Beijing West Railway Station is located in Fengtai District and is the departure/arrival station of the Beijing–Guangzhou and Beijing–Kowloon (Hong Kong) railway lines. It is also the only station in Beijing that serves trains to Lhasa, Tibet.

Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station

  • Name in Chinese: 北京西站 Běijīng Xī Zhàn
  • Address: 118 East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District
  • Address in Chinese: 北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号
  • Station Size: 10 platforms and 20 lines
  • Nearby transportation: subway, bus, and taxi

Popular Trains to Other Cities

  • Beijing–Lhasa: There is only one normal-speed train operating between Beijing West Railway Station and Lhasa Railway Station every day. It takes about 40 hours and costs 720 yuan per hard sleeper ticket.
  • Beijing–Hong Kong: There is only one normal-speed train operating between Beijing West Railway Station and Hung Hom Railway Station every other day. It takes about 24 hours and costs 539 yuan per hard sleeper ticket.
  • Beijing–Guangzhou: There are five to 11 high-speed trains operating between Beijing West Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station daily. It takes about 9 hours and costs 862 yuan per second-class seat.
  • Beijing–Futian (Shenzhen): There are two high-speed trains operating between Beijing West Railway Station and Futian Railway Station daily. It takes about 9 hours and costs about 944.5 yuan per second-class seat.
  • Beijing–Chongqing: There are two high-speed trains operating between Beijing West Railway Station and Chongqing West/Chongqing North daily. It takes about 12 hours and costs 792–924.5 yuan per second-class seat.
  • Beijing–Xi’an: There are 16 high-speed trains operating between Beijing West Railway Station and Xi’an North Railway Station. It takes about 5 hours and costs 515.5 yuan per second-class seat.
  • Beijing–Guilin: There are two high-speed trains operating between Beijing West Railway Station and Guilin Railway Station. It takes about 7 hours and costs 806 yuan per second-class seat.

Check all the timetables for Beijing West Railway Station on China Train Booking app.

How to Buy a China Train Ticket?

The Layout of Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station has one main building and two station squares. The two squares are called North Square and South Square — you can enter/leave Beijing West Railway Station from both of them.

North Square: Mainly Used, Close to the City Center

  • Functions: ticket halls, bus stations, taxi stand

Close to the waiting rooms at the station and Beijing’s city center, North Square is the main square used for entering and leaving Beijing West Railway Station.
There are two tickets halls in North Square, located on Floor 1 and Basement 2.

A kilometer away from North Square lies the China Millennium Monument, which is a government museum to showcase Chinese culture and milestones.

South Square: Newly Built, Serves the Airport Express

  • Functions: ticket halls, bus stations, airport express, exits

Compared with North Square, South Square is further from Beijing’s city center. However, it serves the airport express between the train station and Beijing Capital International Airport. It also has two ticket halls (a west one and an east one) located on F1 of the square.

Lotus Pond Park near Beijing West Railway Station

Lotus Pond Park near Beijing West Railway Station

To kill time if you arrive at the station too early, South Square is close to Lotus Pond Park.

Main Building: Five Main Floors

  • F1: ticket windows, platforms, entrance, and exits
  • F2 (main floor): waiting rooms, boarding gates, commercial area (Starbucks, KFC, McDonald's, bookstore, etc.)
  • F3: It’s an elevated floor for commercial use, containing many restaurants and a cinema.
  • B1 (basement 1): exits, transfer hall, taxi stand
  • B2 (basement 2): exits, subway, taxi stand, and bus stations
The layout of Beijing West Railway Station

Collect Tickets and Board Trains at Beijing West Railway Station

  1. Collect your ticket(s) at any ticket hall in North Square or South Square.
  2. Enter the station with your passport and ticket(s).
  3. Go to F2 to wait to board.

How to Collect My Train Tickets Booked Online in China?
How to Board Trains in China?

Transportation Around Beijing West Railway Station

  • Subway: The subway station is located on B1 inside Beijing West Railway Station. Metro lines 7 and 9 are available.
  • Bus: There are many bus stations distributed in both South Square and North Square. You can find the bus routes and how to get to there by reading the signs at the station.
  • Taxi: There are three taxi stands at Beijing West Railway Station. Two of them are located on B1 and B2, and one of them is located in North Square.
  • Airport express: It’s located in South Square.

Getting to Other Places from Beijing West Railway Station

To Beijing Railway Station, 10.7 Kilometers

>>> By Subway: Line 7 → Line 4 → Line 2, Nine Stops

  1. Take Metro Line 7 at Beijing West Railway Station and get off at the stop for Caishikou (菜市口).
  2. Transfer to Metro Line 4, the Daxing Line (地铁4号线大兴线), and get off at the stop for Xuanwumen (宣武门).
  3. Transfer to Metro Line 2 and get off at Beijing Railway Station.
  4. This whole journey takes about 30 minutes.

>>> By Taxi: It takes about 40 minutes and costs about 35 yuan.

To Beijing South Railway Station, 9 Kilometers

>>> By Subway: Line 7 → Line 4, Six Stops

  1. Take Metro Line 7 at Beijing West Railway Station and get off at the stop for Caishikou (菜市口).
  2. Transfer to Metro Line 4, the Daxing Line (地铁4号线大兴线), and get off at Beijing South Railway Station.
  3. This whole journey takes about 20 minutes.

>>> By Taxi: It takes about 30 minutes and costs about 30 yuan.

To Beijing Capital International Airport, 38 Kilometers

>>> By Airport Express
Go to South Square and take the airport express (Line 7) to Beijing Capital International Airport. It takes about 70 minutes to get there.

  • Express route: Beijing West Railway Station’s South Square → Guang’anmen → Ciqikou → Chaoyang Park Bridge[I can find Chaoyang Park but not Chaoyang Park Bridge on the Internet.] → Airport Terminal 2 → Airport Terminal 1 → Airport Terminal 3
  • Operating times: 5:10am to 9pm

>>> By Taxi: It takes about 1 hour and costs about 130 yuan.

To Tian’anmen Square, 8.8 Kilometers

Tian’anmen Square, Beijing

Tian’anmen Square, Beijing

>>> By Subway: Line 9 → Line 1, Seven Stops

  1. Take Metro Line 9 at Beijing West Railway Station and get off at the stop for the Military Museum (军事博物馆).
  2. Transfer to Metro Line 1 and get off at the Tian’anmen East stop.
  3. Leave the station from Exit B (northeast).

>>> By Taxi: It takes about 35 minutes and costs about 30 yuan.

To the Great Wall at Badaling, 76 Kilometers

The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing

The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing

>>> By Taxi and Coach

  1. Take a taxi to Deshengmen (德胜门).
  2. Find bus 919 and buy a ticket on the bus.
    * Please note that there are two routes for bus 919: one goes directly to the Badaling Great Wall Scenic Spot and the other goes to Badaling Coach Station.
    Make sure you don’t get on the wrong bus — you can confirm with the driver before you get on the bus.

>>> By Taxi: It takes about 1½ hours and costs about 260 yuan.

You can use our China Train Booking app to get your Beijing train ticket(s) within 3 minutes!

You May Be Interested In