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Explore Beijing at your ease

Centrally located near the financial district, Shangri-La Beijing, is an excellent hub from which to experience Beijing. Whether arranging a private car, hailing a taxi or directing you to the nearby light rail line, our hotel staff are there to help you and ensure you arrive at your selected destination comfortably and on time.


All taxis in Beijing are cheap and plentiful, and always on the lookout for customers. A lot of taxis are metered with the same flag fall rate at RMB 13 for the first 3 kilometres, thereafter RMB 2.3 per kilometre.

Taxis are available at the hotel or may be hailed from the street.

Public Transit

The Beijing bus system is both extensive and economical. However, please note that service may be irregular and buses are often crowded during peak hours.

Beijing's light rail system offers rapid service to major business and shopping districts. Please note that the light rail may be crowded during peak rush hours.

Trains offer an efficient, scenic way of travelling within China, and link many parts of the country with reliable service.

You may travel in one of four classes: Soft Seat or Soft Sleeper with air conditioning; and the Hard Seat or Hard Sleeper.

Car Hire

Getting around the city in a car and a driver is a safe and comfortable transport option. Rates start at RMB 1,300 for the first four hours, within Beijing city limits.

Please enquire at our Concierge desk for more details.

Tour Coach

Tour coach is an excellent way for groups to comfortably explore Beijing. Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, can arrange coach tours to The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Hutong (old Beijing alley).

To learn more about these special trips, please contact the hotel at (86 10) 6841 2211.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 1.6ºC -9.4ºC
Feb 4ºC -6.9ºC
Mar 11.3ºC -0.6ºC
Apr 19.9ºC 7.2ºC
May 26.4ºC 13.2ºC
Jun 30.3ºC 18.2ºC
Jul 30.8ºC 21.6ºC
Aug 29.5ºC 20.4ºC
Sep 25.8ºC 14.2ºC
Oct 19ºC 7.3ºC
Nov 10.1ºC -0.4ºC
Dec 3.3ºC -6.9ºC