Beijing West Railway Station, which is located in western Beijing’s Fengtai District, opened in early 1996. Along with Beijing East, Beijing South and Beijing Central, it is one of the Chinese capital’s four main railway stations, serving both domestic and international train journeys. On average 100,000 passengers use the station every day and most long-distance trains travelling between south central, southwest, northwest and south China are boarded here, including many of the busy Beijing to Hong Kong trains. In the station you will find many familiar fast-food restaurants, bars and gift shops as well as a post office, medical centre and bank.
Address: 118, Lian Hua Chi East Rd Fengtai District, Beijing 100036
Beijing West Railway Station opening hours
The station is open from 5am-11pm daily; 365 days a year. Trains depart throughout the night
Platforms at Beijing West Railway Station
The station has 10 train platforms, so is not overwhelming in size.
Beijing West Railway Station toilets
There are plenty of toilets in Beijing West station but no showers. If you need a shower many of the hotels near the station offer reasonably priced shower facilities.
You can leave your bags and cases for a fee at the left-luggage office near the top of the escalators on the station, but you will need to collect them within 24 hours.
Many of the staff at Beijing’s station speak English which is very helpful for international travellers.
Food and drink
Inside the station you’ll find plenty of Western style food chains like KFC, Starbucks and McDonalds serving hot, inexpensive food. There are also a few local Chinese restaurants on the concourse but like many train stations in Asia, you might be better eating in the more local restaurants near the station if you arrive early for your train. Don’t worry if you can’t read the signs – just look for the busiest places and head there. The menus are often picture-based.
- Ticket office
- Free Wi-Fi
- Medical centre
- Luggage porters