At present, there are 12 subway lines under construction. According to the long-term plan, by 2025, Beijing will own a metro network with 30 lines in a total length of 1,177 kilometers (731 miles).
Beijing Subway Lines in Operation
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Length: 31 kilometers (19 miles)
Main Stops: Babaoshan, Wukesong, Gongzhufen, Junshi Bowuguan (Military Museum), Xidan, Tian'anmenxi, Tian'anmendong, Wangfujing, Jianguomen, Guomao
Line 2 (circle line): It is a line running beneath the 2nd Ring Road.
Length: 23.1 kilometers (14.4 miles)
Main Stops: Xizhimen, Gulou Dajie, Yonghegong, Dongzhimen, Chaoyangmen, Jianguomen, Beijing Zhan (Beijing Railway Station), Qianmen, Xuanwumen, Fuxingmen
Line 3: Dongsi Shitiao ↔ Dongfeng: open by the end of 2023.
Line 4: Anheqiaobei ↔ Gongyi Xiqiao
Length: 28 kilometers (17 miles)
Main Stops: Yuanmingyuan, Peking University East Gate, Zhonguancun, Renmin University, National Library, Beijing Zoo, Xizhimen, Xidan, Taoranting, South Railway Station
Line 5: Tiantongyuanbei ↔ Songjiazhuang
Length: 27.6 kilometers (17 miles)
Main Stops: Heping Xiqiao, Yonghegong, Dongsi, Dengshikou, Dongdan, Chongwenmen, Temple of Heaven East Gate
Line 6: Jin'anqiao ↔ Lucheng
Length: 53 kilometers (33 miles)
Main Stops: Pingguoyuan, Cishousi, Chegongzhuang, Ping'anli, Nanluogu Xiang, Chaoyangmen, Hujialou, Tongzhou Beiguan
Line 7: Beijing West Railway Station ↔ Huanqiu Dujiaqu (Universal Resort)
Length: 40 kilometers (25 miles)
Main Stops: West Railway Station, Caishikou, Ciqikou, Shuangjing, Happy Valley, Huazhuang, Huanqiu Dujiaqu (Universal Resort)
Line 8: Zhuxinzhuang ↔ Yinghai
Length: 51.6 kilometers (32.1 miles)
Main Stops: Aolinpike Gongyuan (Olympic Park), Aoti Zhongxin (Olympic Sports Center), Gulou Dajie, Shichahai, Nanluogu Xiang, Wangfujing, Qianmen
Line 9: Guogongzhuang ↔ National Library
Length: 16.5 kilometers (10 miles)
Main Stops: Guojia Tushuguan (National Library), Junshi Bowuguan (Military Museum), West Railway Station, Liuliqiao, Fengtai Nanlu
Line 10 (cricle line): Taking Bagou as terminal.
Length: 57.1 kilometers (35.5 miles)
Main Stops: Bagou, Haidian Huangzhuang, Mudanyuan, Sanyuanqiao, Liangmaqiao, Nongye Zhanlanguan (Agriculture Exhibition Center), Guomao, Shuangjing, Panjiayuan, Caoqiao, Shoujingmao, Fengtai Railway Station, Gongzhufen
Line 11: Xinshougang ↔ Jin'anqiao
Length: 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles)
Main Stops: Xinshougang, Beixinan, Jin'anqiao, Moshikou (not open yet)
Line 13: Xizhimen ↔ Dongzhimen
Length: 40.5 kilometers (25 miles)
Main Stops: Xizhimen, Dazhongsi, Wudaokou, Qinghe Railway Station, Huilongguan, Beiyuan, Shaoyaoju, Dongzhimen
Line 14: Zhangguozhuang ↔ Shangezhuang
Length: 50.8 km (31.6 miles)
Main Stops: Yuanboyuan (Garden Expo Park), Dawayao, Qilizhuang, Xiju, Lize Shangwuqu (Lize Business District), South Railway Station, Shilihe, Chaoyang Park, Wangjing
Line 15: Qinghua Donglu Xikou ↔ Fengbo
Length: 41.4 kilometers (25.7 miles)
Main Stops: Aolinpike Gongyuan (Olympic Park), Wangjing, Guozhan (China Int'l Exhibition Center), Shunyi
Line 16: Bei'anhe ↔ Yuyuantan Dongmen
Length: 31.9 kilometers (19.8 miles)
Main Stops: Yongfeng, Xiyuan, Wanshousi, Guojia Tushuguan (National Library), Yuyuantan Dongmen
Line 17: Jiahuihu ↔ Shilihe
Length: 15.8 kilometers (9.8 miles)
Main Stops: Ciqu, Shilihe
Line 19: Xingong ↔ Mudanyuan
Length: 22.4 kilometers (13.9 miles)
Main Stops: Xinfadi, Caoqiao, Niujie (Ox Street), Jishuitan, Mudanyuan
Daxing Line: Xingong ↔ Tiangongyuan
Length: 21.8 kilometers (13.5 miles)
Main Stops: Xihongmen, Huangcun Railway Station, Shengwu Yiyao Jidi (Biomedical Base)
Changping Line: Qinghe Zhan ↔ Changping Xishankou
Length: 31.9 kilometers (20 miles)
Main Stops: Shisanling Jingqu (Ming Tombs), Changping Dongguan, Shahe Gaojiaoyuan (Shanhe University Park), Shengming Kexueyuan (Life Science Park), Qinghe Railway Station
Yizhuang Line: Songjiazhuang ↔ Yizhuang Huochezhan (Yizhuang Railway Station)
Length: 23.3 kilometers (14.4 miles)
Main Stops: Xiaohongmen, Yizhuang Wenhuayuan (Yizhuang Culture Park), Ciqu, Yizhuang Railway Station
Fangshan Line: Dongguantounan ↔ Yancundong
Length: 32 kilometers (20 miles)
Main Stops: Shoujingmao (Capital Univ. of Economics & Business), Guogongzhuang, Liangxiang Daxuecheng
Yanfang Line: Yancundong ↔ Yanshan
Length: 14.4 kilometers (9 miles)
Main Stop: Fangshan Chengguan, Xingcheng, Yancun
Line S1: Pingguoyuan ↔ Shichang
Length: 10.2 kilometers (6.3 miles)
Main Stops: Sidaoqiao, Liyuanzhuang, Sidaoqiao, Jin'anqiao
Capital Airport Express Line: Beixinqiao ↔ Dongzhimen ↔ Sanyuanqiao ↔ T3 ↔ T2 (Capital Airport)
Length: 29.8 kilometers (18.5 miles)
Ticket Fare: CNY 25
Daxing Airport Express Line (New Airport Line): Caoqiao ↔ Daxing Xincheng ↔ Daxing Airport
Length: 41.36 kilometers (25.7 miles)
Ticket Fare: CNY 10 to 50
There are two modern trams lines:
Ticket Fare of Beijing Subway
The price is charged according to the distance. It is CNY 3 for the first 6 km (3.7 mi), CNY 4 for 6 to 12 km( 3.7 to 7.5 mi), CNY 5 for 12 to 22 km (7.5 to 13.7 mi), CNY 6 for 22 to 32 km (13.7 to 20 mi), extra CNY 2 for every additional 20 km (12.4 mi) if distance over 32 km (20 mi). A Transportation Smart Card can be used for paying. The stops are announced in both Chinese and English. Passengers can query the subway staff to avoid going in the wrong direction and wasting time.
1. A child shorter than 1.3 meters (4.3 feet) cannot ride metro alone. If an adult takes one child below 4.3 feet high on the metro, the child is free of charge; if two, one of the children is free of charge.
2. Tickets are issued for one-day use only.
3. It is suggested to prepare loose change beforehand to take the metro. At most stations, passengers can buy the ticket either at the Customer Service Center or self-service ticket vending machine, but some stations are only equipped with ticket vending machines which accept 1 RMB coins, 5 RMB and 10 RMB banknotes.
Travel Tips on Taking Beijing Metro:
2. The metro stations are clean and have English signs directing tourists to the exits and nearby places that you are likely trying to find.
3. In this city, the metro stations are marked with a blue sign with letter D inside a circle on it.
4. Passengers can find toilets on the platform level or in the ticket hall of each stop.
5. Take good care of your personal things as the crowded carriages have one or two pickpockets on peak hours now and then.
6. No pets can be taken on the metro.
7. Please keep out the yellow line when you are waiting for the train.
In Beijing you can pay with 1CNY coins or 5 or 10 notes.