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Airports in Beijing

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Overview

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is one of the world's largest and busiest airports, and the major gateway to the most-visited country in Asia. The airport used to be slightly drab, but it was revamped and upgraded for the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 and is now a world-class international hub. Beijing Airport has three terminals, all of which have a top-quality selection of shopping, food, and beverage options. As with much traditional Chinese architecture, the art of feng shui is employed to imbue the building with good luck and positive energy. Travellers should try to book a window seat for their flight into Beijing, as the view of the ring-roads encircling Tiananmen Square is breath-taking.

Location

The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) northeast of Beijing.

Getting to the city

Beijing Airport is serviced by the Airport Express Line, a rail link that runs form Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 and then to the city with stops at Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen. The trains run every 15 minutes from 6am-11pm. Shuttle buses run regularly (about every 45 minutes) to the city centre, Beijing Railway Station and major hotels. Metered taxis are also available, but it is recommended that passengers have their destination written in Chinese to avoid confusion.

Time

Local time is GMT +8.

Contacts

Tel: 010 96158 or email: service@bcia.com.cn

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Beijing International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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