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Beijing – Badaling (Great Wall) Train

The Great Wall of China is a must-see attraction for tourists in China. The most visited section of the wall is the Great Wall at Badaling.

In response to the popularity of the site, a railway line has been built connecting central Beijing and this section of the wall: line S2. Why should I choose a China Highlights tour of the Great Wall?

Beijing-Badaling Train Schedule

The S2 rail network runs from Beijing North Railway Station, past Qinghuayuan, Nankou, Badaling and terminated at Yanqing. It is 59 kilometers in length with five stations:

Beijing North (北京北) - Qinghuayuan (清华园) - Nankou (南口) - Badaling (八达岭) - Yanqing (延庆站)

Beijing - Badaling

(Updated on August 19th, 2018)

Train Number Depart from Beijing North Station Arrive at Badaling Railway Station Stops Dates of Running

Departure Time Arrival Time

S201 06:12 7:30 Nankou; Badaling Everyday
S205 08:34 09:43 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
S207 09:03 10:14 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S209 10:57 12:11 Everyday
S211 12:43 14:00 Tueday, Wednesday, Thursday
S213 13:14 14:23 Badaling Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S215 13:33 14:46 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S217 15:25 16:42 Nankou; Badaling Everyday
S219 17:11 18:29 Tueday, Wednesday, Thursday
S221 17:50 19:15 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S223 18:01 19:18 Nankou Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S225 19:20 20:40 Everyday
S227 21:30 22:43 Nankou; Badaling Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
S229 22:12 23:35 Nankou Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S231 22:32 23:59 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Badaling - Beijing

(Updated on August 19th, 2018)

Train Number Depart from Badaling Railway Station Arrive at Beijing North Station Dates of Running
S202 06:00 07:25 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S204 06:29 07:52 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
S206 07:08 08:38 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S208 08:13 09:41 Everyday
S210 10:35
12:03 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
S214 11:38
13:10 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S216 13:20
14:53
Everyday
S218 14:45
16:31
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
S220 15:30
17:04 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S222 16:05 17:40 Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S224 17:17
18:45 Everyday
S226 19:18 20:47 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Beijing-Badaling Train Price

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It costs 6 CNY ( 0.60 or $1) for a one-way trip witheither hard or soft seats.

Facilities of a Beijing-Badaling Train

There are two kinds of seats in the train: soft seats and hard seats. On-board facilities include air-conditioning/heating, toilets, hotwater dispensers, and a café/bar selling tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer, and snacks.

How to Buy a Ticket?

Due to the adjustment of the S2 rail networks, tickets are not available online from China Railway.

Therefore, you will need to go to the stations mentioned below to purchase your tickets.

Train Stations

The Ticket OfficeThe Ticket Office

Badaling Railway Station

Written in Chinese as "八达岭火车站"

Located in Yanqing Town, the station is 84kilometers away from Beijing Railway Station. Badaling Railway Station is about 10 minutes' walk from the Great Wall ticket office.

On arrival at the station, turn left and walk up the hill.You will see the ticket office. There are English road signs.

Transportation to Badaling Railway Stationfrom the Great Wall at Badaling

  • By public bus: 879
  • By shuttlebus: 919
  • By taxi: about 30 CNY($5), 10 kilometers

Beijing North Railway Station

Written in Chinese as "北京北站"

Located in Xizhimen, Xicheng District, the station is the starting station of the suburban railways' S2 line to Yanqing Railway Station and Shacheng RailwayStation.

This train station has been under a three-year reconstruction project since November 2016, and the trains to and from Badaling currently use the new Beijing Huangtudian station.

Transportation to Beijing North Railway Station

  • By bus:line 7, 21, 26, 44, 84, 105, 111, 332, 360, 490, 601, 800
  • By subway: The nearest subway station is Xizhimen(西直门站).
  • Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    From Beijing Railway Station/ the downtown area Line 2(9stops), then walk for 240meters 30 m 0.60USD (4 CNY)
    From Beijing South Railway Station Line 4(9stops) 20 m 0.60USD (4 CNY)
    From Beijing West Railway Station Line 9 - Line 1
    (6stops)
    20 m 0.60USD (4 CNY)
    Beijing Capital International Airport Airport Line - Line 2(8stops) 55 m 5 USD (30 CNY)
    • by taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Beijing Railway Station/ the downtown area 35 m 6 USD (40 CNY)
    Beijing South Railway Station 45 m 6.50USD (45 CNY)
    Beijing West Railway Station 35 m 5 USD (30 CNY)
    Beijing Capital International Airport 60 m 14 USD (90 CNY)

    Beijing Huangtudian Railway Station

    Written in Chinese as "北京黄土店火车站"

    Located in Huangtudian County, Changping District, the station is 34 kilometers away from Beijing Railway Station. It temporarily serves as a departure and terminal station of the S2 rail networks.

    Transportation to Huangtudian Railway Station

    • By public bus:89, 371, 462, 478, 607
    • By subway: The nearest subway station is Huoying Station(霍营站) and the direct lines to the station are Line 8 and Line 13.
    • Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
      From Tian'anmen Square Line 1 (3 stops) - Line 5 (13 stops) - Line 13 (1 stop) 60 m 1 USD (6 CNY)
      From Beijing Railway South Station Line 14 (3 stops) - Line 5 (17 stops)- Line 13 (1 stop) 20 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY)
      From Beijing West Railway Station Line 9 (4 stops) - Line 4 (3 stops) - Line 10 (2 stops) - Line 13 (6 stops) 60 m 1 USD (6 CNY)
    • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    From Beijing Railway Station 40 m 6 USD (40 CNY)
    From Beijing South Railway Station 40 m 6 USD (40 CNY)
    From Beijing West Railway Station 30 m 5 USD (35 CNY)