Transportation of Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall is world-famous attractive in China and all around the globe. As a first time traveler to travel to the Great Wall, you may not know how to get to Badaling to enjoy the amazing beauty of this World Heritage. This page will introduce some transportation information about how to get to Badaling Great Wall from Beijing downtown, as well as traffic tips inside Badaling Scenic Area for your reference.


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Way to get to Badaling Great Wall from Beijing downtown

For Badaling is a hot tourist destination in Beijing, the government have made great effort to develop the scenic area. So the transportation is more and more convenient. To get to Badaling Great Wall from Beijing downtown, there are a couple of ways to get there.

• Option 1: Self-drive
You should set out from downtown of Beijing and steer into the Badaling Expressway at the Qinghe junction. Turn right at the No.21 exit of Badaling Expressway to drive into the scenic spot. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes driving.

Option 2: By Train
Taking a train to get to Badaling is a good choice and it is very convenient. The whole train journey takes about one hour and 20 minutes to arrive at Badaling Great wall from the downtown of Beijing. Visitors can take S2 trains from Beijing North Railway Station directly to Badaling Railway Station, and then you need to take about 20-minute walk away to Badaling Great Wall. Badaling is the only great wall section which you can directly reach by trains. There are a total of 12 trains from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall and 12 trains from Badaling back to Beijing downtown every day. The tickets of the trains are easy to buy. You just need to get to the ticketing office in the main building of Beijing North Railway Station.

Badaling Great Wall Train Schedule
►Beijing Railway North Station → Badaling Great Wall Train rain Timetable

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Train S201
06:12
07:31
Train S203
07:58
09:20
Train S205
08:34
09:47
Train S207
09:02
10:15
Train S209
10:57
12:13
Train S211
12:42
14:01
Train S213
13:14
14:25
Train S215
13:35
14:50
Train S217
15:24
16:43
Train S219
17:11
18:30
Train S221
17:41
18:51


►Badaling Great Wall → Beijing North Ralway Station Train Timetable

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Train S208
08:23
09:47
Train S210
10:51
12:12
Train S212
11:19
12:40
Train S214
11:50
13:12
Train S216
13:02
14:23
Train S218
15:19
16:43
Train S220
15:52
17:25
Train S222
16:21
17:39
Train S224
17:33
18:54
Train S226
19:34
21:11
Train S228
20:06
21:43
Train S232
21:33
23:03

Remark: During travel peak days, the trains are filled up relatively fast. As long as the train has enough passengers, you will have to wait for the next train. In addition, the cars of these trains are free-seated and unnumbered, just like a public bus. Therefore, if you want to get a good, you should catch the train earlier and take the seat you like. The landscape on the train along the way is quite beautiful; you may enjoy the charming natural beauties and humanistic and historic sites and should not miss that while taking the trains. 

• Option 3: Taking Tourist Buses
Buses are another choice to get to Badaling Great Wall. Visitors can take Bus No. 877, 919 and 880 to get there. Among them, Bus No. 877 is the best choice, which is a no-stop bus from Deshengmen to Badaling. But to take the above buses, you should go to Deshengmen first. Buses start from Deshengmen Bus Station which is located on the north square of Deshengmen Arrow Tower lying on the northern second ring road. The closest subway station to Deshengmen Bus Station is Jishuitan Station (take subway line 2, Exit A), which is about 450 meters away. Subway Line 2, Bus No.5, 27, 305, 315, 380, 409, 625, 44(Outer Ring), 55, 83, 206 (Night Line), 909 can arrive at Deshengmen.

Remark: After you get off at the front hill of Badaling, you still have to take a 10-minute walk to the ticket office and then start your hike up to the Badaling Great Wall.

Badaling Great Wall


Transportation inside Badaling Scenic Area

Badaling Scenic Area provides many humanized facilities. If you do not like to spend too much time and effort on climbing the Great Wall, you could take the cable car or the up to Badaling Great Wall, especially when you take kids with you and they do not have so much energy to climb the wall. 

►Taking a cable car is more comfortable than taking the pulley, for it is fixed on a cableway and runs more stable. The cable car station is located in the rear hill, where is the terminal station of Bus No. 919 and 880. One cable car can take about 5 people for each time. 


►Taking the pulley  can have more fun than taking the cable car, but it may be not for the seniors. The pulley runs from the parking lot in the front mountain, where is the bus station of the Bus No. 877.