Xuanwumen Subway Station (地铁宣武门站)

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Xuanwumen Subway Station (地铁宣武门站) is on Beijing Subway Line 2 and Line 4. It is situated at the crossing of Xuanwumen Inner and Outer Streets, and Xuanwumen West and East Streets in central Beijing.

Arriving by Subway

Doors will open on the left. This station uses split concourses, so choose your exit before leaving via the exit gates.

Escalators leading to ground level are generally available at exits in the Line 4 part of the station. Some Line 4 entrances also have escalators going down underground.


The South Cathedral, or Xuanwumen Cathedral, is closest to Exit B, split into Exits B1 and B2.

Junefield Sogo Shopping Centre is closest to Exit G.

Changing Lines at This Station

Line 2 to Line 4: Go downstairs and turn EITHER left OR right at the bottom of the stairs — they BOTH lead you to Line 4. Then continue further down from the Line 4 concourse to the platforms level.

Line 4 to Line 2: Head upstairs first to the Line 4 concourse, then follow signs to the interchange passageway. When you see a flight of stairs to your left (or right), turn immediately and head up to the Line 2 platforms.

Leaving by Subway

Security checks are required.

If you wish to add value to your Yikatong public transport smartcard, it’s probably best to use a Line 4 entrance, which appear “weirder” than the older Line 2 entrances.

Platform doors are planned for the Line 2 platforms. Always remain behind the yellow line until your train arrives and has come to a complete stop.

Last Line 2 trains: 22:25 for clockwise trains via Changchunjie (23:14 for trains terminating at Xizhimen); 22:26 for counterclockwise trains via Hepingmen (23:11 for trains terminating at Jishuitan).

Last Line 4 trains: 23:23 for northbound trains to Anheqiao North; 22:57 for southbound trains to Tiangongyuan (23:22 for trains terminating at Gongyixiqiao).

Please note: We suggest that all passengers always enter stations and be inside the entry gates approximately 10 minutes before the arrival of the last train.

Last updated 10 November 2016; E&OE