Beijing Capital Airport

Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)

Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) is currently the busiest airport in China and the 2nd busiest in the world after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport in the USA.

Located 32km north-east of Beijing CBD, it's the main hub for China's flag carrier, Air China, as well as China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines.

Beijing is also served by Nanyuan Airport (NAY), which exclusively handles China United Airlines flights. A new airport, Daxing International, is under construction and will replace Beijing Capital as the city's main airport when it opens in 2019.

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Beijing Capital Airport facilities

Beijing Capital Airport has 3 terminals, connected by a shuttle service.

  • Terminal 1 serves domestic flights with Chinese airlines.
  • Terminal 2 is the main international terminal. It also has a number of domestic routes.
  • Terminal 3 is the newest and largest terminal, which opened for the 2008 Olympics. It mostly handles domestic flights as well as international flights with Star Alliance airlines.

Check-in counters close 45 minutes before domestic flights and 75 minutes before international flights. It's recommended that you get to the airport 2 hours early for flights within China and 3.5 hours before international journeys.

All terminals have a huge array of shops and restaurants, as well as changing rooms by the baggage carousels. Terminal 3 also features gardens and live entertainment from 10am to 2pm.

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Please note: all information is correct as of February, 2018.

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Driving hide 

If you prefer to hire a car from Beijing Capital Airport, you'll find counters for many international companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National as well as local agencies. You need to have an international driving permit and your driver's licence.

Most car hire companies offer a chauffeur service, which is recommended if you don't have experience driving in China.

Trains hide 

Trains depart every 10 minutes from 6.20am to 11.10pm. A single fare costs ¥25.

Buses hide 

Local and long-distance buses are available outside all the terminals. Ticket booths can be found at T1 exit 7, T2 exit 11 and T3 exits 7 and 9.

For intercity rail connections, bus routes 3, 7 and 10 go to major railway stations.

Taxi hide 

Taxis run on the meter and can be found outside the terminals. It should take less than 30 minutes to get to central Beijing hotels, costing ¥90 to ¥120. Fares are higher at night. 

 Who flies to Beijing Capital

 Airport Contact Details

Beijing Capital Airport

155 Dongsi Xi Dajie,
Beijing 100621,

Tel:+86 (0)10 64563220


 Location Details

Longitude:116° 36' 0'' E
Latitude:40° 4' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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