Beijing is the first city in China to have a subway. Although often crowded, the subway is often the fastest way to get around the center city area. Rightnow there are 10 subway lines, and more subway lines are being built. For international tourists visiting Beijing, some basic knowledge of the main subway lines, like Line 1, Line 2, Line 4 and Line 5, is quite helpful. These four subway lines take you to almost all the major attractions in Beijing. The subway stations are clean and have English signs directing tourists to the exits near places that you are likely trying to find.
The different subway lines may have slightly different running hours. The first trains depart terminals at around 5:00 am and the last leave at around 11:00 pm.
CNY 2.00 for all subway lines(except Airport Express) with unlimited transfers. It is a flat fare system. Children below 1.2 metres in height enjoy free rides accompanied by a paying adult.
Beijing Subway Sign
The attractions covered by subway lines
Line 6: Beihai Park, Nanluoguxiang(South Gong and Drum Lane)
Line 10: Panjiayuan Market
Official Website: http://www.bjsubway.com/ (in Chinese)