The outlook of Beijing Nan Railway Station

Beijing South Railway Station is also called Beijing Nan Railway Station, because “nan” means south in Chinese. It is the biggest train station in Beijing, with the most train traffic, and it is also the station with the most high-speed train passengers in northern in China. The main trains from Beijing South are G-trains from Beijing to Shanghai and C-trains from Beijing to Tianjin.

Like all the new railway stations in China, Beijing South Railway is designed just like an airport. It’s is a new and modern station with recreation areas. Famous restaurants chains, popular beverage shops and fancy shops can be found there for relaxing and killing time while waiting for trains.

  • Name in Chinese: 北京南站 (Běijīng Nán Zhàn
  • Station Size: 24 platforms
  • Structure: Subway station + railway station

Location of Beijing South Railway Station

  • Region: Fengtai District, Beijing. (北京市丰台区)
  • Address: 12 Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District (丰台区永外大街12号)
  • Entrances& Exits: East Entrance; West Entrance; East Passage #1, #2; West Passage #1, #2; North Exit; South Exit, etc
  • How to access: Taxi (recommended), bus, metro

A Look at Beijing South Railway Station

An indicator at Beijing Nan

The inside of Beijing South Railway Station

Beijing South is a new and large station with five floors, and it may not be easy to find your ways and make the most of it. So here is some information about the station.
Although the station has five floors, only three of them are commonly visited by passengers: Floor 2(F1), Floor 1(F1) and Basement 1(B1).


F2 is the main part of the station. Security checks, ticket offices, waiting rooms and entrance paths can all be found there. Please note that, all passengers should have tickets checked and board the trains on F2, regardless of where they enter.

Waiting Room: Equipped with 220V charging zones.

Bathroom: Equipped with Western toilets, Chinese style toilets and disabled toilet.

An indicator at Beijing Nan

Passengers can find ways by following the indicators

Popular Food& Beverage Shops:Starbucks; KFC; Burger King; Quanjude Beijing Food; McDonald’s; Yoshinoya; Ajisen Ramen; Dicos; Coffee Bene; East Dawning.


F1 is a railway platform floor; there are 24 platforms on this floor.

A plan of Beijing Nan first floor


B2 is a underground floor. If you take a subway to Beijing Nan Station, you will get off on this floor. It is basically a subway station with entrances to the railway station. There are six security checks on B1, and many shops. If you need to kill time, you can have a look around here.

Bathroom: Equipped with Western toilets, Chinese style toilets and disabled toilet.

Popular Food& Beverage Shops: Starbucks; KFC; Lanzhou Ramen; McDonald’s; Paris Baguette; Dicos; Yoshinoya; Gll Wonton; Family Mart.

Taxi stand: If you get off the train at Beijing South, you can go to B1 to take a taxi. There are many taxis waiting in line.

Ticket Offices

Ticket offices offer services for passengers to pick up, change or refund tickets, and to deal emergencies . Here is some information about the ticket offices at Beijing South.

  • Location: There are four offices in four corners of F2 and two offices in northwest and southwest of B1.
  • Ticket Selling and Collecting: There are four offices on F2, as well as office No. 6 at the southwest of B1.
  • Ticket Change: Window Nos. 8 and 9 in office No.1; window No. 22 in office No. 2; window Nos. 36, 40 and 41 in office No. 3; window Nos. 50 and 51 in office No. 4; window No. 60 in office No. 5; and window No. 67 in office No. 6.
  • Ticket Refunds: Window Nos. 29, 30 and 31 in office No. 3.
  • Lost Tickets: Window No. 40 in office No. 3, window No. 51 in office No. 4.

Learn how to collect tickets by reading How to Collect Train Tickets in China.

Left-Luggage Office

  • Location: Both sides of the north security check on F2; and the northeast and southeast side on B1.
  • Service Times: 06:00 ~ 23:00
  • Charge: 10 yuan ~ 50 yuan on average (depending on the luggage size and duration).
See Baggage Rules of China Rail.

Getting to Other Places from Beijing South Railway Station

attractions around Beijing Nan Railway Station

(Taxi times are for reference only, could be fluctuate depending on traffic)

Beijing South Railway Station Subways

Subway Line 4

Subway Line 14

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

  • A World Cultural Heritage
  • Situated in the heart of Beijing, the forbidden city was the royal quarters for 24 emperors of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties
  • One of the largest and the most complete complexes of ancient wooden buildings in the world

Yonghe Lama Temple

Yonghe Lama Temple

Yonghe Lama Temple

  • Used to be the Mansion of Prince Yong during the Qing Dynasty
  • Converted into the Lama Temple during the reign of Emperor Qianlong
  • Used to be the highest-profile Temple during the last Qing dynasty

Summer Palace

  • Royal palace during the Qing Dynasty
  • Peak season: April to October; slack season: November to March
Summer Palace in Beijing

Summer Palace

The Great Wall

  • A World Cultural Heritage
  • Military defense in ancient China, dating from the Warring States period (475-211BC).
  • Total Length: 21,196km, Beijing (Beijing Badaling Great Wall) is just a representative section of the wall
  • Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours
The Great Wall

The Great Wall

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