Tianjin Transportation

Tianjin, being one of the four municipalities of China, after Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, has developed a solid sea-land-air transportation network, as well as a convenient transportation system within the city area.

  • Getting To Tianjin
  • Getting Around Tianjin
  • Map of Tianjin

  • Getting To Tianjin

    Planes & Airport

    Located in Dongli District, the Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN) is one of China's most modern airports. The airport accommodates more than 40 international and domestic airlines. Every week there are over of 400 flights to major domestic and international cities, including Japan, Korean, Thailand, Europe, and the Middle East.

    The airport is 15 kilometers from Tianjin, and there are regular shuttle buses to Binhai International Airport from Tianjin Municipality.

    Binhai International Airport Information Inquiry
    Tel: (8622) 2490-1689

    Air Ticket Reservations
    Tel: (8622) 2490-1443


    Study Mandarin Chinese in ChinaThere are a total of four railway stations in Tianjin: Tianjin Train Station, Tianjin West Train Station, Tianjin South Train Station and Tianjin North Train Station, with the first two being the most important. Tianjin Train Station is the biggest of the four and can accommodate ten thousand people in its waiting hall at the same time. Trains from this station reach more than forty cities in China.

    For information on trains between Beijing and Tianjin, as well as the ticket selling operator at Tianjin West Train Station call:(8622) 2618-9803

    City to City Bus

    Study Mandarin Chinese in ChinaA group of long-distance bus stations in Tianjin are convenient, with Tianhuan Long-distance Bus Station at Nankai District as the most important one. Buses here are mainly headed for major cities in other provinces, such as Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, and Jiangxi. Other long-distance bus stations provide service to Tianjin's neighboring cities, especially those governed by Tianjin Municipality.

    The expressways are sometimes closed due to dense fog particularly in the Autumn and Spring. If you want to drive to Tianjin from Beijing, you can go along Jingjintang highway. The whole journey will only take 1.5 hours.

    Tianjin West Long Distance Bus Station
    Address:No. 2 Xiqing Dao, Hongqiao District, Tianjin

    Tianhuan Long Distance Bus Station
    Address:Conjunction of Hongqi Road and Anshan Xidao, Nankai District, Tianjin


    Tianjin Xingang (Tianjin Port) is the biggest man-made port in China. Its domestic sea routes go to Yantai, Dalian and Longkou, while its international routes head to Inchon in Korea and Honshu in Japan. During high tourism seasons, there are passenger liners from Japan and Europe arriving in Tianjin Xingang.

    Tianjin Port Inquiries
    Tel: (8622) 2521-3380

    Tianjin Port Ticket-Selling
    Tel: (8622) 2339-4290

    Getting Around Tianjin

    Tianjin has three ring roads. Unlike Beijing, the Inner and Middle Ring Roads are not closed, traffic-controlled roadways and some often have traffic light intersections. The Outer Ring Road is the closest thing to a highway-level ring road, although traffic is often chaotic and sometimes more than chaotic.

    Public Buses

    Tianjin public bus system consists of school bus routes, special sight-seeing routes, and regular routes, which include inner city and suburban lines. If you take an inner city bus route, you will pay RMB 1 for 12 kilometers or less and RMB 1.5 for more. If you take a suburb line, the fare is charged on the basis of RMB 1 for the first 10 kilometers and RMB 0.5 for each additional 5 kilometers (about 3.1 miles).


    The starting flat rate fare in Tianjin is RMB 8 for all taxis; while the distance surcharge varies from RMB 1.5 RMB 2 per additional kilometer according to taxies you choose. If the taxi stops altogether for 5 minutes, for any reason, you will have to pay a surcharge equivalent to the distance surcharge for each additional kilometer.

    Tianjin Sky Train / Light Rail

    Tianjin light rail is considered as one of the longest throughout China with two departure stations, the light rail centers in Zhongshan Men and the Development Zone. The departure interval is 15 minutes and the entire distance will take 40 minutes and costs RMB 6.

    Tianjin Subway

    Tianjin Metro Line 1 is an extension of the original line. It starts from the junction of Nanjing Lu and Xinhua Lu and passes through 6 districts, Beichen, Hongqiao, Nankai, Heping, Hexi and Jinnan. Metro Line 1 runs every 15 minutes from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm. The whole journey will take you about 12 minutes.

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