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Beijing Capital Airport

Written by AppleUpdated Jan. 17, 2021

Beijing Capital International Airport is located in northeast of Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China, and 25.35km from the Tian'anmen Square, center of Beijing city. It is not only an aviation gateway of Beijing and a window for international communication, but also a radial center for China civil aviation network, featured in a large-scale international airport, with most important location, biggest scale, fullest facilities and busiest transportation in China.

Beijing Capital Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport, under the administrative control of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), officially opened on March 2, 1958. With the development of civil aviation business and the increasing volume of passenger and cargo transportation, it was expanded in large scale. The Passenger Terminal 1, covering an area of 60,000m2, and auxiliary facilities, including parking apron and car parks, officially put into service on January 01st 1980. Terminal 1 was designed to serve 60 flights daily and 1,500 passengers at peak hours. The facilities at flight areas of the expanded Beijing Capital International Airport was meeting the 4E standards required by International Civil Aviation Organization.

With the continuous growth of quantity of international airlines to Beijing and the density of international flights, the Terminal was enlarged again from October 1995 to November 1999. The Terminal 2, covering an area of 336,000m2 and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, officially went into operation on November 01st 1999. Terminal 2 is able to handle 26,500,000 passengers yearly and 9,210 passengers at peak hours.

Due to the excellent geographic location and service facilities at Beijing Capital International Airport, 66 domestic and foreign airline companies are participating in the operational business, including 11 domestic companies and 55 foreign companies. More than 5,000 scheduled flights are available to 88 cities in China and 69 cities abroad.

  • Chinese Name: 北京首都机场
  • Airport Code: PEK
  • Website:
  • Address: Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, Capital Airport, Beijing, China.
  • Chinese Address: 北京市朝阳区首都机场
  • Telephone: 010-64541100

Beijing Capital Airport Terminals

Before boarding a plane, passengers should be clear about which terminal to go to for their flights. Here we list which terminals which airlines depart and leave from.

Terminal 1

  • Hainan Airlines
  • Grand China Air
  • Deer Air

Terminal 2

  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Xiamen Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Air France

Terminal 3

  • Air China
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • United Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Macau Airlines
  • Shandong Airlines
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Qantas
  • British Airways

Beijing Capital Airport Facilities

  • Car Rental
  • Mobile Phone Rental
  • Wifi
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center

Transportation To/From the Airport

The Shortest Driving Distance & Times from Beijing Airport to...

The Following data show the shortest driving distance and hours from Beijing Capital Airport (under the condition of no traffic jam).

    Distance Driving Time
Beijing Capital Airport to Wangfujing Walking Street 28KM 27m
Tian'anmen Square 29KM 30m
Forbidden City 30KM 36m
Badaling Great Wall 76KM 1h
Mutianyu Great Wall 58KM 1h32m
Beijing Train Station 27KM 25m
Beijing West Station 38KM 45m
Beijing South Station 37KM 36m
tianjin 144KM 1h47m

Shuttle Buses between Beijing Capital International Airport, the Urban Area and Surrounding Cities

Passengers in urban areas can enjoy convenient trips between Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and Xidan, Beijing Railway Station, Gongzhufen, Fangzhuang, Zhongguancun, Wangjing, Beijing West Railway Station, and Shangdi by taking airport shuttle buses. There are also shuttle buses between BCIA and Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, and Beidaihe.

Bus Fee

  • Urban Shuttle: 16 yuan/person (single trip)
  • Beijing to/from Tianjin: 70 yuan/ person
  • Beijing to/from Tangu: 80 yuan/ person
  • Beijing to/from Qinhuangdao: 126 yuan/ person

Buy Tickets at the Airport

  • T1: Gate 7 (inside) on the first floor
  • T2: Gate 9 to 11 (outside) on the first floor
  • T3: Zone A exit, opposite the Zone C exit on the second floor; next to Gates 5, 7, and 11 on the first floor
  • From the urban area and cities around Beijing, please call the Airport Shuttle Service Hotline: 010-64594375/76

Airport Shuttle Bus Routes

Shuttle Bus Line 2, 3 and 4 depart every 15 minutes, while others depart every 30 minutes or when the bus is full.

Line Route Stops Operating Time
1 BCIA-Fangzhuang Liangma Bridge -- Baijiazhuang -- Dabeiyao (Guomao Bridge) -- Panjiayuan -- Shilihe (Kingwing Hot Spring International Hotel) -- Fangzhuang (Mansion Guiyou) 07:00-24:00
Fangzhuang-BCIA Fangzhuang (west of Mansion Guiyou) -- Dabeiyao (Southern Airlines Pearl Hotel) -- BCIA 05:30-21:00
2 BCIA-Xidan West of Beixiaojie Bridge -- West of Andingmen Bridge -- West of Jishuitan Bridge -- South of Xizhimen Bridge -- East of Fuxingmen Bridge -- Xidan (Transfer station of subway line 1 and 4 at Xidan Intersection) 07:00 half an hour after the last domestic flight
Xidan-BCIA Xidan (Civil Aviation Building) -- BCIA 05:30-21:00
3 BCIA-Beijing Railway Station Sanyuan Bridge -- Yuyang Hotel -- Dongzhimen -- Dongsishitiao Bridge -- Chaoyangmen -- Yabao Road -- Beijing Railway Station 7:00-after the last domestic flight
Beijing Railway Station-BCIA Yong'antang Drug Store (Waijiaobujie Stop of Bus No. 24) -- Dongzhimen (Newsstand, south of the road, 50m east of the bridge) -- Landmark Tower (West Gate) -- BCIA 05:30-21:00
4 BCIA-Gongzhufen China International Exhibition Center -- Xibahe -- Anzhen Bridge -- Madian Bridge -- Beitaipingzhuang -- Jimen Bridge -- Friendship Hotel -- Suzhou Bridge -- Zizhu Bridge -- Hangtian Bridge -- Gongzhufen (Xinxing Hotel) 06:50 half an hour after the last domestic flight
Gongzhufen-BCIA Gongzhufen (Xinxing Hotel) -- Friendship Hotel (Air Ticket Office at the north gate) -- Beitaipingzhuang (50m east of the intersection) -- Anzhen Stop (under the flyover east of Puppet Theater) -- Xibahe (Ticket Office of Shenzhen Airlines) -- BCIA 05:10-21:00
5 BCIA-Zhongguancun Xiaoying -- Asian Games Village (Anhui Bridge) -- Xueyuan Bridge -- Zhongguancun (Fourth Bridge) 07:00-24:00
Zhongguancun-BCIA Zhongguancun (Fourth Bridge) -- Beihang University (north gate) -- Huixin West Street (Anhui Plaza) -- Huixin East Street (Tianshui Yige Hotel) -- BCIA 05:30-21:00
6 BCIA-Wangjing Wangjing Huayuan West Street -- West Junction of Wangjing Street -- North Junction of Guangshun Street -- Wangjing (Civil Aviation Management Institute of China) 07:00-23:00
Wangjing-BCIA Wangjing (Civil Aviation Management Institute of China) -- Huajiadi Beili -- Nanhuqu -- West Junction of Wangjing Street -- Wangjing Huayuan West Area -- BCIA 05:45-20:45
7 BCIA-Beijing West Railway Station Chaoyanggongyuan Bridge (50m south of the Bridge) -- Tonghuihe North Road (east of the new BTV Building) -- Guangqumen (200m north of the west side of the intersection) -- Ciqikou (100m north of the west side of the intersection) -- Zhushikou (100m north of the east side of the intersection) -- Caishikou (100m north of the west side of the intersection) -- Guang'anmenwai (500m north of the west side of the Bridge) -- West Railway Station (Zhongyan Hotel) 07:30-24:00
Beijing West Railway Station-BCIA Zhongyan Hotel (South Square of Beijing West Railway Station) – Guang'anmen (50m south of the east side of Baiguanglu Beikou) -- Ciqikou (100m south of the west side of the intersection) -- Chaoyanggongyuan Bridge (beside the bus stop at the east side road, north of the Bridge) -- BCIA 05:10-21:00
8 BCIA-Shangdi Eastern Provence (north side of the road, 50m east of the main gate) -- Wangdujiayuan (north side of the road, 50m west of the main gate) -- Tiantongyuan North (Terminus of Subway Line 5) -- North gate of West Third Area of Tiantongyuan (Side road in front of the gate) -- Huilongguan East Street (in front of Merry Mart) -- Huilongguan West Street (in front of Beidian Time Square) -- Huilongguan (in front of Hualian Department Store) -- Shangdi Information Industry Development Area (Holiday Inn, Shangdi, Beijing) 07:30:22:00
Shangdi-BCIA Shangdi Information Industry Development Area (Holiday Inn, Shangdi, Beijing) -- Xiaoying of Qinghe (50m east of the side road north of Xiaoying Bridge) -- Longze Station (Light Rail Line 13) -- Longhuayuan (Longhuayuan Bus Stop, south side of Huilongguan West Street) -- Juzhen Community -- North gate of West Third Area of Tiantongyuan (in front of the gate) -- Tiantongyuan North (Terminus of Subway Line 5) -- Mingjia Garden -- Dongsanqi Lanyuan -- BCIA 05:10-21:00
9 BCIA-Tongzhou Beiguan (Jingha Expressway) -- West Street -- Beiyuan -- Cuiping (Xinhualian Jiayuan) -- Sunflower Hotel, Tongzhou 07:00-24:00
Tongzhou-BCIA Cuiping Beili (west gate) -- Beiyuan (east of subway station) -- Beiguan (west gate of Qitian Leyuan) -- BCIA 05:30-19:30

Inter-Provincial Shuttle Buses

Inter-provincial shuttle buses depart every 30 minutes or 1 hour.

Route Name Journey Time Price
BCIA-Tianjin 2 hours and a half 70 yuan
BCIA-Qinhuangdao 4 hours 126 yuan
BCIA-Tanggu 3 hours 80 yuan

Other Airport Information

Luggage Deposit Services

Round-the-clock luggage deposit services are available at each of the three terminals. Passengers can leave their luggage there for hours or days. Electric password lockers are also provided for small-size luggage, and the charge is based on the locker's size and service time. Please note that if luggage is unclaimed after 120 days, it will be sent to the Public Bureau of Beijing Capital Airport for disposal.

Location of Counters

  • Terminal 1 The left-luggage counters are located on the second floor, at the east of the corridor between T1 to T2. Tel: 010-64540921
  • Terminal 2 There are two left-luggage counters at T2. One is located near Gate 9 on the first floor, and the other is located near Gate 10 on the second floor. Tel: 010-64598151 (1st floor), 64598152 (2nd floor)
  • Terminal 3 There are two left-luggage counters at T3, and they are located on the east and west side of the public area in the arrival hall on the second floor. Tel: 010-64558580 (east), 010-64558579 (west)

Left Luggage Fee

  • 20 yuan/piece/day: luggage with length+wilih+height no more than 65cm (2'2")
  • 30 yuan/piece/day: luggage with length+wilih+height between 65 (2'2") and 200cm (6'6")
  • 50 yuan/piece/day: luggage with length+wilih+height more than 200cm (6'6")

Taxi Directions

Please drive me to Beijing Capital Airport, thank you!
请送我到 北京首都 机场,谢谢

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