Yikatong Card

Yikatong Card

The Yikatong Card is a rechargeable card that serves as an electronic payment system for Beijing's public transport, including taxis and some shops.


A ¥ 20 (US$ 2.80) deposit is required to purchase the card. This is refunded if the card is returned when it is no longer used.

Where to buy it?

You can buy the card at all subway stations as well as at some bus stops and some supermarkets and post offices.


  • The price of transport tickets is somewhat lower than if they are paid in cash.
  • You won't have to carry coins to pay for transport.
  • You can add as much money as you need at any time.
  • Unused money will be returned with the return of the card.