Beijing North Railway Station Guides
Opened in 1905, renovated in 2016 and reopened on Dec 30 2019, Beijing North Railway Station (Chinese name 北京北站, Beijing Bei Zhan) is located in Xicheng District, northwest of downtown of Beijing. As the terminus of the high-speed Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway, this new station covers 21,000 square metres, and has 6 platforms, 11 railway tracks. Beijing North Railway Station serves 97 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, Beijing-Hohhot high-speed railway and Beijing-Baotou High-speed Railway .
Beijing North Railway Station has 2 floors. The entracnce, exits, ticket offices, departures and platforms are on 1F. Ticket offices, waiting room, arrivals, metro transfer hall are on B1.
|1F Level||Entrance, Security check, exits, departures, arrivals, platforms, ticket offices, taxi pick-up and drop-off areas, bus stations|
|B1 Level||Entrance, Security check, Ticket offices, arrivals, departures, transfer hall of metro line 2, line 4 and line 13, some restaurants, including KFC.|
Map and Location
Address: No. 1 BeiBinhe road, Beidajie, Xizhimen, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
How many railway stations in Beijing?
There are five major railway stations in Beijing: Beijing North Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing Qinghe Railway Station and Beijing Railway Station.
Beijing North Railway Station is located in Xicheng district, northwest of Beijing downtown.
Beijing South Railway Station is located in Fengtai district, 6km southwest of Beijing downtown.
Beijing West Railway Station is located in Fengtai district, 6.7km west of Beijing downtown.
Beijing Qinghe Railway Station is located in Haidian district, 15km northwest of Beijing downtown.
Beijing Railway Station is located in Dongcheng district, southeast of Beijing downtown.
The public transports are included Subway line 2, line 4, line 13, bus and taxi. Subway trains are mostly recommended, How to get to Beijing North Railway Station?
Subway line 2, line 4 and line 13
Beijing North railway station is located just outside Xizhimen station on Line 2, Line 4 and Line 13 of the Beijing Subway system. There are transfer hall and underground passage on B1.
Subway line 2, line 4 and line 13 are mostly recommended public transport to get to or leave Beijing North Railway Station, including get to the forbiddecn city, Beijing Daxing Airport and Beijing Capital Airport
Subway Line 2: the first metro train is at 05:30 and the last is at 23:00
Subway Line 4: the first metro train is at 05:25 and the last is at 23:30
Subway Line 13: the first metro train is at 05:35 and the last is at 22:42
Metro ticket price is RMB3-RMB8
Taxi is one convenient and fast, but also the most expensive way to get to or leave Beijing North Railway Station.
Taxi drop-off and pick-up areas are on station square
Taxi Fee Standard(the fuel surcharge is 1RMB one way)
|3~10 km||RMB2.5 per km||RMB3.1 per km|
|over15 km||RMB3.6 per km||RMB4.7 per km|
There are 4 bus stations around Beijing North Railway statin and 35 bus routes to or pass Beijing North Railway Station, including bus lines 16, 26, 85, 80, 87, 438, 651, 360 etc.
How to get to Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)?
Beijing Capital International Airport(PEK) is located 30km northeast of Beijing North Railway Station. How to get to Beijing Capital Airport from Beijing North Railway Station, please click on here to get details.
How to get to Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX)?
Beijing Daxing International Airport(PKX) is located 54km south of Beijing North Railway Station. How to get to Beijing Daxing Airport from Beijing North Railway Station, please click on here to get details.
Step 1: Get to Beijing North Railway Station by subway, Taxi, Bus or Car 45 minutes before train departure.
Step 2: Go through Security Check and real-name ID check to enter departure Hall by showing passport.
Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The gate No. will be in the confirmation email we send to you.
Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The boarding gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs
Step 6: Find the platform of your train.
Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find your seats?
2 offices are on 1F and 2 ticket offices are on B1
Do you need to collect train tickets?
Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most high-speed and bullet train routes from or to Beijing North Railway Station.
It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.
How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get Guides.
If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides.
Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits. And please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.
Step 2: Leave Beijing North Railway Station by subway, bus, taxi or car.
Foods and restaurants
There are some food options on B1, including Chinese restaurants and KFC.
Business Hours: 06:30- 22:00
Main Foods: hamburger and chips, drinks, simple snacks