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Badaling Great Wall Railway Station

Written by AppleUpdated Jul. 27, 2021

Badaling Great Wall Railway Station (Badalingchangcheng Railway Station) is located right under Badaling section of the Great Wall. It is an important train station on Beijing to Zhangjiakou high-speed rail route, also the largest underground railway station in the world.

Badaling Great Wall Railway Station is about 2-3 minute's walk to Badaling Great Wall cable car station and 800 meters to the entrance. This station operates high-speed trains to Beijing downtown and Datong. Bullet trains take around 40 minutes from Badaling Great Wall Railway Station to Zhangjiakou, the co-host city of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Badaling Great Wall Station Basics

  • Chinese: 八达岭长城站
  • Location: 100 meters to the Great Wall cable car station, 800 meters to the entrance of the Great Wall, 70 kilometers to Beijing downtown
  • Address: Yanqing District, Beijing 北京市延庆区
  • Station size: 2 platforms, 4 tracks

Popular Bullet Trains to Other Cities

Badaling Great Wall Railway Station handles high-speed trains to Beijing downtown, as well as high-speed trains on rail routes of Beijing to Zhangjiakou, Beijing to Datong and Beijing to Hohhot. The old Badaling Railway Station operates regular trains from the Great Wall to Yanqing and other small stations in suburbs of Beijing. Here are some popular bullet train travel routes from Badaling Great Wall Railway Station:

Station Plan

Badaling Great Wall Railway Station is mostly underground of the Great Wall. The buildings above the ground are departure and arrival halls. There are 4 manual ticket windows and 7 automatic ticket machines in the departure hall. Escalators take you from the departure hall to the B1 floor underground, where the waiting hall and the platform located.

You need to go through ticket check and security check at the departure hall and arrival hall. E-ticket service have been fully implemented in this train station. So there is no need to collect paper tickets. Just swipe your ID documents, like passports, to enter the station and board the train.

From Badaling Great Wall Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall

The station is easily accessible from both the entrance and cable car station to the Great Wall:

  • To the cable car station: walk for 2-3 minutes from the station exit to the cable car that going up to the great wall.
  • To the entrace to the Great Wall: the entrace of the Great Wall is a bit farther from the station than the cable car entrance. First, walk to the southwest for about around 5 minutes, then walk southeast for about 10 minutes. You will arrive at the entrance. From this entrance, you need to climb up to the Great Wall.

Transportation from Badaling Great Wall Station to Capital Internationl Airport

From Badaling Great Wall Station to Beijing Capital Airport, first, you need to get to Beijing North Railway Station or Qinghe Railway Station.

  • Option 1: take a high-speed train from Badaling Great Wall Railway Station to Beijing North Railway Station (about 40 minutes). Then walk to Xizhimen Subway Station 西直门地铁站 (about a 5-minute walk). Then take subway line 2 to Dongzhimen Station 东直门地铁站 (about 15 minutes). Take the airport express from Dongzhimen Subway Station to Beijing Capital Airport (about 30 minutes). Or you can take a shuttle bus directly from Xizhimen Subway Station to the airport.
  • Option 2: take a high-speed train from Badaling Great Wall Railway Station to Qinghe Railway Station (about 20 minutes). Then take Subway Line 13 to Xizhimen Station 西直门地铁站 (about 15 minutes). Then transfer to line 2 to Dongzhimen Station 东直门地铁站 (about 10 minutes). Take the airport express from Dongzhimen Subway Station to Beijing Capital Airport (about 30 minutes)
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