China Train Beijing - Badaling Great Wall Train

Beijing - Badaling Great Wall Train

The Great Wall of China is a must-see site for tourists to China. The most-visited section of the wall is the Badaling Great Wall. In response to the popularity of the site, a railway line has been built connecting central Beijing and this section of wall, line S2. See the Great Wall of China

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The line runs from Beijing North Railway Station, near Xizhimen, to Badaling in Yanqing County. It is 82 kilometers in length with six stations:

Beijing North (北京北)
Qinghuayuan (清华园)
Qinghe (清河)
Changping (昌平)
Nankou (南口)
Badaling (八达岭)

Trains can reach a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour on this route. A trip from the station to the Badaling Great Wall takes about 1 hour and 22 minutes. There are five departures daily.  A one-way ticket costs 25 yuan for a soft seat and 21 yuan for a hard seat. The train is marked with the letter Y.

There are two kinds of seats: soft seat and hard seat in the train. On-board facilities include air-conditioning/heating, toilets, hot-water dispensers and a cafe-bar selling tea, coffe, soft drinks, beer and snacks.

Timetable of Badaling Great Wall Train (updated 2010,10)

Train No.
Air-conditioned
From
To
Dep.
Arr.
Distance (km)
Y588
Yes
Yanqing
Beijing North
19:23
20:57
82
Y580
Yes
Yanqing
Beijing North
15:05
16:28
82
Y575
Yes
Beijing North
Yanqing
13:19
14:48
82
Y572
Yes
Yanqing
Beijing North
11:25
12:59
82
Y567
Yes
Beijing North
Yanqing
09:33
11:02
82

If you want to depart for the wall earlier, there are regular buses connecting the wall and Beijing.

How to buy the ticket?

Tickets can be bought from station train tickets or travel agencies. See how to buy train tickets in China

Badaling Station

Badaling Station is about 10 minutes' walk from the Great Wall ticket office. On arrival at the station, turn left and walk up the hill, and you will see the ticket office. There are English road signs. See what does a Chinese railway station look like?