Name in Chinese
Pinyin: Bei Jing Huo Che Zhan
Beijing Station 北京站
Pinyin: Bei Jing Zhan
stop at Beijing Railway Station (Beijing Zhan) , exit C
by airport shuttle bus
Shuttle bus 3 runs from Beijing Capital International Airport to Beijing Railway Station
Many foreigners are confused when they see the departure station name printed on the train ticket as 'Beijing'. They are wondering which station it is. In fact, the 'Beijing' here means Beijing Railway Station. It is located just southeast of the city center inside the 2nd ring road (the former city wall). You can call it the main station or central station of Beijing as it was the largest train station in China when it opened in 1959. Although its size now is smaller than Beijing West Station and Beijing South Station, it still remains as the icon of the city.
Generally, trains for northeast China, for Shandong and for part of southern China depart from Beijing Railway Station. The international trains to Russia, Mongolia and North Korea all leaves from Beijing Railway Station.