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    Private Cars (hei che) from airport

    by crewrower Written Jul 14, 2004

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    As soon as you clear customs at Beijing's airport, you'll likely be approached by a man/men asking you if you want a ride into town. Avoid them. I frequently negotiate with private drivers for rides around cities in China. But, there are no deals to be had here. These guys will offer an inflated fare. Even if you know what the metered taxi fare would be and they offer you a lower price, be wary. They will often put several different passengers in one car, charging each one a fare. You might be the one having to wait as the other passengers get dropped off first.

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    Shuttle bus (limousine) AIRPORT-CITY

    by Sally_chen Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    There are several lines going to different directions to the city from airport. Be sure to show the correct area of you hotel to the staff at the station and choose the most convenient line for you.
    The ticket price should be less than RMB20 (fixed) Sorry, I have never tried , I always take taxi or someone pick me up!

    It takes about 30minutes to 1:30 to arrive in city, all depends on the traffic and the area you go.
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    Beijing Airport Bus

    by wandering360 Updated Oct 31, 2003

    If you're travelling on a budget and you can manage to pronounce or copy the name of a subway station onto a piece of paper, you can save some money by taking the AirBus.

    Outside the airport, there are several ticket booths (unfortunately all in Chinese) and several uniformed ticketing agents for the buses. These buses stop at subway stations and usually terminate at the main train station. But there are several lines, so you'd need to tell the agent your destination and she will lead you to correct bus and even inform the driver of your intended stop.

    When the bus leaves the airport expressway, you should be in the city - proper (i.e. the part covered by your street map). Keep an eye for major landmarks such as hotels to try to get a rough idea that you have yet to reach your stop.

    Listen for the bus driver to yell out your stop. Usually he doesn't identify the stops but if he knows of a foreigner onboard, he'd yell out the station name.

    To head towards the airport, go to the parking lot of the International Hotel in downtown Beijing and look for buses and a long queue.

    Good luck!

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    Capital International Airport

    by meteorologist1 Updated Sep 22, 2003

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    Beijing's Capital International Airport is located just northeast of the city. It serves both international and domestic flights. Many world airliners fly to Capital Airport. The new terminal building is more convenient and efficient than the older one. If you are departing from the airport, you are required to pay an airport tax of 90 yuan per person.

    There's a cheap shuttle bus that runs between the airport and the city for 16 yuan. You can buy tickets at a stand outside the terminal door. You can also take the taxi for convenience. For the taxi, you are responsible for an extra 10 yuan for the toll on the airport expressway.

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    Bus TO and FROM the airport

    by Lemonita Written Jul 30, 2003

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    There are buses that take passengers to and from the airport.

    At the airport, on the arrival floor, walk towards the domestic arrivals. Buses will be stationned outside and you need to buy tickets before getting on them. There are different destinations downtown such as Xidan (Min Hang Da Sha) or Beijing Zhan (Beijing train station in the south east).
    If you don't know where to stop, the easiest way would be to ask the person who sells the ticket.
    For Xidan, it's 16 RMB and it takes around one hour to get to the aiport.

    For the aiport, I've only taken the bus from Xidan and there is a bus leaving every half an hour.

    Buses are air conditionned and confortable. But if you are more than one travelling, sometimes, it may be cheaper to take the taxi.

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    Capital International Airport

    by aukjejetty Updated Apr 13, 2003

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    Beijing is an easy city to start at, a lot of tourists fly in here, and start their China-trip from Beijing. The airport is called Capital International Airport and the distance to the city is 20km.
    When you depart from the airport you have to pay 90yuan tax, so make sure you save that money for you flight back. You pay this money at the airport tax payment counter, you will get a receipt that you need to show with your ticket later.

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Local Bus

    Airport Arrival - A number of major European, North American, and Australian airlines fly directly into Beijing. The airport, which is also known as Capital International Central, is 26 kms (16 miles) northeast of the city and has a duty-free shop, bank, bar, and restaurant.
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    You can get to the city by inexpensive shuttle bus (tickets are available at a counter inside the terminal), regular bus (90 minutes travel time; buses depart from the airport on Xi Chang'an Jie, opposite Air China), or taxi (40 minutes).
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    Arrival at Beijing's...

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Arrival at Beijing's International Airport: Welcome to china! After 2 days of traveling on plane and a few layovers in several airports, I finally made it to china. Here I am entering china at Beijing's airport border crossing. Hey, give me a brake will ya, I spent 2 days on the plane (Well, not exactly, but crossing the day line sure felt that way).

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  • It almost goes without saying...

    by Erdoboy Written Aug 26, 2002

    It almost goes without saying that the best way to get to Beijing is via airliner. I was able to get e fairly reasonable air fare from Osaka that went in via Shanghai.

    I had been told and read many stories about going through customs and needing to supply a list of all western goods in ones possesion. (to make sure you didnt sell things on the black market, I guess) So you can imaging my surprise when I rocked up with a list of all my cameras and walkmans and no body cared. Nobody checked anything. Nobody even looked at my bags. The only conclusion I can draw from this is that it is hit or miss.
    China is a very NON-English environment. Whereas Europe is a place you can work things out, China would be completely un decernable for most first time visitors. Cars even have the name brand emblem done in Chinese. So if this is your first trip to China you will likely want someone to met you to help get you away from the Airlport and 'into' town.

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    Location: Located 28km (18m)...

    by viajeromaga Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Location: Located 28km (18m) northeast of the city centre. Facilities include a bank, bureaux de change and ATM, a 24 hour medical centre, a post office, telephones, shops (including duty-free), cafés and restaurants.
    : Metered taxis are available at the airport. The average journey time is 30-40 minutes. The Airport-City Shuttle Bus departs every 30 minutes from outside Arrivals and buses take three routes into the city – Xidan, Gongzhufen and Zhongguancun – and also stop at major hotels. The journey time is about 45 minutes.

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    Exit Fee

    by cwest03 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    For only 90 yuan this could be yours

    When leaving Beijing by air you must remember that there is a 90 yuan fee. This must be paid at the airport before you enter the area to check into your flight. You must find the window where the fee is paid and get a passenger's coupon to show as you enter the check-in area. Remember to save a little money for this.

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    The Airport Expressway

    by machomikemd Written Jun 22, 2009

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    newly built expressway that takes you from beijing downtown to the Beijing Capital International Airport in 40 minutes

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    Currency Exchange

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 20, 2007

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    The exchange counter at Beijing airport is conveniently located at the baggage claim area. The rates are excellent too. No need to exchange any currency before leaving home.

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