Guesthouse at Gubeikou Village
Guesthouse at Gubeikou Village
Cozy Base for Hiking on Gubeikou & Jinshanling Great Wall

Getting there and away

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1.Private Transfer

Private transfer is offered according to your schedule and least time needed, cost details as below:

From Downtown Beijing Hotels; Train Stations Great Wall Innn; Gubeikou Great WallBeijing Airport(PEK) Great Wall Inn; Gubeikou Great Wall
 ToGreat Wall Inn; Gubeikou Great Wall Downtown Beijing Hotels; Train Stations Great Wall Innn; Gubeikou Great Wall Beijing Airport(PEK)
 Private Car (3-seater, similar to UBER) USD132USD132USD116USD116
Private Van(6-Seater, Similar to Uber)USD198USD198USD198USD198
Note: Private transfer is organized by the host, advanced booking and full payment are required. The car/van are owned by local villagers and not licensed taxi however.

2.Direct Express Bus A: downtown Beijing Dongzhimen---Gubei Water Town --- Great Wall Inn Gubeikou

Departures at downtown Beijing Dongzhimen:
Mon-Fri: 09:00/12:00/15:30
Sat/Sun/holidays: 09:00/12:00/14:00/15:30


Ticket: CNY48, purchased on bus directly. Only cash is accepted.


Bus station: a little confused to find the spot, red mark on the right top corner (station of bus 942 &915), 15
minutes walking from Exit B1, Dongzhimen Station, Subway Line 2, please follow the map below:
Warning: please avoid bus scams in this area, do not speak to strangers (even if they are on fake uniforms) until you reach bus station of 942/915.
The walking route from Dongzhimen Subway station to the Bus station (from green spot to red spot): 
starting from Exit B1, Dongzhimen Station, Subway Line 2, please walk eastwards, then turn left, you will arrive at the bus station after two traffic lights.
The bus station is inside the yard with signage above the wall (it is not easy to find especially when there are many other buses parked outside the yard), please refer to below picture, follow the direction as the arrow indicated→进站口
Upon arrival at P2 of Gubei Water Town, you will be picked up by the host with a private Uber car. Additional cost is applied.


The occupancy per car is 3 people maximum, please advise how many people in your group when making the booking, and how many big suitcases you bring. Heavy and big luggages are suggested to store in your downtown Beijing hotels. The driving will take up to 15 minutes.


A single way Uber car transfer by host will cost CNY50 per car/van and you can pay the host directly upon arrival and only cash payment is accepted.


Departures at Gubei Water Town:
Mon-Fri: 13:00/17:00/21:00
Sat/Sun/holidays: 12:00/17:00/19:00/21:00

Ticket: CNY48, purchased on bus directly. Only cash is accepted.
Bus station: P2, Gubei Water Town Parking lot


The signage at P2 for the bus to Dongzhimen, earlier arrival for lining up will secure better chance of getting on
the bus, otherwise you may have to wait for the next one, or refer to bus B as below.

3.Express bus B: downtown Beijing Dongzhimen---Gubei Water Town--- Great Wall Inn Gubeikou

There is another direct Express bus B, with same fare CNY48, arrives at P2, Gubei Water Town Parking lot as well.


At Dongzhimen, it is parked on the way to Express bus A, outside the yard and beside the main road, with signage on the front windshield "古北水镇".
The schedule is bit different from Express bus A, details as below:

Departures at downtown Beijing Dongzhimen:

Mon-Fri: 08:20/09:00/12:00/15:30

Sat/Sun/holidays: 08:00/09:00/10:00/11:00/12:00/14:00/15:30


Upon arrival at P2 of Gubei Water Town, you will be picked up by the host with a private Uber car. Additional cost is applied.


The occupancy per car is 3 people maximum, please advise how many people in your group when making the booking, and how many big suitcases you bring. Heavy and big luggages are suggested to store in your downtown Beijing hotels. The driving will take up to 15 minutes.


A single way Uber car transfer by host will cost CNY50 per car/van and you can pay the host directly upon arrival and only cash payment is accepted.


Departures at Gubei Water Town:
Mon-Fri: 09:30/11:00/12:00/15:00
Sat/Sun/holidays: 09:30/11:00/13:00/15:00

4.Public local buses: downtown Beijing Dongzhimen (bus 980)-Miyun Bus Station (Mi 51)-Great Wall Inn

Gubeikou (listed on Lonely Planet and other guide books, but not recommended as it's time-consuming) Details by 980 & Mi51 at Dongzhimen Bus Station to Great Wall Inn Gubeikou:
“980”runs from 5:50 to 21:00; “980 快”runs from 6:00 to 20:00


At Dongzhimen Station, Subway Line 2, you will be easily directed to Dongzhimen Bus Station by following the instructions.
There are 2 types of 980: regular 980 and fast 980 (快). The regular one has many stops and the fast one will go straight on express way. Please make sure you will take fast 980 (快). 


You will change to Mi (密) 51 from Miyun bus station (密云汽车站) to Gubeikou Village (古北口镇北台站),  but 980 快 and Mi (密) 51 are in different locations, very close though. Please find the route below.
980 快 will cost CNY15 and Mi (密) 51 CNY10 per person.
Notes:
1. Once you arrive at Miyun bus station (密云汽车站) by 980 快, there will be many local drivers approaching you.
They know you will go to the Great Wall Gubeikou and try to rip you off. It is annoying and do not speak a word to them.
Once you arrive at the Mi (密) 51 station “Gubeikou Village (古北口镇北台站)”, please make a call to 0086-1820 1080 656, the host will come to pick you up.
Lastly, the host can organize an Uber car transfer from Miyun bus station (密云汽车站) to Great Wall Inn Gubeikou at CNY260 (1 hour).


2. Timing of local buses
From Dongzhimen (东直门) to Miyun bus station (密云汽车站) by 980(快): about 2 hours。
From Miyun bus station (密云汽车站) to Gubeikou Village (古北口镇北台站) by Mi (密) 51: about 2-2.5hours.
Given the waiting and transferring time, the total time on the way will take up to 5 hours.
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