Beijing Airport to/from Tianjin: All you need to know Updated 24/05/2019!


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1 Shuttle bus from/to Beijing Airport from/to Tianjin   

-UPDATE: 22/05/2018: Last buses leave at 17:00 and 18:00. No bus at 17:30. Cash only

thanks to goexpats member Yulya

-UPDATE: 01/12/2018 Tian huan station buses to Beijing Airport are now departing and arriving at the West Train Station Bus station (not the train station but near of it), please note the new map and info here


-This time table was confirmed by phone on 05/22/2019. You can call (in Chinese only) this number: 022-27320688 or 022-27322956 . Last time only 022-27320688 was working. Please let us know if there is any change at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by commenting on this article

-The price of the ride both ways is 85元, and you will need to present your passport both ways

-The ride is between 2.5 to 4 hours, make your plans accordingly.

-To buy your ticket just say: 我想买一张去北京国际机场的票 (wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī zhāng qù běi jīng guó jì jī cháng dí piào)

To come-back from the airport, depending on your terminal just follow the signs for shuttle buses, then go to the counter and buy a ticket for Tianjin 我想买一张去天津的票 (wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī zhāng qù tiān jīn de piào)

2- Go by subway + train + subway + express railway or taxi + train + taxi (or any combination that you may like)

-We don’t really suggest you to do that because it can be very stressful to go with your luggage to Beijing then take the subway then the express railway. But if you want to do so please keep in mind:

-Tianjin to Beijing-South train ride takes around 35 minutes, but you need to add the time to buy a ticket, enter and exit the stations (1 hour or more): price 54.5元

-Beijing South Railway Station to Beijing international airport is a minimum 50 minutes ride (37 kilometers) with toll. And you need to add the time of waiting for a taxi and traffic jam; price around: 150元, but can be up to 200元 under bad traffic conditions

-From Beijing South Railway Station to Beijing international airport using subway + express train is a 1 hours 10 minutes ride (line 4 change to line 2 change to express railway) cost around 40元

-There is a shuttle bus from Beijing south railway station to the airport (1 hours 10 minutes): 30元


Just an update on subway version: 

30元 from Beijing South Staction to airport. 

Also of note, the last subway departure does not coincide with the last train departure from Tianjin. Eg, the final high speed from Tianjin station leaves at 10.39pm. The Beijing subway finishes at 10.30pm, so subway is not an option when arriving in Beijing that late.

thanks to goexpats member Todd


3-Book a private driver to/from the airport

If you use private drivers, make sure they are fully licensed. Applications drivers as didi and 易到 are, private drivers from wechat may not be. For your safety make sure they are

-Best solution for groups and if you have a lot of luggage.

-You can make your booking in advance, before taking your flight, so your private driver will be waiting for you. (very convenient in the middle of the night)

-You can find driver and car with the Chinese app: 易到 copy/paste the name into your app store

-You may find a car on Didi, read: Click here: Didi application now in English in Tianjin, but 易到 is definitely better for this kind of trip.

You will need some Chinese skills

Cost: start at 422元, non-including toll fees.

4-Share a ride with didi 

On the Chinese version of Didi, 嘀嗒出行 - you can book shared rides on to the airport in advance. It’s all in Chinese so you need some Chinese skills or a lot of screenshotting and translating on Baidu. However it’s worth it, as the price for one person is around ¥100-¥120 per person.

thanks to goexpats member Beatrice

5-Take a cab in Tianjin

Be ready to pay a lot of money and argue a lot

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Updates about bus schedule (Tianjin West Station). Last bus from TJ go at 6pm, the previous at 5pm. No bus at 5.30. Accept only cash!
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