Beijing Layover Tour | Beijing Short Tour from Airport

Visit Beijing within 4 to 10 hours while wait flight or train

Tour Length: 4 - 10 hours
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Beijing Layover Tour Profile

Beijing Layover tour refers to the short tours in Beijing on the way to another city, while you wait another flight or train in Beijing. Most Beijing layover tours start from Beijing International Capital Airport.

Most travelers will change to homeward flight in Beijing after visiting other cities of China.
Usually there will be 4 to 10 hours between reaching Beijing and departure time. Travelers may use these hours to take a short layover tour to famous attractions of Beijing. Anyway, it is very boring to just sit in airport or train station for several hours.
The layover tour start from airport or train station and then complete the tour in airport or train station.

Half Day Beijing Layover Tour from Airport (4-5 hours)

BJ-PL-01. Beijing Badaling Great Wall layover tour
BJ-PL-02. Mutianyu Great Wall layover tour
BJ-PL-03. Airport - Shuiguan Great Wall tour - airport
BJ-PL-04. Juyongguan Great Wall layover tour
BJ-PL-05. Huanghuacheng Great Wall layover tour
BJ-PL-06. Beijing Tiananmen Square Forbidden City layover tour
BJ-PL-07. Beijing Temple of Heaven layover tour,
BJ-PL-08. Summer Palace layover tour,
BJ-PL-09. Beijing Hutong layover tour
BJ-PL-10. Beijing Tiananmen Square layover tour
BJ-PL-11. Beijing Aquarium layover tour,
BJ-PL-12. Beijing 798 Art Zone layover tour,
BJ-PL-13. China Avaiation Museum layover tour,
BJ-PL-14. China Garden Museum layover tour,

One Day Beijing Layover Tour Routes (8-10 hours)

The one day Beijing layover tour start at flexible time based on your flight time. But you need at least 8 hours in Beijing.
BJ-PL-15. Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City one day layover tour
BJ-PL-16. Beijing one day layover tour of Badaling Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City,
BJ-PL-17. Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tomb layover day tour,
BJ-PL-18. Beijing one day layver trip of Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tomb,
BJ-PL-19. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace one day layover tour,
BJ-PL-20. Beijing layover day tour of Beijing Zoo, Beijing Hutong, Olympic Park and Lama Temple ,

Beijing Evening Layover Tour from Airport

No need to stay boring in Beijing airport.  It is easy to take an evening Layover tour from Beijing Capital International Airport
BJ-PL-21. Beijing layover evening tour of Roast Duck Dinner and Acrobatic Show ( 5-6 hours )
BJ-PL-22. Beijing layover trip of Opera evening show (4-5 hours )
BJ-PL-23. Beijing evening layover tour of Kongfu Show (4-5 hours )
BJ-PL-25. Imperial Cuisine Evening layover tour start from Beijing airport (4-5 hours )
BJ-PL-26. Evening layover tour of Bird Nest and Water Cube, Tiananmen, Changan Avenue, CBD (6-7 hours)
BJ-PL-27. Beijing evening layover tour of Wangfujing Street, CCTV Tower ( 5-6 hours )
BJ-PL-28. Beijing evening layover trip of Qianmen , Grand Theatre, Corner Tower ( 5-6 hours )
BJ-PL-29. Nanluoguxiang, Hutong and Sanlitun layover tour in Beijing, ( 6-7 hours )
BJ-PL-30. Beijing layover tour of Jingshan Park, Houhai Lake / Shichahai Area ( 6-7 hours )

Normal Itinerary of Beijing Layover Tour

Beijing International airportBe met from Beijig Capital International Airport or train station.
Drive to attractions.
Take sightseeing in attractions.
Be transferred back to airport or train station.
Service end.

Top Attractions of Beijing Layover Tour

Most travelers take a layover tour to visit Great Wall. Beijingservice recommend Badaling Great Wall or Mutianyu Great Wall.
If travelers prefer to visit attractions in downtown Beijing, we suggest Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace or Temple of Heaven.

How long time needs from Airport to Downtown Beijing ?

It needs 40 minutes from Beijing International Airport to Downtown Beijing if the traffic is good.  But the traffic in Beijing is heavy, so we have to leave 1.5 hours on the way from airport to Beijing. Extra 30 minutes is needed during rush hour.

How long time needs from Airport to Great Wall ?

Beijing Capital International AirportIt needs one and half hours from Beijing International Airport to Badaling Great Wall if the traffic is smooth and no traffic jam. We suggest travelers to leave 2 hours for the driving to Badaling Great Wall. It needs almost the same time to Mutianyu Great Wall. 

It is around 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Simatai, Jinshanling or Gubeikou Great Wall.


Beijingservice offers two kinds of layover tour: 1. 4-5 hours half day layover tour. 2. 8 hours one day layover tour. The half day layover tour do not include lunch. 8 hours one day layover tour covers lunch.

Dinner  for Beijing Layover Tour

Beijing layover tour do not include dinner. Please let us know if you need the dinner in advance, our tour advisor will tailor the tour for you.


Beijing attractionsWe suggest travelers to deposit luggage in airport or train station. Then you may only take your light bag to take sightseeing. It is also possible to put luggage in the car boot if there is not Valuables.

Time to Return to Airport

We suggest travelers to reach airport three hours before deparure if you will connect international flight.   Two hours is needed if you will connect domestic flight.

Tailor a Beijing Layover Tour

Please contact Beijingservice to tailor a tour if you can not find a layover tour routes based on your time table.

How to reserve a Beijing Layover tour?

The first step is sending us your arrival and departure flight.
Then our tour operator will suggest a layover trip for you; and we will send you quotation based on number of travelers and itinerary.
The third step is providing your passport info to make reservation.
Then we will arrange the layover trip details for you.
The fifth and last step is sending you formal confirmation after receiving deposit or prepayment.