Visiting Mutianyu Great Wall: Toboggan, Cable Car, or Chairlift?

In addition to climbing Mutianyu Great Wall on foot, tourists can also take cable car, toboggan or the chairlift up and down to enjoy a Great Wall tour in an energy-saving way. Cable car is fully enclosed, suitable for everyone including children and the elders; it is available for both ascending and descending the Wall. Chairlift and toboggan are both open, which are popular among bold and adventurous people; however, older, high blood pressure, and heart disease people are not advised to take. Chairlift is available for going up and down, and toboggan is only available for going down the Great Wall.
 

Mutianyu Great Wall Toboggan vs. Cable Car vs. Chairlift

Cable Car Toboggan & Chairlift
Price  CNY100 for one way;
CNY120 for both ways;
Half price for children 
CNY100 for one way;
CNY120 for both ways;
CNY60 for children both ways    
Opening Hours     08:00 - 17:00 from March 16 to November 15;
08:30 - 16:30 from November 16 to March 15    
08:00 - 16:50 from Monday to Friday;
08:00 - 17:00 on weekends    
Suitable for     The disabled, the elderly or children     Adventurous people    
            

Mutianyu Toboggan Ride (aka Mutianyu Great Wall Slide)

Mutianyu Toboggan (Mutianyu Slide)
Mutianyu Toboggan (Mutianyu Slide)

 Safety Rate:
 Slideway Upper Station: between No. 5 Watchtower and No.6 Watchtower
 Slideway Lower Station: near south ticket check
 Opening Hours: 08:00 - 16:50 from Monday to Friday; 08:00 - 17:00 on weekends
 Ticket Price: CNY100 for one way; CNY120 for both ways; CNY60 for children both ways
 Seating Capacity: 1 adult or 1 adult with a kid;  
 Restrictions: Elderly, and people with high blood pressure and heart disease are not suggested

Notes:
1. Mutianyu Great Wall Toboggan is only available for getting down from the top of the Great Wall. A ride takes around 5 minutes.
2. Double car is only for one kid accompanied by an adult.
3. One can control the speed of toboggan by a control stick. Push it forward to accelerate and pull it back to brake.
4. You need to keep a safe distance from the rider in front of you, which is a bit like driving.
5. There is no stated weight limit to take the toboggan.
 

Mutianyu Great Wall Cable Car

Mutianyu Cable Car
Cable Car
 Safety Rate:      
 Cable car lower station: near north ticket check
 Cable car upper station: near No.14 Watchtower
 Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00 from March 16 to November 15; 08:30 - 16:30 from November 16 to March 15
 Price: CNY100 for one way; CNY120 for both ways; Half price for children
 Suitable for: everyone, including the disabled, the elderly or children
 Seating Capacity: 6

Notes:
1. To help the elderly and the disabled to take cable car, an elevator is provided to reach cable car lower station. The elevator is located at the northest corner of internal parking lot and can accommodate up to 11 people at a time.
2. Although there are fewer visitors to Mutianyu than Badaling, you still need to wait around an hour for the cable car during the peak period. It is recommended to go on weekdays when the waiting time could be shorter.  
 

The Chairlift

Mutianyu Great Wall Chairlift
Chairlift
 Safety Rate: 
 Chairlift Upper Station: between No. 5 Watchtower and No.6 Watchtower
 Chairlift Lower Station: near south ticket check
 Opening Hours: 08:00 - 16:50 from Monday to Friday; 08:00 - 17:00 on weekends
 Ticket Price: CNY100 for one way; CNY120 for both ways; CNY60 for children both ways
 Seating Capacity: 2
 Restrictions: It is not recpommended to aged, and people suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease

Note: If you have a two-way ticket of chairlift, you can ride down either using the chairlift or the toboggan. 


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- Last modified on Dec. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Visiting Mutianyu Great Wall: Toboggan, Cable Car, or Chairlift?
Asked by Andy Lytle from NORTHERN IRELAND | Dec. 20, 2019 01:49Reply
Getting up to the wall, along and then back down (with a family)
What is the price to take the cable car up to tower 14, then hike along the wall & take the toboggan back down from tower 6 - does this count as a "return" trip for the toboggan price? I have 2 teenage children so as long as the hike from 14 to 6 isn't too long I think this way would be the best way to enjoy the wall for the whole family. How long is the hike from 14 to 6? Does this sound like a good option for a family, what would you recommend?

Andy (Northern Ireland)
Answers (2)
Answered by Eva from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 24, 2019 22:57
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Yes, you are right. It is a suitable way for your family. Generally speaking, it takes around an hour from Tower 14 to Tower 6.
Answered by Nicola from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 02, 2020 07:21
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When I visited in 2015 I did the round trip you have proposed. I took the cable car up, walked along the wall and then took the toboggan back down.

I would say that it takes a good hour to walk that section of wall, it may not look that far but it not easy terrain. The path is very uneven and the steps up and down at each tower can be quite big, so it feels like a bit of a climb. Sensible shoes are a must! If you have younger children or stop often to take photographs it will probably take a bit longer. There is little in terms of refreshments between the two towers so make sure you take water with you.

The company that runs the cable car is separate from the one that runs the chairlift/toboggan so you can’t do this tour as a round trip ticket. I purchased a single cable car ticket and then when I got to the toboggan station purchased a separate ticket there. The lower cable car station and the toboggan end point are close to the same car park/bus stops so no need to worry about transferring back.
Asked by Steph from USA | Dec. 01, 2019 18:00Reply
Can I buy entrance tickets to Mutianyu and chairlift/toboggan tickets using WeChat or Alipay?
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Answered by Grace from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 02, 2019 19:35
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As I know, you can. Don't worry.
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