Getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling By Public Transport

Getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling By Public Transport

This post explains how to go about getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling by public transport. There are many tours to see the Great Wall of China. Unfortunately they can be pricey and rushed.

This is how to get to the Great Wall of China Badaling by public transport from Beijing. It covers getting to there by bus and how to get back via bus or train. The train is cheap and more comfortable but takes longer and you will need to walk a bit more.

This post also warns of the Great Wall of China Badaling scam, how it is run, and how you can avoid it.

Getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling By Public Transport

First, take the Line 2 subway to Jishuitan. Take the East exit (B).

Great Wall of China Badaling Scam

As soon as you come out there is a sign and a tout to take the 919 or 877. This is a scam! I waited there for about 40 minutes and watched the 878 drive straight past. The touts tell you to wait there and then get you to take their private cars.

Getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling By Public Transport

What you’ll see coming out of the Subway station. THIS IS A SCAM!!

Instead, keep walking east. Follow these pictures.

Getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling By Public Transport

Cross over the footbridge

Getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling By Public Transport

Taken from the footbridge. This is where you’re heading to

Getting to the Great Wall of China Badaling By Public Transport

This is the bus station

Jump on the 877. Costs 12RMB. They take the money off you on the bus. It takes about an hour to get there.

Get off the bus and head up the hill to the Great Wall.

Getting Back From the Great Wall of China Badaling by Public Transport

After the wall I walked out the opposite site to take the train back. The way to walk to the train station is signposted. It was a much more comfortable ride and only 6 RMB, but took a little bit longer. Also, it is a further away than catching the bus back. You could also take the 919 back which is in the same direction.

Have you been to the Great Wall of China in Badaling by public transport before? Let us know how you did it (or anything else you want to say) in the comments 😀 .

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