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Beijing - Tianjin High-Speed Train

Beijing - Tianjin High-Speed Train

Written by FabioUpdated Nov. 22, 2023

The Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway is the first high-speed rail route in China. Serving as neighboring cities, Beijing and Tianjin are well-connected by over 230 pairs of high-speed trains, offering a transportation option comparable to buses. The fastest train takes only 22 minutes to finish the 122 kilometers trip. These high-speed trains operate between Beijing South and Tianjin railway stations, some make a stop at either Tianjin West or Tianjin South railway stations. A few of these trains continue their journey to Tanggu and Binhai stations in the coastal area.

There are two main types of high-speed trains on this line, G trains, and C trains, with similar speeds and a small price difference. The cost for a second-class seat ranges from US$ 4 - 11, differing based on the specific route and train type.

Beijing - Tianjin High-Speed Trains

beijing south stationBeijing South Railway Station

Beijing - Tianjin High-Speed Train Schedules

High-speed trains in each city have different terminals. The ticket prices vary depending on the specific route. Please refer to the information below for more details on pricing.

Beijing to Tianjin High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 14, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
C2551 06:00 06:33 33 minutes
G1083 06:43 07:17 34 minutes
C2565 09:21 09:51 30 minutes
G1065 10:32 11:21 49 minutes
C2615 12:45 13:27 42 minutes
C2061 16:55 17:16 21 minutes
G395 20:04 20:38 34 minutes
C2661 21:02 21:44 42 minutes

The Beijing-Tianjin route offers a wide range of train options with over 230 departures in total. Trains operate from 06:00 to 23:00, providing flexibility in travel times. The journey duration ranges from 20 minutes to 1 hour, ensuring a quick and efficient transportation experience.

Beijing to Tianjin up-to-date high-speed train schedules.

Tianjin to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 14, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
C2002 05:50 06:23 33 minutes
C2552 07:08 07:41 33 minutes
C2006 07:16 07:56 40 minutes
C2556 08:30 09:03 33 minutes
G1064 10:31 11:12 41 minutes
C2058 16:23 16:53 30 minutes
C2588 18:01 18:26 25 minutes
G158 22:40 23:14 34 minutes

The Tianjin-Beijing route offers a wide range of train options with over 250 departures in total, operating from 03:00 to 22:00. The journey duration ranges from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours. See more Tianjin to Beijing up-to-date high-speed train schedules.

Beijing - Tianjin High-Speed Train Seat Classes and Ticket Fares

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$18-35 (122-239.5 CNY) US$9-18 (62-122 CNY) US$4-11 (28-74 CNY)
Child ticket US$9-17 (61-120 CNY) US$5-9 (31-61 CNY) US$2-6 (14-37 CNY)

What's the difference between three seat classes?

Choose a Suitable Train to Save Time and Money

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1. Tianjin boasts multiple stations that offer excellent connectivity to the city center. To optimize your travel experience, we highly recommend purchasing train tickets departing from or arriving at Tianjin Railway Station. Located in close proximity to Tianjin's city center, this terminal provides unmatched convenience.

2. We suggest selecting a train that enables you to reach the train station 1.5 hours prior to its scheduled departure time. This is advised due to the extensive size of train stations, which necessitates allocating sufficient time to navigate through security checks and lines.

Transportation to Train Stations

Both Beijing and Tianjin have several railway stations accommodating this intercity train route. To streamline your journey between Beijing and Tianjin, it is crucial to match your train number with the correct terminal for boarding or disembarking.

Beijing South Railway Station 北京南站

The majority of high-speed trains traveling to and from Tianjin operate at Beijing South Station. Beijing South Railway Station enjoys a prime location, situated merely 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the renowned Tian'anmen Square, and conveniently positioned 35 kilometers (22 miles) away from the well-connected Beijing Capital International Airport.

  • By subway: Beijing Metro Line 4 and Line 14
  • By bus: 20, 72, 84, 102, 106, 458, 529, 652, 665

See our transportation guide for Beijing South Railway Station, or read more about Beijing city's transportation.

Tianjin Railway Station 天津站

Located within the bustling city center, Tianjin Railway Station offers a prime and central location. The convenient location grants you unrivaled accessibility and convenience, placing you mere moments away from a plethora of attractions and essential facilities.

  • By subway: Tianjin Metro Line 2, Line 3, Line 9
  • By bus: 13, 186, 188, 24, 461, 462, 50, 5, 570, 638, 650, 663, 666, 689, 961

See more details in Tianjin city transportation guide.

Tianjin South Railway Station 天津南站

Tianjin South Railway Station offers a wide selection of high-speed train departures, providing extensive connectivity options. While it is situated at a greater distance from the city center, approximately a one-hour drive away, travelers can still enjoy the convenience of extended connections from this well-connected terminal.

  • By subway: Tianjin Metro Line 3
  • By bus: 312, 358, 587, 707

Tianjin West Railway Station 天津西站

Tianjin West Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in Tianjin, China. Located in the Hexi District, it serves as a transportation hub connecting several important railway lines. This station is 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) west of Tianjin's city center, and around 35 kilometers (21.7 miles) to Tianjin Binhai Airport.

  • By subway: Tianjin Metro Line 1 and Line 6
  • By bus: 10, 24, 168, 31, 52, 601, 635, 651, 661, 683, 687, 688, 810, 840, 904, 910

High-Speed Trains are the Most Recommended Way to Travel

While long-distance buses are available for travel between Beijing and Tianjin, we highly recommend opting for the convenience and efficiency of a high-speed train for this route. Please find a brief comparison below:

  • High-speed trains are much faster and more comfortable than buses
  • Train ticket prices are similar to bus tickets
  • Train stations are very close to the city center
  High-Speed Train Long-Distance Bus
Shortest Duration 21 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes
Ticket Price 54.5 yuan (8 USD) for a 2nd class seat
(Depart/arrive at Tianjin Railway Station)
60 yuan (9 USD)
(From Sihui Bus Station to Tongsha Bus Station)
Distance to City Center Beijing South Railway Station: 7 km
Tianjin Railway Station: 8 km
Beijing Sihui Bus Station: 9 km
Tianjin Tongsha Bus Station: 8 km

Travel Ideas on the Beijing–Tianjin Line, Cruise from/to Tianjin

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For cruise passengers departing from or arriving at Tianjin Cruise Port, we have compiled a selection of travel ideas below to inspire your journey. Explore these recommendations to enrich your experience and maximize your time in the captivating city of Tianjin.

If you want to adjust the itinerary, we can tailor-make it for you. We can help you arrange your tour according to your interests and requirements.

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