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Beijing Capital International Airport Transfer & Layover Tour

Beijing Capital Airport

Beijing Captal International Airport, also known as 'China Gate Way', is China's largest and busiest international aviation hub with the most advanced and well-equiped facilities. It has become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements by 2009, and is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world with 65,329,851 passengers passing through the airport in 2009.

Local airlines as well as major international air carriers operate out of Beijing Capital International Airport where tourists and other visitors arrive usually via cheap flights to China and other discounted fares and promos which are part of tour packages offered by travel agencies and tour operators.

Beijing Capital International Airport is also the main transportation hub for most of the Chinese locals and foreign visitors as the airport has airlines and air carriers which offer domestic flights to almost all major Chinese cities.

Location: 32 kilometers northeast of Beijing downtown, in an enclave of Chaoyang District, surrounded by rural Shunyi District.

On this page, we’ll detail you the location of the airport, the transportation between airport and Beijing downtown, transfer service we have offered, the airport layover tour, airport travel tips, photos and maps to make your Beijing airport tour easily and conveniently.

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Capital Airport Terminals

Beijing Airport Terminals

Terminal 3:
British Airways, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, Emirates, United Airlines, Air Canada, Egypt Air and Lufthansa etc.

Terminal 2:
China Eastern, China Southern (International flights), Hainan Airlines and Skyteam members.

Terminal 1:
Domestic flights China Southern and Xiamen Airlines etc

On the bases of Terminal 1 and 2, Beijing has added the enormous terminal 3 in 2008 before the opening of Olympic Games. The new terminal 3 is also the second largest airport terminal in the world and the third largest building in the world by area.

Beijing Airport Layover Tours

If you only have few hours in Beijing, like about 4-8 hours, why not take a Beijing Layover tour and make your stopover not boring but most exciting and memorable.

As a professional Beijing local tour company, thousands of tourists who stopover in Beijing has used our VIP Private Tour services.

Beijing VIP Private Tours

Vip Private TourOur VIP Private Tours are perfect for the airport & cruise ship layovers, and we will pick you up from the terminal and bring you back in time.

Features of our VIP Private Tours

* a luxurious and discreet way to see all Beijing best;
* fully customized to your schedule and liking;
* we handle everything for you;
* Much more affordable than you could imagine.

Beijing Airport Transfer Service

We are Beijing local tour operator, so provide you the most convenient airport transfer service at LOWEST price. Our clean cars, experienced drivers and well-qualified tour guides ensure you an easy and happy airport transfer experience, and drive you directly to your preferred destination.

Or, take our Beijing tours, and we’ll pick up you at the airport for free.

Tour Code Quotation (USD)BookPictures
HD-01 (1-2 person) With Driver Only $29 Book Car Rental
With English Speaking Guide $38
RN-01 (3-5 persons) With Driver Only $58 Book Car Rental
With English Speaking Guide $73
CT-01(6-14 persons) With Driver Only $120 Book Car Rental
With English Speaking Guide $135

Hotels near Beijing Capital Airport

There are many hotels near Beijing Capital Airport, rated 3, 4 and 5 stars. Here, we’ve listed the most valuable hotel in the airport area.

Sino-Swiss Hotel Beijing, China

Sino-Swiss Hotel Beijing

Location:
No.9 Xiao Tianzhu Road, Capital International Airport, Beijing
Beijing Capital International Airport(3km); New China International Exhibition Center(5km)

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Beijing Capital Airport Transportation

1. By Airport Express Train/Subway

Capital Airport Express Train

The 28-kilometer's Airport Express of Beijing subway has been put into use on July 19, 2008. This light rail line running from the T2 and T3 of Capital Airport just has four stations in Beijing's downtown area, respectively at Dongzhimen, Sanyuanqiao, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. It just takes 20 minutes for passengers to travel between the airport and Dongzhimen by the Capital Airport Express Train, and the running intervals is every 3minutes. The ticket fare is RMB16/person.


2. By Capital Shuttle Buses

Capital Airport Shuttle Buses

There are 9 regular airport shuttle lines operating to Beijing Airport. Line 3, Line 4 and Line 5 travel in both directions leave every 15 minutes, while other lines in less than 30 minutes. Passengers can buy tickets for the shuttle at the airport or any of the stops in the downtown area.

3. By Airport Taxi

Airport Taxi

Airport to your hotel by taxi – Do not make contact with taxi touts at the airport, or anywhere else for that matter. Go straight to the taxi queue. Do not pay the fare prior to reaching your hotel. There are scams whereby you buy a “ticket” to a taxi that will take you to the hotel. Fares from airport to downtown hotels cost between RMB100 – 180 MAX, one toll fee inclusive.  Insist the driver drops you off at the main entrance of the hotel and not the street. Most hotels have entrance security cameras capturing all taxis’ numbers.

Beijing Airport Travel Tips

1. There are two special airport bus lines running between Beijing airport and Tianjin Xingang Port: one is between airport and Tianjin and the other is between airport and Tanggu. Check transfer between Beijing and Tianjin Xingang Port for details.

2. The first and last Beijing Airport Bus Most lines running between Beijing city center and airport start at 5:10 and end at 22:00. Some lines run from 7:30 to 24:00.

3. The first airport express train departs from Dongzhimen Station at 6:00, and the last departs at 22:30. The first train departs from Terminal 3 at 6:21, and the last departs at 22:51. The first train departs from Terminal 2 at 6:35, and the last departs at 23:10.

4. If Beijing is just for gateway to China, and you only have few hours for a stopover, our VIP Private tour can make your airport transfer more exciting and interesting. 

5. If you are finding the cheap air ticket back to home, click here to book now.

Download Beijing Airport Maps for Free


1. Airport Shuttle Bus Route Map

Beijing Airport Map 1

2. Airport Terminal Map

Beijing Airport Map 2

3. Airport Maps

Beijing Airport Map 3

Beijing Airport Map 4

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