By plane... OR train (not very...
By plane... OR train (not very advisable... because it's very dirty and the train station can be pretty chaotic!) OR via ship.
Beijing for an average tourist/ traveler can be inexpensive. Cabs are terribly inexpensive here; we took a 15-minute cab ride from our hotel at Wanfuqing to the Hard Rock Cafe - and it costs us a grand total of only US$ 1.50! I'm really not kidding...
From Beijing airport you can...
From Beijing airport you can take a taxi to the city...It takes about 30 minutes and prepare to pay toll fee for the driver...
Beijing has also many railway stations and one of them(western) is biggest in the Asia...
Taxi is the easiest way to get around but not the cheapest...
Beijing has an excellent subway system, easy and very cheap and you don't need to be scared of thieves or violence...
if you stay longer try local buses...they seem to be crowded all the time but it's nice way to see city around and costs only 1 yuan!!!
Arriving at the Beijing...
Arriving at the Beijing airport don't even think of buying or eating something there, the prizes are really scandalous - at one place they wanted to have over 40 Yuen for a COFFEE!!! To get into town from the airport there are some good buses going for around 15 Yuen - taking the taxi will be quite expensive, cause it's a looong ride.
The traffic in Beijing is real HELL!!! It always took me hours to get from one place to another. I didn't try the subway, but it only has one circle line, covering just a small part of the centre of town - I think they should really expand their subway-network as a part of their 'New Beijing - Great Olympics' - project, otherwise the Olympics might turn out in total chaos! Otherwise, no matter whether you're driving in a crowded bus, a taxi or a limousine, IT JUST TAKES TOO LONG cause the streets are permanently jammed. You could also try going by bike if you have the guts for it, but I definitely wouldn't do it because of the terrible city smog ... Anyway, the buses are sometimes really ancient, not air-conditioned and too full, but sometimes really o.k. Imagine, there's almost a 1000 (!) different bus-lines in Beijing, so getting around by bus (with taxis it's the same thing) if you don't speak Chinese is really not easy, you should always have a map with you or a note in Chinese with the name of the destination you want to get to. The good thing about the busses is that they're really cheap! Taxis in Beijing are a lot cheaper than in Western countries, but compared to smaller cities in China quite expensive.
On the picture you can see one of these fabulous old gates they have everywhere in China, this one is near Tiananmen Square.
The best way is the airoplane!...
The best way is the airoplane! The departure at the Beijing airport looks like a building site but it´s OK!
To travel in Beijing via a taxi is a adventure! Nobody is able to speak english! There are also no traffic rules... But you will like it.
When you move from Tianjin to...
When you move from Tianjin to Beijing, the train is the best way. Our train trip was comfortable, even if you take a second-class (hard seat).
Bus is the most convenient transportation in Beijing. Although you can take metro in the center of the city and walk around in such a place as futongs, bus covers widely within and outside of the city. If you buy the bus map and know its route, you will have great mobilities.
Beijing has plenty of cheap...
Beijing has plenty of cheap taxis - I never had any problem with making them use their meter, and they really appreciate a small tip. There is also an old subway system that is very functional, very concrete and very Orwellian, but it does not really go to many useful places. Of course, there are millions of bicycles as the terrain is very flat - you certainly know you are in China when it is impossible to cross the road because of too many bikes.
Airplane is the best way to...
Airplane is the best way to and from Beijing. But experience train while travelling short distances inland, so that you may see real Chinese behaviour
Hire a bicycle, take taxi-minibuses if you want to enjoy Beijing life. Do not even think about driving a car by yourself...
Almost everyone starts their...
Almost everyone starts their Chinese trip in Beijing and almost everyone arrives by plane. Beijing's airport is the CAPITAL AIRPORT about 20 km NE of the centre. It can be reached easily on the newly built Airport Expressway.
The Beijing Subway is a good choice. It covers the downtown area and a ticket costs only 3 Yuan.
Geting Beijing by air is a...
Geting Beijing by air is a norm. There are daily international flights to and from most of the major cities around the world.
Within the city, taxi is the most ideal transportation.
They are not so good in English so even taxi can be bad transportation.
A English guide can be good suggestion!
Airplane and Train
the taffic transportation are terrible in holidays.
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