Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Train
With the newly opened intercity express train service between Beijing and Tianjin, it is quite easy to travel from China's national capital to another of the country's major cities that is 70 miles away. The train's fast - it gets you from Beijing to Tianjin in just half a hour. The high-speed train runs up to 350 km per hour (that would be some 220mi/h). You pay 69 Chinese dollars for the ride, first-class. The train departs from Beijing South Railway Station, which can now be reached by subway. As you can see in the schedule table shown here, trains depart from Beijing for Tianjin every few minutes.