Transportation & Reach
its growth, Beijing has emerged as an important transportation hub.
Encircled with many ring roads and expressways, Beijing's public
transport system is extensive including a comprehensive bus network and
Taxis are also plentiful and the most common form of transport for
visitors though is necessary to have the destination written in Chinese
characters as drivers rarely speak English.
Beijing Railway Transportation:
- Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK): It is
Beijings main airport near Shunyi. Located about 20km
northeast of Beijing city center, the airport is carries nearly all
international flights and most domestic flights.
Capital Airport is the main hub for Air China and is efficiently
linked to central Beijing by the Airport Expressway.
- Nanyuan Airport: Located in the southern suburb of
Beijing, Nanyuan is new and smaller airport operated by China United
Airlines. It has only three flights every day to Harbin, Wuxi &
There are other four airports too namely, Liangxiang, Xijiao, Shahe
& Badaling Airport that are primary for military use and less
well known to public.
is the railway hub of China with trains to most provincial capitals and
all neighboring cities.
There are six main railway stations in Beijing, out of which major ones
Local Transportation of Beijing:
- Beijing Railway Station. Also known as The Central Station and
mainly holds long-haul journeys such as Beijing to Baotou, Beijing
to Shanghai or international trains like Moscow, Pyongyang &
- Beijing West Railway Station. It is the largest railway station
in Asia. It has lines to the capital cities of every province, most
major and medium sized cities & autonomous regions.
Three other railway stations in Metropolitan Beijing handle regular
passenger traffic to Beijing East, Beijing North, and Fengtai.
There are also several other small stations serving suburban area.
Hotels & Accommodation
- Bus. Nineteen bus stations operate thousands of buses
every day in Beijing.
Neighboring cities such as Datong, Chengde, and Tianjin can be
accessed through buses too.
- Subway. It is the fastest and easiest form of public
transport to use in the city. Though not that extensive, but is
cheap and more pleasant than taking a bus.
- Taxis. Taxi service is pervasive in Beijing with large
number of unregistered taxis too.
Further the city has the largest junction of major roads in China,
with comprehensive highways and expressways network.
Given todays size and status of Beijing as one of the most
frequently visited and economically, politically and culturally
important cities in Asia, a great number of international standard
hotels exist in the city.
A wide variety of accommodations are spread throughout this vast
commercial city. The lodging facilities are being further enhanced to
accommodate the flow of visitors during 2008 Olympics.
Recommended hotels for your stay in Beijing
|Hotels of Beijing