Given Beijing’s perpetual gridlock, cycling or taking the subway are the best ways to ensure that you arrive on time. That being said, newcomers shouldn’t discount the humble city bus. On a sunny day, sitting next to the window with a breeze going through your hair is a lovely way to explore the city. In many ways, Beijing’s bus network is more developed than the subway and is more convenient for reaching remote locations. Here’s a basic guide to taking the bus, from purchasing a smart card to finding your way around the city.
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