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Beijing West Railway Station

Last updated: September,18 2015

Among all the railway stations in Beijing, Beijing West Train Station is the only station operates trains to Tibet from Beijing.

Beijing West Railway Station Beijing West Railway Station was once the largest railway station in Asia.

The main building of this railway station is like a huge ancient gate with tow plazas in the front. The South Square of Beijing West Train Station is near Lianhuachi Park and the North square is about one kilometer away from the China Millennium Monument. There are ticket halls in both of the square. And the working hours for the ticket office are for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Beijing West Railway Station Ticket Office

For passengers who bought tickets online, they can get the tickets at the ticket windows or from the Automatic Ticket Machine in the ticket office. There is a ticket office on the east side of North Square, one on the west side of South Square, one on the east side of 2F and one on the northeast corner of 1F.

Ticket Windows in Beijing West Train Station Foreign passengers need to get tickets from a ticket window.

For foreign travelers who booked tickets with passport, they can only get the tickets from a ticket window. If you want to get your Tibet train ticket at Beijing West train station, you need to show your booking number, your passport, as well as your Tibet Travel Permit to the staff for getting your ticket.

Waiting Rooms

Passengers need to pass security check before enter the waiting hall. There are 13 waiting rooms on the second floor. You can find the right waiting room for your train with the train number listed on the LED screens in the stations. Also, the related information like schedule, platform, and time for departures are shown in the screens.

Train Schedule and Information shown on LED Screen Information shown on the LED screen in waiting hall are listed as the train number, the departure station, the departure time and the number of waiting room from left to right.

Luggage Storage in Beijing West Train Station

There are electronic cabinets distributed along both east and west sides of the waiting halls. Luggage can be stored within 24 hours and charged by size and storage time. You need to go through security check with your luggage before entering the waiting hall. When you come back for taking your luggage, you don't need to pass the security check again.

Beijing West Railway Station Luggage Storage You can store your luggage in the electronic cabinets in Beijing West Railway Station.

Get to Beijing West Train Station

Located near the West 3rd Ring Road of Beijing, Beijing West Railway Station is 36 km from the Capital International Airport, and 8 km from the Forbidden City.

Passengers can get to the station by metro line 9. It is easy to be accessed from downtown Beijing by taxi. If you want to get to the station from Capital Inter National Airport, you can take the No.7 airport shuttle bus from the airport. The ticket price for the shuttle bus from Beijing West Railway Station is 24 RMB, and the journey takes about 2 hours. The buses run every 30 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the next day during peak season (from March 1 to October 26, and the Spring Festival travel season), and from 7:00 am to 24:00 in low season.

Beijing West Railway Station Address: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing


  1. For the huge passenger flow in Beijing West Railway Station, we suggest you be there at least 2 hours ahead of the departure time.
  2. Ticket check-in deigns half an before the departure time and stops 5 minutes before departure.
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