To and From the Airport

Beijing 北京 - Capital 首都 (PEK):

Website: Beijing Capital Airport
Location: 28 km/17 Miles NE of the City centre.

Airport Overview:
There is a passage linking the two terminals together; this is accessible at the public level
General: 3 Terminals as follows:
Terminal 1: For domestic flights operated by Hainan Airlines, Grand China Air, Deer Air & Tianjin Airlines.
Terminal 2: For China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Skyteam and other domestic and international flights.
Terminal 3: Is a huge terminal for Air China, Oneworld Airlines, Star Alliance, and other domestic and international flights.
Connecting between Terminals: There is a passageway linking terminals 1 & 2 together. The airport runs a free inter-terminal shuttle bus between T3 and Terminals 1 and 2 from 0600-2200. The buses run every 10 mins 0800-2000, and every 20 mins during other times.

By Taxi: Metered taxis are available at the airport, and insist that the meter is used as over-charging is common. ~CNY 160/30-40 mins to the city centre. Other destinations are charged at ~CNY 2 per km. Airport taxis are often much more expensive than regular taxis in Beijing. It can be worthwile getting the bus to any part of the city and then taking a regular taxi to your final destination, to avoid being overcharged. Taxi touts wait in the terminal, just after customs, and their sole purpose is to rip you off. There are 2 official taxi lines just outside arrivals. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped.

By Bus to Beijing:
Airline operated buses run to various parts of the city on 5 routes. Buy your ticket from the counter inside the terminal. Buses take ~45 mins to get to the center.
Airport Bus #1 to Fangzhuang: Route: Capital Airport - Liangmaqiao - Hujialou - Dabeiyao (World Trade Centre) - Panjiayuan - Shilihe (King Wing Hot Spring Intl Hotel) - Fangzhuang (Guiyou Shopping Mall). Timings: Buses leave the airport every 30 mins or better 0700-2230. Buses leave Fangzhuang every 30 mins or better 0600-1930. Cost: CNY 16.
Airport Bus #2 to Xidan: Route: Capital Airport - Sanyuanqiao - Dongzhimen - Dongsishitiao Bridge - Xidan (Civil Aviation Building). Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 10 mins 0700-last flight. Buses leave Xidan daily every 10 mins 0540-2100. Cost: CNY 16.
Airport Bus #3 to Beijing Railway Station: Route: Capital Airport - Yuyang Hotel - Dongdaqiao (bypassed after 2230) - Yabaolu - Beijing Railway Station. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 15 mins 0730 - last flight. Buses leave Beijing Railway Station every 15 mins 0600-1930. Cost: CNY 16.
Airport Bus #4 to Gongzhufen: Route: Capital Airport - China International Exhibition Centre - Anzhen Bridge - Madian Bridge - Beitaipingzhuang - Jimen Bridge - Friendship Hotel - Beijing TV Station - Zizhu Bridge - Hangtian Bridge - Gongzhufen (Xinxing Hotel). Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 10 mins 0700-2300. Buses leave Gongzhufen daily every 10 mins 0540-2100. Cost: CNY 16.
Airport Bus #5 to Zhongguancun: Route: Capital Airport - Wangjing (Huajiadi) - Xiaoying - Asian Games Village (Anhui Bridge) - Xueyuan Bridge - Zhongguancun Bridge. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 30 mins or better 0830-2130. Buses leave Zhongguancun daily every 30 mins or better 0700-1930. Cost: CNY 16.
Nanyuan Airport Bus: Route: Capital Airport - Beijing Nanyuan Airport.

By Long distance Bus:
The following buses run from outside the ground level of the terminal:
Tianjin Bus: A Bus runs from the Airport to Tianjin at frequent intervals.
Tangou Bus: A Bus runs from the Airport to Tangou. Timings: Departures are at 1000, 1300, 1800 & 2000.
Other Buses: Several other cities are also served including Qinhuangdao & Langfang.

By Train:
Airport Express Line: The Airport is served by the Airport Express Line of the Beijing Subway. Route: Terminal 3 - Terminal 2 - Sanyuanqiao (三元桥) - Dongzhimen (东直门). Transfer is possible to the rest of the Beijing Subway system at these last 2 stations.
Timings: Trains run frequently daily 0600-2300. Travel Time: Transfer time to the city is 16–20 minutes. Cost: One way CNY 25.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Details to follow

Car Parking: Cost: 30 mins small cars free (large cars CNY 10), 1 hour CNY 6(10), 90 mins CNY 11(20), each extra 30 mins CNY 5(10), 7.5 hrs CNY 71(140), 8 hrs CNY 76(150) & 24 hrs CNY 80(160).
Notes: ATM/Cash machine in the terminal.
Airport Hotels: The Airport Garden Hotel +86 (0)10 6456 3388, and the Capital Airport Hotel +86 (0)10 6456 4562, are close to the airport terminal. Langham Place (+86 106 4575 555) & Hilton Hotel are also nearby and have free shuttle buses for guests.
Notes: there is a petrol/gas station at the airport.
Airport Tax: There is no Intl departure tax, as it is included in your ticket price. Be very wary of anyone who tries to get you to pay one!
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No: +86 (0)10 6456 3220 or 3604.
Updated Dec13 ADV. Last Visit Nov11.

Beijing 北京 - Nanyuan (NAY):

Location: 15 km/9 Miles S of the city centre.
By Taxi: Available.
By Bus: Airport Bus #6 runs Nanyuan Airport - Xidan. Buses leave Nanyuan airport at 1240, 1700 & 2050. Buses leave Xidan at 0600, 1040 & 1510. The cost is CNY 16. Note: the bus departure times may vary according to flight arrival times. A bus also runs to Beijing Capital airport.
Notes: This secondary airport serves only domestic flights at the moment. Nanyuan Airport plans to close once the new Beijing Daxing Airport, currently being constructed in Daxing District, is completed in October 2017.
Airport Tel No: 010 6799 2139.
Updated Dec13 ADV

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