Beijing Transport Guide

Beijing is well served by public transportation with a subway system, buses and taxis to get around the city as well as being a hub for regional and international travel by long-distance trains, buses and airplanes. Traffic jams are common, so it’s best to avoid the roads during peak times if possible.

How to get around Beijing

With over 1,500 public bus routes and 15 subway lines, getting around Beijing is fast, cheap and convenient. The subways and buses do tend to get crowded during rush hour, so try to avoid travelling during this time. Taxi services are easy to flag down and relatively cheap and the best option for the non-Mandarin speaker. Take a card with the name of your destination printed in Chinese for ease of communication. You can also travel by bicycle or rickshaw in the old Hutong areas.