Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Mutianyu Great Wall

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall is around 1.5 hours of driving from downtown Beijing, or at least 1 hour 20 minutes if you are coming from PEK Airport by road. Being the fully restored section of the Great Wall, Mutianyu is much quieter and easier to walk in than Badaling.

With fewer tour buses, stops, easier walking conditions, convenient facilities (cable car, chairlift, and toboggan), Mutianyu is a good alternative for Badaling.

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Go Early-Just Be Prepared To Walk

The best way to have an exciting tour of the Mutianyu is to start very early at the crack of dawn. Getting to Mutianyu early in the morning you will enjoy the best walk, with the perfect opportunity to ride cable car or chairlift for the shortest trip up the wall. You should, however, relieve yourself before reaching the Mutianyu since there are very limited restrooms.

The entire Mutianyu section is 2.2 kilometers long, going early in the morning, therefore, gives you adequate time to tour all the towers starting from the first to the twenty tower.

Bring Comfortable Shoes

Walking the Great Wall of China is no stroll in the park although the surface of Mutianyu is generally smooth. The section between tower 19 and 20 (left towers when you’re facing the entrance) is really steep, containing approx. 450 steps. If you find climbing vertical steps exciting, you will enjoy this part of the wall.

Similarly, the vertical steps between the 1st and the 6th towers may add the difficulty of your walk. If you are not in good shape, you may struggle.

However, thanks to the cable car and the chairlift, you can still get to the top of the Mutianyu without hiking up the wall. You only need to book a seat in either.

Check the Weather Forecast

It’s advisable to check Mutianyu weather forecast before you start your walk if heavy rain/ snow/ low cloud or other severe weather conditions is predicted then postpone your walk for another day.

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Walk Duration Is Approx. 2-3 hours

About 9 million people walk along all or part of Mutianyu Great Wall each year, enjoying some amazing views. The entire Mutianyu walk will take approx. 2 -3 hours, with plenty of relaxation, resting, picture taking along the way.

The Mutianyu trails are well-formed and easy to follow, which makes walking along with it relatively easy. It takes on average of 40 minutes to hike uphill to the wall, with some breaks regardless of individual fitness, age and/or length of stride.

Walk up the trails you will reach the sixth, eighth or tenth tower. If you are coming from the Dream Stone City or the South Entrance, near the toboggan, walk up the stairs you will reach towers six or eight.

Alternatively, walk up from North Entrance close to the cable car station, and ascend the stairs till you reach tower eight or ten.

Three Easy Ways to Visit Mutianyu

There are three easy/popular means of ascending/descending the Mutianyu. They include:

  • The Toboggan (slide)
  • The Chairlift
  • The Cable car
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1. The Mutianyu Toboggan (Slide)

If you are in search of a fast and convenient way of returning to the entrance, your solution lies in riding the toboggan.

You can hop aboard the toboggan and travel from the Wall to the valley below on a metal winding track. Alone or in pairs, you ride the toboggan reaching speeds of up to 45km/hr, travelling through the valley to the bottom of the hill.

Situated on between tower 6 and tower 5, no marking, near a side gate on the Wall, toboggan runs for 5184 feet or 1580 meters long. From 1998 when it started operating, the toboggan runs all year round, only pausing operations during extreme weather conditions like heavy rains or snow.

Open hour: 8am-5pm in summer. 8:30am – 4:30pm in winter.

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Mutianyu Great Wall Toboggan uses the theory of acceleration of gravity and makes you dive along the mountain path like low – latitude flying or high – speed driving.

The toboggan ride goes down a series of zigzag bends, with an altitude difference of 100 m (328 ft). Carts for single and double is available so that adult can keep their child accompany during the toboggan ride. Mutianyu Toboggan down cost: RMB 100 per person.

Where to Board Toboggan

You can take toboggan down from No. 6 Watchtower near the South Entrance. You can easily find it.

How to Control Toboggan

  • The toboggan is fun, safe and not scary at all, although you may be backed up a little. Moreover, it is easy to use control features – push handle forward = speed up, pull back = brake.
  • Keep your hands and feet inside the toboggan, sit centrally (center of gravity!) on the sledge – do not touch the track or lean outside, you might burn yourself or fall out.
  • Do not stop, stand still or exit on the run.
  • Always keep a distance of 10 metres on the run between yourself and the person in front. Ride safely and at a speed that does not endanger you or others.
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The Best Time to Ride Toboggan

The perfect timing to have a memorable toboggan ride on the Mutianyu is on weekdays. Try to avoid visiting the Mutianyu during holidays or on weekends, as more people would take weekends to explore it, making the Great Wall rather crowded than usual.

Avoiding the long lines: go either early in the morning from 8 am to 11 am or much later in the afternoon between 2 pm to 5 pm to avoid the crowds. Avoid getting stuck behind other riders who are scared of moving fast, if you don’t want to ruin your fun.

Is There a Weight Limit for Tobogganing?

Most people can ride (maximum weight 110 kg). You decide the speed yourself and in theory, heavier loads make the toboggan go faster.

Restrictions for Riding Toboggan

The sick, the elderly as well as children below the ages of ten or have a height measuring less than 130 cm, must be accompanied by a responsible adult to ride.

A word of caution, though, you cannot use a toboggan ticket on a cable car and vice versa, as different companies run both the chair lift/toboggan and the cable car, and do not accept each others’ tickets. A return ticket for the cable car will not get you down on the chairlift or toboggan. You can buy tickets for all three at the top, so best to decide before you go.

2. The Chairlift

A 550 meters long open chairlift will take you from the parking lot to tower six and vice versa under ten minutes.

The open ski-lift kind of cable car can comfortably accommodate 2  passengers side by side. The ride offers a perfect elevated opportunity to sit back, relax and savor the breathtaking beauty of the Mutianyu Great Wall section.

Chairlift works from 8 am to 5 pm during summer, while in winter, it runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The good thing about the chairlift is that if you have two-way tickets, you can ride down either using the chairlift or the toboggan.

The chairlift gives you the chance to relax if you had a longish hike, sit back, and enjoy the scenery.

Charlift Price and How to Pay For the Ride

To buy a chairlift ticket at Mutianyu, you can pay cash either at the tourist center or at the south ticket booth.

Chairlift One Way: RMB 100
Children 12 & Under: RMB 60
Chairlift Two Way: RMB 120
Children 12 & Under: RMB 80

Where to Board A Chairlift

Chairlift lower station is near south ticket check, and the upper station is between tower 5 and tower 6, you can easily find it.

How to Get on A Chairlift

Riding the chairlift is really simpler than you think.

  1. Once it is your turn to get on the chairlift, move your body to the “load here” line.
  2. just sit down when the chair touches the back of your legs, and put the safety/footrest bar down.
  3. If you are riding with strangers who have not put the safety/footrest bar down, simply ask that you are pulling the bar down.

Feeling confident on the chairlift can make your Mutianyu Great Wall visit much more pleasant.

How to Get Off A Chairlift

  1. As you approach the upper chairlift station, make sure your feet are off of the footrest and put it up.
  2. Stay where you are on the seat until you reach the “unload here” marker.
  3. Use your free hands to push up the chair to stand up, get out in a clear zone and walk away.
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3. The Cable Car

If the prospect of climbing the Mutianyu turns you off, then you will love the cable car. It is a six-passenger seating capacity vehicle, which offers a convenient and efficient manner of getting to the top.

Riding the cable car is a quick journey from one side to the other – only about 8 minutes – but it is possible to book yourself for a roundtrip visit. The cable cars are spaced 30 seconds apart and such high frequency means long queues aren’t a problem.

The cable car brings you to the platform close to tower 14. You will notice that two separate companies operate the cable car and the chairlift at Mutianyu. If you take the red enclosed cable cars, it will take you up to the 14th tower from where you can either descend the wall or continue walking uphill.

Open hour: 8am-5pm in summer. 8:30am – 4:30pm in winter. Please note that in high winds or dangerous weather, the cable car may temporarily close.

Cable Car Price and How to Pay For the Ride

Pay before you get on. You can buy tickets either at tourist center or at the booth near the cable car station.

Cable Car One Way: RMB 100
Children One Way: RMB 50
Cable Car Two Way: RMB 120
Children Two Way: RMB 60

Where to Board Cable Car

It’s easy to find and board a cable car. The lower station of Mutianyu cable car is near the North Entrance, while the upper station is near tower 14 watchtower. When waiting at the station, you’ll see the cable car approaching from a distance.

How to Ride Cable Car

Four things to know:

  1. Riding a cable car at Mutianyu is somewhere between riding an enclosed bus and taking a roller coaster ride (but a slow roller coaster!)
  2. When it’s your turn to get on, you can sit anywhere there are seats available or stand and hold onto a pole near the door. Many people prefer to sit down for a more comfortable ride.
  3. Be sure to take your bag off back, and place bag between legs if you want to have the best views or most comfortable ride — or both!
  4. Make sure to keep your arms and legs inside the car for the reasons of the safety.

Getting Off Cable Car

Three things to know:

  1. Be very careful getting off. You will be stepping right into a lane of traffic. Getting off when the car moves very slowly is the safest.
  2. Stand with your back against the car and lower yourself carefully, so you don’t hit your head.
  3. Don’t rush. Rotate and slide feet out.

All in all, touring Mutianyu Great Wall by cable car is a rewarding experience and a productive way of spending your holiday.

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Are Cable Car/Chairlift/Toboggan Safe?

Yes, if you sit on the benches or stand inside, they are totally safe. Cable Car/chairlift/toboggan are used safely on Mutianyu every day. Just apply simple common sense, obey the safety rules and pay attention, then you will be one of the hundreds of thousands of people who ride every year on Mutianyu and go away with wonderful memories.

Mutianyu Shuttle Bus Service

Mutianyu Great Wall cable car/chairlift entrance is approx. 3km away from the ticket booth/ parking lot. You can either ride a shuttle bus (15RMB p.p/10 minutes ride) or walk to the entrance.

The shuttle bus is convenient and drops you off outside the cable car/chairlift entrance. Then you can either go up by cable car/chairlift (approx. 10 minutes ride) or just climb up. When you finished, you return to the parking lot/ticket booth by shuttle bus.

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Suggested Walking Routes With Maps

Mutianyu has two entrances — cable car/hiking trail entrance (north entrance) and chairlift/ toboggan/hiking trail entrance (south entrance). To facilitate movement through Mutianyu, visitors entering Mutianyu at north entrance can choose between two popular routes, marked in green on the info panels. There are also two popular routes beginning at south entrance, marked in green too as below. You can use either entrance.

Mutianyu Walking Route A (Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours)

  • Start from the cable car at Tower 14
  • Turn left/west towards Tower 20
  • Return back and walk all the way to Tower 10 or futher to tower 8 if you have enough time in schedule
  • Return to tower 14 to descend by the cable car

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Starts at the north entrance. The tour is circular and provides an opportunity to have a bird eye view of the whole Mutianyu at tower 20, followed by walking back to tower 14 with spectacular views along the way — a combination of walks and cable car rides. Enjoy the beauty of the wall. Return to the starting point (north entrance) at tower 14.

Mutianyu Walking Route B (Duration: 2.5 to 4 hours)

  • Start from the cable car at Tower 14
  • Turn left/west towards Tower 20
  • Return back and walk all the way to Tower 6 to descend by the toboggan
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Starts at the north entrance. The tour gives you the opportunity to explore the most part of Mutianyu, and experience the hilarious and safe toboggan run at tower 6 on your return. This route let you explore an additional section from Tower 14 to 6 without having to backtrack if you had bought the return ticket for the cable car. The tour ends at the south entrance.

Mutianyu Walking Route C (Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours)

  • Start from the chairlift at Tower 6
  • Turn right/east towards Tower 1
  • Return back and walk all the way to Tower 6 or keep walking to tower 8, 10 if you are fit enough
  • Return to tower 6 to descend by the toboggan 
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Starting point is at the south entrance. Sightseeing is circular, and explore east part of Mutianyu (the section between tower 6 and tower 1),  where there are numerous viewpoints offering spectacular views of the wall. Return to the starting point by the fun toboggan run.

Mutianyu Walking Route D (Duration: 2.5 to 4 hours)

  • Start from the chairlift at Tower 6
  • Turn left/west towards Tower 14 or futher to tower 20 if you are fit enough for the hike
  • Return back and walk all the way to Tower 14 to descend by the cable car

How Much Does It Cost to Visit Mutianyu?

Mutianyu Admission fees vary depending on age, with free entry for children under a certain height:

  • Adults entrance ticket RMB 45. There is a reduced fee for seniors elder than 60: RMB 20 (valid ID or passport required).
  • Teenagers between 1.2 and 1.4 meters: entrance ticket RMB 20.
  • Children under 1.2 meters are free of charge.
  • Shuttle bus  (one-way): RMB 10.
  • Shuttle bus (return) : RMB 15.

The cost of getting to Mutianyu depends on how you reach the wall and back – by cable car, chairlift, toboggan or on foot, but you can expect to pay:

  • Entrance fee (RMB 45) + Shuttle bus (RMB 15 return) + climb up (free) + walk down to the entrance (free)= RMB 60: The cheapest way to get to Mutianyu is to climb up to the top and back, which takes approximately 3-4 hours. If you are an experienced hiker and you have enough time in your schedule, there is a lot of steps for you to climb to reach the wall itself.
  • Entrance fee (RMB 45) + Shuttle bus (RMB 15 return) + Cable car  (RMB 100 one-way up) + Walk down to the entrance (free)= RMB 160 If you don’t like the initial climb up or, you’re in a hurry, the quickest way to reach the top is to take a cable car to save your time and energy.
  • Entrance fee (RMB 45) + Shuttle bus (RMB 15 return) + Cable car (RMB 120 return)= RMB 180 If you don’t like too much climbing or, you want to spend more quality time on the wall itself, the fastest way to get to the top and return is to ride a cable car up and down. That means you board the cable car to go up the mountain, enjoy the views, and then use the same ticket to come back down in the cable car. This way will make your Great Wall walk more relaxing and refreshing.
  • Entrance fee (RMB 45) + Shuttle bus (RMB 15 return) + Cable car (RMB 100 one-way up) + Toboggan (RMB 100 one-way down) = RMB 260 The coolest and the most expensive way to experience Mutianyu is to take a cable car up and ride toboggan down to the bottom. Toboggan is fun for everyone, kids would love it.
  • Entrance fee (RMB 45) + Shuttle bus (RMB 15 return) + Chairlift up + Chairlift or toboggan down (RMB 120 return in total)= RMB 180 To enjoy a short walk in the section between tower 6 and tower 1, the simplest way is to take a chairlift up, then get down by either chairlift or toboggan. This section usually has fewer visitors, you can have some quiet moments on the wall.

Is Mutianyu Great Wall Crowded?

Mutianyu doesn’t have big tourist crowds. It is more quiet than Badaling and seldom overcrowded. The busiest time of year is from June to October and the quietest times are weekdays during the winter. The worst month to visit Mutianyu is July and August: not only does it have the highest number of visitors, but that’s also the months when most local kids take their summer school holidays.

When is the Best Time of Day to Visit Mutianyu?

Mutianyu has the smallest queues in the morning at the opening time (from 7:30am in summer or 8 am in winter). If you don’t mind getting up early to avoid crowds, going at this hour will give you a quieter and more private experience even during Chinese public holidays such as National Day Holiday (October 1–7) and Labor Day Holiday (May 1–3).

To avoid the weekend crowds, aim to visit Mutianyu in the morning on a weekday. You may run into a school trip happening during the week, however, the best time of the day to see Mutianyu is still between the hours of 7:30 am – 9 am or during the lunch hour (early afternoon) as these are the quietest times. The largest crowds will generally start to thin out after 3:00 pm in the afternoon on weekdays.

How to Avoid the Line at the Entrance? How to Get Tickets in Advance?

Here are the ways to get Mutianyu tickets in advance and avoid the lines/queues:

  • Get Beijing Annual Pass for Tourist Attractions (It offers skip-the-line entry to Mutianyu). I don’t actually recommend this as the best money-saving deal. But it does allow you entry to Mutianyu without waiting in the line to buy tickets. If you have an Annual Pass, you can skip the longer line, and go to the much shorter line for Annual Pass holders.
  • You can book a driver/tour of Mutianyu. When you book a tour, the driver/tour guide/company takes care of getting the tickets for you, and of course, you skip the line.
  • You can pre-purchase tickets on the Mutianyu websitethe official website of Mutianyu Great Wall office. If you cannot read Chinese, you may try using Google Translate. You also need to provide a local mobile phone number to verify your order, as well as an Alipay account or a local Chinese bank card. Unfortunately, foreign cards are not accepted. If you don’t have a local phone number and local Chinese bank card, this could be difficult for you.
  • If you do not get tickets in advance, there is still a good chance you can avoid the lines. As I mentioned before, you can purchase your tickets at the entry when they first open at 7:30 am/8:30 am to skip the lines.

Where to Eat Near Mutianyu Great Wall?

You will find good places to eat around Mutianyu. It’s easy to skip the tourist traps and have a great meal at one of many local favorites. Below are some good restaurants/cafes near Mutianyu.

  • Kao Shan Tun Northeast farm dish restaurant (20 minutes’ drive from Mutianyu), Chinese restaurant, Food include dumplings, Kung Pow Chicken, Sauteed Mushrooms , and Local Barbecue Fish. One of the few local restaurants open late. It’s around 50RMB per person without drink.
  • XinShuangQuan Restaurant, Chinese restaurant, Food include Kung Pow Chicken, Sauteed Mushrooms, and Local Barbecue Fish. One of the few local restaurants opens late. 30-50yuan per person. Open time: 8:30am–7:00pm. Phone: (010)61621633
  • Xiaolongpu Restaurant, dishes from around China, including Sichuan, Canton, Northeast, and even Beijing. A good place for a quick meal to or from Mutianyu. 30-50yuan per person. Open time: 8:30am–7:00pm.  Phone: (010)61621322
  • Fish Chef, near Mutianyu Roundabout famous for the rainbow trout barbecue, 30-50yuan per person. Open time: 7:30am–10:30pm. Phone: (010)61621024
  • Subway fast-food restaurant, at the base of Mutianyu, 30-50yuan per person. Open time: 8:00am –6:00pm. Phone: (010)61626496

Map of Restaurants/Cafes Near Mutianyu

Is There a Direct Train Between Beijing and Mutianyu?

No, there’s no direct train service from Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. The fastest and most stress-free transfer from Beijing to Mutianyu is to taxi or private car.

Is There a Direct Bus Between Beijing and Mutianyu?

No, there is no direct bus from Beijing to Mutianyu. However, there are services departing from Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub and arriving at Xinying Station(辛营站) via HuaiRouBeiDaJie Station( 怀柔北大街站) near Mutianyu Great Wall. The journey, including transfers takes approximately 2.5 hours.

What is the Cheapest Way to Get From Beijing to Mutianyu?

The cheapest way to get from Beijing to Mutianyu is to take Bus 916 Express and Bus H23 which costs RMB 16 per person from Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub to Mutianyu. Be aware that if the seats of Bus 916 Express are full, you would have to take the next bus or better get bus station earlier to secure a seat.

  • Step 1: take Bus 916 Express from Dongzhimen Public Transport Hub until Huairoubeidajie Station (approximately 90-110 minutes).
  • Step 2: cross the road to the other side and transfer to Bus H23 until Xinying Station, where you will arrive 450 meters from the ticket office (approximately 40-60 minutes).

What is the Fastest Way to Get From Beijing to Mutianyu?

The quickest way to get from Beijing to Mutianyu is to taxi, or book a car in advance, which takes only 1.5 hours from Beijing to Mutianyu.

What is the Best Way to Get From Beijing to Mutianyu?

The best way to visit Mutianyu from Beijing is to book a driver in advance. It’s quick and most stress free, usually a fixed with each booking. Even when the traffic is busy and your driver knows a faster but longer route, the initial price is usually the price you will actually pay.

If must-see sights, insider experiences and care-free travel sound like your cup of tea, then a guided tour to Mutianyu is the travel style for you. In an era of internet deals and DIY travel, guided tours remain an ideal choice for travelers seeking an enriching, hassle-free way to visit the Great Wall.

Hassle-Free Fully-Guided Tour to Mutianyu

A guided tour is a fantastic way to see Mutianyu and other sights, as in most cases your time in Beijing is limited. You want to maximise the sights, without getting lost along the walkways. The advantages of guided tours are a lot:

  • Make it easy on yourself
  • Quickly learn about destinations
  • They do the driving for you
  • They speak your language
  • Get insights into local culture
  • Get free advice
  • Safety and more

A popular option for visiting Mutianyu is to combine a visit to Mutianyu and the largest royal garden, the fantastic Summer Palace in one day.

Having a tour guide can really enhance your travel experience as they will take care of all of the details from transportation to dining to sightseeing. … You save time and energy that you would normally put into planning out your own tours. They make traveling a breeze, especially when going to to an international destination where you may not have any knowledge of the area.

Mutianyu Walk vs Jiankou to Mutianyu Day Hike

Hiking trips, walking tours can make from some of the most interesting and enjoyable escapes of the Great Wall, giving you a chance to truly immerse yourselves in a culture or location. Choosing the right trip is a key ingredient for enjoying your Great Wall tour.

Jiankou to Mutianyu day hike is an exceptional way to maximize a short amount of time at the Great Wall. Jiankou is much more wild and isolated compared with Mutianyu. The difficulty of the hike is moderate for average person. Children (age 5-10 years) to senior citizens, have successfully hiked from Jiankou towards Mutianyu. Further reading:

How Will You Decide?

The hard part of planning a trip is narrowing it down. When you plan your trip think about your life, your interests, what has inspired you to want to take this trip in the first place, and ask yourself:

  • Does hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu for 4-5 hours sound like fun for you?
  • You may walk a mile or two on pavement comfortably, but can you walk four or five miles a day on rough trails?
  • What will the weather be at Jiankou on the day you planned?
  • Do you need to train for this hike?

Be sure you know your limits, as well as your strengths and weaknesses, ahead of time. It is important that you know and acknowledge the expectations of the hike before you commit your time and money. Below are the most popular Jiankou to Mutianyu hiking tours for inspiration:

Book a Private Car to Mutianyu Great Wall

Hiring a private driver/car for excursions outside the city is a good choice if you are traveling on a budget and want to avoid the crowded people and traffic. If you are traveling with 3 or 4 friends, this way is much more cost-efficient. 

Your driver will be happy to purchase the tickets for you upon your arrival if required. To make things more interesting, hiring an English speaking guide (550RMB–750RMB per day, 8-9 working hours) is a good option if this travel style works for you.

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Lowest Fixed Prices With No Surprises 

The fare is fixed, even if the driver has to make a detour caused by a road block for example. With each booking you’ll know exactly what the ride will cost you. For no added costs, we will get you to your destination as quickly as possible.

Please bear in mind that the driver speaks little English, he knows some simple words and usually has a translation App on his phone. He 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.

Vehicles You Will Use

Cars, vans, and minibusses, all our vehicles are modern comfortable and air-conditioned which can help you explore Beijing in comfort. Check out the vehicle page for the details.

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

Options PEK Airport-pickup/ drop off Mutianyu

+ Ming Tombs 

Longqing Gorge Badaling

OR Huanghua

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Mutianyu Great Wall  Mutianyu

+Summer Palace

Simatai OR Jinshanling 
4 seats Hyundai
300 790 890 750 690 790 990
6 seats Buick 350 960 1090 990 890 960 1290
14 seats Ford Transit
550 1490 1490 1390 1390 1490 1790
16 seats Joylong 750  1890  1790  1790 1690 1890 2090

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

Options Tiananmen, Forbidden City
Mutianyu
Airport

pick up Mutianyu
airport drop off

Airport pick up / drop off
Mutianyu & city sites

Loingqing Gorge & Badaling

Shilinxia (Glass Platform) Eastern Qing Tombs Cuandixia Village
4 seats Hyundai
790 850 1190 950 950 990 990
6 seats Buick 990 1050 1390 1140 1150 1290 1190
14 seats Ford Transit
1290 1490 1590 1590 1390 1490 1690
16 seats Joylong 1790 1890 1890 1890 1690 1890 1890

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

The cost includes:
  • City accommodation pick up / drop off,
  • Non-English / Chinese speaking driver
  • A quality vehicle with A/C
  • Transportation fees
  • Parking fees, gasoline, toll fees
The cost doesn’t include
  • entrance fees to the sites
  • single journey of chairlift / toboggan / cable car (optional)
  • round trip of chairlift / toboggan / cable car (optional)
  • Meal and tips
Weekend Special!

Enjoy a 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,
  • Non-English / Chinese speaking driver
  • A quality vehicle with A/C
  • 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
  • 100RMB p.p for single journey of chairlift / toboggan / cable car (optional)
  • 120RMB p.p for round trip of chairlift / toboggan / cable car (optional)
  • Meal and tips

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49 Responses to “Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Mutianyu Great Wall”

  1. Mr Nithya Pillay

    Hi, I am just enquiring on airport transfer from Beijing Capital Airport to Novotel Xinquao Hotel (in front of Chongwenmen subway station line 2) on 05/01/2014 at 12 midday arrival. From your prices on your website, it shows Hyundai vehicle with 4 seats priced at CNY200. We are two adults, one child age 13 and a baby under 1 year.
    Luggage is 3 suitcases, one large, two medium, and 3 hand luggage. Please confirm soonest if this service can be rendered at the price mentioned.

    Also, separately, can you also give me a price for the airport pickup and tour direct to Mutiyanu Great Wall and return to Novotel Xinquao thereafter. This is one option I might consider, should my family be able to manage that on the day of arrival.

    King Regards
    Nithya Pillay

  2. Gail Farrell

    I would like to go to the Great Wall on Sunday, January 19th. I arrive at 5:30 am. and leave the same day at 3:50 pm.

    Also I would like to go to Tianemon Square and Forbidden City on my layover on the way back from Australia on Saturday, February 22. I arrive at 5:50 am and leave that same day at 1:30 pm.

    Please give me the price for these 2 tours.
    It is one person. Please give me the price in RMB and American dollars. Respond as soon as possible please

  3. Amala

    We will travel to the Philippines in July and will have a layover in Beijing from 11:30 to 20:00. We would like to visit the Great wall (Mutianyu). We are 2 adults and 2 children age 7 and 2. Could you pls give a quotation for this tour. Thank you!

  4. Mariam Qasim

    Hello could you please tell me the price for a layover tour to Mutianyu wall for two adults?

    we will be there around 8am on march 07, 2014 with an 11h layover
    thanks

  5. Hi, I will arrive at 2:15 pm to Bejing on May 22nd then have an internal flight to Haikou at 9:00 pm. Do I have time to see the Great Wall. If yes, please let me know the price in RMB and American dollars for one person. i am by myself. Thanks.

  6. ISMA

    Hi. we four adults will arrive at Beijing airport on 19th August. We need a pick up from airport, and drop off to train station (6 adults). Next day we (6 adults) want to see Mutianyu wall. could you please quote me.

  7. ISMA

    Hi. we four adults will arrive at Beijing airport on 19th August. We need a pick up from airport, and drop off to train station (6 adults). Next day we (6 adults) want to see Mutianyu wall. could you please quote me.

  8. Hi,

    I will arrive at Beijing airport at 12:05 am on July 2nd, which is a rather odd hour. Ideally I would like to get a few hours of sleep at some hotel, then take a trip to Mutianyu in the mroning, go back to the hotel to freshen up and finally return to airport by 2:00pm.

    What do you suggest?

    Thanks

    • Ricky

      Hi AA, We have sent a quote for you but it turned out that the e-mail failed to reach you. Could you send us your email address again so we could provide the itinerary and quotation for you again. Thanks Ricky

  9. (corrected email)
    Hi,

    I will arrive at Beijing airport at 12:05 am on July 2nd, which is a rather odd hour. Ideally I would like to get a few hours of sleep at some hotel, then take a trip to Mutianyu in the mroning, go back to the hotel to freshen up and finally return to airport by 2:00pm.

    What do you suggest?

    Thanks

  10. sarah

    hi, I am looking to do mutianyu wall and possibly the tiannamen square during my 10 hour (free) layover in Beijing. How much would this cost me? I am by myself but happy to join in on any tour groups

  11. Ang Soo Khoon

    My flight arrived in Beijing at 7 am.

    I was wondering if it would be a good idea to go straight to Mutianyu.
    It is a Sunday. Would it be too crowded?

    • Ricky

      Hi, Ang, it’s a good idea to go straight to Mutianyu from the airport. Compared with Badaling, Mutianyu usually has less visitors. So Going to Mutianyu on Sunday is ok.

  12. Ang Soo Khoon

    Hi Ricky,

    Could you quote for the trip, direct from airport to Mutianyu on 7th Sep 2014? (arriving at 7am).

    Our group has 4 adults and 2 children.
    We have 2 elderly, so I am not sure if they would be able to take the travelling.

    Another option would be from hotel to Mutianyu on 8th Sep.
    It would also require airport pickup on 7th Sep.

  13. Nancy Tuller

    Hello, I will be on a 9 hour layover in Beijing on January 9, 2015. I would like to take a tour of Mutianyu during that time. Please quote me a price for this tour. Also, is it possible to go to both Mutianyu and the Forbidden City in a six hour time frame? If so, please give me a quote for that also. Thanks very much, Nancy

  14. elsa Arsalem

    Hi,
    I arrive in de international airport of beijing at 6:20 a. m, 2 april 2015. I have 7 hours layover in beijing. Is it possible to go to Mutianyo and want to hike up the peak? I am curios what is the price of bringing me to mtutianyo. Kindly email me back to my email please.
    Greetings,
    Elsa from the Netherlands

  15. hi I just want to inquire how much the cost to mutiyanyu Great Wall of China.we have 7 hours layover in Beijing.arriving at 13:00 pm.leaving at 20:00 pm to Philippines.on April 9.2015.thank you.

  16. Julie

    What would you recommend for a tour for two people during a layover on a Thursday? Our flight is due to arrive in Beijing at 5:55 am. Our onward flight leaves at 1:40 pm. What is the cost (in USD)?

    Thank you.

  17. Bettina

    Is the name of your company wild great wall?
    hello, inquiring about the fee for airport transfer to h.otel tianan rega April 13th. also interested in transport from that motel to Mutianyu Great Wall and back on another day.

  18. Samuels Laetitia

    Hello,
    my family and I (4 adults and one 3 years old) would like to go to MuTian Yu, from Sanlitun on Saturday 11 April. We would like to know how much it would cost then from MutianYu to drive us back to the Beijing South railway station? or directly to Tianjin? May i know both prices please.
    thank you in advance for your help.

  19. ELYAS

    Hi

    we have a 10 hour stopover in Beijing on our way to Bangkok. Could you please provide a quote for 2 adults and 2 children to visit Forbidden City & Tian’anmen Square. Presume it wont be possible within the time to catch a glimpse and take some photos at any part of the great wall as they are in opposite directions from the airport?

    Many thanks

  20. ELYAS

    Hi

    we have a 10 hour stopover in Beijing on our way to Bangkok. Could you please provide a quote for 2 adults and 2 children to visit Forbidden City & Tian’anmen Square. Presume it wont be possible within the time to catch a glimpse and take some photos at any part of the great wall as they are in opposite directions from the airport?

    Many thanks

  21. joseph Rodriguez

    I need to rent a car for today 5/24/2015 to go to Mutianyu.
    600 weekend rate. Early Am from Dragon King Hostel.
    Please reply if possible.

  22. Apryll

    Hi,
    I have a 6 hour layover on July 10th (Friday) before my flight to Nanning, would that be enough time to visit the Mutianyu Wall? I’m by myself.

  23. Natalie

    Hello!
    I have need for an emergency booking (tried calling the number above but it doesn’t work for me). I have 11 teachers arriving Beijing by overnight train in several hours! They need to get to the Great Wall and then back to the airport. I just got an email from the tour bus company saying they don’t have a bus big enough for us after all. Can we book the Toyota Coaster for tomorrow (Aug. 20th)?? Please respond ASAP! Thank you! ~Natalie

  24. Palash

    I will arrive at Beijing airport at 12:00 am on Sep 24th, I would like to get a few hours of sleep at some hotel, then take a trip to Mutianyu Great wall in the mroning, go back to the hotel to freshen up and finally return to airport by 1:00pm.

    What do you suggest?

    Thanks

  25. Eva Zanobia

    Dear Customer Service,

    I have planning go to Summer Palace & Mutianyu with my family 3 adults and 1 kid on 15 October 2015. I need car for 4 persons and English Travel Guide. I will be staying at hotel at Wangfujing area.
    Please help me with this.
    Regards,
    EVa

  26. Monique

    Hi There,

    I have a 10 hour layover and I wanted to see how much it would be for a tour from the airport to Mutianyu to see the wall and then drop off back to the airport. I will be there on Wednesday the 23rd of december and I arrive at 11.30am.

    Thanks

  27. Maria Peuraus

    Hi. I will be in Beijing for a 8 hrs layover on July 28. Time of arrival at about 11 a.m. and departure at 20 p.m. We woulld like to know the cost of doing the mitianyu tour. Please advise us, thank you.

  28. Kiran Ramnane

    I will be in Beijing for 2 day on November 19-20 and would like to do a day tour to Mitianyu can you please tell me what this would cost. Also what is the charge to get an airport pick up to the city center. Thanks

  29. Simon L

    Hello,
    I am in Beijing airport for about 9 hours this Wednesday 4th and wondering if you knew of any groups already going to the GtWall for a trip. I am looking to join an existing group and not a private tour, as I am solo traveler and would like to save money.
    Please can you tell me if you have availability?
    Many thanks,
    Simon

  30. Do Thi Anh Tuyet

    I want to round trip from airport .I ll arrive at beijing airport around 12h . I have 2 persons. We would like to go to Mutianyu Great wall and Tianemon square and Forbiddencity and come back Beijing airport around 12 pm. Pls, give me price for 2 persons

  31. Thomas Simons

    URGENT enquiry: I would like to go from the Wanda Vista Hotel (CBD) to Mutianyu tomorrow, early in the morning. Ideally, I would like to leave at 5:30 or 6AM at the latest and use one of your Hyundais. I would like to spend about 3-4 hours at the wall, before returning back to my hotel. Please send me your quote ASAP today. Thanks a lot. Thomas

  32. Anna

    Hi, I will be in Beijing on the 7th of October for a 20h stay-over. I would like to visit the Great Wall, but I can’t afford a car for myself. Is there one interested to share it? I would also like to visit something else if possible, such as Tianemon square or the Forbidden city. I will be available from 6am on. Hope to hear from you! Thanks. Anna

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