Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Beijing Capital International Airport
Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100621, China
To relieve Peking Capital, the new capital city airport Beijing Daxing was opened in autumn 2019.
Airport information is available from information stands in all terminals. The tourist information desk in the arrival hall of Terminal 3 is open daily from 8.30 a.m. until the last flight arriving (Tel: 64 56 11 00).
The airport expressway connects Beijing with the airport. Coming from the city, take the ring road and follow the expressway in a northeasterly direction, which leads directly to the airport.
Transfer between the terminals:
A driverless shuttle train (Automated People Mover, APM) and a shuttle bus connect the terminals. A covered path connects terminals 1 and 2.
From Frankfurt (direct flight): 9 hours 45 minutes; from Vienna (direct flight): 9 hours 15 minutes; from Zurich (direct flight): 9 hours 45 minutes
IATA airport code: PEK
Address: Beijing Capital International Airport, Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100621, China
Location: 25 km northeast of Beijing city center.
Number of terminals: 3rd
Phone: +86 (010) 96158.
Time zone: China Standard Time: CET +9
Public transport – street:
Bus : Buses to Shunyi District leave from Terminals 2 and 3.
Shuttle buses : The Airport City shuttle bus leaves every 10-30 minutes in front of the arrival hall. The buses run on different routes – to Fangzhuang (7.30 a.m.-10.30 p.m., every 30 minutes), to Xidan (7 a.m. until the last flight, every 10 minutes), to the train station (7.30 a.m. to the last flight, every 15 minutes). ), after Gongzhufen (07.00-23.00, every 10 minutes), Zhongguancun (08.30-21.30, every 30 minutes) to the city center (journey time: 45 minutes) and stop at all larger hotels. The most popular route is to Xidan in central Beijing, within walking distance of the Forbidden City. Gongzhufen is located in the west of Beijing, Zhongguancun in the northwest of the city.
Taxis with taximeters (Tel: (010) 6454 1100) are available at the airport. The travel time to the city center is 45-60 minutes. You should be able to present the destination in writing to the driver in Chinese or clearly mark it on a map.
Public transport – train:
The Airport Express underground (Internet: en.bcia.com.cn/traffic/express/) commutes every 12 minutes between terminals T2 and T3 and stations Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen (06.35-23.10) in the city center. The journey time is 20 minutes and a journey costs ¥ 25.
Facilities in the terminal
There are banks in Terminal 3 as well as several exchange offices and ATMs in all terminals.
Means of communication:
There are telephones and a post office in Terminal 2 in the arrivals area of Gate 2 and in Terminal 3 at the east end of the hall at F1. Opening hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., further information at Tel. 0086-10-64592056 (T2) and
0086-10-64532646 (T3). Free internet access via Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport area, cell phones can be borrowed in Terminal 2 and 3.
Cafes and restaurants are available, including a tea house, fast food restaurants and various bakeries in all terminals.
There are numerous shops, including duty-free shops, children’s toy shops, and tea shops in all three terminals.
Luggage trolleys are available in all areas and car parks. Luggage storage is located in the connecting corridor between T1 and T2 (Tel: 010-64598151 or 010-64598152) and T3 (Tel: (010) 6455 8580 or 8579). A lost and found office is available in the passenger service center in T2 (Tel: (010) 6459 8333 responsible for Terminals 1 and 2), as well as at several locations in T3 (Tel: + 86-10-64530030).
Other facilities at Beijing Airport include a 24-hour ambulance, children’s play areas in all terminals, changing rooms for passengers and free drinking water stations in all areas.
Conference and meeting rooms:
The airport has business centers with fax machines, computers and internet access in all terminals .
Business facilities (fax and photocopying machines, computers) are also available in the lounges.
Some hotels near the airport, including the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel (tel: (010) 6458 8888. Internet: www3.hilton.com), offer conference and business facilities.
The airport is completely barrier-free. The airport’s ground staff is available to assist disabled travelers, and a 24-hour service is available at Tel: 10-96158. At the gates of the boarding gates are signs in Braille and markings in the floor for visually impaired passengers. All toilets and information desks are wheelchair accessible and telephones and water stations are located in a low position for disabled passengers.
A multi-storey car park that is open around the clock (010) 6454 0814) has a large capacity for parking spaces. Parking spaces should be reserved in advance, as the crowds are very busy at certain times.
Self-drive rental cars are currently not available. Cars with a driver can be booked for a day or a week at the companies CTS and CITS.