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
- Distance: 122 kilometers (76 miles)
- Shortest duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Number of trains in service: 235 pairs of high-speed trains
- Terminals: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, Tianjin Railway Station, Tianjin South Railway Station, Tanggu Railway Station, Binhai Railway Station, Tianjin West 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)
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.
Tianjin to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules
(Updated on July 14, 2023)
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)|
Choose a Suitable Train to Save Time and Money
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
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
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.
- 4-Day Private Beijing Excursion Before or After a Cruise
- 2-Day Beijing Excursion from Tianjin Port
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