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
Taxi is one of the most easily accessible public transportation in Beijing. It is fairly cheap Beijing taxiscompare to any other metropolitans. Almost of the taxis are operated by the state-own companies and official licensed. The travelers can check out immediately by the large card with photograph of the driver on the dash-board.
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.