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.
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.
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Car rental is available.
Taxis are available from the airport. A trip to the city centre costs around RMB 220.
Transfer between terminals
There are banks, currency exchanges, airport hotels, a children's play area, lounges, lost and found services, phone charging ports, parking facilities, special needs facilities, a yoga room, Chinese gardens, luggage services, and medical rooms.
There are two parking buildings at the airport, as well as parking spaces outside the terminal. There are 52 charging stations for electric cars.
Both domestic and international airlines operate at the airport.
5G internet is available at the airport.
There are VIP lounges available at the airport for passengers of select airlines. However, some do allow admittance to any passengers for a fee.
Beijing Daxing Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.