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    Beijing Capital International Airport

    • Located in northeast suburb of Beijing city, Beijing Capital International Airport is one of the most important international airport of this city.
      Most Beijing package tour start from this airport.
      Private car, subway, taxi and shuttle bus are all available for the airport transfer.


    • Beijing Capital International Airport is located in Shunyi District, about 32 kilometers northeast of downtown Beijing, 18 km to northeast 3rd ring road. The airport is the main hub for Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines.

      Beijing Capital Airport is the busiest and most important international airport in China. Since 2010, Beijing Capital Airport has been the most busiest airport in Asia and the second busiest airport in the world.


      Name: Beijing Capital International Airport
      Simplified Chinese: 北京首都国际机场
      Traditional Chinese: 北京首都國際機場
      Address: Shunyi District, Beijing
      Telephone number: 86-10-96158
      Build Time: 1958
      IATA: PEK
      ICAO: ZBAA
      Airport type: 4F International Civil Aviation Airport
      Number of Terminals: 3 ( T1, T2, T3 )
      Passengers handling capacity: 86,128,300 Passengers(2014)
      Cargo handling capacity:1844 thousand tons(2014)


      From January of 2013, the passengers of 51 countries and regions can have a 72-Hour Visa-Free stay in Beijing, which makes Beijing layover tour very convenient for travelers.
      Please make sure you have valid passport and visa of your destination country and connecting flight ticket before the layover trip.

      72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy is valid for passport holders from the following countries:
      Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia , Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar

      24H Visa Exemption Border Inspection

      Passengers who take flights to other countries via Capital Airports and stay in Capital Airports for less than 24 hours can be exempted from border inspection formalities. This policy start from April 15th, 2015.

      The ground service personnel will collect passenger information. These is no request on passengers nationality.
    • Facility

      Beijing Capital Airport provides the following facilities:

      Banks, Foreign Currency Exchange, Luggage Carts, Rest Lounges, Post offices, Dressing Rooms, Kid Activity Area, Nursing Room, Handicapped-User-Friendly Facilities, Power Chargers, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels
      see more facility of Beijing Capital International Airport.


      Beijing Capital Airport provides the following service:
      Inquiry Counter, Business Center, Luggage Packing, Luggage Storage, Luggage Portage Service,
      Lost & Found, Temporary Boarding Certificates, Ticket Service, Special Aid,
      see more service of Beijing Capital International Airport.

      Beijing Tour

      Most Beijing package tour start and end in Beijing Capital Airport, which means the package covers the double way airport transfer of Beijing.
      All Beijing private tours are available to be started from Beijing Capital International Airport.
      Beijing 4 days private package tour is the most popular Beijing private package tour start from this airport.

      Beijing layover tour is designed to visit Beijing start from airport. After one day or half day sightseeing, travelers can be transferred back to airport or a hotel. Please deposit your luggage in airport if you need to be transferred back to airport after the tour.


      The Airport express connects Beijing Capital Airport and downtown, which make the private airport transfer can be completed within one hour.
      Beijing airport transfer service is the best method to connect downtown Beijing and Capital Airport.
      There are 16 lines of airport shuttle bus between city center and Beijing Capital International Airport. Most Capital Airport shuttle bus start at 05:00 and end at 21:00. The shuttle bus stop at many hotels and famous areas, such as Xidan, Yabao Road and Beijing Railway Station.

      Except the airport shuttle bus, Inter-provincial coach and Taxi are available in Beijing Capital International Airport.
      see more transportation informaiton of Beijing Capital International Airport.

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    • Passengers Guide

      There are three terminals in Capital Airport Beijing. T1, T2 and T3. T1 is mainly for domestic flights, T2 and T3 are for both domestic and international flights and airlines. There is free ferry bus service among three terminals.

      Beijing Capital International Airport is the main hub for Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The destinations include 88 cities in China and 69 cities in other countries.

      The airlines covers Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air Macau (NX), Air Mauritius (MK), Air Seychelles (HM), Air New Zealand (NZ), All Nippon Airways (NH), American Airlines(AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific (CX), China Airlines (CI), Dragonair (KA), Egypt Air (MS), EL AL(LY), Emirates Airlines (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), etc.

      Domestic Departure process: Domestic Check-in =>Baggage Claim=>Security Check =>Domestic Concourse=>Boarding.
      see more details of passenger guide in Beijing Capital International Airport

      Review from Jasper

      Travelers may stay in a hotel near airport to connect a flight of next morning. There are two small town near Beijing Capital Airport, which are convenient for travelers leisure time. One is Airport Staff Living District, another is called Tianzhu Town.

      Private transfer is the best method if you travel with luggage and do not want to wait in line. Shuttle bus, Subway and taxi are good choice if you don't mind to wait in-line. Please stay away from 'taxi driver' in waiting hall of of Capital Airport, they are not real taxi driver.

      Telephone Number

      Waiting Hall of Beijing Capital AirportBeijing Capital Airport
      Inquiry or complaint: 86-10-96158
      Shuttle Bus of Beijing Capital Airport: 86-10-64594375/64594376
      Taxi Dispatch Station: 86-10-64558892

      Temporary ID card:
      T1: 86-10-64597459
      T2: 86-10-64597459
      T3: 86-10-64530015

      Lost & Found in Beijing Capital Internatioal Airport: 86-10-96158

      Medical Service of Beijing Capital International Airport:
      T1: 86-10-64540999
      T2: 86-10-64591919
      T3: 86-10-64530120

      Civil Aviation E-ticket Authenticity Identification: 400-815-8888
      Customs Inquiry: 86-10-12360


      Beijing Capital International Airport was opened to public in March 2, 1958. It was the first Civil Aviation Airport in the period of the People's Republic of China. The airport then consisted of one small terminal building, mainly used for the charter flights and VIP Passengers.

      In January 1, 1980, the newly built Terminal 1 of Capital Airport Beijing and it's auxiliary project, like apron, parking lot, was put into use.
      In 1995, the Terminal 2 began to be built and opened in 1999. This terminal can handle 16,500,000 passengers every year. At the same time, the Terminal 1 was closed and re-opened in 2004 after renovation. In the spring of 2008, the Terminal 3 completed construction. This terminal take the 60% of the passengers handling capacity of Beijing Capital Airport.

      In 2012, the passengers handling capacity of Beijing Capital International Airport reached 73,770,000. The airport became the second busiest airport in the world, behind the Atlanta Airport in the United States.
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