There are 5 ways to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City by subway, bus, taxi or car

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Subway, line 2 subway, line 1 subway  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the subway from Beijing Capital Airport T2 to Dongzhimen
  2. Take the line 2 subway from Dongzhimen Station to Jianguomen Station 2
  3. Take the line 1 subway from Jianguomen Station to Tian'anmen East Station 1

$6

Cheapest option

Line 13 bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 13 bus from Bcia T2 to Wangfujing Street 13

$4

3 alternative options

Line 1 bus, line 1 subway  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Bcia T2 to Guomao 1
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Guomao Station to Tian'anmen East Station 1

$5

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City 18 miles

$15 - $19

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City 18 miles

$2 - $4

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bcia T2 and arriving at Wangfujing Street. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between Beijing Airport (PEK) and Forbidden City is 25 km. The road distance is 28.9 km.

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The best way to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City without a car is to subway and line 2 subway and line 1 subway which takes 1 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City, including transfers.

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Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City bus services, operated by Beijing Airport coaches, depart from Bcia T2 station.

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Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City bus services, operated by Beijing Airport coaches, arrive at Wangfujing Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City is 29 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City.

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There are 1457+ hotels available in Forbidden City. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

What companies run services between Beijing Airport (PEK), China and Forbidden City, China?

Beijing Airport coaches operates a bus from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City every 4 hours. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 51 min.

Train operators
Beijing Airport Express
Website
bjsubway.com
Subway from Beijing Capital Airport T2 to Dongzhimen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
en.bcia.com.cn
Beijing Subway
Website
bjsubway.com
Subway from Dongzhimen Station to Jianguomen Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bjsubway.com
Subway from Jianguomen Station to Tian'anmen East Station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bjsubway.com
Subway from Guomao Station to Tian'anmen East Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bjsubway.com
Bus operators
Beijing Airport coaches
Website
bcia.com.cn
Bus from Bcia T2 to Wangfujing Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
en.bcia.com.cn
Bus from Bcia T2 to Guomao
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
en.bcia.com.cn
Other operators
Taxi from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$15 - $19
96103 Beijing
Phone
+86 10 96103
Website
96103.cn

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