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Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station Overview

The Beijing West Railway Station, or Beijing West for short, was completed in early 1996. It is one of three major railway stations in Beijing. There are also small train stations. Beijing has the most advanced and extensive railway lines in the country. It’s main gate is a huge building that looks like a big gate. It’s so big that it is kind of disorientating to walk around in it. It was the largest railway station in Asia until August 1, 2008 when the Beijing South Railway Station was officially opened. The Beijing West Railway Station was still the busiest railway station in China in terms of passenger use per day in 2009.

Beijing West Railway Station has two plazas in the front: the North Square and the South Square. The South Square is near Lianhuachi Park and the North Square is one kilometer away from the China Millennium Monument. The entrance and major ticket offices are situated in the North Square. Passengers who get into the station from the South Square should walk through the underground passage leading to the North Square and then enter the West Station. There are two exits in Lower Level 2: North Exit 1 is in the east and North Exit 2 is in the west. The luggage claim office is located in the West-Wing Building of the North Square and the luggage check-in counter is in the East Wing. Also there are many bus stations in both squares. There are plans to connect the Beijing Railway Station with the Beijing West Railway Station.

Beijing Xi Railway Station is a large station with a huge passenger flow every day. If your train departs from this station, we suggest you be here at least 2 hours ahead of the departure time.

Station Map of Departure

Lines and Trains

Trains departing from Beijing going to central, south, southwest and northwest China leave from this station. There are D-(bullet trains), G-(China high-speed railway, CHR), K-(fast train), T-(express train) and Z-(express overnight sleeper) series trains serving the following cities: Hong Kong (Kowloon), Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guilin, Urumqi, Kunming, Hangzhou, Shanghai and others.

See the destination list below

Transportation to Beijing West Railway Station

Metro Line

Beijing West is accessible by metro line 9 (National Library – Baishiqiao South – Baiduizi – Military Museum – Beijing West Railway Station – Liuliqiao East – Liuliqiao – Qilizhuang – Fengtai Dongdajie – Fengtainanlu – Keyilu – Fengtai Science Park - Guogongzhuang).

Underground Taxi Station

The taxi area in the Beijing West Railway Station is located underground. Passengers can get taxis at the Taxi Dispatch Center in Lower Level 2 and Lower Level 1 east of the north exit. There is another Taxi Dispatch Center under the east helical ramp of the North Square. Due to the heavy traffic on the North Square of the Beijing West Railway Station, there are no official taxi lanes on the street in front of the square. Taxis are not supposed to stop there, but taxis do go there to pick up passengers anyway.

Taxi Fares: A taxi fare in Beijing starts at 10 yuan within 3 kilometers. For 3–15 kilometers it is for 2 yuan per kilometer. Over 15 kilometers it is 3 yuan per kilometer, with an additional 50% for its returning empty.

Transport to the Other Railway Stations

There are three major railway stations in Beijing: Beijing Railway station, Beijing West Railway station and Beijing South Railway station. Trains leaving for most cities of China depart from the three stations. The Beijing North Railway Station, formerly known as the Xizhimen Railway Station, is now a small (Tier-III) station managed by the Beijing Railway Bureau that provides regular intercity train services to the north and northwest. It is also the southern terminus for the Beijing Suburban Railway.

Beijing Railway Station

Beijing Railway Station is in Dongcheng District. You can take Subway Line 4to Xuanwumen Station (宣武门, 3 stops), and then Metro Line 2 to Beijing Railway Station (北京站, 4 stops). The journey takes about 20 minutes.

Beijing South Railway Station

To get to Beijing South Railway Station (北京南站), you can take Subway Line 7 to Caishikou Station (菜市口站, 4 stops) and TOP change to Line 4, straight to Beijing South Railway Station (北京南站, 2 stops). The journey takes about 30 minutes.

Beijing North Railway Station

Passengers can walk northwards from the North Square to the "Military Museum" Station on West Chang'an Avenue. Take Beijing Subway Line 1 and get off at the "Fuxingmen" Station and then transfer to Beijing Subway Line 2 and get off at the "Xizhimen" Station. Bus No. 21 can also take passengers to the "Xizhimen South" Station.

Transport to Beijing Capital International Airport

Take the No.7 airport shuttle bus in the south square. The buses runevery 30 minutes from 5:10 am to 21:00 pm. The journey takes about 2 hours and costs 16 yuan.

Transport to Attractions by Subway

Subway Line 1: Military Museum Station (军事博物馆站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 2: Fuxingmen Station (复兴门站) / Jianguomen Station (建国门站) - change to Line 1 - Military Museum Station (军事博物馆) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 4: National Library Station (国家图书馆站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站) or to Caishikou Station (磁器口站) - change to Line 7 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 5: Ciqikou Station (磁器口站) - change to Line 7 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 6: Baishiqiao Nan Station (白石桥南站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 7: straight to Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站) Subway Line 8: Nanluoguxiang Station (南锣鼓巷站) - change to Line 6 - Baishiqiao Nan Station (白石桥南站) - change to Line 9 -  Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 9: straight to Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 10: Liuliqiao Station (六里桥站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 13: Xizhimen Station (西直门站) - change to Line 4 - National Library Station (国家图书馆站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 14-West: Qilizhuang Station (七里庄站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station ()

Subway Line 14-East: Jintailu Station (金台路站) - change to Line 6 - Baishiqiao Nan Station (白石桥南站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

Subway Line 15: Olympic Park Station (奥利匹克公园站) - change to Line 8 - Nanluoguxiang Station (南锣鼓巷站) - change to Line 6 - Baishiqiao Nan Station (白石桥南站) - change to Line 9 - Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

High Speed Trains from Beijing West to Xi’an North

There are 13 daily G trains (high speed) departing from Beijing West to Xi’an North between07:05 am to 17:36 pm. The journey time ranges from 5 hours 22 mins to 6 hours and 20 mins and ticket prices are 515 yuan/person for second class seat and 825 yuan/person for the first class seat. See the train schedule below:

Beijing West to Xi’an North Train Schedule
Train Departs Arrives Duration
G651 07:05 12:49 5h 44min
G653 08:10 14:07 5h 57min
G671 08:15 14:36 6h 21min
G655 10:05 15:39 5h 34min
G657 11:02 16:45 5h 43min
G659 12:07 17:30 5h 23min
G87 14:00 18:30 4h 30min
G673 14:43 20:39 5h 56min
G661 14:48 21:03 6h 15min
G663 15:45 21:29 5h 44min
G665 16:00 21:58 5h 58min
G667 16:53 22:39 5h 46min
G669 17:36 22:57 5h 21min

Beijing West Railway Station Special Tips

1) Ticket check-in usually begins half an hour before the departure time.

2) Ticket check-in stops 5 minutes before departure. Please be sure to be at the check-in gate 5 minutes before the departure time.

Special Service on Beijing West Railway Station

Ticket Booths

All tickets for trains departing from Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing North Railway Station within four days can be bought at Beijing West Railway Station. Also, tickets for trains departing from other places in the railway network of the country in 20 days are available in the ticket booths here. The location and functions of the ticket booths are as follows:

1. North Ticket Hall: The Hall, which is located in the east of the North Square, is divided into 2 ticket sub-halls: East Hall and West Hall. It mainly provides general ticket services for passengers. The East Hall provides special services for passengers. There is a priority window for servicemen and journalists, a window for non-stop express train reservations, a window for elderly people, a window for foreigners and a window for visa issues. There is also a Stationmaster window. The Service Window deals with complaints and questions from passengers and helps passengers to change their tickets for other trains. There is a ticket window for group reservations, a ticket window for disabled passengers, and a platform ticket window.

2. The Ticket Office for Transfers is located in the Lower Level 2 west of the North Exit 1. Passengers can transfer their tickets, buy and return tickets and get refunds there.

3. The Ticket Booth for Group Reservations is located in the east of the hall on the second floor. Groups or contracted companies book tickets there. Among the service windows, No. 2 is for VIPs, NPC (National People’s Congress) members, CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) members and All-purpose Card holders. Service window No. 6 is for those passengers who want to buy tickets from Beijing to Kowloon.

4. Ticket Booths at the Exits: At the North Exit 1 and the North Exit 2 of the Lower Level 2, these booths can facilitate for passengers just getting off the train. They mainly serve passengers with transfer tickets for trains departing from the Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing North Railway Station. Tickets of trains departing from Beijing West Railway Station are also sold at the booths.

5. South Ticket Hall: Located in the western part of the South Square of the Station, it mainly provides tickets for individuals, group reservation service and ticket agency service. There are some special service windows such as a ticket window for group reservations, a ticket window for Non-stop Express Train reservations and a service window that provides invoices for ticket agencies.

6. Waiting Room Ticket Booths are located in Waiting Room No 4, No 5, No 6 and No 7 on the second floor, and they mainly sell 'same-day' surplus tickets.

Special Waiting Rooms

Special Services:

"Red Hat Luggage Delivery” service is provided by the Beijing West Station Technology and Trade Company at the Entrance Hall on the second floor and North Exit 1. It can help passengers to board their luggage on the train. They charge passengers 5 RMB for one piece of luggage.

A Temporary Deposit Service for Small Pieces of Luggage” is provided by the Beijing West Station Technology and Trade Company at both sides of the Entrance Hall on the second floor. They can help passengers keep their valuable small items safe. The valuables are stored in electronic boxes, and the service charges per duration of use.

Beijing West destination list

From Beijing West to…
Type Trains Destinations Departs Arrives Duration

G-trains

G6701 Shijiazhuang 10:50 12:09 1h 19min
G6735 Handan East 20:48 22:49 2h 1min
G89 Zhengzhou East 13:30 16:00 2h 31min
G91 Taiyuan South 08:30 11:11 2h 41min
G619 Taiyuan Station 16:58 19:54 2h 56min
G429 Xinxiang East 11:51 14:55 3h 4min
G87 Xi’an North 14:00 18:30 4h 30min
G571 Xinyang East 09:20 13:57 4h 37min
G573 Wuhan 16:18 21:27 5h 9min
G511 Hankou 09:25 14:52 5h 27min
G83 Changsha South 09:00 14:40 5h 40min
G609 Yuncheng North 10:33 16:14 5h 41min
G673 Baoji South 14:43 21:44 7h 1min
G555/G558 Yichang East 12:51 20:05 7h 14
G79 Shenzhen North 10:00 18:33 8h 33min
G67 Guangzhou South 12:13 22:14 10h 1min
G529 Liuzhou 07:47 19:45 11h 58min

D-trains

D2005 Lingfen West 15:29 20:50 5h 21min
D2031 Wuhan 14:59 22:20 7h 21min


from Beijing West to…(sleepers)
Type Trains Destinations Departures Arrives Duration

K-trains

K7763 Handan 22:46 03:48 5h 2min
K617 Hohhot East 10:35 18:50 8h 15min
K147 Fuyang 09:45 20:00 10h 15min
K269 Luoyang 08:03 18:35 10h 32min
K1163 Changzhi North 07:06 19:15 12h 9min
K401 Zhoukou 19:33 07:47 12h 14min
K573 Dongsheng West 20:54 10:09 13h 15min
K1071 Anqing 13:38 05:41 16h 3min
K1115 Baotou 13:14 06:05 16h 51min
K183 Nanyang 12:30 06:08 17h 38min
K279 Shiyan 16:39 11:17 18h 38min
K1453 Ganzhou 12:10 11:22 23h 12min
K261 Hanzhong 17:48 Next19:36 1d 1h 48min
K629 Lanzhou 07:12 Next09:48 1d 2h 36min
K819 Chongqing North 09:02 Next12:02 1d 3h
K21 Guillin 09:20 Next12:02 1d 3h 10min
K517 Longyan 16:56 Next20:21 1d 3h 25min
K817 Chengdu 08:20 Next12:30 1d 4h 10min
K157 Zhanjiang 18:30 Next06:00 1d 11h 30min
K117 Panzhihua 11:11 Next04:59 1d 17h 48min
K417 Kunming 21:01 Next15:38 1d 18h 17min

T-trains

T167 Nanchang 14:06 07:18 17h 12min
T175 Xining West 11:56 09:10 21h 14min
T49 Enshi 12:45 10:29 21h 44min
T201 Sanya 18:11 07:25 1d 13h 14min
T27 Lhasa 20:00 14:42 1d 18h 42min

Z-trains

Z37 Wuchang 20:55 07:10 10h 15min
Z3 Yichang East 20:49 09:08 12h 19min
Z133 Jinggangshan 19:45 11:10 15h 25min
Z59/Z58 Fuzhou 14:47 11:03 20h 16min

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