Beijing Wheelchair Access Travel

Beijing is the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. It is the world’s third biggest city and the most populous capital city. Located in northern China, Beijing is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts.

Attractions and Opportunities

Beijing Zoo

Capital Museum

Donghuamen Night Market

National Museum of China

Panjiayuan Market

Temple of Heaven

Tiananmen Square

Transport

Airport Train

This train originates at Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK), with stations at terminals 2 and 3. There is barrier-free access to the trains, and plenty of space for wheelchairs onboard. The train stops at two stations inside the city: Sanyuanqiao (with a barrier-free connection to line 10), and Dongzhimen (with connections to lines 2 and 13). The are elevators to the street from the Airport Express platform at both of these stations.

Subway

Beijing’s subway system is the busiest in the world, with more than 3 billion trips taken each year. The network consists of 18 lines and 344 stations. A large city bus network also exists in the city. Access to the Beijing Subway varies. While you might assume that accessibility would be excellent on all of the new, modern subway lines, that is not always the case. While the newer lines do offer barrier free access at some stations, there is no definitive list of which stations these are. Connections to older lines are necessary to get to some of the top attractions, and the connections may require the use of stairs.

Buses

If you’d like to ride the city bus, you can! An increasing number of Beijing city buses are wheelchair accessible with a ramp at the rear door.

Taxis

There were once a significant number of wheelchair taxis available in Beijing, of the London Cab design.

Beijing wheelchair access


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