Distance Bus
Beijing is without a doubt the largest junction of major roads in China, with twelve national highways radiating to the northeast, southeast, southwest, and south, and eight main expressways surrounding the city, totaling 20,000 kilometers.
Nineteen bus stations in Beijing operate thousands of buses every day to neighboring cities such as Datong, Chengde, and Tianjin, some departing hourly. Xianglong Zhaogongkou Long-Distance Bus Station is the largest one with good supporting facilities. Taking a long distance bus is a little more expensive than by train, but it is more convenient and less crowded. Travel China Guide suggests that long-distance travelers should not choose buses, but short bus journeys can be memorable experiences.
Bus tickets can be purchased 3 to 5 days prior to your departure, upon your arrival at the station, or even after you board the bus, if it is out of season.
Xianglong Zhaogongkou Long-Distance Bus Station
It has about 120 long-distance bus routes in all, heading to Harbin (Heilongjiang Province) in north, Lianyungang (Jiangsu Province) in south, Weihai (Shandong Province) in east and Jincheng (Shanxi Province) in west. Also, there are buses to neighboring cities like Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Chengde and big or middle sized cities in Shandong, Zhejiang, Shanxi, Hebei, Henan provinces, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Jinan and Qingdao.
Chinese name: 祥龙赵公口客运站（xiáng lóng zhào gōng kǒu kè yùn zhàn）
Location: No.34, Nan Sanhuan Zhong Lu, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 17, 43, 300, 368, 826, 741, 830, 730, 957, 971
Hours: 05:00 – 19:30
Dongzhimen Long-Distance Bus Station
There are busses to Huairou, Miyun, Pinggu and Shunyi in eastern Beijing, and long routes to Chengde, Chifeng, etc
Chinese name: 东直门长途汽车站（dōng zhí mén cháng tú qì chē zhàn）
Location: No.45, Dongzhimenwai Xi Jie, Dongcheng District
Bus Route: 44, 117, 359, 401, 404, 915, 916, 24, 106, 107 (get off at Dongzhimen Stop)
Liuliqiao Long-Distance Bus Station
Coaches departing from this station can reach Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Shijiazhuang, Zhangjiakou, Qinhuangdao, Hohhot, Baotou, Tangshan, Shenyang, Dalian, Yinchuan, etc.
Chinese name: 六里桥客运主枢纽（lìu lǐ qiáo kè yùn zhǔ shū nǐu）
Location: A1, Liuliqiao Nan Li, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 6, 50, 323, 300, 323, 324, 349, 368, 719, 730, 811, 822, 830, 836, 901, 944, 968, 977, T2, T7, T8 (get off at Liuliqiao Nanli Stop and walk westward 100 meters), Yuntong 201 (get inside the bus station)
Hours: 04:45 – 22:00
Bawangfen Long-Distance Bus Station
Chinese name: 八王坟客运站（bā wáng fén kè yùn zhàn）
Location: East end of Chang’an Avenue
Bus Routes: 11, 30, 31, 715, 721, 752, 754, 988 (get off at East Railway Station)
Hours: 06:30 – 22:00
Destinations: Tianjin, Tangshan, Qinhuangdao, Baotou, Shenyang, Dalian, Anshan, Changchun, Harbin, Tonghua, Fushun, Liaoyang
Muxiyuan Long-Distance Bus Station
Tourists can take busses departing this station to Jinzhou, Huairou, Shijiazhuang, Nanjing, Jinan, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Zibo, Dezhou and Weifang.
Chinese name: 木樨园客运站（mù xī yuán kè yùn zhàn）
Location: No.199, Haihutun, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 2, 17, 324, 341, 366, 40 (get off at MuxiYuan Stop)
Hours: 05:00 – 19:00
Lize Long-Distance Bus Station
There are busses aiming to Shanghai and other cities in Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Shaanxi provinces and Inner Mongol autonomous region.
Chinese name: 丽泽长途汽车站（lì zé cháng tǔ qì chē zhàn）
Location: Lize Dongqiao, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 6, 323, 324, 988, Yuntong 103, 108 (get off at Lizeqiao Stop)
Hours: 06:00 – 23:25
Xinfadi Long-Distance Bus Station
Chinese name: 新发地长途客运站（xīn fā dì cháng tú kè yùn zhàn）
Location: 100 meters (109 yards) west of Xinfadiqiao, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 381, 366, 901, 423, 962, 977, 353, 813, 937, 968, 922, 719, 943, 957, 115 (get off at Xinfadi Stop)
Hours: 06:00 – 17:30
Lianhuachi Long-Distance Bus Station
Chinese name: 莲花池长途客运站（lián huā chí cháng tú kè yùn zhàn）
Location: Liuliqiao, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 6, 50, 309, 340 (get off at Liuliqiao Stop), 323, 324 (get off at Liuliqiao Beili Stop), 300, 901 (get off at Liuliqiao Nanli Stop)
Hours: 06:00 – 20:00
Destinations: bus routes to many places in Shandong, Henan, Shijiangzhuang and Xingtai in Hebei, Huaian and Zhuangjiagang in Jiangsu, Yangquan and Changzhi in Shanxi, Yan'an in Shaanxi and Lujiang in Anhui
Sihui Long-Distance Bus Station
Chinese name: 四惠长途汽车站（sì huì cháng tú qì chē zhàn）
Location: No.68, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District
Bus Route: 1, 4, 57, 322, 363, 397, 402, 715, 825, 928, 930, 952, 984, 847, 989, 984 (get off at Sihui Stop)
Hours: 06:00 – 19:30
Destinations: Wushun, Dalian, Dandong, Anshan, Changchun and many other cities in Northeast China, Tianjin and some places in Hebei