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Tianjin Port/Cruise Terminal to Beijing

Tianjin Port is 170 km southeast of Beijing, and 180 km from Beijing Capital Airport. It is at best 2½ hours’ drive from the center of Beijing. It is quite convenient to get to Tianjin Cruise Port from Beijing by bullet train and taxi. However the best way is, in many cases (especially for larger groups), to take a China Highlights private transfer.

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China Highlights Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port Transfers—Hassle Free

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Tianjin Port is 175 km southeast of Beijing, and 180 km from Beijing Capital Airport. The most convenient way to travel between the city and the port is, in many cases (especially for larger groups), to take a China Highlights private transfer.

China Highlights not only offers private transfers from Beijing (hotels, Capital Airport, railway stations) to Tianjin Port, but also has hassle-free Beijing tours with a transfer service. Your private guide will pick you up and escort you to the port 2 hours before the departure time of the Sapphire Princess. If you need any help with luggage the guide and the driver can help you too.

If you want to share the cost with other travelers, we also offer group transfers. Tell our travel advisers your requirements, and they will help you find a group that you can join, if you are not already a large enough group.

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Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port by Taxi

The distance between the center of Beijing City and Tianjin Port is about 175 km, which may take you about 2 hours and 40 minutes via an expressway. The taxi fee is 800 yuan (129 USD). If the driver refuses to take the expressway and takes a longer road, you may spend about 5 hours in the taxi. So you’d better prepare 1,000 yuan (161 USD) for the taxi fee and extra time in case of traffic hold ups.

Only if you are in a hurry or have no other option would we recommend this way.

Taxi Tips

Be careful to take a genuine taxi, and make sure to tell the driver to take the expressway. In case of communication problems, you should prepare these instructions in Chinese for the driver:

Please take me to Tianjin International Cruise Home Port.

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  • 请带我到天津国际油轮母港 Qǐng dài wǒ dào Tiānjīn Guójì Yóulún Mǔgǎng. /ching digh wor daoww tyen-jin gwor-jee yo-lwnn moo-gung/
  • Address: 1 Yazhou ('Asia') Road (most southerly point), Dongjiang Duty Free Port Area, Tianjin 天津市东疆保税港区亚洲路1号(最南端)

Use the expressway.

  • 用高速公路 Yòng gāosù gōnglù. /yong gaoww-soo gong-loo/

Beijing to Tianjin Port by Rail

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There are bullet trains running from Beijing South Railway Station to both Tianjin Railway Station and Tanggu Railway Station. There are more trains to Tianjin Station than to Tanggu, and tickets are easier to buy, but Tanggu Railway Station is closer to Tianjin Port.

See our guide to How to Buy a Train Ticket in China

Via Tianjin Railway Station

  • Route: Beijing South Railway Station (北京南 Běijīng Nán) – Tianjin Railway Station (天津站, Tiānjīn Zhàn, 35 minutes by bullet train) – taxi to Tianjin Port (天津港, Tiānjīn Gǎng, 1 hour 10 minutes, about 200 yuan).
  • Distance: 174 km (70 km by taxi)
  • Journey time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Beijing to Tianjin Cruise terminal map

There are plentiful bullet trains running between Beijing South and Tianjin Railway Station. They are 66 yuan (11 USD) first class or 55 yuan (9 USD) second class. Tianjin Railway Station is very large and tickets are hard to buy. Sapphire Princess will depart from Tianjin Port at 18:00. Therefore, to make sure you catch the cruise, it is recommended that you check in 2 hours before at 16:00.

When you arrive at Tianjin Railway Station, you’d better take a taxi to Tianjin Port, because there are no direct buses. The distance between Tianjin Railway Station and Tianjin Port is about 75 km (47miles). The taxi ride should cost you about 200 yuan (33 USD) and will be about 1 hour 10 minutes, depending on traffic.

Via Tanggu Railway Station

  • Route: Beijing South Railway Station – Tanggu Railway Station (塘沽站, Tánggū Zhàn, 1 hour) – taxi to the port (40 minutes, costing 60 yuan or 10 USD)
  • Distance: 174 kilometers (33 km by taxi)
  • Journey time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Beijing to Tianjin Cruise terminal map

There are only 7 trains daily: 80 yuan (13 USD) first class or 66 yuan (11 USD) second class. It’s hard to buy tickets from Tanggu Railway Station to Beijing. If you want to take a train at Tanggu Railway Station, you are suggested to book the tickets in advanced.

There are no direct buses from Tanggu Railway Station to Tianjin Port, so the only recommended way is to take a taxi. The distance between Tanggu Railway Station and Tianjin Port is about 35 km (22 miles). The taxi ride is typically 40 minutes and should cost about 60 yuan (10 USD). You should arrive at Tianjin Port more than 2 hours before the 16:00 check in time.

Via Other Beijing Stations

There are only a few normal trains running from Beijing Station and Beijing West to Tianjin stations (not Tanggu), which take about 1½ hours or more. So the best way is to take e.g. a 10-minute taxi from Beijing West to Beijing South, then take a bullet train from Beijing South to Tianjin Railway Station or Tanggu Railway Station, as above.

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