How to Travel From Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall
How Far is Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing?
Distance from Downtown: 80 kilometers (50 miles)
Single Journey Time: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Mutianyu Opening Hours:
Mar. 16 to Nov. 15: Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 18:00; Weekends: 07:30 - 18:30
Nov. 16 to March. 15: 08:00 - 17:00
A guided day tour is sure a hassle-free way to travel from Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. For independent travelers, Mubus departing at 07:40 and 12:00 from Hong Kong Macau Center in downtown is a good choice. There is also a direct tourist bus running from Dongzhimen Wai to Mutianyu at 08:30. If you miss it, walk to the nearby Dongzhimen Transport Hub to take bus 916 Express to Huairou North Avenue first, and then change to a local bus h23, h24, h35 or h36 or a minivan to the Great Wall. In addition, there is a tourist bus from Qianmen via Shaoyaoju Subway Station every day. If you want to take a taxi, prepare around CNY600 for a single ride and make plans for the return trip, as it is difficult to hire a cab from the Great Wall back to downtown.
|Mutianyu Great Wall Location Map|
Best Way: Join Our Guided Day Tour
The easiest and most cost-effective way is to choose our fully guided day tour, in mini group of 9 people at most, with our expert service escorting you to the Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Bird's Nest, and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.
Second Choice: Mubus – 1.5 hours
Route: Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center ⇔ Mutianyu (Parking Lot P1)
Schedule from Hong Kong Macau Center: 07:40, 12:00
Schedule from Mutianyu: 14:30, 18:00
Single Journey Time: 1.5 hours
How to Get to Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center
2. Take bus line 44, 75, Night 20, Te12, or Te 2 to Dongshisitiao South Stop, walk around 100 meters (110 yards) to the north and keep walking 150 meters (155 yards) to the east.
Tip: Visitors are recommended to book the ticket in advance so as to have a confirmed seat.
Tourist Bus Line Dongzhimen – Mutianyu: 1.5 - 2 hours
Starting Point: Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station
Returning Point: Parking Lot P1 of Mutianyu
Schedule from Dongzhimen Wai: 08:30
Schedule from Mutianyu: 16:00
Single Journey Time: 1.5 - 2 hours
Ticket Fare: CNY30; transportation card is not applicable; tickets are sold on board the bus
How to Get to Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station
2. Or, take bus line 359, 915/ 915 Express, 935/ 935 Express, 942 or 966 to get there.
It is the most convenient way to get to the Wall. If you unfortunately miss the direct tourist bus line, you can walk to nearby Dongzhimen Transport Hub to take regular bus line 916 Express mentioned below.
Cheapest: Bus Line 916 Express + h23, h24, h35 or h36: 2 - 2.5 hours
1. Bus Line 916 Express: 13 stops
Return Point: Huairou North Avenue (Huairou Beidajie)
Schedule from Dongzhimen: 06:00 - 21:00
Schedule from Huairou North Avenue: 04:50 - 18:50
Single Journey Time: Around 1.5 hours
Fare: CNY12; CNY6 paid by Beijing Transportation Card
2. Bus line h23, h24, h35 or h36
|Bus Lines||From Huairou North Avenue||From Mutianyu|
|h23||06:00 - 19:00||04:50 - 18:50|
|h24||06:00 - 19:00||05:50 - 19:00|
|h35||06:10 (only weekdays), 08:40, 15:45||7:10 (only weekdays), 9:40, 16:50|
|h36||06:20, 11:30, 17:40||07:05, 12:15, 18:30|
Where can I take bus 916 Express to Mutianyu Great Wall? - Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub
2. Take bus line 106, 107, 132, 3, 401, 404, 416, 418, 852, 918, or 980 to Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub Stop.
1. There is also bus 916 to the Wall; However, comparatively, bus 916 Express is more recommened as it has less stops and takes less time.
2. It is recommended to take early morning bus from Dongzhimen and take bus departing before 15:00 back to downtown to avoid the crowds.
3. The Mutianyu ticket office is about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from the entrance and one can take shuttle bus to travel between. The ticket fare is CNY10 for a single trip and CNY15 for a round trip.
4. Bus 867 to the Wall does not run anymore.
Tourist Bus Line Qianmen - Mutianyu: 2 - 2.5 hours
Starting Point: No.4 Ticket Window, Qianmen Tourism Distribution Center
Returning Point: Parking Lot P1 of Mutianyu
Schedule: 08:30 from Qianmen; 09:00 from Shaoyaoju; 16:00 from Mutianyu for return trip
Singel Journey Time: 2 - 2.5 hours
Ticket Fare: CNY30; transportation card is not applicable; buy tickets just before boarding the bus
How to Get to Qianmen Tourism Distribution Center
2. Take bus express line 1 to Qianmen Stop, and walk around 400 meters (440 yards) to the south.
How to Get to Shaoyaoju
2. Take bus line 547 or 942 to Shaoyaoju Bus Stop.
Taxis to Mutianyu is not recommended.
2. It is extremely difficult to take the taxis to go back downtown. So there are many irregular cars near the Wall and be vigilant, so as not to be blackmailed or left halfway.
3. Renting a private car with driver in advance is advised for a group of 3 - 4 people. The cars can hold up to 4 passengers and CNY 700 - 1,000 is needed for a round trip.
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