Badaling Great Wall (Bādálǐng chángchéng 八达岭长城) is the most magnificent and most popular Great Wall section in Beijing. It is about 70 km from Beijing and can be reached by several ways. Many tourists ask us about how to get to Badaling Great Wall from Beijing, here is a detailed guide of Badaling Great Wall transportation including Great Wall buses, Great Wall Train, and daily departure bus tours.

NOTE: Foreign travelers need to show passports to buy tickets, so bring your passport to the Badaling Great Wall. 

Badaling Great Wall Coach Tour

If you do not want to arrange transportation yourself, and want to make things easier. You can consider our guided coach tours to Badaling Great wall. We offer group tours to Badaling combined with other attractions such as Ming Tomb. The tour includes hotel pick up and drop off, shared air-con coach, English speaking guide and Chinese lunch. All there are offered at affordable prices. Check them as follows:

Badaling Great Wall + Ming Tomb Day Tour – $28/person

Why visit Badaling Great Wall rather than others

  1. It is the most famous Great Wall section in Beijing.
  2. Badaling is easier to climb and equipped with handrails.
  3. You can take cable car to save energy.
  4. Badaling is close to Beijing and easy to reach by public transport.
  5. Ming Tombs is the on the way to Badaling, you can visit Badaling together with the Ming Tombs on the same day.

By public bus

Taking public bus is the most popular way to Badaling, below are 2 convenient public buses to Badaling Great wall – Beijing bus 877 and Beijing Public Tourist Bus Line 1

Bus 877

Deshengmen 德胜门 – Badaling Great Wall 八达岭长城

bus 877 to badaling great wall

The bus 877 to Badaling starts from Deshengmen (Dé shèng mén 德胜门) and goes directly to Badaling Great Wall, the ticket price is 12 Yuan, and it is 6 Yuan if you use Beijing Yikatong  (Yīkǎtōng 一卡通, public transit card).

1)The bus is located in the middle part behind the Deshengmen Arrow Tower (the northern side).
2) The bus is available from 6:30 – 12:30. advise to take earlier bus to Badaling to avoid crowd.
3)It takes about 100 minutes, passengers get off at 八达岭森林 (BADALING CHANGCHENG). Then walk north for about 200 meters to arrive at the entrance gate.

How to get to Deshengmen 德胜门

Deshengmen Arrow Tower
Take subway line 2 and get off from Exit A at Jishuitan (积水潭) station. Then walk east for about 700 meters, soon you will see high Deshengmen Arrow Tower. the bus station is just on the northern side of the tower.

Badaling Great Wall 八达岭长城 – Deshengmen 德胜门

Get on at 八达岭长城 (BADALING CHANGCHENG) from the same bus stop when you arrives, and get off at 德胜门 (DESHENGMEN).

1) The back bus is available 11:00-16:30.
2) It takes about 100 minutes from Badaling to Deshengmen.
3) Advise to take earlier bus back, better before 14:00 in order to avoid long time waiting for the bus.

By Bus “Beijing Public Tourist Bus Line 1” 旅游公交1线

Qianmen 前门 – Badaling 八达岭

Beijing to badaling bus from qianmen

Get on the bus from 前门 (QIANMEN), and after 2 stops, get off at 滚天沟停车场 (GUNTIANGOU TINGCHECHANG), then walk to the entrance gate.

1) The bus starting station is located at the Qianmen. You can take subway line 2 and get off at Exit C of 前门 (QIANMEN), then walk south for about 30 meters to take the bus.
2) The bus is available every 30 minutes from 7:30-11:00.
3) It takes about 100 minutes to the wall.The bus fee is RMB20 one way.

Badaling 八达岭 – Qianmen 前门

Beijing- Badaling public bus 1 ticket

Get on at 滚天沟停车场 (GUNTIANGOU TINGCHECHANG) from the same bus station when you arrives, and get off at 前门 (QIANMEN) station.

1) The back bus is available 11:00-16:30.
2) For the back bus passengers can get off at either at 德胜门 (DESHENGMEN) or 前门 (QIANMEN).

By Train

Beijing to badaling s2 train

The S2 trains can take you from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling Railway Station. But the railway station is now under reconstruction and will be opened in 2019. We will offer train details when the station is open.

Badaling Great Wall Ticket and Opening Hours

Ticket Price: RMB35 (Nov. 1 to Mar. 31); RMB 40 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31)
Opening Hours: 06:30-19:00 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); 07:00-18:00 (Nov. 1 to Mar. 31)
Cable Car: RMB100 (single trip); RMB140 (round trip)
Toboggan: RMB80 (single trip);

Badaling Great Wall Map

Badaling Great Wall Map

How to Visit Ming Tombs from Badaling

ming tombs buses

If you want to visit Ming Tombs after Badaling tour. you can take bus 879 from 八达岭 (BADALING) and get off from 大宫门 (DA GONGMEN), then walk north for about 300 meters to the entrance of Ming Tombs.

After visit of Ming Tombs, you can take bus 872 from 大宫门(DA GONGMEN) and get off at 德胜门 (DESHENGMEN), then walk west for about 700 meters to the Jishuitan (积水潭)station of subway line 2.

Let us know if you have any question about Badaling Great Wall transportation. Leave your comment below and we will answer each of your question as soon as possible.