Forbidden City Tickets Booking

Low Season(1st of Nov-31st of March): 40RMB/6USD
Peak Season(1st of April-31st of Oct):  60RMB/8.5USD

Enter simply by scanning your passport
A must-visit landmark on travelers’ bucket list.
Appreciate exquisite historical collection and splendid palace complex.

1.Free of charge for children under 1.2 meters (3.9 feet), or younger than 6 years old.
2.Seniors elder than 60 years old enjoy half price.

1.The tickets are released 7 days in advance; we will book the tickets for you as soon as they are available.
2.Your valid Passport/ID information is required for booking, and one person can only book one ticket per day.
How to Book and Use
Please present your Passport/ID to verify the booking and enter from Meridian Gate (the south gate).
Opening Hours
April – October: 08:30 – 17:00
November – March: 08:30 – 16:30
It is closed on Mondays, except the Chinese public holidays.

Ticket inspection:

Visitors who have reserved the morning timeslot must have their tickets checked no later than 12:00 on the day of entry.

Visitors who have reserved the afternoon timeslot can have their tickets checked no earlier than 11:00 on the day of entry.

Please ensure you arrive at the museum at your reserved timeslot to guarantee your ticket is inspected and ensure a pleasant tour.

Change & Cancellation
1.Free Change & Cancellation if sending the request by email 24 hours before the travel date.
2.After the ticket is issued, the service fee is non-refundable.

How to get to Forbidden City Beijing

Tourists only can enter from the Meridian Gate(south gate of the Forbidden City)
By subway: 
a. Subway Line 1, get off at Tiananmen East Station (Exit A) or Tiananmen West Station (Exit B), find the Tiananmen Tower, and then walk north to the Meridian Gate;
b. Take Subway Line 2, get off at Qianmen Station (Exit E2), walk north through the Tiananmen Square, pass the Tiananmen Tower, and then find the Meridian Gate further north.

Please show your invoice of the Forbidden City tickets to enter Tian’anmen Square

By Taxi:

Please tell taxi driver take you to the east gate of the Forbidden City (故宫东华门) ,then walk along the moat to the main entrance of the Forbidden City

Forbidden City Tickets Booking FAQs

How to buy tickets to the Forbidden City Beijing?
1. Highly recommended to use a ticket agency to help with the booking, which saves time and avoids troubles.
2: Tickets have to purchase one day before the travel date, ticket not possible to purchase on spot at the Forbidden City.

Do I need to book a ticket to Forbidden City in advance?
Yes, you had better book Forbidden City tickets online in advance. Tickets start to sell 7 days before the travel date. book as early as possible, especially when you are visiting

Can I buy a ticket on the spot upon arrival?
Ticket not able to purchase on the spot, all tickets have to purchase at least one day in advanceWhat is the Forbidden City ticket price?

Is there any place in forbidden city to deposit  luggage?
There is left luggage office next to the main entrance-Meridian Gate which is free of charge, and you can collect it from exit at North Gate or East Gate. 

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