For some tourists of the Great Wall of China, it simply isn’t enough to sit on a tour bus and listen to a tour guide explain the sights around you. Some would rather get up close and personal with scenery, the landscape, and the nature beauty of the Great Wall. Fortunately, with WildGreatWall Adventure Tours, you are able to do just that! If you prefer a tour bus, those kinds of tours are available! However, if you’d rather be on your feet, hiking & camping overnight at the Great Wall, we have the perfect day hiking tours for you, too!
See the Great Wall from either the foot of the hill or the mountain top. On a Great Wall of China hiking tour such as the Jiankou & Mutianyu one day hiking tour with WildGreatWall Adventure Tours, you can experience the length of picturesque Jiankou. If you prefer to see sunset / sunrise from the Great Wall, book a seat on a Great Wall tour such as the Jinshanling sunset & sunrise tour and walk into the valleys as you take in the incredible sights.
Work out your legs rather than your arms, book a seat of Jinshanling Great Wall hiking tour. On the Jinshanling to Simatai West, you’ll be guided down into Jinshanling by an experienced tour guide. Over 8 kilometers of trail with a vertical climb of around 200 meters (660 feet). You’ll be taken away by the sights across several famous towers—such as Big Jinshan tower—and Less Jinshan tower.
One of the best hiking options is Jiankou to Mutianyu Hike. This unique hiking trip is fun and informative, with stops along the way to take in the views, take pictures, and be given a historical tour of local folklore. You’ll also have time to take toboggan down at Mutianyu and enjoy lunch amid the sights.
These popular tours fill up quickly! If you like to make sure you have a seat on the tour van, make sure that you and your family plan your trip and book your Great Wall hiking tours soon with WildGreatWall Adventure Tours.
You won’t regret booking a airport to Great Wall tour if you have more than 6 hours layover in Beijing. Whether you’re traveling as a family, a couple or just with some friends, visiting Mutianyu Great Wall directly from the airport is a great idea for your layover in Beijing.
Mutianyu is the closest section of Great Wall to visit from the airport. Beijing airport to Great Wall Mutianyu tour is popular for all types of travelers. Visiting Great Wall Mutianyu from the airport will let you enjoy the beautiful landscape and explore some of the best sections of the Wall.
A private car / van picks you up at the airport early in the morning and drive you to the tranquility of the splendid Mutianyu, 2,000 feet above sea level. Once you’ve arrived at the foot of the hill, you can either take the cable car up or walk up the mountain. Either way will get you to the Wall.
Getting to Mutianyu Great Wall early in the morning you will enjoy the best short hike with Mutianyu toboggan ride / chairlift option also available. If walking in the sun is your idea of vacation, Mutianyu Great Wall is the right place for you. The scenery is gorgeous, all the forestation, mountains, wildlife and history all in one. Airport to Great Wall Mutianyu tour will easily become your highlight of your layover in Beijing.
Finally, take a nap in the car on the way back to the airport before catching your next flight. There are so many things to do for your layover in Beijing it may be hard to choose. The best way to experience Beijing is by doing what suits you best, visiting Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing airport is highly recommended for you, Enjoy!
Getting from airport to Great Wall straightly is a memorable journey if you have more than 6 hours stop over in Beijing. On a 72 hour Beijing visa free stopover, you are allowed to reach Great Wall from the airport by using taxis, private car / van. As there’s no direct bus service from airport to Great Wall, The best way to visit Great Wall from the airport is to book a private car tour. It is a quicker, convenient and cheap way to travel to Great Wall from the airport.
What is the closest airport to visit the Great Wall of China?
Most of the popular sections of the Great Wall are located around Beijing. That being so, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is the closest airport to visit the Great Wall of China. If you’re flying in from anywhere in the wrold or in China, chances are you’ll come through here.
Which section of the Great Wall should I visit from the airport?
Visiting Mutianyu- the closest part to the airport (PEK) is highly recommended if you have 6 -14 hour stop over in Beijing. It should take no more than 1 hour 20 minutes to get there each way. You can do Mutianyu Great Wall either independently -getting a cab from the airport to Great Wall. It should cost around between RMB 600-800. Be aware most cab drivers in Beijing speak very little English. Or alternatively, you can pre-book private car tour to Mutianyu through travel agents or specialist tour operators.
At Mutianyu, you do have to be prepared to walk on some fairly rough and demanding terrain for about half hour, though most part of Wall is quite flat. Having some good footwear is a good idea before you go. Using cable car/chair lift can help you avoid the initial climb up. You may want to entertain yourself by riding toboggan down. The toboggan is a favorite among kids and it’s very safe to use.
Engaging in advance a car company to meet-and-greet is a good idea. Your driver will take you out to Mutianyu directly and back. You have time to visit, and have driver wait, then return you to the airport by certain time to catch your next flight.
If your outbound flight is international and your main bags are already checked through, then you’ll need to be back at the terminal about 1.5 -2 hours before your departure, in order to have time to deal with immigration and security, and get your boarding pass for your next flight.
The distance between the Beijing airport to the Great Wall
Beijing airport (about 66 km) Mutianyu Great Wall, 1.5 hours by road;
Beijing airport (about 68 km) Juyongguan Great Wall, 1.5 hours by road;
Beijing airport (about 78 km) Badaling Great Wall, 1.5 hours by road;
Beijing airport (about 90 km) Jiankou Great Wall, 2 hours by road;
Beijing airport (about 77 km) Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2 hours by road;
Beijing airport (about 144 km) Jinshanling Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road;
Beijing airport (about 139 km) Gubeikou Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road;
Beijing airport (about 139 km) Simatai Great Wall, 2.5 hours by road.
We decided to check out the Mutianyu after we heard Mutianyu bus 867 service would reopen in later March of this year. There are a couple of big advantages to visiting Mutianyu Great Wall. It is easily accessible as a day trip from Beijing and it’s much more enjoyable to walk than Badaling.
We arrived at bus station at 8.10am on March 26th, and waited until 9.10am then the bus left Dongzhimen. The 53 seat bus was comfortable and wasn’t full. There were more than 10 stops along the way including a stop at Hongluo temple, which is not far from the wall.
There is no need to worry about which stop to get off, it will be the last one. We were dropped off at Mutianyu No 4. parking lot at 11.55am. The ride was long – nearly 3 hours. After riding chair lift, we walked up to tower 10, then got off the wall by chair lift again as there was a long queue at toboggan station, and back to No,4 parking less than 1.5 hours.
The 867 bus picked us up at the exact same spot as it had left us off. The bus left promptly at 2pm, and dropped me off at Sanyuanqiao at 4.10pm. All in all, we had a very short stay at Mutainyu.
It would have been better if we had taken the one departed at 7am from Dongzhimen or waited for the later one departed at 4pm from Mutianyu. Simply put, if you have full day and you are little bit adventurous, you can try it. If you have short time to Mutianyu (half day), a private car tour could be a better option.
Bus departure times: from Dongzhimen to Muianyu: departs daily at 7am and 8.30am. From Mutianyu to Dongzhimen: departs daily at 2pm and 4pm.