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Beijing Capital Airport

General information

Beijing Capital Airport is the second largest airport in China, after Beijing Daxing Airport. It is currently the busiest airport in China and the second busiest in the world. In 2018, the airport handled more than 100 million passengers in one year for the first time in history. Beijing Capital Airport is home to Air China and an important base for China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines.


Where is Beijing Capital Airport situated?

The airport is located northeast of the capital of China. From the city, you can reach the airport via the Airport Expressway S12, which connects Beijing Capital Airport with Beijing.

How many terminals does Beijing Capital Airport have?

The airport has three terminals at its disposal, of which Terminal 3 is by far the largest. Terminals T1 and T2 are connected to each other on the landside via a footbridge. T3 is accessible from terminals T1 and T2 with a free terminal shuttle bus, it runs 24 hours a day every 10 to 15 minutes. Between the terminals you can also make use of the metro Beijing Airport Express.

Terminal 3 consists of three parts, namely the public part of the terminal (Terminal 3C), Domestic Terminal (Terminal 3D, gates D01 – D58) and International Terminal (Terminal 3E, gates E01 – E62).

Does Beijing Capital Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, an Automated People Mover (APM) connects the three parts of Terminal 3. The automated trains run every few minutes.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Beijing Capital Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in China.

Airport Distance
Beijing Daxing Airport 66km



The distance from Beijing Capital Airport to the centre of Beijing is 30 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Beijing.

From PEK Airport to Beijing City centre by Car
30 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Beijing Capital Airport by public transport. Visit the Beijing Capital Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Beijing Capital Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Beijing is about RMB 150.-. Book your taxi at Beijing Capital Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From PEK Airport to Beijing City centre by Taxi
30 km
45 min
RMB 150.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Beijing Capital Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Beijing Capital Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Beijing Capital Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Beijing Capital Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Beijing Capital Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Beijing Capital Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Beijing Capital Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air China
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • XiamenAir


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Beijing Capital Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Shunyi

Offering accommodation complemented by fine service, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport is a few minutes' drive from Beijing Capital Airport. Hotel facilities include an indoor pool, spa and fitness centre.


Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport By Langham Hospitality Group, Shunyi

Offering luxurious accommodations complemented by fine service, Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport is 500 metres from Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3.


Crowne Plaza Beijing International Airport, an IHG Hotel, Shunyi

Crowne Plaza Beijing International Airport offers rooms with 37-inch flat-screen TVs, 6.7 km from Beijing Capital International Airport. Free scheduled airport shuttle bus is provided.

Hotels in Beijing

Looking for the best hotels in Beijing? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Grand Mercure Beijing Central, Beijing

Grand Mercure Beijing Central is a stylish hotel located in Xidan Commercial District. It is a 10-minute walk from Chang’an Street, in front of the Forbidden City, and 3 km from Wangfujing Shopping Street.


Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, Beijing

Modern luxury can be enjoyed at Park Plaza Wangfujing Beijing, within 13 minutes' drive of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The hotel is about 900 meters from Peking Union Medical College Hospital.


Peking Station Hostel, Beijing

Just 15 minutes' drive away from the bustling shopping areas as Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, Peking Station Hostel is yet a tranquil home base in an old-fashioned courtyard of Hutong.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Beijing Capital Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Beijing: Peking Opera Night Tour w/ Transfer

As the best place to appreciate Peking Opera, Liyuan Theater will give you an amazing night. A transfer from your hotel to the theater will also provide the ultimate convenience.


Great Wall Hiking: Small Group

This hiking trip of Great Wall will show you both Simatai and Jinshanling sections of the wall within 3 hours. You will experience both original and restored Wall on a less-visited sections.

Tour & transport

Beijing Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Take the worry out of your arrival at Beijing International Airport with a pre-booked private transfer to your hotel in the city center on arrival. Avoid the long lines for taxis or the need to use the public transport system with heavy bags.


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