• Date:11 08,2013 17:05

Getting in

By Air

Tianjin Binhai International Airport (bīn hǎi guó jì jī chǎng 滨海国际机场) is an important transportation hub in China. The airport lies 13 kilometers from the city center and 30 kilometers from Tianjin Port. A thoroughly modern international airport, Binhai houses more than 40 international and domestic airlines. Regular shuttle buses run between the downtown area and the airport. There is also a bus to Beijing Capital International Airport from Binhai.

By Train

Four large railway stations service Tianjin: Tianjin Railway Station, Tianjin North Railway Station , Tianjin South Railway Station and Tianjin West Railway Station. Tianjin Railway Station, the largest of the four, has train routes to Beijing, Jinan (jì nán 济南), Jixian (jì xiàn 蓟县) and Bazhou (bà zhōu 霸州)。 Express commuter trains run between Tianjin and Beijing every hour each day. The Beijing terminus is always Beijing Railway Station but both Tianjin Railway Station and Tianjin North Railway Station receive commuter trains. Check the ticket prior to departure.

By Bus

Four main expressways and five national highways traverse Tianjin, easily connecting the city to all major regional and national destinations. Tianhuan Long-distance Bus Station in Nankai District (nán kāi qū 南开区) is the most important bus station in Tianjin, servicing major nearby cities.

By Boat

Tianjin Port is the largest man-made port in China. Three domestic routes head for Longkou (lóng kǒu 龙口), Yantai (yān tái 烟台) and Dalian (dà lián 大连), while the international routes connect to Inchon, Korea and Honshu, Japan.

Getting Aroun By Light Rail

Tianjin light railway is considered the longest throughout China with two departure stations, the light rail centers in Zhongshan Men (zhōng shān mén 中山门) and the Development Zone (kāi fā qū 开发区). The departure interval is 15 minutes and the entire distance will take forty minutes and costs CNY 6.

By City-Bus

Tianjin city-bus system consists of school bus routes, special sight-seeing routes and regular routes which include inner city and suburban lines. If you take an inner city bus route, you will pay CNY 1 for twelve kilometers or less and CNY 1.5 for more. If you take a suburb line you have to pay CNY 1 for the first ten kilometers and CNY 0.5 for each extra five kilometers.

By Subway

Tianjin Metro Line 1 is an extension of the original line. Metro Line 1 runs every fifteen minutes from 5: 30 to 22: 30.

By Taxi

The flat rate fare is CNY 8 for all taxi types, while the distance surcharge varies from CNY 1.5 to 2 per additional kilometer according to the make of taxi. If the taxi stops altogether for five minutes, for any reason, you will have to pay a surcharge equivalent to the distance surcharge for each additional kilometer.

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