How to Travel between Beijing and Tianjin
Flight is not available between Beijing and Tianjin as they are only about 135km (84mi) apart. The major modes of transportation between the two cities are the 30-50 minutes’ intercity high speed trains, the 2 hours’ long-distance bus, and the 1.5 hours’ taxi ride. Passengers with mobile internet connection can also reserve a private car through the online car-hailing app “DiDi”. Cruise transfer is expected to serve by 2020.
|How to Travel between Beijing and Tianjin|
Best Way: Beijing-Tianjin High Speed Train – 30-50 minutes, CNY 55-60
From Beijing South Railway Station, every 5-15min during 06:01 – 23:05:
From Tianjin, every 5-15min during 06:05 – 23:01:
Tianjin Railway Station, West Railway Station, South Railway Station, Wuqing Railway Station, Yujiapu Railway Station, Binhai Railway Station & Tanggu Railway Station
Price: CNY55-60 for a second class seat; CNY65-95 for a first class seat
Economy Alternative: Ordinary Train – 1.5-2 hours, CNY20-25
From Beijing, 04:41 – 00:42: West Railway Station, Beijing Railway Station
From Tianjin, 02:29 – 22:09: West Railway Station, Tianjin Railway Station, Tanggu Railway Station
Beijing-Tianjin Long-Distance Bus: 2 hours, CNY35-40
Beijing to Tianjin Bus
|Xianglong Zhaogongkou Bus Station||07:30, 10:00, 10:50, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 14:30, 15:10, 16:00, 17:30|
|Sihui Long-distance Bus Station||07:30 – 16:30 every half an hour & 14:00|
|Bawangfen Long-distance Bus Station||10:00, 17:00|
|Yongdingmen Long-distance Bus Station||12:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30|
Tianjin to Beijing Bus
|Tianhuan Bus Station||07:00 – 19:00 every 30min|
|Tongsha Bus Station||07:00, 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:15 -12:30 every 15min, 13:30, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 18:15|
|West Bus Station||07:40, 09:30, 11:00, 13:30, 15:30|
|Baimiao Bus Station||08:00, 09:50, 10:15, 11:15, 12:45, 16:15, 17:15|
Taxi: 1.5-2 hours, CNY400-500
Drivers usually don’t use the taximeter for such a long distance. Instead, they will ask for flat rate. Do negotiate about the price before boarding a car.
24-hour taxi booking hotline: Beijing: +86 010 - 96103; Tianjin: +86 022 – 96880
Car-Hailing App “DiDi”: 1.5-2 hours, about CNY500
This way requires mobile internet access. Passengers need to download DiDi app, then call a private car. Although the app has English version, speaking some simple Chinese sentences will help a lot, because it usually is necessary to communicate with the driver about the exact pick-up point. No cash is accepted and the online payment can be done by Wechat Pay, Alipay or Apple Pay.
How to Get to Tianjin from Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)
1. Capital Airport Intercity Bus: 2.5 hours, CNY 82
|Gate no. 1, Departure Hall, T3; Gate no. 15, Departure Hall, T2, PEK||Tianhuan Bus Station|
|06:30, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 09:45, 10:30 – 17:30 every half an hour, 18:15, 19:00 – 23:00 every an hour||05:00, 06:00 – 18:30 every half an hour|
2. Airport-Downtown Shuttle Bus + Bullet Train: 2-2.5 hours, CNY 85-90
Take shuttle bus line 2 from Capital Airport to Beijing South Railway Station in 70-80 minutes at a cost of CNY30. It serves from 07:00 to 24:00 with the frequency of half an hour. Then catch a high speed train to Tianjin in 30-50 minutes.
3. Airport Express Train + Subway + Bullet Train: 2 hours, CNY 85-90
Take Airport Express Train to Dongzhimen first. Enter the station of subway line 2 and buy a ticket to South Railway Station, and a transfer to subway line 4 at Xuanwumen is needed. It takes around an hour and costs CNY30/person. Go to Tianjin by high speed train afterwards.
→ To travel from Tianjin Railway Station to Tianjin Airport, one can use subway line 2: 25min, CNY3. Or take a taxi costing CNY40-50 to reach the airport within 25min.
4. Taxi: 1.5-2 hours, CNY 500
Passengers who arrive in late night or at dawn and want to go to Tianjin may consider taking a taxi. Official taxis can be found at:
Gate no. 1, T1; Gate no. 5-9, T2; outside the terminal building of T3
How to get to Tianjin International Cruise Home Port from Beijing Capital Airport
→ High speed train to Yujiapu Railway Station, the closest high speed train station from the Cruise Port.
Train Schedule: 06:43, 07:23, 08:44, 10:27, 13:18, 16:19, 16:49, 18:22, 20:26
Fare: CNY66.5 for a second class seat & CNY85.5 for a first class seat
→ Bus no. 513 to the port: 06:30- 18:00, 50min, CNY2; or take a taxi to get there: 30min; CNY60-70
How to Travel from Tianjin Airport (TSN) to Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)
High speed Train:
→ Metro line 2 to Tianjin Railway Station: 25min, CNY 3; or taxi to the railway station: 25min, CNY 40-50
→ High speed train to Beijing South Railway Station: 30-50min, CNY 55-60
→ Airport shuttle bus line 2 to PEK: 70-80min, CNY 30
→ Airport bus to Bawangfen Long-distance Bus Station: 2 hours, CNY60
Boarding site: Island A, Transportation Center of the parking lot, TSN
Schedule: 10:00 – 18:00 every an hour, 20:00, 22:00, 23:00
→ Take a taxi to Sanyuanqiao: 20min, CNY30-40
→ Airport Express to PEK: 20min, CNY25
How to get to Tianjin from Beijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY)
Go to South Railway Station to take a high speed train to Tianjin:
1. Airport shuttle Gongzhufen Line to South Railway Station: 07:00 – 19:00 every an hour, 25min, CNY 15
2. → Bus 501 to East Gate of Jiayuan Erli: 05:15 – 21:30; CNY2
→ Walk to Jiaomen West and take subway line 4 to South Railway Station: 05:10 – 23:10; CNY3
Take a taxi to Xianglong Zhaogongkou Bus Station in 20min. The fare is about CNY30. Then you can buy a ticket and catch a bus to Tianjin. It takes 2h and costs CNY40.
Should we purchase the bullet train ticket in advance?
2. Yes, you can ask help for the staff and easily book a taxi before you arriving at the port.
3. You can also purchase the return train.
4. You are advised to book the train tickets in advance.
5. The metro line 3 passes Five Great Avenues and Radio & Television Tower, Water Park.
6. You can purchase the one day metro transportation card.
7. In Beijing, you can tour around Tian'anmen Square, Summer Palace, Wangfujing Street and Temple of Heaven.
8. Do you refer to Great Wall? If yes, take Badaling Great Wall as an example, take subway line 4 to Xuanwumen, change to line 2 to Jishuitan, go out Exit B2 and walk to Deshengmen to take bus 877.
Take Bus 513 to Citizen Square Metro Station and get off at Tianjin Railway Station.
Take a bullet train to Beijing South.
Take shuttle bus line 2 to Beijing International Airport.