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Beijing Railway System
There are 5 passenger train station in Beijing. Beijing West Railway Station is the largest one. There are more than 30 routes on the Jingguang Line that depart and arrive from the Beijing West Railway Station. Tourists can get to the capital city of each province, autonomous region (excluding Tibet, Hainan and Taiwan) and other cities in China by train from Beijing.
- Beijing Railway Station
Beijing Railway Station is one of the important railway hubs. It is located in the heart of the city, on the west side of the Jianguomen in Dongcheng District.
Destinations include: Changchun, Chengde, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Jilin, Nanjing, Qiqihar, Shanghai, Shenyang, Suzhou, Tianjin, and Yangzhou. The trains for Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), Russia, and North Korea also leave from here.
- Beijing West Railway Station
Beijing West Railway Station is located in Fengtai District. Opened to the public since 1996, Beijing West Railway Station was the most large scale passage railway station at that period.
Train destinations from Beijing West include: Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Datong, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Hefei, Hohhot, Hong Kong, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Ningbo, Qinhuangdao, Sanya, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xi'an, and Xiamen. This station has no immediate connection to the metro system. See below for transport options leaving the station.
- Beijing South Railway Station
Beijing South Railway Station, at present, is the largest railway station in the world, enjoys the fame as “the No. 1 railway station in Asia”. As the beginning station of Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Train, Beijing South Railway Station connects Beijing Railway Station in the east, Jinghu Railway and Dongshan Railway in the west, becoming the first high standard modern passages railway hub in China.
- Beijing North Railway Station
Beijing North Railway Station is located in Xicheng District. This station is the station served for the first China’s designing railway - Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway. Small compared to the previous three, but you might end up here if you are coming in from Inner Mongolia.
Destinations include Chifeng, Fuxin, Haila'er, Hohhot, Longhua, Luanping, Nankou, Shacheng, Tongliao, and Zhangjiakou. It also offers tour train services to Yanqing and the Badaling Great Wall.
- Beijing East Railway Station
Beijing East Railway Station is located in Chaoyang District. With the original name Dongjiao Railway Station, this station was built in 1938 as the east gate of Beijing railway system. One daily service to Chengde only.