Beijing Shi Transportation

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    Terminal 1 for domestic flights with HA
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Beijing Shi Transportation

  • Subway

    Beijing Transportation

    There's a lot of traffic going on in Beijing, so you should know that getting on a taxi isn't the best way to get around the city. You'll be stuck in traffic jams for a long time and even if there won't be any traffic jams, Beijing's roads are "ring roads" and it may take a while to get on the right ring. The best way to get around the city is by...

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  • Taxis

    Beijing Transportation

    From the airport to downtown (Tianamen Area) most hotels will arrange a taxi for you for the bargain price of £25. You may also be approached in the terminal by the cheapest taxi in Beijing £28. We simple went to an official taxi outside the terminal, he will use a meter and we paid £8.20. Don't get ripped off.

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  • Public bus

    Beijing Transportation

    During my 2011 trip to Beijing, I took more public buses than the metro trains in Beijing. One of the reasons is because my hotel is away from the metro subway station. All of their bus-stops' signboards are in Chinese only. You need to figure out the name of your location in Chinese characters. If you can read and listen to the announcement, then...

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  • Airport

    Beijing Transportation

    When you take an international flight to Beijing, many flights arrive in the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) at the new Terminal 3 (T3). After passport control, before collecting your luggage, you have to take the connecting monorail to the T3C station, the center of the huge Terminal 3, and that is where the luggage arrives at.

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  • Trains

    Beijing Transportation

    When you visit China, you may want to visit some other places besides Beijing. The speed train which connects major cities of China to each other, is a good option for comfort and saving time. A regular flight from Beijing to Shanghai will take about 2 hours. If you include time to reach the airport and check-in, the whole journey easily takes at...

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  • Rental Car

    Beijing Transportation

    Hiring a car in Beijing (or anywhere in China) is not that easy. If you can get a Chinese-issued driving license, then you can hire one and drive by yourself. If you can’t get that license, then you can rent a car but it will include a driver. The good news is that some recent legislation enables now you, the foreigner (the lao3 wai4), to get a...

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  • Rickshaw

    Beijing Transportation

    chinese version of the Tricycle, similar to the Tuk Tuks of Thailand and Tricycles of Philippines and Cyclo of Vietnam. cost 20 RMB a short ride of 3 kilometers and 5 rmb per kilometer afterwards. a real novelty here in beijing and is used mostly for delivering small supplies to small shops around the city of Beijing hence you can see this a lot in...

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  • Bicycles

    Beijing Transportation

    I was studying Chinese language and culture at BIT, Beijing institute of Technology when I decided that I wanted leave the campus and explore Beijing for my self. It wasnýt long after I arrived (from Australia) before I met some students that could speak reasonable English. They invited me to go to English corner, and there I met lots of friendly...

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  • Airplane

    Beijing Transportation

    I flew from London to Xi'an with my ticketing done with Hainan Airlines...the first segment to Brussels was with Brussels Air but Brussels to Beijing and Beijing to Xi'an were with Hainan International and Domestic flights.....and I totally recommend them! (particularly that I got onto such a GREAT luggage deal with them! 50kg for my 1 year stay in...

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  • Walking

    Beijing Transportation

    Beijing is a flat city. So if you have a good physical condition, choose a hotel in the city center and go around walking. Is the best way of know a city. Sometimes we used the subway, but I didn´t felt a need of use bus tours (except to go to Great Wall).

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  • Maps of Beijing

    Beijing Transportation

    If you don't speak Mandarin, it can be a bit of a challenge communicating in China. However, I found that when I sought out younger people, more often than not they were able to speak enough English that they could at least point me in the right direction. It was also extremely useful to have a guidebook that included chinese characters for...

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  • Beijing Capital International Airport

    The best way to arrive at Beijing is by airplane at the Beijing Capital International Airport. This airport is in the midst of upgrading and expanding when I was there in October 2006 to prepare to cope with the crowds of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Overall, it is a modern airport but it is surprising not very big considering Beijing is the...

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  • Subway Line 1: Windows to Beijing's Past

    You can cover Beijing's many attractions using subways. (pls refer to notice board at the station to confirm nearest exit points)Legends:L=Subway LineSN=Station NameAttractions category: H=Historical, A=Arts & Culture, T=Temple, S=Shopping, P=Parks L=1SN: Tiananmen DongCluster of attractions nearby1. Forbidden City (H,A,T)2. Zhongsan Park (P) 3....

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  • Downtown Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall

    I took this trip in February 08 and had some problems trying to find the bus but fortunately I speak Chinese so any problems were soon cleared up!!! So I can give you all the info I know. I live at Dongzhimen so the walk wasn't too bad. Yes, basically get out of Dongzhimen subway exit B and it is literally there, the bus stop that is!! You will see...

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  • TAXI

    20 minutes trips are 3 to 4 US Dollars. 45 minute trip was around 9 dollars. Have someone write your destination down on a piece of paper to hand to the driver. Always have a map with you to show the hotel you are staying at, especially if it is not a big hotel, not all drivers will know where it is. The taxis have meters so you do not have to fear...

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  • Airport Taxi nightmare!

    As of 2007 March, Beijing International airport taxi service is a BIG MESS! The line to get a taxi averages 30 minutes to an hour wait! Plus people don't wait in line so one needs to fight for the cab! Until the airport subway express is up and running early 2008, the mess with the taxi will not get better. If you do not have a hotel pickup, or...

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  • Taxis (Cabs) in Beijing

    Taxis in Beijing are relatively cheap. When you go up the taxi, the meter will start around RMB$10 and a trip around town seldom costs more than RMB$50 unless there is a traffic jam. A one way trip to the airport costs about RMB$100. One big warning is that there are many illegal taxis in Beijing which do not run on meters and will charge a lot...

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  • illegal taxis

    Illegal taxis will always charge you more than an authorized taxi. There are two types of illegal taxis. Those with meters and those without. The taxis without meters require you to negotiate the fare, preferably before you get in and head whereever it is you want to go. Those illegal taxis with a meter are more dangerous to your pocketbook. The...

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  • City transportation by Taxi

    The best advise that I can give you about Beijing and generally about China is to use taxi. There is a litle diffrence in prices but generally its cheap and can save you alot of axiety.Of couse take your taxi not near a hotel, show the name of the place you want to go from some travell book written in Chinese.The driver will probably will change...

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  • Beijing Taxi Love them and hate them...

    If you are staying at a hotel, using a taxi should be fairly easy. However, what happens when you are out and about and you need to get from say houhai to cafe sambal? Well, most foreigners who live in Beijing can at any given day provide you with their own horrid experience riding in the Beijing cab. A lot of them seem to think that due to the...

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  • bus

    fun! but you have to keep eye on your things and pockets. if you don't like crowded places and if you are in a hurry, better option for you is cab.

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  • How to reach the International Airport?

    To reach the Beijing International Airport from downtown Beijing, tourists tends to use a taxi.But it's expensive (around 70-130RMB, depending on the starting point) and sometimes you have a trouble with the taxi driver due to a communication difficulty...So I recommend you to use a limousine bus.Here's the procedure to ride on the limousine bus.1....

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  • Getting around Beijing Municipality

    Getting around Beijing Municipality is not particularly easy.Although there appear to be plenty of railway lines around Beijing, most railways in China are used for long-distance journeys, so there are only a few passenger trains per day. In addition, it can take a long time to get around by train: for instance, journeys from Beijing Bei to Huairou...

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  • Cable cars to Great Wall

    This is one of the things that strip my hero title. Nah, I wasn’t fit to scale the Great Wall by myself anyway. Good news for those who are old and weary like me & also those who have kneecap reconstruction ops. You can now witness the greatest wall/wonders of all.

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  • Air

    China can be considered as one of the world biggest countries and travel by land or boat may make one die of frustration. (I do)There are countless domestic airline companies in China and mostly named after the place or regions. For my case, I travel by Malaysia Airline (MAS) else I may grow old the moment I step on China lands.One of my flight...

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  • Beijing Subway

    All metropolitan will not be complete without a subway system. I don't have chance to jump into one, that's the reason my tip is gonna end here.

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  • Bicycles

    I was so ready to see thousands of bicycles cloak up the traffic during the peak hours, but I see none.Bicycles still the choice mode of transport for students and elderly people who do not have great disposable income or for short distance usage.You can also rent a bicycle whenever you're exploring attractions with large build ups (except The...

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  • The coolest bike in the world!

    I spotted this beauty one day coming out of the subway when i was going home! I thought it was hilarious and just imagined trying to ride it!!!! The following day it was there again, and the next day after that too!!! So I became snap happy and headed off home with a smile. The fourth day however, it wasn't there and I was a bit sad....I wonder if...

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  • Nearly home....

    Just to let you know..wherever you see this sign it means 'phew, Im safe, I can get home without having to barge through thousands of Chinese on my way!' Actually, it doesn't mean that at all because the number of shovers and pushers underground is incredible, from 7ft teenagers to 3ft old grannies..they're all after one thing....to get on that...

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  • The ever so easy subway!

    Subway, Metro, Tube...however you like to call it....it's got to be the easiest transportation mode in Beijing. Of course there are buses which take you everywhere in the city, but at present all bus stop signs are solely written in Chinese which means your average tourist cannot read it! I wonder if that will change for the Olympics?! I...

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  • Nothing but taxies

    Getting around Beijing by cab is a snap, provided that you do the following: Use only metered cabs and pay what's on the meter. Everybody's tip is to get your hotel to fill out a destination card in Chinese for the driver. It's a good idea to have your hotel make out a separate card for every place you might want to visit. Write it in English on...

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  • Subway

    Beijing Subway is really new and comfortable. I like it much better than NYC one. You can travel to a lot of place by taking it. Check the website I provide later, it has a detail Beijing subway map and answers to any of your question :)

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