Visit Badaling Great Wall by high speed train
The Badaling Great Wall is located 65km northwest of downtown of Beijing. There are three pulic transports to get to the Badaling Great Wall from Beijing:
A: taking high-speed train from Beijing north or Qinghe Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall Railway Station (30 minutes).
B: taking S2 train from Huangtudian Railway Station to Badaling Railway Station (1 hour 10 minutes).
C: taking bus 877 from Deshengmen to Badaling Great wall (1.5 hours) .
Now, visting Badaling Great Wall by bullet train is the most convenient way after Badaling Great Wall high-speed railway station opened in Dec 2019. It just needs 30min from the downtown of Beijing. And there is only 150 metres from Badaling Great Wall high-speed railway station to the Cable Car terminal and 450 metres to the hiking entrance.
Visit Badaling Great Wall from high speed railway station
Opened in Dec 2019, Badaling Great Wall High-Speed Railway Station is also called Badalingchangcheng railway station that is located in Badaling Great Wall scenic area and serves by the high-speed trains
There are two ways to visit Badaling Great Wall from Badaling Great Wall High-Speed Railway Station, by cable car or hiking. The north cable car terminal is just 150 metres on right side of station, and the hiking entrance is 450 metres on left side of station
Option 1, Taking Cable Car from North Terminal to the highest point of the Great Wall, No.8 north tower
This is the mostly recommended way to visit the Great Wall, because it saves energy and time. You can finish the visit of the Great Wall in half of the day from downtown of Beijing. And you aslo can get to the highest point of Badaling great wall, No.8 north tower, approximately 1,015 metres (3,330 ft) above sea level.
First, please turn right from exit of railway station, and walk 150 metres to ticket office to buy the entrance ticket of the Great Wall and round-trip ticket of Cable Car, 5 - 10 minutes.
Then, walk 50 metres to the North Terminal of Cable Car, and show the ticket to take Cable Car up to the Great Wall, 10 - 25 minutes
Next, walk to the highest point: No.8 north tower from terminus of Cable Car, 150 metres, 30 minutes hiking. It is very steep here. Please be careful.
Next, take a break and walk around to other towers, for example, tower No.6 and No.5, around 1 hour.
Last, take the Cable Car down to terminal and walk to Badaling Great Wall High-Speed Railway Station, then take high-speed train back to Beijing to your next destination.
Option 2, take a Great Wall Hiking
If you like hiking and want to save money, this option is recommended.
First, please turn left from exit of railway station, and walk 450 metres to ticket office to buy the ticket of the Great Wall at entrance, 15 minutes.
Then, begin your wonderful hiking of the Great Wall, how far you can walk that depends on you.
Last, walk back to Badaling Great Wall High-Speed Railway Station, and take high-speed train back to Beijing to your next destination.
Entrance Fee of Badaling Great Wall
|Peak Season (Apr 1 to Oct 31)||Low Season (Nov 01 to Mar 31)|
|Aged between 6 and 18||RMB20||RMB17.5|
Kids under 1.2 metres or under 6 years old and seniors aged above 60 with valid passport proof can get free of charge at the ticket office.
Ticket price of Cable Car
|One Way||Round trip|
Kids under 1.2 metres is free of charge.
Service Hours of the Cable Car:
Apr 01- Oct 31 : 8:00 to 16:30
Nov 01 - Mar 31 : 8:30 to 16:00