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Tianjin Port, approximately 160 kilometers (99.4 miles) from Beijing and 56 kilometers (34.8 miles) from Tianjin City, is the biggest artificial port and important foreign commercial port of China. It plays a significant role in the development of the nation's transportation and trading.

Although it became a port during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD), the history of Tianjin Port can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Officially opened to the outside world in 1860, it was one of the earliest foreign trading ports of China. The present Tianjin Port was rebuilt in 1939.

Tianjin Port is the main hub of the Chinese coast and an important link in the transportation system connecting Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province. It links more than 400 ports of over 180 countries in the world and enjoys friendly cooperation with the ports of Japan, South Korea, America and the Netherlands.

The passenger depot of Tianjin Port, with modern facilities, has two main buildings equipped with 9 waiting halls and rooms. To the west of the main building there is a booking hall to purchase tickets and a dining room.

Service Number: 022-25707550

Sightseeing by Ship

Tianjin Port has three domestic-scheduled ship lines for passenger transportation to Longkou, Yantai and Dalian and two international scheduled ship lines to Kobe (Japan) and Incheon (South Korea). Tickets for domestic ship lines can be booked five days in advance, and those for international ship lines should be booked a month in advance.

The ship from Tianjin to Dalian departs daily from July to October, and during the other months, it departs on odd-numbered days. The ship to Kobe departs on Mondays at 11:00 and arrives in Kobe Wednesday at 14:00. It returns from Kobe on Fridays at 12:00 and reaches Tianjin on Sundays at 14:00. The ship to Incheon departs every four days.

Consulting Telephone Number: 022-25706752, 022-25706817

Going to Tianjin

Because of its proximity to Beijing, Tianjin may be a worthwhile side Travel when traveling to Beijing. Here are two ways to get to Tianjin:

By Train

At the Beijing Railway Station and the Beijing West Railway Station, there are many trains to Tianjin, including nearly 20 bullet trains (D-trains) between Beijing Railway Station and Tianjin Railway Station or Tianjin West Railway Station.

By Coach

1. Take an airport bus in Beijing Capital International Airport.
Departure Time: 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, and the bus runs every 30 minutes from 09:00 to 23:00.
Ticket: CNY 70

2. Take a long-distance bus in these bus stations:
Zhaogongkou Long-Distance Bus Station (赵公口长途汽车站)
Lizeqiao Long-Distance Bus Station (丽泽桥长途汽车站)
Beijing Nanzhan Long-Distance Bus Station (北京南站长途汽车站)
Jiulongshan Long-Distance Bus Station (九龙山长途汽车站)
Sihui Long-Distance Bus Station (四惠长途汽车站)

Traveling to Beijing

By Train

In Tianjin Railway Station, Tianjin West Railway Station and Tianjin North Railway Station, trains can be taken to arrive at either Beijing West Railway Station or Beijing Railway Station.

By Coach

1. Take an airport bus in Tianjin
Departure Place: the junction of Nanjing Lu (南京路) and Shanxi Lu (山西路)
Departure Time: 04:00, 05:00, 06:00, and the bus runs every 30 minutes from 06:00 to 18:00.
Ticket: CNY 70

2. Take a long-distance bus in these bus stations:
Tanggu Long-Distance Bus Station (塘沽客运站)
Long-Distance Bus Station (天环客运站)
Tongsha Central Bus Station (通莎公司客运中心站)
Beijing-Tianjin Express Dispatch Center (京津高速分公司发车点)

Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway

On July 4, 2005, the traffic project of the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway officially commenced construction at the junction of the two cities. The light rail starts at Beijing South Railway Station and ends at Tianjin Railway Station, spanning up to approximately 115 kilometers (71.5 miles). There will be only three midway stations, Yizhuang (亦庄), Yongle (永乐) and Wuqing (武清).

In October, 2007, the main project of the track was completed, and by August 2008, people can take trains from Beijing South Railway Station and arrive at Tianjin within half an hour. The train will run at a speed of 350 kilometers (217.5 miles) per hour with a minimum departure interval of approximately 3 minutes.

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