Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Beijing Railway Station


Beijing's main train station has train departures for many cities connected to the rail network throughout China such as Harbin, Tianjin, Qingdao and Shanghai as well as a number of foreign destinations including Moscow, Pyongyang and Ulaan Bator.

Trains for Vietnam, Tibet and Hong Kong leave from the more modern Beijing West Station. Other stations in Beijing are Beijing North Train Station (Tel: 6563 6122; 6563 6223) and Beijing South Train Station (Tel: 6563 5222).

Beijing Train Station

The nearest subway station serving Beijing's main station is Beijingzhan on the Circle Line.

Beijing station is extremely busy and somewhat daunting for the first time visitor. There is a ticket office for foreigners open from 5.30am-11pm daily near the soft seat waiting room.
Tickets can be booked up to four days in advance and often your hotel can help you with advanced bookings.

Beijing Station was built in the 1950s.

Beijing Train Station (Tel: 6563 3263; 6563 3442)

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