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Tourist buses in Beijing

Tourist buses are a special public service providing a convenience for tourists who want to go directly to scenic spots. The Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch has replaced the former special tourist buses, which were usually designated with the Chinese character  prefixing the bus numbers.

Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch

The 'Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch' , set up in September, 2005, is a government-run company which provides special one-day tour package service to many famous attractions in and around Beijing City.

Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch has 3 dispatch centers in the Tiananmen Square  and Xuanwumen . The founding of Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch aims to provide a convenient service for tourists to Beijing, and to stop illegal one-day tour package runners. The scope of business of the company covers domestic tourism, tourist passenger transport, bus rentals, and advertising.

Important Reminder:
You are better off buying tickets inside the ticket office of Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch, so that your will not be cheated by the illegal tourist buses and tour guides.

Detailed tourist bus information for one-day tour packages

World Cultural Sites Packages (daily)

 
Routes
Ticket Selling Time
Departure Time
Departure Place
Price
A
Badaling, Ding Tomb in the Ming Tombs 
06:30-10:20
06:30-10:30
Tiananmen
CNY 160 (admission fees, round-trip tickets, lunch)
B
Juyongguan, Ding Tomb in the Ming Tombs
06:30-10:20
06:30-10:30
Tiananmen
CNY 125 (admission fees, round-trip tickets, lunch)
C
Badaling Great Wall
07:30-11:20
07:30-11:30
Tiananmen, Deshengmen
CNY 90 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)

Sightseeing Packages (daily)
Routes
Departure Time
& Place
Price
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Huangchenggen Relics Park, Shicha Lake, Hutong, Quadrangle (courtyard), Prince Gong's Mansion
08:30
Qianmen
 
CNY 200 (round-trip-tickets, admission fees, fee for tour guides )
Central Television Tower, Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Wangfujing
08:30  
Qianmen
CNY 180 (Central Television Tower, round-trip-tickets, admission fees, fee for tour guides)
CNY 190 (Taipingyang Underwater World, round-trip-tickets, admission fees, fee for tour guides)
China Millennium Monument, Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace, Peking University (or Tsinghua University), Olympic Stadium, Asia Games Village
08:30
 Qianmen
CNY 190 (round-trip-tickets, admission fees, fee for tour guides)
Holiday Tour Packages (available on the weekends and Chinese legal holidays from April 7 to October 15)
 
Routes
Ticket Selling
 Time
Departure
Time
Departure
 Place
Price
Simatai Great Wall
06:00-08:50
(daily)
06:00-09:00 (daily)
Tiananmen
 (daily)
CNY 95 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Xuanwuman
Mutianyu Great Wall, Hongluo Temple
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 110 (admission fees, round-trip tickets)
Eastern Qing Tombs
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 170 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)
Shihua Cave, Tanzhe Temple
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 145 (admission fees, round-trip tickets)
Huanghuacheng Great Wall
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 75 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)
Taoyuan Fairy Valley
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 85 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)
Peking Man Site, Shidu
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 80 (admission fees, round-trip tickets)
Jinhai Lake
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 65 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)
Yunmengshan National Forest Park
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 85 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)
Longqing Gorge
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 60 (round-trip tickets only)
Yougushentan, Yanqi Lake
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 95 (admission fees, round-trip tickets)
Qinglong Gorge, Hongluo Temple
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 105 (admission fees, round-trip tickets)
Black Dragon Pool (Beijing)
06:30-07:50
06:30-08:00
Tiananmen;
Xuanwumen
CNY 85 (admission fee, round-trip tickets)

Tips for Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch:

1. Ticket Booking:
You can buy tickets for the day before departure time, or make reservation for the next day by telephone.

Telephone Booking: 010-6601 5622, 010-5298 0138

2. Consultation Telephone: 010-8353 1111, 010-8353 5555

3. Dispatch Centers:
Tiananmen Dispatch Center
Location: the southwest corner of the Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Dispatch Branch Center
Location: the southeast corner of the Tiananmen Square

Xuanwumen Dispatch Center
Location: the northeast corner of Xuanwumen Crossroads

4. Bus route:
Bus No.9, 67, 212, 301, 337, 673, 808, Te 2 , Te 4 , Te 7 to Qianmen Xi , or No.2, 20, 120, 126, 210 to Tiananmen Guangchangxi (the west of the Tiananmen Square, ), and then walk to the Tiananmen Dispatch Center.

Bus No.8, 9, 210, 209, 673, 729, 744, Te 2  to Qianmen Dong , or No.2, 20, 120, 126, 203, 210 to Tiananmen Guangchangdong (the east of the Tiananmen Square, ), and then you can walk to the Tiananmen Dispatch Branch Center.

Bus No.7, 15, 67, 212, 808, 826, Te 2 , Te 4 , Te 7  to Xuanwumen Dong , and then you can walk to the Xuanwumen Dispatch Center.

Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch"  provides cheap rides to The Great Wall and other tourist destinations in and around Beijing city.

Although the price is right and the company can be trusted not to pull any tricks on customers, there is a downside - availability of buses is unpredictable.  Even the people at the ticket office don¡¯t know which routes will be available except for the very morning the buses depart.  Even after buying a ticket, if there isn¡¯t 15 or more people that purchase tickets, the bus will not depart and the ticket price will be refunded.  Another drawback is that they only speak Chinese.  Nevertheless, if you are looking for a cheap way to visit some of the main tourist attractions around Beijing, we suggest you consider riding with Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch.

Routes offered "everday":

The Great Wall (Badaling ) and the Dingling Ming Tomb
Everyday tickets sold from 6:30 - 10:20, bus departs at 10:30.
160 Yuan includes round-trip bus fare, entrance tickets and lunch.
Dispatch Center: Tian'anmen

The Great Wall (Badaling ).
Everyday tickets sold from 7:30 - 11:20, bus departs at 11:30.
90 Yuan includes round-trip bus fare and entrance tickets.
Dispatch Center: Tian'anmen

The Great Wall (Juyongguan ) and the Dingling Ming Tomb .
Everyday tickets sold from 6:30 - 10:20, bus departs at 10:30.
125 Yuan includes round-trip bus fare and entrance tickets.
Dispatch Center: Tian¡¯anmen

Some of the routes offered on "holidays and weekends April 7 to Oct 15":

The Great Wall (Simatai ).
Tickets sold from 6:30 - 7:50, bus departs at 8:00.
95 Yuan includes round-trip bus fare and entrance tickets.
Dispatch Center: Xuanwumen

The Great Wall (Mutianyu) and Hongluo Temple .
Tickets sold from 6:30 - 7:50, bus departs at 8:00.
110 Yuan includes round-trip bus fare and entrance tickets.
Dispatch Center: Xuanwumen and Tian¡¯anmen

How to Get There:

There is a station at Xuanwumen  and one next to Tian'anmen .  Be sure to phone first.

Xuanwumen - Take subway line 2 to Xuanwumen Station  and get out at exit B1 (B-east).  On the way back the bus may stop at other subway stations such as Chongwenmen  and Qianmen  if requested by passengers.

Tian'anmen - This station is near the south-west corner of Tian'anmen.  Take subway line 2 to Qianmen Station

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