Tianjin Transportation

Check-in Counters of Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Check-in Counters, 
Binhai International Airport


 Airport code: TSN
 Location: Tianjin Binhai International Airport is located in Zhanggui Zhuang, Dongli District, about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) away from the downtown area.

Brief Intro: As the second largest airport in Northern China ranking only after the Capital International Airport in Beijing. It is 400,000 square meters (about 99 acres) with a parking apron that can admit 40 airplanes at the same time. At present Binhai International Airport has 39 domestic and international airlines, reaching Shanghai, Xi'an, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Seoul, and so on.
 Airport Facilities and Services

Airport Transportation: Airport Shuttle Bus, City-bus, Taxi……
 How to Travel between Tianjin and Beijing

Tianjin Speed Train (CHR)
High-Speed Train
Tianjin is an important railway hinge linking the Northeast, North, East, and South of China via several major railway lines, such as Jingha (Beijing-Harbin) Railway, Jingji (Beijing-Jinan) Railway, Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High-Speed Railway, and Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway. There are five important train stations in the city, including Tianjin Railway Station (namely East Railway Station), West Railway Station, North Railway Station, South Railway Station and Binhai Railway Station. Travelers can easily take trains from these stations to over 40 cities all over China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jinan, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, and Nanjing among others. 


Long-Distance Bus

A group of long-distance bus stations in the city can definitely bring you convenience with Tianhuan Long-distance Bus Station in Nankai District as the most important one. Buses here are mainly destined for major cities in other provinces, such as Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, and so on. Other stations provide service to neighboring cities.

If you want to drive to the city from Beijing, you can go along Jingjintang highway, one of the finest highways throughout China. The whole journey will take you only one and a half hours; both fast and convenient!

West Long-distance Bus Station: No.2, Xiqing Dao, Hongqiao District
Tianhuan Long-distance Bus Station: conjunction of Hongqi Lu and Anshan Xidao in Nankai District


Xingang Port is the biggest man-made port within China and is a must if you decide to come to the city by ship. Its domestic sea routes are to Dalian and Longkou; while its international routes are to Inchon in Korea (every Thursday and Saturday) and Honshu in Japan (every Monday). During high tourism seasons, there are passenger liners from Japan and Europe arriving in this port.

If you want to go to Beijing from Xingang Port, you can take a taxi to Tianjin Train Station and then take trains to Beijing, both fast and convenient.

Xinggang Port Inquiring Phone: 022-25213380
Ticket-selling Phone: 022-23394290

At present, there are six metro lines in operation in the city, Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 5, Line 6 and Line 9. In terms of the city's further plan, there will be other 11 lines constructed, all of which could cover the thirteen districts of the city.
 Line 1: Liuyuan ⇔ Tianjin University of Finance & Economics
 Line 2: Caozhuang ⇔ Binhai International Airport
 Line 3: Xiaodian ⇔ South Railway Station
 Line 5: North Danhe Road  First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of TCM
 Line 6: Nancuiping ⇔ Nansunzhuang
 Line 9: Railway Station ⇔ Donghai Road
 Metro Maps

* Tianjin Light Rail, namely Jin Bin Mass Transit, is the east section of metro line 9. It supplies a rapid transit between the city's urban area and the Binhai new area. From Zhongshanmen station in downtown area, it takes 46 minutes for passengers to reach Binhai area.

 Bus & Metro Search


Tianjin TaxiLocal city-bus system consists of school bus routes, special sight-seeing routes and regular routes which include inner city and suburban lines. If you take an inner city bus route, you will pay CNY1 for twelve kilometers (about 7.5 miles) or less and CNY1.5 for more. If you take a suburb line you have to pay CNY1 for the first ten kilometers (about 6.2 miles) and CNY0.5 for each extra five kilometers (about 3.1 miles)


Generally, taxi service is quite convenient in the city. You can easily flag down one along the street and bustling commercial centers. However, some taxi drivers may overcharge when you hail one at airport, railway stations or long-distance coach stations. Then you’d better ask the driver to use taximeter. It should be noted that the charging standard is the same between daytime and night.

Fare Cars with the emission over 1.6 liters (0.4 gallon) Cars with the emission less than 1.6 liters (0.4 gallon)
Starting Fare for First 3km (2mi) CNY8 CNY8
Fare between 3-10km (2-6mi) CNY2/km  CNY1.7/km
Fare beyond 10km (6mi) CNY3/km  CNY2.5/km
Fuel Surcharge CNY1 per ride
- Last modified on Jan. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Tianjin Transportation
Asked by Ray Lee from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 02, 2019 05:27Reply
I will be arriving at Tianjin railway station from Beijing in the morning.
From there, I would like to visit the following places using either metro or bus.

Please advise the order of visit and which metro line or bus to take to go to each of the location.

1 marco polo square
2 ancient culture street
3 porcelain house
4 five great avenue

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jamie from POLAND | Aug. 07, 2019 01:32

1 marco polo square: The distance is not far. You can just walk west around 1km to arrive at the place.
2 ancient culture street: Take bus no.645 to Shengli Road Bus Stop. Then walk west around 650 meters.
3 porcelain house: Take metro line 3 to Heping Road Station, Exit C. Then walk southwest around 350 meters.
4 five great avenue: Take bus no.951 to Guilin Road Bus Stop. Then walk east around 350 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Sunny from UNITED STATES | Jun. 29, 2019 21:33Reply
Binhai Station (used to be Yujiapu Station) from the Cruise terminal in port Tianjin
Hello, I need an up-date as so much so fast changing in the great city:
Will it still be the best way to get to Beijing via the bullet train is take a taxi from the cruise terminal to Binhai Subway Station, then to Tianjin Train station to catch the train to Beijing?
How much it will cost all together?
Assume I can off the ship by 9 Am in October 2019.
Thank you so much.
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | Jul. 01, 2019 01:31

You can take taxi to Citizen Square and then take Light Rail Line 9 to the main railway station to take bullet train to Beijing. The taxi fare is around CNY60 and it takes about CNY9. The ticket of bullet train costs from CNY54.5 to 174.
Asked by Caris from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 25, 2018 20:41Reply
Hi, How to do I go to Tianjin TEDA International Hotel from Tianhuan Station?
Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Lawrence from FRANCE | Nov. 26, 2018 19:48

It would be complicated by public transportation but it is the best method. First, walk about 450 meters from Tianhuan Bus Station to Anshanxidao metro station. Then get on the metro line 6 and get off at Chonghong Park. Then transfer to the metro line 2 and get off at Tianjin station. Then go on your trip to take the metro line 9 and get off at Taida station. Get out from the exit A and take the bus No.931 at Haijingjiajucheng and get off at Taidahuiguan. Finally, walk about 250 meters to the hotel. The whole ride needs about 1hour 50 minutes.
Answered by Caris from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 27, 2018 02:52

Thank you Lawrence!
Asked by prem from MALAYSIA | Nov. 21, 2018 03:15Reply
Hello there, I will be travelling to Tianjin this coming January
May I know whats the most cost efficient and easiest way to get to Four Seasons Hotel which is located at chifeng road from the airport ?
And is it easier to travel around by myself thru a rental car or is the public transport there good enough ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carl from USA | Nov. 22, 2018 22:28

You can get on the metro line 2 at the airport and get off at Tianjin Station where to transfer to the metro line 3 and get off at Yingkoudao station. Get out from the exit B1 and walk about 400 meters to the hotel. The duration is about CNY 50 minutes. The fare is CNY 4 per person. And the public transportation is convenient. If you have enough travel budget, renting a car is easier and convenient to visit.
Asked by Beer from THAILAND | Sep. 29, 2018 08:57Reply
I am planing to go Harbin, Shanhaiguan, Tianjin, Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai by high speed train
which one is the best option for using high speed tain?
A Harbin > Shanhaiguan > Tianjin > Beijing > Nanjing > Shanghai
B Harbin > Shanhaiguan > Beijing > Tianjin > Nanjing > Shanghai

I am not sure, maybe there are more timetable from Beijing to Shanghai than from Tianjin
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Coco from USA | Sep. 29, 2018 23:42

You advised to choose the route A because the high speeds trains from Shanhaiguan to TJ is more than to Beijing; the high speed trains from Beijing to Nanjing is more than from TJ

In addition, there are more trains from Beijing to Shanghai than from TJ.
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