Beijing subway [Photo via tuchong.com]
The Beijing Subway has a total of 23 operating lines, including 22 subway lines and 1 airport express. Line 1 and 2 are the oldest routes, as well as the main routes for the in-city traffic. It is very convenient to take the subway to many popular tourist attractions.
Beijing subway map [Photo via tuchong.com]
Operation time: Around 5:00-23:00. Each line varies slightly, so please refer to the on-site bulletin.
Ticket price: A one-way ticket for the Airport Express Line is CNY ¥25. For the other lines, the ticket varies according to the distance. For example, CNY ¥3 for destinations within 6 km (inclusive); CNY ¥4 for 6 to 12 km (inclusive); CNY ¥5 for 12 to 22 km (inclusive); CNY ¥6 for 22 to 32 km (inclusive); for distances over 32 km, CNY ¥1 is charged additionally for every 20 km. At present, the farthest distance between two stations in the subway line is 88 km, with its fare being CNY ¥9. Please swipe the one-way ticket or all-purpose card when entering or exiting the subway. One-way tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth and the automatic ticket vending machine.