Transportation to and from Great Wall Fresh needs to be organized at least one day in advance. When making a reservation you can specify whether you will drive yourself or arrange for the Chen family to pick you up from one of two locations.
All guests wishing to be picked up must make a reservation at least one day in advance. The Chen family van takes a maximum of 6 people and can pick you up from these locations:
1. Huilongguan Subway Station on Line 13
The Chen family can also pick you up from the Huilongguan subway station on line 13.
Subway: A few yuan depending on point of entry
Chen family pickup: 300 RMB one way
2. Yanqing Railway Station
This is the most reliable way to get to Chenjiapu as the Beijing-Tibet highway is often jammed up. Take the S2 Train from Beijing North Station to Yanqing Station.
Train schedule, Baidu map page for Beijing North (Chinese), train schedule (Chinese)
Train: Around 20 yuan return depending on train
Chen family pick up: 80 yuan one way if eating at Great Wall Fresh, add 20 yuan per person if no dining
3. Yanqing Bus Station
Take the 919 bus from Deshengmen Bus Station to Yanqing. There is a direct express bus that has no stops between Deshengmen and Yanqing which is the best way to go. Exit the bus at Jing Zhang Lukou Bei (京张路口北), the last stop.
Bus ticket: 12 yuan per person one way
Chen family pickup: 80 yuan one way if eating at Great Wall Fresh, add 20 yuan per person if no dining
Note that there is a “No U-turn” sign at the place where you have to u-turn. Don’t worry! You are actually making a big left turn, not technically doing a U-turn. Also, the sign has fine print specifying that it forbids trucks from U-turning. There are often police at this intersection and they will not stop you.