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Best Way to Get from Tianjin Cruise Port to Beijing

Here's how to get between Tianjin Cruise Port and Beijing, including Beijing Capital International Airport.

Tianjin Port is about 180 km from Beijing. There are four ways to get from the port to Beijing: using our transfer service, taking a bullet train, taking a long-distance bus, and taking a taxi.

The Best Option — China Highlights Transfer Service

The best way to get from Tianjin Port to Beijing is to use our pick up and transfer service. You will have a private guide and driver. Our guide will meet you at the exit of the Port Cruise Terminal with your name on a sign. They will be on hand to help all the way from the port to your next destination. They will even help you carry your heavy baggage to the car. And the tour guide will introduce Beijing to you and give you some tips about travelling Beijing and China.

Check our Tianjin Port transfer to Beijing & Beijing sightseeing FAQs.

Tianjin Cruise Terminal Transfer Map

The 2nd Recommended Option — Taking a Bullet Train

There are 90 daily bullet trains running between Tianjin and Beijing. All four railway stations in Tianjin have Beijing bullet train services: Tianjin Railway Station, Tianjin South Railway Station, Tianjin West Railway Stations, and Tanggu Railway Station.

Taxi Travel Between Tianjin Cruise Port and Tianjin Railway Stations

Cruise Port To/From Distance (km) Minutes by Taxi Approx. Cost (yuan)
Tanggu Railway Station 30 38 100
Tianjin Railway Station 78 70 200
Tianjin South Railway Station 99 150  
Tianjin West Railway Station 83 80  
Tanggu Railway Station To Beijing Train Map

It is best to use Tanggu Railway Station, because it is closest to the port, if you can book the one or two suitable services per day. Otherwise Tianjin Railway Station has the most bullet train services.

Cruise Port – Tanggu Railway Station

Taking a taxi between Tianjin Port and Tanggu Railway Station is much more convenient than by buses (which may take 2 hours!), especially if you haven't researched in advance. Please note that taxi drivers may not speak any English, so it is advisable to have your destination written down or printed out in Chinese beforehand to show to the driver. Please find at the bottom of this page all the Chinese addresses you may need

Tanggu Railway Station – Beijing

There are only eight inter-city bullet trains daily between Tanggu Railway Station and Beijing South Railway Station. The journey takes about one hour and costs 79 yuan (13 USD) for first class, and 65 yuan (10 USD) for second class.

Beijing–Tanggu Services Tanggu–Beijing Services
07:13 C2271 08:36 C2272
07:49 C2273 09:12 C2274
11:40 C2275 13:02 C2276
15:56 C2277 17:19 C2278
16:45 C2279 18:22 C2280
17:59 C2281 19:28 C2282
18:47 C2283 20:12 C2284
20:21 C2285 21:52 C2286

You are advised to book the train tickets in advance. Tickets will be in great demand the dates when cruise ships arrive. Book train tickets with China Highlights

Via Tianjin Railway Station

Tianjin To Beijing Map

Tianjin Railway Station is 40 kilometers further from the port than Tanggu Railway Station (see taxi table above). The plentiful bullet trains from Beijing South take 33 minutes. They are 66 yuan (11 USD) first class or 55 yuan (9 USD) second class.

The 3rd Way — Taking a Taxi

It is possible to take a taxi between Tianjin Cruise Port and Beijing, however it is definitely not recommended as it is much more expensive, usually takes longer, and is less comfortable than a bullet train.

The 4th Way — Taking a Long Distance Bus

There are many long-distance buses running between Tianjin and Beijing, but why take one when a bullet train is cheaper, quicker, and more comfortable? Taking a long-distance bus from Tianjin to Beijing costs around 80 yuan, but first you will need find your way to a bus station via taxi or difficult-to-negotiate city buses. The following bus stations have buses to Beijing:

  • Tianhuan Bus Station (天环客运站)
  • Tongsha Central Bus Station (通莎公司客运中心站)
  • Tanggu Long-Distance Bus Station (塘沽客运站)

Transportation Between Tianjin Port and Beijing Capital International Airport

  • Distance: 180 km
  • Time: 3½ hours

The best way to go from Tianjin Port to Beijing Capital International Airport is to book a transfer service from a local travel agency, like China Highlights'.

Other Options

Take a taxi from Tianjin Port to Tianjin Binhai Bus Station in Tanggu (滨海客运总站 address: 5976 Jintang Highway 津塘公路5976号), 34 km or about 50 minutes by taxi. Then take the airport shuttle bus to Beijing International Capital Airport (about 3 hours for 90 yuan or 15 USD).

Buses Departing From At
Capital Airport → Binhai Bus Station Gate 15 of T2 and Gate 3 of T3 10:30, 13:00, 18:30, 20:30
Binhai Bus Station → Capital Airport Tanggu Passenger Transport Center 06:00, 08:00, 14:00, 16:30

It is not easy to get from Beijing Capital International Airport to the cruise port especially if you don't know Chinese. We advise you to book a transfer service, which will save you a lot of time and trouble.

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Chinese Translations for Addresses You May Need

  • Tianjin International Cruise Home Port: 天津国际油轮母港
  • Tanggu Railway Station: 塘沽火车站
  • Tianjin Railway Station: 天津火车站
  • Beijing Capital International Airport: 北京首都国际机场
  • Please take me to ...: 请带我到……

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