Beijing Train Schedule: Read Before Taking a Train from Beijing

Beijing Rail Travel Guide

Beijing Train Schedule

There are many train stations in or around Beijing, of which the most used are Beijing South, Beijing West, Beijing Railway Station, Beijing North, as well as Huangtudian Station for trains to Badaling Great Wall.

1. Beijing West Railway Station

  • Station name:Beijing West Railway Station (BeijingXi, 北京西站)
  • Location:
  • Transport: by subway line 7 and line 9
  • Destinations from Beijing West:Baoding East, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou East, Wuhan, Changsha South, Guangzhou South, Shenzhen North, Shenzhen Futian, Hong Kong West Kowloon, Hong Kong Hung Hom, Luoyang Longmen, Huashan North, Xi’an North, Hanzhong, Guangyuan, Mianyang, Chengdu East, Taiyuan South, Pingyao Gucheng, Datong, etc.

2. Beijing South Railway Station

  • Station name:Beijing South Railway Station (BeijingNan, 北京南站)
  • Location:
  • Transport: by subway line 4 and line 14
  • Destinations from Beijing South: Tangshan, Qinhuangdao, Jinzhou, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, Dalian, Tianjin, Tianjin West, Tianjin South, Jinan West, Tai’an, Zaozhuang, Bengbu South, Xuzhou East, Suzhou East, Nanjing South, Wuxi East, Suzhou North, Shanghai Hongqiao, Hangzhou East, Shaoxing North, Ningbo, Hefei South, Huangshan North, Wuyuan, Wuyishan, Fuzhou, Putian, Quanzhou,Xiamen etc.

3. Beijing Railway Station

  • Station name:Beijing Railway Station (Beijing, 北京站)
  • Location:
  • Transport: by subway line 2
  • Destinations from Beijing: Qinhuangdao, Jinzhou, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, Dalian, Jinlin, Qiqihar,

4. Beijing North Railway Station

  • Station name:Beijing North Railway Station (BeijingBei, 北京北站)
  • Location:
  • Transport: at Xizhimen Stop on subway line 2,line 4 and line 13
  • Destinations from Beijing North : Close for renovation currently. It will serves trains to or from Badaling Great Wall, Zhangjiakou, Hohhot in the future.

Train Schedule for High Speed Trains

Beijing West and Beijing South and Beijing Railway Station are the major train stations operating high speed trains (including G-category high speed trains and D category high speed trains), while Beijing East only operates normal trains and Beijing North is closed for renovation, which is scheduled to operate high speed trains when reopen. Below are major train schedule for high speed trains from Beijing:

Check more for live schedule, just refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
From Beijing to Price (CNY) Duration Frequency (Daily) Train Type
Shanghai Hongqiao 553 4h28-6h20 41 G, D train
Hong Kong West Kowloon 1077 8h58 1 G train
Tianjin 54.5 35m 159 G, C train
Shenyang 296 4h-5h20 27 G, D train
Changchun 438.5 5h-6h40 12 G, D train
Harbin 541.5 7h39-8h18 6 G, Dtrain
Dalian 400 4h38-6h 7 G, D train
Shanhaiguan 182.5 2h30-3h 15 G, D train
Qinhuangdao 178 2h-2h30 21 G,D train
Tangshan 110.5 1h-1h20 25 G,D train
Shijiazhuang 128.5 1h-1h20 84 G,D train
Taiyuan 197 2h20-3h29 17 G train
Jinan 194.5 1h30-2h25 92 G, D train
Qingdao 336 4h-5h15 17 G train
Pingyao Gucheng 183 4h 2 G, D train
Huashan 470.5 5h 10 G train
Xi’an 515.5 4-6h 21 G train
Luoyang 368 4h 13 D train
Chengdu 778.5 7-10h 4 G train
Chongqing 792 11.5-12h 2 G train
Guiyang 963.5 9-12h 5 G train
Kunming 1147.5 11-15h 3 G train
Nanning 927 13.5h 2 D train
Guilin 806 11h 2 G train
Zhengzhou 309 2.5-3.5h 70 G train
Wuhan 522 4.5-6h 32 G train
Changsha 649 5h25-7h 15 G train
Guangzhou 862 8-10h 5 G train
Shenzhen 936.5 8.5-10.5h 2 G train
Xuzhou 309 3h 50 G train
Hefei 427.5 4-4.5h 16 G train
Huangshan 548.5 6.5h 8 G train
Nanjing 443.5 3.5-4.5h 64 G train
Suzhou 523.5 5.5h 21 G train
Hangzhou 538.5 4.5-6h 17 G train
Nanchang 736 6.5-9h 3 G train
Xiamen 803.5 10.5h 4 G train
Fuzhou 795.5 9.5-10h 6 G train
Lanzhou 690 7.5-9h 2 G train
Zhuhai 1150 11h15 D train
G train

How to Buy Train Tickets in Beijing

1. Buy at train station

You can buy tickets and collect tickets in person with passenger’s passports at any train stations in Beijing, including Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Station, Beijing South Station, etc. Beijing Railway Station, which is centrally-located with easy access, is often the station to go. You can buy tickets about 30 days ahead of departure date.

2. Buy tickets online

Foreigners cannot buy tickets on the official China Railway ticketing site www.12306.cn, which requires you a Chinese bank card and the ability of reading Chinese. You can turn to use a trusted ticket agent, who can buy tickets for you when tickets are released and even deliver tickets to your hotel. Besides, they offer you additional help, guiding you how to collect tickets, how to get to the station, etc. Below are two trusted agents who got positive reviews on Trip Advisor or Trust Pilot:

To or From Airport

Beijing West Station – Capital Airport (PEK)

By airport shuttle bus line 7: You can take airport shuttle bus line 7 to travel between Beijing West Station South Square and Beijing Capital Airport (Terminal 1, 2, 3) in 62 minutes, costing around CNY30.

  • Running time: 05:00-24:00
  • Duration: 62 minutes

Beijing South Station – Capital Airport (PEK)

By airport shuttle bus line 2: Airport shuttle bus line 2 links Beijing South Train Station and Beijing Capital Airport (Terminal 2, 1, 3) in 70 minutes.

  • Running time: 05:00 – 21:00, Half-hourly
  • Duration: 70 minutes

More Train Travel from Beijing to:

Pingyao, Datong, Hong Kong, Huangshan, Zhangjiakou, Beijing West Station to Daxing Airport

Trusted Online Ticket Agents:

Option 1: China Highlights is a reliable online agency  for China train ticketing. They get positive reviews on TripAdvisor & Trustpilot. Sharon and her team help you buy tickets & plan rail routes even deliver tickets to your hotels with a service fee from $6.

Option 2: China DIY Travel  is also a trusted online ticketing agent & get recommended for their excellent service on TripAdvisor. Helen & her Australian husband, team are always helpful buying tickets for foreigners. ChinaTrain12306 users can use PROMO CODE “ct123” to reduce booking fees.