From April to November, direct buses run from Wàngjīng West subway station (Line 13) to the Jīnshānlǐng ticket office. Come out of Exit C of the subway station and look over your right shoulder to see the red sign for the 'Tourist Bus to Jīnshānlǐng Great Wall' (金山岭长城旅游班车; Jīnshānlǐng Chángchéng lǚyóu bānchē) on the other side of the road. The bus leaves at 8am and returns to Běijīng at 3pm (¥32, 100 minutes). Otherwise, catch a bus to Luánpíng (滦平; ¥32, 90 minutes, 7.30am to 4pm) from the forecourt behind the red sign for the tourist bus, which will drop you at a service station on the highway close to Jīnshānlǐng. Taxis wait at the bus drop-off to drive the 9km to the west gate (¥100). If you want them to wait, expect to pay ¥200. Buses return to Běijīng from the service station. The last bus back leaves at 4.20pm.
A taxi costs around ¥1000 to ¥1200 for a return day trip from Běijīng.