Transport in Beijing is incredibly efficient once you understand it.
Subway- Beijing has 17 subway lines to run every day. It’s very convenient.
It covers all the main sightseeing spots in Beijing. We advise purchasing a smart metro card to make your trips hassle free. These cost 20RMB and can be purchased from the ticket office at any subway station.
Taxi – Similar to New York you wont go long before spotting a taxi. Make sure to always take the lisenced taxis that you can usually spot by their yellow and green colouring. Ask for a ‘fapiao’ (an invoice) at the end of your journey as this will identify the taxi should you leave anything behind.
Bus – You can also use the smart metro card on the buses. Bus route can be a little more difficult to navigate however they can often be your best and cheapest way to get from A to B.
Train – Beijing is a transport hub and there are many train routes that can transport you to other parts of the country in a matter of hours.
Plane – Domestic flights can be in-expensive in China, before booking a long distance train we recommend checking flight prices as it may save you money as well as time.