Beijing Airport to Great Wall by Bus

2018-06-28   Leo Kui      0

After China open the 72-hours free visa, visiting Great Wall by the layover tour is getting very popular. This free-visiThe 144-hour visa-free transit has been implemented in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei since December 28th, 2017. It enables air, train, and ship passengers heading for a third country or region to stay within the three places for up to six days without needing a visa application.

Which section of the wall can you choose for your layover tour?


Use the airport express to Dongzhimen station

If you want to take the public bus to the Great Wall from the airport, the best place to go is from Dongzhimen bus station and change the subway or bus to the Great Wall.

Service Hours:
T3: 06:22 – 22:52;
T2: 06:36 – 23:10;
Dongzhimen: 06:00–22:30
Single Journey Time:
T3 → Dongzhimen: 30 minutes; Dongzhimen →T3: 16 minutes
T2 → Dongzhimen: 21 minutes; Dongzhimen →T2: 35 minutes
Frequency: 10 minutes
Ticket Price: CNY25/person

1. Mutianyu Great Wall

Beijing airport (about 60 km or 37 miles) to Mutianyu Great Wall, about 1 hour by road.

Mutianyu open time:

7:00-18:30 in Summer

7:30-17:30 in Winter

Why choose Mutianyu Great Wall?

It is the most renovated section and easy to self-guide. …>>Mutianyu Great Wall Travel Guide

If you have more than 7 hours of layover time, you can try to plan to visit.

►How to get there?

1. Take airport express to Dongzhimen station (东直门)……30 minutes

2. Go out to the Dongzhimen bus station and take 916 express bus to Huairoubeidajie……1 hour

3. Take H23/H24/H50 to Mutianyuhuandao (慕田峪环岛)……30 minutes

4. Walk 200 meters to Mutianyu

Related post…>>Take Bus to Mutianyu Great Wall

 

2. Badaling Great Wall

Beijing airport (about 75 km or 46 miles) to Badaling Great Wall, 1.5 hours by road;

Open time: 7:30am–6pm

Why choose Badaling?

If you have more than 8 hours of layover time, you can try to plan to visit.

Badaling is the most popular section of the wall. It always busy, but easies to do it by public transfer.

►How to get there?

1. Take airport express to Dongzhimen station (东直门)……30 minutes

2. Take the subway line 2 to Deshengmen station……20 minutes

3. Go out from exit C  and walk 500 meters to the east to Deshengmen bus station……10 minutes

4. Take bus 877 to Badaling Great Wall……50 minutes

Related post…>>Badaling Great Wall Travel Guide

 

3. Jinshanling Great Wall

Beijing airport (about 140 km or 87 miles ) to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road;

Jinshanling open time:

6:30-18:30 in Summer

8:30-16:30 in Winter

Why choose Jinshanling?

If you don’t like crowed and has more than 12 hours of layover time, this is your great choice.

►How to get there?

1. Take airport express to Dongzhimen station (东直门)……30 minutes

2. Take subway line 13 to Wangjin west…..30 minutes

3. Take the Beijing to Luanping bus to Jinshanling……2 hours

Related post…>>How to take the bus to Jinshanling Great Wall?

 

4. Simatai Great Wall

Beijing airport (about 130 km or 80 miles) to Simatai Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road.

Why choose Simatai Great Wall?

Simatai Great wall belongs to Gubei water town. This town is developed very well with a lot of nice hotels. This section of the wall is very steep, but you can take the cable car up and down. Especially the light up the wall in the evening which is a very nice way to enjoy the Great Wall.

If you have a 1-night layover and want to make it easy, you can stay in the hotel in the town and enjoy the evening view of the town.

(The official site: www.wtown.com)

How to get there?

1. Take airport express to Dongzhimen station (东直门)……30 minutes

2. Take the direct bus to Simatai from Dongzhimen bus station….2 hours

No stop bus schedule

Monday to Friday: 8: 00, 9: 00, 12: 00, 15: 30

Saturday & Sunday: 8: 00, 9: 00, 12: 00, 14: 00, 15: 30

Departure site at Dongzhimen: No. 942, 855 bus station, north side of Dongzhimen public transport hub.

Ticket: pay on the bus (tickets are available half an hour before departure till being sold out).

If you miss the bus, what should I do?

Take bus No. 980 at Dongzhimen stop, get off at Yugulou stop and shift to bus No. 51 then get off at Gubei Wate Town

Visit the unrestored section of the Great Wall

Why?

1. Want a very peaceful experience

2. Flight arrival very early or very late the rebuilt sections are not open.

3. Want to enjoy the sunset or sunrise view during your layover.

 

5. Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Beijing airport (about 60 km or 37 miles) Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2 hours by road;

Why choose Huanghuacheng Great Wall?

Huanghaucheng is easy to reach which is only 15 minutes walk from the bottom to the Wall. It is around the Huanghuacheng reservoir. You can also choose to hike a longer distance on the wall if you have enough time.

►How to get there?

This section of the wall is difficult to do by public bus. You need to walk about 8 minutes for the transfer. The bus is without English sign. So it is better not take the adventure to do it during your short layover. I suggest you hire a driver take you there. It is roughly cost you 700RMB.

 

6. Jiankou Great Wall

Beijing airport (about 80 km or 50 miles) to Jiankou Great Wall, 2 hours by road;

Why choose Jiankou Great Wall?

Jiankou Great Wall located on the top of the mountain which takes you 1 hour to walk up. It is wild and beautiful! Jiankou to Mutianyu hiking is considered the most classic Great Wall hiking!

►How to get there?

1. Take airport express to Dongzhimen station (东直门)……30 minutes

2. 916 express to huairou

3. H25 to Xizhazi village

Related post…>>Bus to Jiankou

How to Hiking Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall on your own?

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