Private Driver For Hire to the Great Wall from Beijing

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Make a better trip for less money

Hire a private car and driver to the Great Wall in the comfort, take the stress out of driving into Great Wall with reliable driver. Explore the Great Wall in a hassle-free and convenient way to avoid crowds and traffic. The best cheap car rental to the Great Wall!

 

How it works

You will be collected from your pickup location in the morning / afternoon at a time to suit you, visit the attractions and then return you to your place or other location of choice in the afternoon. If you’d like a very early morning start, that’s no problem. Your drivers can be hired for up to a full day and rates will be customized to your transportation needs.

You have the freedom to decide for yourself where to visit and how long to spend at each location. You pay a fixed price, and there are NO hidden extra charges, No unwanted shopping.

Entrance fees for the attraction,  food make up your trip would be paid on your own at cost price and in addition to your car rental cost to help to you save the cost and add the freedom, flexibility of your trip. Your driver will be glad to help with entrance tickets, stop for lunch, etc if required.

All our vehicles are equipped with working seat belts, front air-bags, air conditioning, fire extinguisher. Our vehicles are new, clean and in good working condition. It has lower than average fuel consumption that results in low emission.

If you are travelling with 3, 4 or more people, this way is really good value for your money. Your rental car with a licensed driver will help you get the most out of your holiday! Please bear in mind that the driver speaks little English, so if any problem arises please call our office (+86 185 1025 4530) if there is any misunderstanding with the driver. Download cheat sheet for English Chinese basic communication.

Sightseeing options

Half day options: Mutianyu, Juyongguan, Shuiguan and Badaling

Full Day options: JinshanlingJiankouHuanghuacheng and Gubeikou

Easiest winter walks: Mutianyu, Badaling, Juyongguan.

Most interesting: Jiankou, Jinshanling, Simatai.

More suitable for photographer: Simatai, Jinshanling and Jiankou are suitable for shooting sunset & sunrise photos. Mutianyu and Huanghuacheng are good for picture taking too. Check out which part of the Great Wall to visit for more details. 

Last updates on the May 20th, 2017: It’s confirmed by Jinshanling Great Wall office that due to construction work, a most popular hiking path to Jinshanling will close to visitors from June 1st, 2017. The reopening date is not clear yet. If you are planning to visit Jinshanling in this period, better adjust your plan to Mutianyu or Huanghuacheng etc. if it works for you.

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How long it is from Beijing to the Great Wall

Most of the Great Wall area is about more or less 66 to 140 kilometers outside the city center. They are all not far from downtown Beijing, 1-2 hours’ driving away.

  1. Beijing (about 75 km) Mutianyu Great Wall, 1.5 hours by road;
  2. Beijing (about 68 km) Juyongguan Great Wall, 1.5 hours by road;
  3. Beijing (about 78 km) Badaling Great Wall, 1.5 hours by road;
  4. Beijing (about 90 km) Jiankou Great Wall, 2 hours by road;
  5. Beijing (about 77 km) Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2 hours by road;
  6. Beijing (about 144 km) Jinshanling Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road;
  7. Beijing (about 139 km) Gubeikou Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road;
  8. Beijing (about 139 km) Simatai Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road.

What kind of car you will use

Cars, vans and minibuses, all our vehicles are modern comfortable and air-conditioned which can help you explore Beijing in comfort. For more details, look here.

What to take on your trip

We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. Flip-flops or heels are not very good for walking on the Great Wall / city sites for several hours. It always helps to be prepared, so check the weather forecast to see if rain, snow or very cold / hot weather is predicted. If weather extremes should occur, our drivers & guides will do their best to keep you dry, warm, or cool depending on what is needed.

Weather forecast of the attractions: Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Huanghuacheng, SimataiMing Tomb, The Summer Palace, Badaling, Longqing Gorge.

Hire a guide or just a driver

Visiting with tour guide you will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective. A guide is your personal resource. You will be able to ask as many questions as you want. However, the cost of tour guide hire is an additional expense, whether small or large. Usually English speaking guide costs 550RMB –750RMB per day, 8-9 working hours. 

If pre-travel research and a good guide book is sufficient for you, then a much less expensive option is to hire a Non-English / Chinese speaking driver to take you around. You won’t get as much of the history, but driver can take you to the sites, wait for you and he knows where to take you and when to bring you back. If any problem arises please call our office (+86 185 1025 4530) if there is any misunderstanding with the non-English speaking driver.

Meeting & recognizing your driver / guide

Your driver / guide will  hold up a sign with your name at the hotel lobby or outside apartment, an Airbnb, or inform the receptionist of your hotel to meet you.

Purchase entrance tickets in advance or not

It’s not necessary to purchase tickets in advance. The ticket office at the foot of the Great Wall is open daily. Cable car / toboggan tickets are available at ticket office either at the entrance or on the top. You can usually waltz up to the door and get right in—maybe you’ll have to wait all of five minutes in line.

Drivers always waiting at the sites

Your driver will wait until you finish the visit of any sites, and will take care of your belongings. A cost for the car, their food and accommodation will always be included in the driver’s fee.

Note:  you will need to show your passport at the ticket booth when buying tickets to the Forbidden City, the National, Capital, and Military Museums. If you are looking for the Forbidden City ticket availability of the next 9 days, check out Forbidden City official page.

Easy booking

Booking is easy. Simply let us know if you would like to book a reservation. You can either fill the form below / send an email or make a phone call. We will confirm your reservation at that time.

Cancelling or changing your booking if needed

You might need to cancel or to change the reservation because of an unexpected reason. For this reason we try to be as flexible as possible to suit your needs for your car rental. Cancellations are free of charge as long as you give us at least a 48 hours advance notice. You can cancel free of charge.

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Vehicle (Car, Van, Coach) Rental Rates (RMB)

Options Airport-pickup/ drop off Mutianyu+Ming Tombs  Longqing Gorge Badaling/ Huanghuacheng Mutianyu Great Wall  Mutianyu+Summer Palace Jinshanling & Gubeikou
4 seats Redflag
250 790 800 750 690 790 990
6 seats Refine 350 890 900 890 850 890 1190
14 seats MB100
550 1490 1390 1390 1390 1490 1390

All Prices shown are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) unless otherwise stated

Weekend Special!

Enjoy weekend rate of 600RMB for a four-seater air-conditioning car to visit the splendid Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing. Explore the spectacular Mutianyu on an intimate, private car trip. Recommended length of visit: 2-4 hours. Check out Mutianyu travel guide for more tips.

The cost includes: 
  • City accommodation pick up / drop off,
  • Quality vehicle with A/C
  • Exclusive professional driver
  • Transportation fees
  • Parking fees, gasoline, toll fees
The cost doesn’t include
  • Airport (hotel) pick up / drop off
  • 60RMB p.p entrance fees to Mutianyu
  • 80RMB p.p for single journey of chairlift / toboggan / cable car (optional)
  • 100RMB p.p for round trip of chairlift / toboggan / cable car (optional)
  • Meal and tips
Price Promises:
  • No factory / shopping stop
  • No hidden costs
  • Quality time on attractions
  • Honest prices, no surprise

Book a Private Car With Us

We will send you a free no obligation proposal and itinerary, based on your tour circumstances and time in Beijing. Arrangements to rent a vehicle can be made in advance or on a short notice. Please include as much information as you can to help us give you the best and quickest service possible. 
If you have not heard from us within 24 hours, that means one of 2 things. Our email to you may be in your spam/junk folder, or there may have been a typo mistake on your email address. Please check your folders, write to us again and let us know. This has occurred several times recently and it was not possible to get in touch with the requester.

If you have any questions, please contact +86 185 1025 4530 via  Whatsapp / phone / Wechat  for additional information.

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