Capital's Main Railway Hub: Beijing Central Station

Dongcheng, China, 100005, Beijing, China

Opened in 1959, the Beijing railway station held the title of the most important train shed in the country before larger Beijing West and Beijing South station were constructed. At the moment, this railway hub offers regular services to northeast, south, and south China as well as sends high-speed trains to the northeast part of the country. What is more, Beijing Central station is the main terminus for cross-border trains connecting China's capital with such cities as Ulan Bator, Hanoi, Pyongyang, and even Moscow. Apart from being a significant rail junction, Beijing's main train station is also an architectural masterpiece that combines the elements of traditional Chinese and Stalinist Empire styles.

Sneak Peek Inside Beijing's Main Train Station

Are you traveling from the Beijing railway station for the first time? Check out the video below to explore the interior of the Beijing railway station complex and get an idea of its structure.



Getting Around the Beijing Railway Station


How to get to the Beijing central railway station?

Thanks to its great location right in the old part of the city, the station is easily reachable by public transport. Indeed, the most convenient way to get to the Beijing central station is via subway (Line 2).

What to find at the Beijing main station?

In 2008, the complex was renewed to meet the modern standards and welcome the foreign guests of the Beijing Olympic Games. Inside the building, you can find ticket offices, help center, WCs, ATMs, luggage storage, convenience stores, and comfortable waiting areas where you can have some rest before departure.

How many train stations are there in Beijing?

There are 5 main train hubs in the capital of China, each linking the city with different destinations: Beijing Central railway station, Beijing South railway station, Beijing West railway station, Beijing East railway station, and Changping North railway station. We recommend to carefully check the name of your departure station when planning your upcoming trip.


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