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Beijing – Tianjin Intercity High-Speed Trains

Opened in 2008, the 166-km (103 mi) Beijing to Tianjin railway is the most important intercity high-speed rail lines in China. There are plenty of high-speed trains running on this route every day, with the travel time of 30 minutes to an hour. In Beijing, these trains operate at Beijing South Railway Station. In Tianjin, they operate different train stations of Tianjin West, Tianjin, Tianjin, Tianjin South and Binhai railway stations.

Beijing - Tianjin High-Speed Train Schedules and Ticket Fares

(Updated on August 20, 2020)

Train Number Departure - Arrival Duration Ticket Fares
C2551 06:02 – 06:32 30 min Second class: US$4 - 11 (30 - 75 CNY)
First class: US$13 - 19 (88 - 128 CNY)
Business class: US$25 - 35 (174 - 239 CNY)
G5 07:00 – 07:31 31 min
G395 09:05 – 09:51 46 min
G123 11:05 – 11:39 34 min
C2621 13:10 – 13:42 32 min
C2215 15:43 – 16:20 37 min
C2587 17:15 – 17:45 30 min
G8917 18:20 – 19:19 59 min

Please note:

  • There are more than 150 trains from Beijing to Tianjin. Trains listed above are some of them. Check up-to-date train schedules.
  • Beijing to Tianjin intercity trains terminate at different train stations in Tianjin City. Please pay attention to which station your train will be arriving at when booking your train tickets.

Tianjin to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules and Ticket Fares

(Updated on August 20, 2020)

Train Number Departure - Arrival Duration Ticket Fares
C2004 06:38 – 07:08 30 min Second class: US$4 - 11 (30 - 75 CNY)
First class: US$13 - 19 (88 - 128 CNY)
Business class: US$25 - 35 (174 - 239 CNY)
G2556 08:42 – 09:12 30 min
G8924 09:01 – 09:48 47 min
C2564 10:56 – 11:26 30 min
C2042 14:09 – 14:39 30 min
C2652 16:46 – 17:18 30 min
C2664 19:22 – 19:54 32 min
C2678 21:30 – 22:02 32 min

Seat Classes on Beijing – Tianjin High-Speed Trains

High-speed trains on Beijing – Tianjin rail route provide three types of seats: second class seat, first class seat and business class seat. Second class seat and first-class seat are the most popular among travelers. Business class seat is the most expensive but the most comfortable. Here is the introduction of each type of seat class.

Second Class

Second class seat is the standard type and the cheapest on high-speed trains. It is also the most common types on G, D and C trains. A second-class coach has five seats in a row, two seats on one side of the aisle and three on the other. The configuration is A+B+C and D+F. Seats numbered A and F are window seats.

First Class

First class carriage provides more comfort and privacy than second class. The first-class seat is wider than a second-class seat. First-class seats are arranged as A+C and D+F across the coach width, offering more leg room and elbow room. Moreover, there is an automatic door to separate the coach from the others to keep quiet and private.

Business Class

Business class seats are available on most G-category trains and some D and C-category trains. This is the most luxurious and expensive class on high-speed trains. There are three seats in a row, two seats on one side and one on the other side of the aisle (A+C and F). As first class, there is also an automatic door to keep the coach quiet and private.

How to Board Your Train at Beijing or Tianjin?

Beijing - Tianjin high-speed trains terminate at Beijing South Railway Station and Tianjin South Railway Station, both are well-accessed to downtown areas by city public transport.

Boarding at Beijing South Railway Station

Beijing South Railway Station is one of the main train stations serving both high-speed trains and regular trains. It is well-connected to main tourist attractions, other train stations and the airport by subway, bus and taxi.

You can take subway lines 4 and 14 to get to Beijing South Railway Station. You will get off on the -1F, then take the escalator to the 2F where the waiting rooms are located. If you take a taxi, you will get off at the front square of the station. Enter the building and then take the escalator to the waiting room.

Boarding at Tianjin South Railway Station

Tianjin South Railway Station is far away from downtown area but has convenient city public transport. You can take Tianjin Metro Line 3 or buses No.312, 587 and 707 to Tianjin South Station.

Boarding at Tianjin Railway Station

Tianjin Railway Station is conveniently located at downtown area of the city. It has a long history and now the busiest train station in Tianjin. Currently, subway lines don’t serve this train station. It is recommended that you take a taxi. Or you can also take bus No. 96, 607, 701 and 813 to Tianjin Railway Station.

Boarding at Tianjin West Railway Station

Tianjin West Railway Station is the most important train station that serves high-speed trains to and from city. It is about 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tianjin Railway Station and 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Tianjin Binhai Railway Station.

You can take subway line 1, 4 and 6 to Tianjin West Railway Station. The subway platform is located on -1F of the station. Follow the signs and take the elevator to the 2F of the waiting hall.

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