Taxis are everywhere and are a convenient way to travel around town if you avoid rush hour.
You can buy an electronic card that can be used for subway and bus rides. The subway card, officially known as the Municipal Administration and Communication Card can be bought for a ¥40 minimum (including ¥20 for deposit).
Beijing buses can be slightly crowded. Rush hour is particularly painful, as people are jammed into them like sardines in a can. But if you can navigate your way to your final destination, you’ll spend peanuts. Fares range from ¥1 to ¥5. Subway cards get you 20% to 60% fare discounts, making the journey even more affordable.
Beijing is flat, so biking is an excellent means of travel. Whenever possible, try to park the bike in marked and supervised enclosures, using the lock. The parking fee is usually ¥0.20.