"SUBWAYBeijing was the first..." Subway Tip by Chris_Dahlia

Subway, Beijing: 80 reviews and 86 photos



Beijing was the first city in China to have a subway. Although often crowded, the subway is often the fastest way to get around the center city area. There are only two subway lines, however. There is the circle line that runs underneath the Second Ring Road, and the straight line which extends from XI Dan out to Pingguo Yuan. So if you are going to places within the Second Ring Road, or out to the southwestern parts of the city, you can avoid the awful traffic jams that are ubiquitous in Beijing. Subway tickets are 2 yuan, and to make a full circle on the circle line takes about 40 minutes, and from Xi Dan to Pingguo Yuan takes about 30 minutes

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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