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Headline for Beijing Transportation: Flights, Train, City Bus, Subway, Taxi - Making your travel plans more flexible and convenient!
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Beijing Transportation: Flights, Train, City Bus, Subway, Taxi - Making your travel plans more flexible and convenient!

This ancient city of China receives visitors from all around the world. If you are wondering about the transport systems available for you, here is a list just for you!


By air

There are 2 airports here in Beijing. One is called the Capital International Airport and the other the Daxing airport. The capital International Airport receives both international and domestic flights. The Capital International Airport is the busiest and the biggest modern airport in the country. Therefore, check out the flights that reach the two airports and go with one which is closest to your destination. There are airport express trains, airport shuttle bus services to downtown Beijing, community buses, and also intercity buses that you can take to head to your hotel. If you are still on the lookout for accommodation, then you can check out Beijing apartments for rent Chaoyang the likes of Ascott Riverside Garden Beijing which are located centrally.


By train

Beijing transport system keeps on giving and it is easy to find transport within your budget and convenience. The Beijing railway is the centre of China's train network and connects major cities right across the country. The main lines from Beijing to Kowloon (Hong Kong), to Shanghai, to Guangzhou and to Harbin, and so on. In the past few years, the network has developed even further and now there are high-speed trains available heading to Guangzhou and Shanghai. Passengers can reach Tianjin now from Beijing in a matter of half an hour. Shanghai can be reached in 4 1/2 hours and Guangzhou within eight hours. All your travel requirements are served by around 800 trains that operate from these train stations.


Long-distance buses

An affordable way to travel around China from Beijing is to book tickets at the coach station. The station in Beijing is one of the busiest bus depots in the country. The buses can take you to Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Tianjin and so on. There are about 10 major coaches located in the downtown region. These buses are comfortable and affordable too, making it an ideal mode of transport.



The first subway route of Beijing was established back in the year 1969. Now, there are 23 lines which include the airport express line too. It has become one of the most used forms of transport due to the frequent congestion during the rush hours. This is one of the best ways to save time and it is affordable too. Even some local celebrities travel in the subway system!



In Beijing around 67,000 taxis are operating, all to serve the public. You can use taxis for short distance or long distances and there are specific rates for intercity travel. The prices are fixed and are charged by the meter. The best part of taxis is that it offers a flexible schedule. You can go right to the doorstep of wherever you want to visit. You don't have to get dropped off at a station, and then try to figure your way out.