Beijing North Railway station left luggage?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Sep 10, 2012 8:16 PM Last Post By: manchurianexile
Sep 9, 2012 3:21 AM
Beijing North Railway station left luggage?Can anyone familiar with Beijing North Railway station tell me if there are any type of left luggage facilities there?
I'm trying to go from the airport to Badaling via North Railway station, then back into Beijing downtown late in the afternoon to check into my hotel. I know the airport would have left luggage, but pretty far out of the way to go later in the evening to retrieve my luggage. Flight gets into Beijing at 12 noon, so really not enough time to check into my hotel first or go to the main rail station first either. Looking for a viable intermediate point.
Sep 10, 2012 2:49 AM
Sep 10, 2012 7:53 AM
2Which airport are you arriving at?
Beijing North is out at Xizhimen. If you taking the airport express, that will deposit you at Dongzhimen which is a damn sight closer to Beijing railway station than it is to Beijing North.
Sep 10, 2012 8:06 PM
3I'm arriving at PEK, main airport. True, Dongzhimen is closer to Beijing Railway station, which is also where my hotel is but my flight arrives at 12:00pm. If everything is smooth, then that puts me at Dongzhimen close to 1pm so there's really no time to go to the main railway station nor my hotel first if I want to catch the train to Badaling that day.
Now I'm seeing that there's a big gap between train times in the afternoon, 13:33 to 15:25, so even this may be a bit optimistic as there's no point in going if we miss the 13:33 train. May need to rethink this or investigate using the bus nearer to 2:00pm instead.
Any reliable left luggage near the bus terminal?
Sep 10, 2012 8:16 PM
4I know the Badaling bus stops beside The Great Hall of the People. It probably stops at other locations before it gets there but I don't know where. No idea about the timetable. I think it runs like any other public bus (I.e. Every 10/15 minutes) and, if that is the case, you'd be far better advised to check in to your hotel first and go from there. You aren't going to get between Dongzhimen and Xizhimen on the tube and get into Beijing North station AND catch the train in half an hour (Leave alone buying tickets) so abandon all thoughts there.
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