Tianjin is one of the four largest cities in China with a population of 13 million, and one of the 5 National Central Cities of the PRC (along with Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing). A political, cultural, and economic hub.. Has been a major seaport and gateway to the capital (Beijing) for over 150 years. Its name signifies 'where the ruler crossed the stream'. Confronting the Bohai Sea, the city, one time magnificent port, serves as Beijing's imperative entryway to the sea. Always being contrasted with Beijing if anything, it's more similar to Shànghai, the previous foreign concession port of Tianjin is a substantial, blasting, a laid-back city, with a wonderful waterway promenade and some charming, European-flavoured neighbourhoods.
Distance between Beijing & Tianjin
Beijing is located in China with (39.9075,116.3972) coordinates and Tianjin is located in China with (39.1422,117.1767) coordinates. The calculated flying distance from Beijing to Tianjin is equal to 67 miles which is equal to 108 km. If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Beijing and Tianjin is 124.91 km. If you ride your car with an average speed of 112 kilometers/hour (70 miles/h), travel time will be around 1 hour travel from Beijing to Tianjin.
How to travel from Beijing to Tianjin by train
High-speed trains between Beijing & Tianjin
High speed trains or Intercity EMU Trains is the most convenient transportation between Beijing & Tianjin, there are 130 daily trains run from Beijing to Tianjin. The Beijing-Tianjin rail line opened in August 1, 2008, with a total length of 120KM between Beijing and Tianjin. The fastest speed can reach 350 km/h, the travel time is around 30 minutes. The ticket price from CNY54.5 to CNY174.5. The trains departure from Beijing South Train Station, and arrive at Tianjin train station (Tinjin west train station or Tianjin south train station).
Recommended High-speed trains between Beijing & Tianjin
Beijing to Tianjin
Train number: G134 (07:50/08:24); Duration: 34mins; Ticket Price: CNY54.5 (2nd class seat); CNY94.5 (1st class seat); CNY174.5 (Business class seat)
Train number: C2013 (08:25/08:55); Duration: 30mins; Ticket Price: CNY54.5 (2nd class seat); CNY88 (1st class seat); CNY174 (Business class seat)
Train number: C2205 (08:52/09:23); Duration: 37mins; Ticket Price: CNY54.5 (2nd class seat); CNY88 (1st class seat); CNY174 (Business class seat)
Tianjin to Beijing
Train number: C2062 (18:32/19:02); Duration: 30mins; Ticket Price: CNY54.5 (2nd class seat); CNY88 (1st class seat); CNY174 (Business class seat)
Train number: G138 (18:52/19:26); Duration: 37mins; Ticket Price: CNY54.5 (2nd class seat); CNY88 (1st class seat); CNY174 (Business class seat)
Regular Trains between Beijing & Tianjin
There are more than 10 regular trains from Beijing to Tianjin daily, which departure from Beijing train station or Beijing west train station, the trains will arrive at Tianjin or Tianjin west train station. Regluar trains are suitable for those who want to choose a cheap way from Beijing to Tianjin. The jounery of regular trains takes around 1.5 hours and the ticket price varies, fromCNY19.5 to CNY185.5.
Recommended Regular Trains from Beijing to Tianjin
Train number: 1461 (11:55/13:43); Duration: 1h48m; Ticket Price: CNY20.5 (hard seat); CNY66.5 (hard sleeper); CNY101.5 (soft sleeper)
Train number: T57 (11:23/12:58); Duration: 1h35m; Ticket Price: CNY19.5 (hard seat); CNY65.5 (hard sleeper); CNY99.5 (soft sleeper)
Getting to and from the Train Station
In Beijing, you should go to the Beijing South Railway Station. While some trains from other stations go to Tianjin, you are better off going to the South Station. The trains from the South Station leave at intervals of approximately one per 15 minutes, which means you won’t have any trouble getting on one. You can wait until arriving to the train station to buy your ticket, and if you miss one you won’t have to wait hours for the next. If you take the subway, the Beijing south Railway Station on the subway is at the intersection of Line 14 and the Daxing Line.
In Tianjin, you can go to Tianjin Station. It’s much bigger than either of the others, and has a similar train schedule to Beijing South. I went around 5 pm, and had to wait around 40 minutes, but that’s definitely not a bad wait. It’s at the intersection of three different subway lines, but chances are the bus system or bike will be more useful for you.
How to travel from Beijing to Tianjin by Bus
Buses are available between Beijing & Tianjin, there are 5 bus stations have the direct bus to Tianjin from Beijing downtown & Beijing international airport. Most of them arrive at Tianjin Tongsha Passenger Station and Tianjin West Passenger Station where you can easily transfer to other places in Tianjin. As for the western tourist, you need to purchase the bus tickets at the station, it takes around 2 hours and costs about 35RMB. If you want to take bus to Tianjin cruise port, the total length is 170KM and cost 50RMB. You can take buses from Zhaogongkou bus station;
Information about Beijing Bus Stations
1) Zhaogongkou Long-distance Bus Station
It is located in the No.34 South 3rd Ring Middle Road, Fengtai District, Beijing. You can take Beijing city bus No. 17, 43, 300, 368, 741, 826, 730, 957 to this bus station. The operation hours from 5:00am to 17:30pm.
2) Bawangfen Long-Distance Bus Station
It is located in the No.17, Xidawang Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. You can take bus No. 11, 30, 486, 608, 715, 752, 852, 988; Operation hours: 6:30am – 22:00pm. This bus station run the bus to Anshan, Baotou, Benxi, Changchun, Dalian, Dongying, Fushun, Harbin, Huludao, Jinzhou, Liaoyang, Qinhuangdao, Shenyang, Tangshan,Tianjin, Tonghua, Yingkou, etc.
3) Yongdingmen Long-Distance Bus Station
It is located in the No. 37 Yongwai Pengzhuang, Chongwen District, it is also the starting sation of bus lines 20, 102, 106, 943 and 986.You can also take bus No.122, 721, 741, 744, 958, 927, Te 3 and Te 5 (get off at the stop of Beijing South Railway Station, "????" in Chinese)
Priavte Transfer between Beijing & Tianjin
If you want to make a easy way to Tianjin city, you can rent a car service in Beijing with local Beijing tour company. Enjoy a stress-free ride to Tianjin city or Tianjin Xingang International cruise port from Beijing with private transfer service. You will have the door to door service from your Beijing downtown hotel or Beijing airport by your personal driver, then relax on the journey to the explore Tianjin city highlights or drop off at cruise port in a private, air-conditioned vehicle.
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