Beijing International Airport to Forbidden City

What is the best way to get to the Forbidden City from Beijing international airport?

There are many ways to the Forbidden City from Beijing international airport. The best route recommended by us is as follows:

Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 3 to Yabaolu Stop, then walk to Jianguomen North Street for Bus No. 609 to the Imperial Palace.

Besides that, you may also choose to join Beijing Airport to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Tour or Beijing Airport to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace 6 hours Short Stop Tour depending on your available transit time at Beijing airport. Anyone of the tour will bring you to Forbidden City, the hottest attraction in Beijing.

What is the distance from Beijing international airport to the Forbidden City?

The rough distance is about 27.8 kilometers. If you go by bus, it would cost you around 2 hours.


From Jan 1, 2014, Forbidden City will close on every Monday, please be aware of this if you plan a trip to there.

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