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Anna Zheng | Apr 13, 2018

4 Best Ways To Get From Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port

Whether it's a romantic getaway or for a family holiday on the sea, many travelers plan a cruise trip that calls at Tianjin Cruise Port. The cruise terminal may be located some 180 miles from central Beijing, but Tianjin Cruise Port is actually the nearest port of call to the nation’s capital. Below are 4 of the best ways to get from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port.

Where Are You Departing From?

Where you are leaving from in Beijing may have a large influence on how you choose to get from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port. Below are the most common departure points for many travelers.

  • Downtown Beijing – The downtown of Beijing can be considered to be The Forbidden City and the immediate surrounding area. The historical center of the city is situated in the heart of Dongcheng District, which itself is in the middle of Beijing.
     
  • Beijing Capital International Airport Beijing Capital International Airport is the capital’s main international airport. Located northeast of downtown Beijing, the airport spans parts of Chaoyang and Shunyi districts.
     

4 Ways To Get From Beijing To Tianjin:

 

1. Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port By Train

  • Cost: RMB170
  • Comfort & Convenience: 6/10

Downtown Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin Port

Beijing Airport To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin Port

The train offers travelers a relatively cheap option of getting from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port. Travelers can take the Beijing subway system to Beijing South Railway Station and then a train to Tanggu Railway Station, which is the closest train station to Tianjin Cruise Port. From Tanggu Railway Station, travelers must take a taxi for the final leg of the journey.

Advantages of Train:

  • One of the cheaper forms of travel – With a total journey cost of around RMB170, taking the train is cheaper than taking a taxi or private car to go all the way from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port.
     
  • Easy for English speakers to useTravelers will find all important information available in both Chinese and English on the Beijing subway and on the train from Beijing South Railway Station to Tanggu Railway Station.

 

Disadvantages of Train:

  • Requires many line transfers – Although the subway and train are easy for non-Chinese speaking travelers to use, they still require a lot of line transfers to get from where you are in Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port. Travelers with luggage or traveling with children or elderly are strongly advised to look at alternative forms of travel.
     
  • Slow – Consequently, taking the train is one of the slowest ways to get from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port. Those who are short on time or have a busy schedule may wish to consider an alternative form of travel.
  • Dangers of rush hour – Beijing is officially the busiest subway system in the world, with a ridership of over 10 million a day. It is also one of the most congested, which can lead to dangerous overcrowding on the Beijing subway. Even for the most experienced local, riding the subway during peak hours can be a very stressful experience. Additionally, travelers should be extra vigilant during these busy periods for pickpockets.

 

 

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2. Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port By Bus

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  • Cost: RMB150
  • Comfort & Convenience: 5/10

Downtown Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin Port

Beijing Airport To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin cCruise Port

Travelers who wish to travel by public transport, but are put off by the number of changes involved with the train, may also consider traveling from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port by bus.

Advantages of Bus:

  • The cheapest form of travel – The cost of a bus journey only amount to around RMB150, making it the cheapest way to get from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port. It is popular with passengers who are traveling on a budget.

 

Disadvantages of Bus:

  • Difficult for non-Chinese speakers to use - While the Beijing subway and trains boast English signs and announcements, the same cannot be said of the city’s buses. Unless travelers have a strong command of Chinese, they may struggle to keep track of which bus is heading where and what stop to get off at.
     
  • Limited luggage space - Most buses have limited luggage space and those with heavy suitcases may struggle to find space. During rush hour, the buses can become extremely overcrowded and those with luggage are strongly advised to avoid riding the bus altogether at this time.
     
  • Slow – As well as being the cheapest way to get from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port, the bus is perhaps unsurprisingly also the slowest. It takes an extra hour to complete the cruise port transfer by bus compared to traveling by private car.

 

3. Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port By Taxi

  • Cost: RMB600
  • Comfort & Convenience: 7/10

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Downtown Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin Port

Beijing Airport To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin Port

If you do not wish to risk riding the bus or to navigate the station changes of the subway, travelers can take a taxi directly from their location in Beijing to get to Tianjin Cruise Port.
 

Advantages of Taxi:

  • More direct than public transport – Choosing to travel by taxi from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port is much more direct than the public transport options available to travelers. Riding the bus means many stops along the way, while the train involves numerous changes, and both still require a taxi ride at the end to go from Tanggu Railway Station to Tianjin Cruise Port.

 

Disadvantages of Taxi:

  • Drivers do not speak English - Using a taxi to get from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port can be extremely problematic, as most drivers in the city do not speak any English. So if a traveler does not know how to speak Chinese, an instruction as simple as telling the driver the address can suddenly feel impossible. Even if you have an address to show the driver, any number of issues may come up on the route and there is no way for the traveler to communicate with the driver.
     
  • Beware of taxi scams – Arguably the most serious disadvantage is the taxi scams facing visitors in China. This is an issue that affects all of Mainland China badly, but especially in Beijing where there are more foreign tourists. Travelers are highly advised to watch out for drivers who insist on a flat rate, meters that are rigged, and for drivers who drive a long way to drive up the price.
  • Difficult to find a driver – Even if travelers are willing to risk the above, it may still prove difficult to find a taxi willing to go from Beijing to Tianjin. During peak travel times in the morning and evening, finding a taxi can be very difficult, and even more so during holidays. Some drivers will refuse the fare outright as they do not want to travel so far from the center of Beijing. Travelers on a tight schedule are advised not to risk planning on hailing a taxi on the street as it might take some time to find a driver who is available and willing to go.

 

4. Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port By Private Car

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Downtown Beijing To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin Port

Beijing Airport To Tianjin Cruise Port Journey Time:

Beijing to Tianjin Port

Avoid subway transfers, changing trains and taxis altogether, by booking a private car. Complete your journey in comfort and with convenience as a private driver picks you up from wherever you wish in Beijing and takes you directly to Tianjin Cruise Port.
 

Advantages of Private Car:

  • Picked up and dropped off wherever you like – Avoid the stress of trying to navigate Beijing’s public transport system and instead be picked up wherever you like and get dropped off exactly at Tianjin Cruise Port.
     
  • English speaking driver – There is no need for travelers to worry about finding a way to communicate with a Chinese speaking taxi driver. With a private car, the drivers will speak English and will be on hand to answer any question you may have.
     
  • Privacy and comfort – Enjoy the private space of a rented car to catch up on emails, make some phone calls, or rest up before reaching Tianjin Cruise Port.
     
  • Choose from a range of cars – There are a number of car services in Beijing that offer a wide selection of different cars to choose from. Whether it’s a suave BMW 5 Series or Toyota Hiace minibus, you can arrange your vehicle in advance and forget about the stress of getting from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port.

 

Disadvantages of Private Car:

  • More expensive than most options, but money well spent – While a private car is more expensive than public transport, the advantages far outweigh the money being spent. It is definitely the fastest and least stressful way to get from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port. By renting a private car, you will save a significant amount of time and be able to keep to your schedule without any time being wasted.

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