It can not be denied that Beijing is the largest junction of major roads in China. Centering in Beijing, twelve national roads radiates to all directions, leading to many cities such as Shenyang, Harbin, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Nanjing, Fuzhou and Kunming and so on. Besides, nine expressways surround Beijing, which gives greater convenience to the city.
It is more expensive to take a long distance bus than to take a train, however, taking a long distance bus can be more convenient and less crown. For long-distance travelers, taking buses is not recommended, but for short-distance travelers, it should be better to take buses. Travelers can buy bus tickets several days prior to the departure, by the time arriving at the station or even after getting on the bus when travelers in a race against time.
In Beijing, there are 19 Long-Distance Bus Stations, operating thousands of buses everyday. Generally speaking, there is no rule that a bus station operates fixed bus routes, the differences between these bus stations are the scale and different stations adjust different departure frequencies according to passenger flow. Hence, passengers can choose the bus station according to the distance to the station.
1. Liuqiaoli Long-Distance Bus Station 六里桥长途客运站
Address: A1, Liuliqiao Nan Li, Fengtai District (丰台区六里桥南里甲1号)
Tel: 010-63861262 / 63861264
Bus Routes: 6, 50, 323, 300, 323, 324, 349, 368, 719, 730, 811, 822, 830, 836, 901, 944, 968, 977, T2, T7, T8 (get off at Liuliqiao Nanli Stop and walk westward 100 meters), Yuntong 201 (get inside the bus station)
2. Xianglong Zhaogongkou Long-Distance Bus Station 北京赵公口长途汽车站
Address: 34 Middle Nasanhuan Road, Fengtai District (丰台区南三环中路34号)
Tel: 010-67242446 / 67223111-3068
Bus Routes: 17, 43, 300, 368, 826, 741, 830, 730, 957 and 971 (get off at Zhaogongkou Stop)
3. Dongzhimen Long-Distance Bus Station 北京东直门长途汽车站