Beijing Railway Stations
Beijing Railway Station 北京站
The Beijing Railway Station was built in 1901, covering an area of 250,000 square meters (about 72 acres). Located between Chengwen Gate and Dongbian Gate, inside Dongcheng District (东城区), it is one of the most prosperous railway station in China. Most trains to North China depart from this railway station. Besides, some international trains are also available in the station.
Address: Jia 13 Maojia Wan Lane, Dongcheng District (东城区毛家湾胡同甲13号)
Tel: 010-5101 9999
How to Get There
Bus Routes to the railway station: 9, 10, 20, 24, 25, 29, 39, 52, 59, 103, 104, 122, 403, 420, 434, 457, 637, 638, 639, 640, 668, 673, 674, 728, 729, 744, 938, 957 and some nigh buses including 203, 204, 208, 209 and 211 (get off at the stop of Beijing Railway Station)
Subway: Line 2 (get off at the stop of Beijing Railway Station)
International Trains between Beijing and Moscow & Pyongyang & Ulan Bator
Between Beijing and Moscow
It takes about 6 or 7 days a run between Beijing and Moscow. Train K3 and Train K19 depart from Beijing to Moscow, and Train K4 and Train K20 run back from Moscow to Beijing. The following is the detailed information.
1. K3 (Beijing–Moscow): Departing from Beijing at 07:45, every Wednesday, and arriving at Moscow at 14:28 (18:28 Moscow time) six days later (on Monday).
2. K19 (Beijing–Moscow): Departing from Beijing at 23:00, every Saturday, and arriving at Moscow at 17:57 (21:57 Moscow time) seven days later (on Friday).
3. K4 (Moscow–Beijing): Departing from Moscow at 01:35 on Tuesday (21:35 on Monday, Beijing time), and arriving at Beijing at 14:04 six days later (on Saturday).
4. K20 (Moscow–Beijing): Departing from Moscow at 03:35 on Saturday (23:35 on Friday, Beijing time), and arriving at Beijing at 05:32 seven days (on Saturday).
Between Beijing and Pyongyang
K27 (Beijing–Dandong–Pyongyang): The train leaves Beijing at 17:30 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, arriving at Dandong at 07:17 the next day and at Pyongyang 18:30 (19:30 Beijing time).
K28 (Pyongyang–Dandong–Beijing): The train leaves Pyongyang at 09:10 (10:10 Beijing time) on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, arriving at Dandong at 18:35 (Beijing time) and at Beijing at 08:31 (Beijing time) on next day.
Between Beijing and Ulan Bator
K23 (Beijing–Ulan Bator): The train Departs from Beijing at 07:45 on Monday, and arrives at Ulan Bator at 13:20 the next day.
K24 (Ulan Bator–Beijing): The train departs from Ulan Bator at 08:05 on Saturday and arrives at Beijing at 14:04 the next day.
Beijing South Railway Station 北京南站
The Beijing South Railway Station is the modernist railway station in China. Most multiple unite trains depart from this railway station, and it is said that the entire multiple unite trains will depart from the station in future. At present, all high-speed trains to Jinan, Qingdao and Shanghai are shifted to depart from the railway station.
Address: 12 Yongwai Avenue, Congwen District (崇文区永外12号)
Tel: 010-5183 6272
Bus Routes: 53, 63, 106, 122, 381, 458 and 692 (get off at the stop of Beijing South Railway Station)
Intercity Railway between Beijing and Tianjin
The railway is 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) long, running between Beijing South Railway Station and Tianjin and passing three stations including Yizhuang, Yongle and Wuqing. The highest speed of the bullet train running Beijing and Tianjin can reach 350 kilometers (217.5 miles) per hour. The whole voyage from Beijing to Tianjin takes less than 30 minutes.
First-class Ticket: 69 yuan
Second-class Ticket: 58 yuan
Beijing West Railway Station 北京西站
The Beijing West Railway Station is located in East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District. Trains there mainly depart to Central China, South China, West China and Northwest Chine, including cities of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi’an, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou, Nanchang, Chengdu, Guiyang, Zunyi, Chongqing, Changsha, Shijianzhuang, Taiyuan, Datong, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guilin, Nanning, Hohhot, Xining, Jinan, Urumqi, Kunming, Hangzhou and Shanghai.
Address: 19 Guanglian Road, Fengtai District (丰台区广莲路19号)
Tel: 010-6321 6263
Bus Routes: 21, 40, 50, 52, 320 and 373 (get off at the stop of Beijing West Railway Station)
Beijing North Railway Station 北京北站
The Beijing North Railway Station was built in 1906, and it was designed by Zhan Tianyou (“the father of Chinese railway”). Now, it is listed as one of the historical buildings in Beijing. The station today is used to transport tourists to suburban district such as Badaling and Kangxi Grassland. Everyday, there are seven schedule trains to Badaling, the ticket fare is about 15 yuan per person, and the journey takes about 1 hour.
Address: Borth Avenue, Xizhimeng, Xicheng District (西城区西直门北大街)
Tel: 010-5186 6233
Bus Routes: 7, 16, 21, 26, 27, 44, 105, 111, 347, 360, 362, 375, 387, 392, 438, 601, 604, 608, 632, 634, 650, 651, 702, 719, 748, 800, 808, 816, 820, 833, 845, 939, Yuntong 104, Yuntong 105,Yuntong 106 and Yuntong 205 (get off at the stop of Xizhimen Wai, 西直门外in Chinese)
Subway Lines: 2 and 13 (gat off at the stop of Xizhimen)
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I updated this article on July 5, 2012
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