Gubei Water Town &  Simatai Great Wall
Gubei Water Town & Simatai Great Wall
Short breaks and holidays in suburb Beijing

From Downtown Beijing to Gubei Water Town

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 Railway station to the Bus station(from green spot-to red spot):

(from Dongzhimen Subway B1 Exit, please walk eastwards, down the street, then turn left, you will arrive at the bus station after two traffic lights.)

Departures from downtown Beijing Dongzhimen:

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

Sat/Sun/holidays: 09:00/12:00/14:00/15:30


Ticket: CNY48, to be bought 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 Dongzhimen Station, Subway line 2 Exit B1, please follow the map below:

The Dongzhimen bus station with signage & the bus picture

The Express bus with station plate in front: 东直门外-古北水镇

The bus station is inside the yard with sinage above the wall(it is not easy to find especially when there are many other buses parked outside the yard), please refer to below pic, follow the direction as the arrow indicated→进站口

The Bus station at Gubei Water Town Packing lot P2

Gubei Water Town departures:


Mon-Fri: 13:00/16:00/21:00

Sat/Sun/holidays: 12:00/17:00/19:00/21:00


Ticket: CNY48, to be bought on bus directly. Only cash is accepted.

Bus station: Parking lot P2


The signage at P2 for the bus to Dongzhimen, earlier arrival for lining up will gurantee better chance of getting on the bus, otherwise maybe you will have to wait 2 hours for the next one.