If you need to know some special information, or even get in touch with the Airport of Beijing, please, take note of the following:
Airport’s telephone number: (010) 6456 3220 or 4247 or 3604
Airport’s fax number: (010) 6457 0487
Airport’s homepage: www.bcia.com.cn
Airport’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Airport’s tourist information (Arrivals lounge): (010) 6456 4227 or 6456 3220
Airport’s hotel booking assistance (Arrivals hall): (010) 6459 8145
Left luggage facilities in both arrival and departure halls: (010) 6459 8151
If you depart Beijing on an international flight you must pay a RMB90 airport construction tax (eh, eh, eh, thanks for your support, come again).
If you will take a domestic flight you must pay RMB50.
Payment is done at counters in the departure area prior to checking-in. And don’t forget, keep your receipt.
out of south 4th ring road, there is another airport of Beijing named Nan Yuan airport, only few airplane land there, an airline company named Lian He flies there, it was said that the pilot of Lian He airline is the retired airforce pilot, soooooo when you take this plane, you will feel like airforce man, haha.
it'e about 20 km from Tian An Men
The airport buses are cheap (Y16), clean and very comfortable. You will need to push your way on in order to get ahead of all of the Chinese trying to push ahead of you, but once you're on it's very easy. They didn't announce the stops in English so count how many stops there are and get off at the appropriate place.
Here are the routes:
Capital Airport - Fangzhuang
Capital Airport - Xidan
Capital Airport - Beijing Railway Station
Capital Airport - Gongzhufen
Capital Airport - Zhongguancun
You can catch a bus from the airport into Downtown Beijing from the airport for a very cheap price. I took a bus from the airport to a stop near the Forbidden City (Xidan) for 16 yuan (which was about $2 in early 2006).
Check out: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/beijing/0201030149.html for more info.
Air-conditioned services, run by two different companies, leave from in front of the domestic arrivals area. The Airport Shuttle Bus runs three routes; the most useful, Line A, runs 24 hours a day, departing every 15 minutes from 8am to 10pm, less frequently through the night. The fare is ¥16 ($2). Destinations include San Yuan Qiao (near the Hilton and Sheraton hotels), the Dong Zhi Men and Dong Si Shi Tiao metro stations, Beijing Railway Station, the CAAC ticket office in Xi Dan, and Hangtian Qiao (near the Marriott West). Lines A, B, C, and D all pass through San Yuan Qiao, but only Line A lets off passengers at a location convenient for picking up taxis to continue to other destinations. Most hotels in the center of the city can be reached by taxi for under ¥20 ($2.50) from there. The Civil Aviation Traveler Regular Bus, to the left of the exit, runs the same routes, but it also offers stops at the CAAC ticket office at the north end of Wangfujing Dajie.
Once you arrive in Beijing Capital Airport (PEK).... cleared customs, etc.... go outside, walk to your right and look for counter with lady selling tickets for 16 yuan (about US$2.00) and take bus to Aviation Building, near Xidan subway stop.... on Xi Chang'An Jie (you'll pass Tiananmen Gate on your way there)...
Look for the subway entrance (when you look at Aviation Building -- subway entrance will be towards your left), pay 3 yuan and get going!
This is the most affordable way.. if you have time and don't want to pay US$20.00 and above....
* The same goes if you want to return to the Airport....
be carefull to go to the international airport you need more time than you think occassionally.
from downtown it can take if unfortenate up till 3hrs by car to the airport.
you can better stay night before flight to nearer hotels to the airport.
have a good flight.
The ongoing changes at Beijing Airport continue. The latest little unannounced change is that China Eastern no longer shares domestic check-in counters with Air China in rows F and G.
China Eastern (MU) now uses a brand new row of check-in desks along the front wall of the terminal,. You don't "go through the gap" but check-in opposite the gap. (Regular users will know what I mean, but a number of people have queued at the usual F and G counters only to be redirected to the new counters back out on the main concourse.
In most countries, you *can* check in with an e-ticket at any desk, although there are usually also special kiosks or check-in desks as well.
In China, you *must* use special e-ticket check-in desks. Don't bother queueing up at normal check-in counters...they will make you go to the special counter.
At Beijing airport, for Air China domestic flights, use counters G01 to G03 if you have an e-ticket.
As the new airport metro line is now starting to be constructed, the extension of the Airport Expressway down to Dongzhimen is being dug up and there is a lot of construction traffic day and night. This is adding to the journey if you are heading out to the airport from within the Second Ring Road area .
There are bus service in airport to the city. When you walk out from international arrival, you can see there are several buses there. The ticket price is 16RMB comparing with taxi, about 100RMB.
Of course, when you are leaving, you may also take the bus from city to airport.
Here is the link for map and service:
Shuttle Bus at Beijing Airport
Map of the Shuttle bus route
Listen to other VT'ers here when they tell you to catch a taxi from the airport to your hotel!
Upon arrival at the Beijing airport, we avoided everyone trying to sell us a ride and headed straight for the taxis - but we were caught up by a lady selling bus tickets at an official-looking stand. We showed her the name of our hotel, and she informed us that a bus could get us all the way there for much, much cheaper.
So we got on the bus (one of the nice, long-distance style buses). We showed our hotel name again to the driver, who nodded as if it were no problem.
Well, this bus driver ended up dropping us off in the middle of the city. He just stopped, and everyone got off the bus. There were a ton of people crowded outside the bus, trying to sell a ride to us. This was our first experience in the city and kind of threw us off.
We ended up taking a rickshaw the rest of the way to the hotel, about a 15 minute ride. That was pretty fun actually, but it can be disconcerting being dropped off in the middle of nowhere.
So unless you're up for an adventure, listen to everyone when they tell you to take a taxi from the airport to your hotel.
Official PEK airport website (bi-lingual):
For PEK airport Shuttle bus:
The website below also provides useful information about the Beijing International Airport (PEK), regarding ATM machine, ground transportation (shuttle bus, hotel shuttles, taxi), banks, etc:
Another with info:
From 1st September 2004, you do not need to pay airport tax for domestic or international tickets by buying a voucher. It is included in the ticket price.
From 20th September 2004, the old Terminal Building at Beijing Capital Airport reopens as Terminal 1 for China Southern flights. All CZ flights will operate from this terminal. It is 150 metres to the south-east of the existing Terminal 2. For transfers there is a corridor from the domestic wing of the terminal.
For code-share domestic flights you should double-check which Terminal will be used because I suspect that it will depend on who is operating the aircraft.
Beijing Capital International Airport locate at the east northern of Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China that is 25.35 Km far to the center of Beijing -- Tiananmen square. It is at the most important location and is the largest scale and in which establishment is the most consummate. In 1999, the new four-storey terminal (including basement level) covers an area of 336,000 square meters--three times the size of the former terminal--and puts much more emphasis on passenger comfort. The complex also includes a large-scale public parking building and a cargo station. It attract 66 airline companies including 11 domestic companies and 55 national companies. To be open to navigation or air traffic cities are are 88 domestic and 69 international. Everyweek there are 5000 flight start from here to all over world.