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How to get to Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing?

The Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou District, 73 kilometers (45.4 miles) from Beijing proper. Mutianyu is mentioned as the most beautiful section of the wall. 
If you want to get to Murianyu Great Wall by your own, you can get there by the following buses.

Option one: Take Direct Tourism Bus 

You can take Tourism Bus at Qianmen Station (Beijing Tourism Distribution Center) to Mutianyu directly. The bus departs from the ticket booth of Qianmen Departure Center No. 4 at 8:30 every day and stops at the Shaoyaoju boarding point. Passengers can take bus No. 547 or 942 to reach Shaoyaoju Station; or take subway Line 10 to Shaoyaoju Station Exit E or subway line 13 to Shaoyaoju Station Exit B. The boarding time is 9:00. The bus departs from Mutianyu back to Beijing at the original drop-off point. 

Ticketing: On-site ticketing of the distribution center, and reservation of the official website of Beijing Tourism Distribution Center.

Telephone: 010-83531111

Option two: Take Dongzhimen Tourist Line Bus 

Visitors can also take the Dongzhimen Tourist Line Bus at Bus stop outside Dongzhimen. The bus departs at 8:30 am every day and return at 16:00 pm from Scenic P1 parking lot.

Ticketing: Get on the bus to buy tickets (start buying tickets half an hour in advance until the seats are full)

Telephone: 96166

Option three: Take MuBus or ZanBus

In addition, passengers can also take the Mu Bus or Zan Bus to the Mutianyu Great Wall Scenic Area, and the bus runs at highway. The bus arrives directly at the foot of the Great Wall and you don't need to transfer the ferry bus. The Mu bus departs from 7: 30-8: 00 (circular departure) at East side of Hong Kong macau center (door of Swiss apartment) and returan at drop-off point. Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Dongsishitiao Bridge. Be sure to take Exit C. After coming out, walk 30 meters east along the side of the road. (Mobile positioning: please locate "Swiss apartment"). And the Zan bus departs daily from 8:20 - 8:50 at Subway Line 5 - Heping West Bridge Station Exit B.

Ticketing: Mubus official website, Zanbus official website, official WeChat, Ctrip, Mafengwo.

Telephone: 13381132891(Mubus) or 18611317788 (ZanBus)

Option four: Take Bus No. 916  

You can also take the No. 916 Bus or the 916 express line. The bus runs from Dongzhimen(东直门) to Huairou sation(怀柔北站). You can get off the bus at Qingchun Lu Beikou or Huairou Bei Dajie(怀柔北大街), and then take a taxi to Mutianyu Great Wall from there. The bus journey normally takes about one hour. The taxi fare should be around 50CNY.

If you are visiting the Mutianyu great wall during a peak season, it is quite possible to see some other tourists there trying to get taxi to the Mutianyu great wall as well. You could try to share a taxi with them and go Dutch with the taxi bill, in this way, the cost should be about just 10 CNY. Alternatively, you could choose to change to Shayudongtai(沙浴洞台) bus to go to the Mutianyu great wall after you get off at the Huairou Bei Dajie(怀柔北大街). This bus departs every 30 minutes.