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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 Daxing International Airport (PKX)

Overview

Billed as the biggest single-terminal airport in the world, Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) is 29 miles (46km) south of Tiananmen Square. Nicknamed "Starfish" because of its striking star shape, Beijing Daxing Airport opened in September 2019. While currently designed to handle some 72 million passengers, they plan to accommodate around 100 million passengers in the future. It has all the usual facilities associated with top-class airports, including banks, currency exchanges, airport hotels, children's areas, lounges, phone charging ports, parking, special needs facilities, luggage services, and medical rooms.

Location

The airport is 29 miles (46km) south of Tiananmen Square.

Getting to the city

There are four transportation options from the airport to the centre of Beijing, including taxi, bus, train, and subway. Taxis take around 80 minutes costing around RMB 220 while buses take 90 minutes at a cost of RMB 40. Trains take 20 minutes and cost RMB 30 and the subway costs RMB 35, taking around 20 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT +8.

Contacts

Tel: 010 96158 or email: info@daxing-pkx-airport.com

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

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