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Beijing Subway Map

The Beijing Subway network consists of 19 different lines and 345 stations. It is the busiest rapid transit network in the world, with more than 3.65 billion passengers travelling on its lines each year (200 millions more than the second busiest transit system, the Shanghai Metro, also in China), and 10 millions every day! Below, you can have a look on the Beijing Subway Map.

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Beijing Subway Map (Source Ran and Hat600/CC BY 2.0)

Beijing Subway Lines

Line 1

Line 1 operates between Pingguoyuan and Sihui East stations. Line 1 is also known as the Red line.
Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the National Museum of China, 3 of the most important sites to visit in Beijing, are located close to Tiananmen West and Tiananmen East stations. You can visit the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution from Military Museum subway station, while the China World Trade Center can be accessed from Guomao.

Line 2

The Blue Line, or Line 2 runs in a loop between Xizhimen and Jishuitan stations, in the city center.
The main purpose of Line 2 is to offer transfer to other Beijing Subway line. You can take a train to Shanghai or Harbin from Beijing railway station, one of the 18 stations of the Blue Line.

Line 4

Line 4 operates from Anheqiao North to Xingong and Tiangongyuan stations. It is represented as the Teal Line.
The Summer Palace can be accessed from Beigongmen station, while the Old Summer Palace is located close to Yuanmingyuan Park. The major the campus of Peking University can also be reached from Yuanmingyuan Park and from East Gate of Peking University subway station. Another university, Renmin University of China is also located close to Line 4 and Renmin University station. As its name indicates, National Library station will be the terminus of your journey if you plan to visit the National Library of China. A major railway station, Beijing South, is also located on Line 4 of Beijing Subway.

Line 5

Line 5 runs between Tiantongyuan North station and Songjiazhuang. It is also known as the Maroon line.
The Lama Temple, or Yonghe Temple can be visited from Yonghegong Lama Temple, while the Dongsi Mosque is located close to Dongsi subway station. Tiantandongmen is the closest station on Line 5 from the beautiful Temple of Heaven.

Line 6

The Brown Line, also known as Line 6 operates between Haidian Wuluju and Lucheng stations.
There are not many interesting sites on Line 6 from a tourist point of view. However, we can notice that the Pagoda of Cishou Temple, or Yong’anwanshou Pagoda is located close to Cishousi station, and Beihai Park, one of the former imperial gardens of Beijing, is accessible from Beihai North subway station.

Line 7

Line 7 runs from Beijing West Railway Station and Jiaohuachang. Line 7 is represented as the Buff line.
You can take a train to Guangzhou from Beijing West railway station. The Niujie Mosque is locates at walking distance from Caishikou subway station. If you want to have some fun, you can visit Happy Valley amusement park from Happy Valley Scenic Area station.

Line 8

The Green Line, orLine 8 operates between Zhuxinzhuang and Nanluoguxiang station.
Important sport sites are located on Line 8, such as the National Tennis Center, the Olympic Green and the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. The National Art Museum of China can be accessed from National Art Museum station.

Line 9

Line 9 runs between the National Library station and Guogongzhuang. Line 9’s color is Chartreuse.
The National Library of China is located at walking distance from National Library station, while the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution is served by Military Museum subway station. Beijing West railway station can also be accessed with Line 9.

Line 10

Line 10 operates in a loop between Bagou and Huoqiying stations. It is represented as the Sky Blue Line on the Beijing Subway map.
You can transfer to the Airport Express line at Sanyuanqiao station, and take a train to Shanghai or Hong Kong at Fengtai railway station. Many embassies are located in the area of Liangmaqiao subway station.

Line 13

The Yellow Line, also known as Line 13 runs from Xizhimen station to Dongzhimen.
Dongzhimen is an interchange station for the Airport Express line.

Line 14

The Western segment of Line 14 operates from Zhangguozhuang to Xiju station. The Eastern segment of the line runs between Beijing South Railway Station and Shan’gezhuang. Line 14’s color is Dark Pink.
Beijing South railway station, one of the largest train station in Asia, is served by the subway station that holds the same name. Beijing University of Technology can be accessed from Beigongda Ximen station.

Line 15

Line 15 runs from Qinghuadongluxikou to Fengbo stations. Line 15 is also known as the Purple Line.
The Olympic Green, an olympic park built for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, can be visited from Olympic Green subway station.

Line 16

Line 16 operates between Beianhe station and Xiyuan. It is represented on the map with a dark-moderate green color.
China Agricultural University is located at walking distance from Nongdananlu station.

Batong Line

The Batong Line runs between Sihui and Tuqiao station. The Batong Line’s color is Red, just as Line 1.
The Communication University of China can be accessed from the subway station with the same name.

Changping Line

The Changping Line operates from Xi’erqi station to Changping Xishankou. The Changping Line is also known as the Pink line.
The Ming tombs are located not so far away from Ming Tombs station.

Daxing Line

The Daxing Line runs from Gongyixiqiao to Tiangongyuan station. It is represented on the Beijing Subway map with a teal color, just as Line 4.

Fangshan Line

The Fangshan Line operates between Guogongzhuang and Suzhuang stations. The Fangshan Line is also called the Orange Line.
Beijing World Park, a well-known theme park in China, can be visited from Dabaotai subway station.

Yizhuang Line

The Yizhuang Line runs between Songjiazhuang and Ciqu stations. The Yizhuang Line’s color is Mauve.

Airport Express Line

The Airport Express Line operates from Dongzhimen station to Terminals 2 and 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport. It is represented with a grey color on the subway map.
Beijing Capital International Airport can be accessed from Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 stations.

Beijing Subway Schedule

The first train on the 19 lines of the subway network of Beijing leaves the first station between 5 AM and 6 AM. The last train can be taken between 10 PM and 10:45 PM. There are no trains running at night. You can check the Beijing Subway schedule in details on the MTR website.

Ticket Price

A single journey ticket in the Beijing Subway is based on the length of your journey. The pricing itself is pretty easy. It will cost you 3 Yuan if you ride the subway no more than on a distance of 6 km, 4 Yuan between 7 and 12 km, 5 Yuan between 13 and 22 km, 6 Yuan between 23 and 32 km. Note that you will have to pay 1 Yuan for every 20 km if your journey will exceed 32 km.