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“Very simple to use! Yes it was crowded, but not hyper crazy”
Review of Beijing Subway

Beijing Subway
Ranked #7 of 15 Transportation in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I was a little apprehensive about using the subway because I don't speak or read Chinese, but I found it easy to use. The map is a bit chaotic looking but take your time. The ticket machine was easy because it was mostly english. Follow the crowds to get through a security check - yes they want to scan your bag and you walk through a detector to get into the subway. This goes very quickly though. Most trains just run back and forth on one track so quite easy to figure out which one is yours or switch directions if you accidentally get on the wrong train. As a woman I felt safe traveling on the subway alone.

Thank Megoo23
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We used the Subway multiple times on our short trip to Beijing. It was easy to navigate and only took less than a minute to work out which lines you needed to take to reach your destination. The ticketing system was also in English and the prices were inexpensive. The trains were all clean. Compared to other cities I have travelled to, this system was much more “user friendly”.

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We have traveled all around the city due to the ease of the subway. We only took a cab once and that was due to the subway closing for the night.

Thank OppTravelers
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Easy to use once you figure out how to interpret the signs. Fast, efficient and a good way to mix with the people of Beijing. You can usually find someone to help you with the language when trying to purchase a ticket at the ticket kiosk.

Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Clean, easy to negotiate and overall a good experience. Ticket price was a little difficult to understand but easily fixed. Don't hesitate to use this system. Much easier than you may think.

Thank sandygreenberg
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