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Beijing Train Station is Beijing's oldest (1959) and most centrally located train station. It is Beijing's main regular train station for regular lines going all over the country and internationally, and it also has bullet train lines towards the northeast.
The low-price sleeper cars are popular with sightseers going to tourist cities such as Shanghai and Harbin:
Beijing Station serves the HSR (High-Speed Railway) to Northeast China: to Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Jilin, etc. The two main lines go to Harbin and Dalian:
Covering an area of 25 hectares (50 football fields), Beijing Railway Station faces a 6,500-sq.-m. (1 football field in area) square to the north. Six VIP halls, one cushioned seat waiting hall, four ordinary waiting halls, and four key passenger waiting halls are available.
Ask the service desk staff in the middle of the second floor if you need help getting your luggage on board or for other help. The official porters wear a red cap (10 RMB for a small bag and 20 for a large bag).
Because there are five train stations in Beijing, travelers sometimes go to the wrong station, so be clear about your station when making your way there.
Waiting areas: It is best to use the taxis at the taxi waiting areas for safety and security, since guards are watching. There are two waiting areas. The bigger one is in the northeast corner of the plaza with the greater number of taxis, and a smaller one is across the street.
For specifics on fares etc., see Beijing Taxis.
For Beijing South Station (北京南站):
For Beijing West Station (北京西站):
Beijing Capital International Airport (北京首都机场) can be reached by metro in less than an hour:
The Forbidden City is only 4 kilometers (2½ miles) away, Tian'anmen Square only about half that:
For the Badaling Great Wall:
Our Badaling and Ming Tombs day tour provides private transport, a much more convenient alternative to 3 hours or more negotiating public transport, e.g.:
When you buy a ticket, check the station name carefully. You could book tickets in the station and at other train stations or at many ticket windows in the city, or online... See How to Buy Tickets in China>>
We can assist you with booking tickets.