How to Travel between Beijing and Zhangjiakou
The distance between Beijing and Zhangjiakou is 180 km (112 mi). As a flight is not available, the long-distance bus and train become the major transportation. Both of them take 3-4 hours. Beijing – Zhangjiakou bus costing CNY70-80 is the best way, while the train costs only CNY20-50 it stops at Shalingzi West Station which is still 12 km (7.5 mi) from downtown Zhangjiakou. Taxi is only an alternative for people who travel in a rush and have no other choice, and a single trip costs CNY600-800. Beijing – Zhangjiakou High Speed Train will open in late 2019 to serve the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Join a guided tour is the most convenient way for tourists to travel between the two cities:
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3 Days Beijing - Zhangjiakou Olympic Tour from $469
If you plan to travel on your own, please refer to the following instructions:
|How to Travel between Beijing and Zhangjiakou|
First Choice: Beijing-Zhangjiakou Bus – 3-4 hours, CNY 70-80
|Liuliqiao Passenger Transportation Junction||06:10 - 19:20 every 10-30min|
|Yongdingmen Long-distance Bus Station||06:30 – 16:00 every half an hour, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00|
|General Bus Station||06:10 – 16:50 every 20min, 17:30 to Liuliqiao; |
07:00 – 17:00 every an hour, 12:40, 13:30 to Yongdingmen
|South Bus Station||13:30 & 14:00 every other day|
Second Choice: Train – 3-4 hours, CNY 20-50
West Railway Station: 10:24, 14:53, 15:33, 20:35, 22:17, 00:33
How to Get to Zhangjiakou from Shalingzi West Railway Station
1. City bus: Special Line 1, 10, 11, 33 & no. 106; night bus between Shalingzi West Railway Station and Exhibition Center, serves from 21:30/22:00 to 05:30 the next day every half an hour.
2. Taxis are available outside the railway station. It takes 15-20min to downtown Zhangjiakou and costs CNY20-30.
3. Coaches to Zhangjiakou South Bus Station are available between 05:00 – 18:00.
Note: Since Nov. 12, 2017, Zhangjiakou South Railway Station has been closed for construction work of the Beijing – Zhangjiakou High Speed Train. It is expected to reopen in late 2019. By then, the train travel time will be reduced to an hour.
Taxi – NOT Recommended: 2.5-3 hours, CNY600-800
For such a long distance, it is not easy to flag down a taxi on the travel day. Pre-booking one is suggested by dialing +86 010 - 96103 if leaving from Beijing. Flat rate is a routine and drivers hardly charge by meter. Make a deal with a taxi driver in advance if going from Zhangjiakou.
How to Get to Zhangjiakou from Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)
1. Via Liuliqiao Passenger Transportation Junction
→ Airport Express Train to Sanyuanqiao: 20-25min, CNY25
→ Subway line 10 to Liuliqiao, exit C or D: 50min, CNY5
→ Walk to Liuliqiao Coach Station in 3-5min to take a coach to Zhangjiakou
2. Via Yongdingmen Long-distance Bus Station
→ Airport shuttle bus line 2 to Beijing South Railway Station: 70-80min, CNY30
→ Walk 10-15min to Yongdingmen Bus Station.
Take airport shuttle bus line 3 to Beijing Railway Station and catch a train to Shalingzi West Railway Station. Then take a city bus or a taxi to Zhangjiakou.
How to Travel from Beijing to Zhangbei Grassland in Zhangjiakou
Take a coach from the following long-distance bus stations in Beijing to Zhangbei County first. It takes about 4 hours and the bus fare is CNY90-100. Then ride a taxi to the grassland in 25-30min, and it costs CNY50-60. See Beijing-Zhangbei bus schedules:
|Liuliqiao Passenger Transportation Junction||06:10, 07:50, 08:55, 14:00, 16:30, 16:40, 17:00|
|Yongdingmen Long-distance Bus Station||07:00, 08:00, 10:00|
|Sihui Long-distance Bus Station||06:20, 06:40|
How to Travel from Beijing to Zhangjiakou Ski Resorts
Passengers need to take a long-distance bus from Lianhuachi Bus Station in Beijing to Chongli County in Zhangjiakou first. The bus schedules are 07:00, 07:30, 09:00, 13:00 and 14:30. The duration is 3h and it costs CNY80. Then hire a taxi to these ski resorts.
|Ski Resort||Distance from Chongli||Taxi Fare|
|Wanlong Ski Resort||12km (7.5mi)||CNY 25 - 30|
|Dolomiti Mountain Resort||20km (12mi)||CNY 40 - 50|
|Changchengling Skiing Field||13km (8mi)||CNY 30|
|Genting Resort Secret Garden |
More options to the ski resort from Beijing
|24km (15mi)||CNY 50 - 60|