Tian’anmen West Subway Station (地铁天安门西站)

Regular Service
Regular service at this station. This station is not usually busy outside of major holidays, but might be slightly more busy over the summer, or closer to performances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.
This station may be closed for brief periods over May Break and Chinese National Day.
If so, use Wangfujing station, which is nearby.
Security at and around this station may be tight.
Expect queues at security checkpoints. Exit A is likely less busy.

Tian’anmen West station is on Beijing Subway Line 1.


  • Area: Northwestern corner of Tian’anmen Square, Xicheng district
    Central Beijing, city centre
  • Streets: West Chang’an Avenue; Tian’anmen Square West Side Road


  • Hours of Train Service:
    Line 1 westbound to Pingguoyuan: 05:15–23:36
    Line 1 eastbound to Sihui East: 05:19–23:29
    Enter stations at least 10 minutes before the last train arrives, as ticket gates can close early.

  • Service Frequencies: Minimum (peak): one train every 2 minutes 5 seconds (approx 29 trains per hour)


  • Staffed Counters: Concourses before gates
  • Ticket and Value Machines: Throughout concourse
    If Add Value machines not available, use a staffed counter.


  • Location of Platforms: One central island platform on Underground Level 2
  • Side Train Doors Open: Doors will open on the left

Barrier-Free Access

  • Ticket Gates: Wide gate available
  • Station Access: Exits A and C have wheelchair lifts
    Call station for assistance: Tel. +86 10 ———


3 exits available: Exits A–C.
Through concourse in use. Choose exit at concourse.
Exit Sets: A & C; B

Bearings are based on which direction an individual is facing at the point of exit on ground level.

  • Exit A (NW exit): Eastbound on West Chang’an Avenue; closest exit to Xinhuamen by Zhongnanhai Government Complex
  • Exit B (NE exit): Eastbound on West Chang’an Avenue; to Tian’anmen Square
  • Exit C (SE exit): Eastbound on West Chang’an Avenue; to Great Hall of the People
    There is a direct underground connection to the National Centre for the Performing Arts by Exit C

Landmarks Nearby

Exit B: Tian’anmen Square, Tian’anmen Gate, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, and the Forbidden City.
Exit C: National Centre for the Performing Arts; Great Hall of the People

Transfer Guide

  • Transfer to Buses: Bus info coming

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