There are 4 ways to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City by bus, subway, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 2 bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Bcia T1 to Xidan 2

$5

3 alternative options

Subway, line 2 subway  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the subway from Beijing Capital Airport T2 to Dongzhimen Airport Express
  2. Take the line 2 subway from Dongzhimen Station to Hepingmen Station 2

$5

Taxi  •  21 min

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

$16 - $20

Drive  •  21 min

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

$2 - $4

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City is to drive which costs ¥17 - ¥26 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City is to taxi which costs ¥100 - ¥130 and takes 21 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 line 2 bus from Bcia T1 to Xidan takes 46 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bcia T1 and arriving at Xidan. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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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 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 46 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 Hepingmen Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bjsubway.com
Bus operators
Beijing Airport coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Beijing Airport (PEK) to Forbidden City
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
96103 Beijing
Website
96103.cn

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