Know your way around Beijing

You can travel around Beijing in buses, trains or the local subway. Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing, also provides limousine transportation service for its in-house guests.


All taxis in Beijing are cheap and plentiful, and always on the lookout for customers. Most taxis are metered with the same flag fall rate at RMB 10 for the first 3 kilometres, thereafter RMB 2 per kilometres.

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

Public Transit

The Beijing bus system is extensive and economical. However, do note that on occasion, buses are irregular and often crowded during peak hours.

Beijing’s light rail system offers rapid transportation to major business and shopping districts. Do note that the subway may be crowded during peak hours.

Trains offer an efficient, scenic way of travelling within China, and link most 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 200 (approximately USD 28) per hour, within Beijing city limits.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 2ºC -8ºC
Feb 5ºC -5ºC
Mar 12ºC 1ºC
Apr 20ºC 9ºC
May 26ºC 14ºC
Jun 30ºC 20ºC
Jul 31ºC 22ºC
Aug 30ºC 21ºC
Sep 26ºC 16ºC
Oct 19ºC 8ºC
Nov 10ºC 0ºC
Dec 4ºC -5ºC