怀柔-水长城发车时间（约12-15分钟后到南花园四区站）Bus (Huairou - Shuichangcheng) schedule 5:35, 6:25, 7:05, 7:45, 8:25, 9:05, 10:05, 11:25, 12:05, 13:05, 14:05, 15:05, 15:25, 16:05, 16:45, 17:40, 18:20
Bus route 1：Beijing – Huairou – Drunk Great Wall Hostel
The journey to get to the DGW Hostel via public bus has two sections, the first one departs Beijing city to get to Huairou city and the second one from Huairou city to the small village next to where the DGW Hostel is located.
Going by public bus is the local and cheaper way to get to DGWH but can also be less comfortable and more stressful than other ways of transport.
We advise to pack lightly as you'll have to keep your luggage with you, the buses neither have any luggage facility's nor have any overhead space, and leg room, if you get a seat, can be "tight".
GETTING TO DGW Hostel
1. Beijing – Huairou (pronounce Who-I-Raw)
You have to go to Dongzhimen subway station (line 2) and use exit B.
Once on the outside if you look at the Ginza shopping Mall's McDonald's across the street, the entrance to Dongzhimen Transportation Center 东直门枢纽will be at your back (NorthEast).
Walk into the bus transfer Building 公交换乘大厅(passing a bright overhead billboard where you could spot the word “Gongjiaoshuniu” among other Chinese characters) and follow directions to the North platform.
Enter the iron gates just in front of the McDonalds located inside the station and look for bus 916 stop. We recommend you take the express line that has green a sign at the front windshield 京承高速 (no need to retain those characters) while the slow line has no sign. Try to get seats on the left side of the bus (located at your right when you enter the bus). The rate is 12 RMB (prepare the right amount of notes, for there is no conductor to give change, put the money by yourself into the ticket box by the driver) or 4.40 RMB if you use IC transportation card.
Travel for aprox 1 hour to reach Nanhuayuan Sanqu南花园三区 in Huairou.
Then go ahead，across the traffic light(to the west) to the bus stop Nanhuayuan Siqu南花园四区（north of the road）
2. Huairou- Shuichangcheng 水长城
AT Nanhuayuan Siqu， the bus you have to take has no number on it´s front just 5 Chinese characters (怀柔-水长城).
The first two are the name of the city (Huairou) and are common in most of the buses stopping here. You have to look for the last three characters and get familiar to them before getting there as the bus makes a short stop and people usually “jump” to try to get a seat. You should try to find some easy way to remember them even if you are not familiar with Chinese writing. Also keep in mind that the characters at the front of the bus could be a bit narrower and closer together than the ones we display here.
水 water (looks like a K with an extra left leg)
长 great (looks like a K with a extra stroke at its middle)
城 wall (has an X at its bottom right)
These three characters stand for Shuichangcheng`s Lakeside Great Wall (the last stop of the line). The rate is 9 RMB (3,20 for IC transportation card users).
Bus driver and conductor are helpful if you show them 水长城
You need to get off at Zhuangdaokou`s bridge stop 撞道口桥头 .
You will know you are arriving there when the bus will stop at a rock carved mural about the Great Wall (to your right) and immediately will pass under an overhead route sign with Lakeside Great Wall written next to a 20 speed limit reminder (this one you will see it or not depending on where the bus will make its stop). Anyway there is a pronounced curve to the entrance of the village and a small river to your left. The bus may stop or not at the middle of the village (depending if anyone request so) but your stop would be at the end of the village just before the bridge (with no guards at the sides) that crosses a river/stream.
Once off, cross it and walk around 400 mt following the direction of the departing bus and you will find the Hostel on your right.>>>>>>>>>点我看地图 Click here for map <<<<<<<<