Beijing Transportation Guide
Public buses are a convenient and cheap way to get around Beijing IF:
- It is not rush hour. Traffic in Beijing can become very congested. During the morning and late afternoon it is wise to take the subway if possible.
Taxis are a convenient and comfortable way to get around Beijing. There are approximately 70,000 taxis and it is therefore relatively easy to hail a taxi from most parts of the city. Weekend nights outside busy places such as shopping malls and bar districts are a little trickier and you may have to queue or wait longer than usual to find a tax
There are 3 good reasons to bike around Beijing. Firstly, when in Rome! According to Katie Melua, there are 9 million bicycles in Beijing, so why not join in the fun and while you’re at it do your bit for reducing pollution caused by car emissions. Secondly, bikes are a good way to avoid grid-locked traffic which is an everyday occurrence in Beijing during rush hour. Thirdly, you tend to hear and see a lot more when you’re cycling, and the city around you comes to life. Even if you just ride around your neighbourhood, biking is a good way t
A Beijing government-run company with the awkward name of "Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch" (北京旅游集散中心) provides cheap rides to The Great Wall and other tourist destinations in and around Beijing city.