Beijing Subway Lines
There are 23 subway lines including two airport express lines in Beijing now. Ten of them mainly run in the center of Beijing, providing service within the Line 10 loop. The other thirteen lines provide service predominantly to one or more of the suburbs beyond the 5th Ring Road.
Line 1 connects major commercial centers, such as Xidan, Wangfujing, Dongdan, and the Beijing CBD.
Tourists can get to Tian'anmen and Wangfujing by Line 1.
- Length: 31 km (19 mi)
- Stations: 22
Guchenglu - Bajiao Amusement Park - Babaoshan - Yuquanlu - Wukesong - Wanshoulu - Gongzhufen - Military Museum - Muxidi - Nanlishilu - Fuxingmen - Xidan - Tian'anmen West - Tian'anmen East - Wangfujing - Dongdan - Jianguomen - Yong'anli - Guomao - Dawanglu - Sihui- -Sihui East
Beijing subway has 2 loop lines. Line 2 is the first one, it is the inner rectangular loop line, tracking along the Ming-era inner city wall.
Tourists can get to Qianmen and Beijing Railway Station by Line 2.
- Length: 23 km (14 mi)
- Stations: 18
Xizhimen - Chegongzhuang - Fuchengmen - Fuxingmen - Changchunjie - Xuanwumen - Hepingmen - Qianmen - Chongwenmen - Beijing Railway Station - Jianguomen - Chaoyangmen - Dongsishitiao - Dongzhimen - Yonghegong - Andingmen - Guloudajie - Jishuitan
Line 4 is a main north-south line running through the west of the city center.
Line 4 connects with Daxing Line at Gongyixiqiao Station. Although these lines are classified as separate lines, they operate as a single line. There are two different routes. The first one is a full line connecting both Line 4 and Daxing Line; the second one is a shorter line that ends at Xingong Station which is the first station of Daxing Line.
Tourists can get to Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace), Beijing Zoo, and Beijing South Railway Station by Line 4.
- Length: 28 km (18 mi)
- Stations: 24
Anheqiao North – Beigongmen - Xiyuan - Yuanmingyuan - East Gate of Beijing University - Zhongguancun - Haidian Huangzhuang - Renmin University - Weigongcun - National Library - Beijing Zoo - Xizhimen - Xijiekou - Ping'anli - Xisi - Lingjinghutong - Xidan - Xuanwumen - Caishikou - Taoranting - Beijing South Railway Station - Majiapu – Jiaomenxi - Gongyixiqiao
Line 5 is a straight north-south line that runs through the east of the city center.
Tourists can get to the Temple of Heaven by Line 5.
- Length: 28 km (17 mi)
- Stations: 23
Tiantongyuan North - Tiantongyuan - Tiantongyuan South - Lishuiqiao - Lishuiqiao South - Beiyuanlu North - Datunlu East - Huixinxijie Beikou - Huixinxijie Nankou - Hepingxiqiao - Hepingli Beijie - Yonghegong - Beixinqiao - Zhangzizhonglu - Dongsi - Dengshikou - Dongdan - Chongwenmen - Ciqikou - Tiantan Dongmen - Puhuangyu - Liujiayao - Songjiazhuang
Line 6 is a nearly straight east-west line running parallel and to the north of Line 1. It is the second-longest Beijing Subway line after Line 10.
Tourists can get to Beihai Park and Nanluoguxiang by Line 6.
- Length: 53 km (33 mi)
- Stations: 32
Lucheng - Dongxiayuan - Haojiafu - Beiyunhe East - Beiyunhe West - Tongzhou Beiguan - Wuzixueyuanlu - Caofang - Changying - Huangqu - Dalianpo - Qiannianlu - Shilipu - Jintailu - Hujialou - Dongdaqiao - Chaoyangmen - Dongxi - Nanluoguxiang - Beihai North - Ping'anli - Chegongzhuang - Chegongzhuang West - Baishiqiao South - Huayuanqiao - Cishousi - Haidianwuluju - Tiancun - Liaogongzhuang - Xihuangcun - Yangzhuang - Jin'anqiao
Line 7 is an east-west line running parallel and to the south of Line 1. The last stop - Universal Resort Station is not opened yet. It is planned to open in 2021.
Tourists can get to Beijing West Railway Station by Line 7.
- Length: 40 km (25 mi)
- Stations: 29
Beijing West Railway Station - Wanzi - Daguanying - Guanganmennei - Caishikou - Hufangqiao - Zhushikou - Qiaowan - Ciqikou - Guangqumen Nei - Guangqumen Wai - Shuangjing - Jiulongshan - Dajiaoting - Baiziwan - Huagong - Nanlouzizhuang - Beijing Happy Valley - Fatou - Shuanghe - Jiaohuachang - Huangchang - Langxinzhuang - Heizhuanghu - Wangsheng West - Wangsheng East - Qunfang - Gaoloujin - Huazhuang
Line 8 is a north-south line following the city's central axis. The construction is not finished yet. Currently, the line consists of two discontinuous line segments. It is planned to open the last four-station to connect the whole line in 2022.
Tourists can get to Olympic Park, Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang, and National Art Museum by Line 8.
- Length: 29 km (18 mi) for the North Section; 16 km (10 mi) for the South Section
- Stations: 19 for the North Section; 12 for the South Section
North Section: Zhuxinzhuang - Yuzhilu - Pingxifu - Huilongguan East Street - Huoying - Yuxi - Xixiaokou - Yongtaizhuang - Lincuiqiao - South Gate of Forest Park - Olympic Park - Olympic Sports Center - Beitucheng - Anhuaqiao - Andelibeijie - Guloudajie - Shichahai - Nanluoguxiang - National Art Museum
South Section: Zhushikou - Tianqiao - Yongdingmenwai - Muxiyuan - Haihutun - Dahongmen South - Heyi - Donggaodi - Huojianwanyuan - Wufutang - Demao - Yinghai
Connect with Fangshan Line and downtown, Line 9 is a north-south line running west of Line 4.
Tourists can get to Beijing West Railway Station by Line 9.
- Length: 17 km (10 mi)
- Stations: 13
National Library - Baishiqiao South - Baiduizi - Military Museum - Beijing West Railway Station - Liuliqiao East - Liuliqiao - Qilizhuang - Fengtaidongdajie - Fengtainanlu - Keyilu - Fengtai Science Park - Guogongzhuang
Besides Line 2, Line 10 is the other entirely enclosed loop line in the Beijing subway system. It is the longest and busiest line in Beijing.
Tourists can get to Panjiayuan by Line 10.
- Length: 57 km (35 mi)
- Stations: 45
Xiju - Liuliqiao - Lianhuaqiao - Gongzhufen - Xidiaoyutai - Cishousi - Chedaogou - Changchunqiao - Huoqiying - Bagou - Suzhoujie - Haidianhuangzhuang - Zhichunli - Zhichunlu - Xitucheng - Mudanyuan - Jiandemen - Beitucheng - Anzhenmen - Huixinxijie Nankou - Shaoyaoju - Taiyanggong - Sanyuanqiao - Liangmaqiao - Agriculture Exhibition Center - Tuanjiehu - Hujialou - Jintaixizhao - Guomao - Shuangjing - Jinsong - Panjiayuan - Shilihe - Fenzhongsi - Chengshousi - Songjiazhuang - Shiliuzhuang - Dahongmen - Jiaomen East - Jiaomen West - Caoqiao - Jijiamiao - Shoujingmao - Fengtai Railway Station - Niwa
At the northwest and northeast corners of Line 2, Line 13 across the north of the city, the whole route is inverted U-shaped.
- Length: 41 km (25 mi)
- Stations: 17
Xizhimen - Dazhongsi - Zhichunlu - Wudaokou - Shangdi - Qinghe - Xierqi - Longze - Huilongguan - Huoying - Lishuiqiao - Beiyuan - Wangjing West - Shaoyaoju - Guangximen - Liufang - Dongzhimen
The construction of Line 14 is not finished yet. Currently, the line consists of two discontinuous line segments. The shorter section is in the southwestern suburbs, it is an east-west line from Zhangguozhuang Station to Xiju Station on Line 10. The longer section is in the southeast suburbs, it is an inverted L-shaped line.
Tourists can get to Garden Expo Park and Beijing South Railway Station by Line 14.
- Length: 12 km (8 mi) for the West Section; 31 km (20 mi) for the East Section
- Stations: 7 for the West Section; 21 for the East Section
West Section: Zhangguozhuang - Garden Expo Park - Dawayao - Guozhuangzi - Dajing - Qilizhuang – Xiju
East Section: Beijing South Railway Station - Yongdingmenwai - Jingtai - Puhuangyu - Fangzhuang - Shilihe - Xigongdaximen - Pingleyuan - Jiulongshan - Dawanglu - Jintailu - Chaoyang Park - Zaoying - Dongfengbeiqiao - Jiangtai - Wangjing South - Futong - Wangjing - Donghuqu - Laiguangying - Shangezhuang
Located in the northern suburb, Line 15 is an east-west line that runs between the northern 4th and 5th Ring Road.
- Length: 41 km (26 mi)
- Stations: 20
Fengbo - Shunyi - Shimen - Nanfaxin - Houshayu - Hualikan - China International Exhibition Center - Sunhe - Maquanying - Cuigezhuang - Wangjing East - Wangjing - Wangjing West - Guanzhuang - Datunlu East - Anlilu - Olympic Park - Beishatan - Liudaokou - Qinghuadongluxikou
Line 16 branches off Line 4 at Xiyuan Station into the northwest suburbs of the Haidian District. It is an inverted L-shaped line.
- Length: 20 km (12 mi)
- Stations: 10
Beianhe - Wenyanglu - Daoxianghulu - Tundian - Yongfeng - Yongfeng South - Xibeiwang - Malianwa - Nongdananlu - Xiyuan
Batong Line extends Line 1 eastward from Sihui Station to suburban Tongzhou District. Although these two lines both pass Sihui and Sihui East, they do not operate as a connected line. Passengers have to transfer to these two stations. With the project of the through-operation of Line 1 and Batong Line was approved in June 2020, these two lines are expected to link up in 2021.
- Length: 23 km (15 mi)
- Stations: 14
Sihui - Sihui East - Gaobeidian - Communication University of China - Shuangqiao - Guanzhuang - Baliqiao - Tongzhoubeiyuan - Guoyuan - Jiukeshu - Liyuan - Linheli - Tuqiao - Huazhuang
Daxing Line extends Line 4 southward to the suburban Daxing District. Daxing Line connects with Line 4 at Gongyixiqiao Station. Although these lines are classified as separate lines, they operate as a single line.
- Length: 22 km (14 mi)
- Stations: 11
Gongyixiqiao - Xingong - Xihongmen - Gaomidian North - Gaomidian South - Zaoyuan - Qingyuanlu - Huangcunxidajie - Huangcun Railway Station - Yihezhuang - Biopharmaceutical Base - Tiangongyuan
Yizhuang Line extends Line 5 southeastward from Songjiazhuang Station to Yizhuang Railway Station in the southeastern suburbs. Yizhuang Line and Line 5 do not link up with each other directly, passengers have to transfer at Songjiazhuang Station.
- Length: 23 km (14 mi)
- Stations: 14
Songjiazhuang - Xiaocun - Xiaohongmen - Jiugong - Yizhuangqiao - Yizhuang Culture Park - Wanyuanjie - Rongjingdongjie - Rongchangdongjie - Tongjinanlu - Jinghailu - Ciqu South - Ciqu - Yizhuang Railway Station
Fangshan Line extends Line 9 southward from Guogongzhuang Station to Fangshan District in the southwestern suburbs. Fangshan Line is planned to extend northward and connect with Line 16 in the future.
- Length: 27 km (17 mi)
- Stations: 12
Guogongzhuang - Dabaotai - Daotian - Changyang - Libafang - Guangyangcheng - Liangxiang University Town North - Liangxiang University Town - Liangxiang University Town West - Liangxiangnanguan - Suzhuang - Yancun East
Yanfang Line extends the Fangshan Line further into the western Fangshan District. But Yanfang Line and Fangshan do not link up with each other directly, passengers have to transfer at Yancun East Station. These two lines are expected to operate as connected lines in the future.
- Length: 14 km (9 mi)
- Stations: 9
Yancun East - Zicaowu - Yancun - Xingcheng - Dashihe East - Magezhuang - Raolefu - Fangshanchengguan - Yanshan
Line S1 is a low-speed maglev line connecting suburban Mentougou District with Line 6 in Shijingshan District. The last stop - Pingguoyuan Station is not opened yet. It is planned to open in 2022.
- Length: 9 km (6 mi)
- Stations: 7
Shichang - Xiaoyuan - Liyuanzhuang - Shang'an - Qiaohuying - Sidaoqiao - Jin'anqiao
Changping Line branches off Line 13 at Xi'erqi station and runs north through the suburban Changping District. It is expected to connect with Line 9 at National Library Station in the future.
- Length: 32 km (20 mi)
- Stations: 12
Changping Xishankou - Ming Tombs - Changping - Changping Dongguan - Beishaowa - Nanshao - Shahe University Park - Shahe - Gonghuacheng - Zhuxinzhuang - Life Science Park - Xierqi
Xijiao Line is a light rail line that branches off Line 10 at Bagou Station and extends west to Fragrant Hills.
- Length: 9 km (6 mi)
- Stations: 6
Fragrant Hill - Botanical Garden - Wan'an - Chapeng - West Gate of Summer Palace - Bagou
Capital Airport Express
Capital Airport Express of Beijing Subway runs from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 and then to the city center with stops at Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen. It is faster than Airport Shuttle Bus and has more frequencies. It operates from 6:30-23:00 and leaves every 10 minutes. A one-way trip takes approximately 20 minutes and costs CNY 25.
- Length: 28 km (17 mi)
- Stations: 4
Dongzhimen - Sanyuanqiao - Terminal 3 - Terminal 2
Daxing Airport Express
Daxing Airport Express runs from Caoqiao to Daxing Airport (Terminal 1) currently. The construction of this line is not finished yet. It is planned to start from Lize Business District and end at Daxing Airport South in the future.
Daxing Airport Express is a fast and convenient way to reach your destination in Beijing city center. It operates from 6:30-22:30 and leaves every 8-10 minutes. A single trip takes 20 minutes and costs around CNY 35.
- Length: 41 km (26 mi)
- Stations: 3
Caoqiao - Daxing Xincheng - Daxing Airport