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.

Beijing-Tianjin Transportation
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

→ Airport shuttle bus line 2 to Beijing South Railway Station: every half an hour from 07:00 to 24:00, 70-80min, CNY30

→ High speed train to Yujiapu Railway Station
, the closest high speed train station from the Cruise Port.
Time: 1h
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.
- Last modified on Sep. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel between Beijing and Tianjin
Asked by Timmie from BELGIUM | Sep. 02, 2019 09:36Reply
How to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to the cruise terminal in Tianjin
Dear all,

Does anyone what’s the best way to go the cruise terminal Tianjin coming from
The airport?

Answers (1)
Answered by Belinda from DENMARK | Sep. 04, 2019 00:50

Upon landing, you can take airport shuttle bus to get to Tianjin Tianhuan Coach Station first. Then take a taxi to the cruise terminal.
Asked by Dea from INDONESIA | Jun. 08, 2019 01:11Reply
From Terminal 1 of Binhai International Airport to Beijing
If i take coach bus directly from Tianjin Airport to Beijing, how much cost will it be? Is it 30元 or 60元?
And on which Beijing station will i arrive?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Harriet from USA | Jun. 10, 2019 23:29

The coach bus between these two places costs CNY35/person. The departure times are 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 19:00 to Bawangfen Station.
Asked by Yee from USA | Mar. 02, 2019 10:39Reply
There is public bus #513 at Tianjin Cruise Port to Metr
How easy is it to take Bus 513 to Metro then bullet train to Beijing?
Answers (3)
Answered by Nora from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 03, 2019 22:58

Yes, you can easily find public bus no.513 to Civil Square Station. Then take metro line 9 to TJ Railway Station. After arriving, there are pairs of bullet trains that can take you to Beijing.
Answered by Yee from UNITED STATES | Mar. 04, 2019 04:53

Thank you
Should we purchase the bullet train ticket in advance?
Answered by Nora | Mar. 04, 2019 19:57

Yes, you are suggested to book the train tickets online in advance. As I know, provides such service. If interested, their contact information is
Asked by KEVIN WOOD from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 27, 2019 00:46Reply
Tianjin cruise port to Beijing centre
Am i right in saying taxi from Tianjin port terminal to Tianjin train station then Bullet train to Beijing South is quite easy to travel speaking only English ? Is it easier to book taxi before arriving in port ? Can we buy return tickets on the Train ? Can we turn up to the railway station without booking ? Does the metro highlight tourist places of interest so you know where to get off? Can we buy a daily metro pass ? Which places can anyone suggest should be done first day ? How can we get to the wall on day Two from port or Beijing south railway station ?

Kevin Wood
Answers (1)
Answered by Chaim from FRANCE | Feb. 28, 2019 23:15

1. Well, as I know, the staff can speak simple English. Thus maybe it won't be that difficulty to communicate.
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.
Asked by CALGARYTOCALGARY | Dec. 09, 2018 11:14Reply
You suggested taking the bus 513 from the cruise terminal to Tianjin Civil Square
then the #9 to the bullet train, I can't get Civil Square to show up in my transit app, is it known by any other name?
Answers (1)
Answered by Badia from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 22:53

Metro Civil Square? or its Chinese name"轻轨市民广场".
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