Beijing Capital International Airport(PEK) Guides

Opened on March 02, 1958, Beijing Capital Internaional Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is located about 26km northeast of downtown of Beijing, the capital city of China. It is currently the biggest airport in China and the second busiest airport in the world. By the end of 2019, the annual capacity of Beijing Capital Airport reached approximately 1.01 billion passengers, and PEK airport handled 252 domestic and international flight routes per day.

There are three terminals, 314 finger docks, two 4E runways(3800 metres*60metres) and one 4F runway(3200 metres* 50 metres) at Beijing Capital Airport. Terminal 1 was opened on Jan 01 1980 and renovated in 2008, but T1 has been closed on May 03 2020. Terminal 2 was opened on Nov 01 1999. And the newest terminal 3 was opened in 2008. T3 is located 6.4km southeast of T2 and T1. The airport provides a free inter-terminal shuttle bus between Terminals 2 and Terminal 3.

Ground transportations are included airport bus, taxi, and airport express which is a rail link to Beijing city centre and is operated as part of the Beijing Subway system.

From September 2019, all Oneworld & SkyTeam flights from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) were transferred to the Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX), except Hong Kong Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air.

[Important]Travel restrictions of COVID-19

All overseas arrivals are required to take a nucleic acid test and being quarantined in designated facilities for 14 days. Travelers are expected to cover the costs of the quarantine.

And China suspended the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits since Mar 28 2020. And 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT also is unavailable.

But entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas are not affected. And if you got a new Chinese Visa after Mar 28 2020, you also can enter China.

Effective from 28th September 2020 (12AM), foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need to apply for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals are expired after 12 a.m of 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders' visit to China remains unchanged.

Location and Map

Address: Jichang West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.

Tel: (+86) 10 96158

Beijing Capital International Airport is located 26km northeast of downtown of Beijing, 76km northeast of Beijing Daxing International Airport, 40km of northeast of Beijing South Railway Station, and 41km of northeast of Beijing West Railway Station.

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FAQs of Beijing Capital Airport

1. How far is Beijing Capital Airport from downtown of Beijing?

Beijing Capital Airport is located 26km northeast of downtown of Beijing

2. How far is Beijing Capital Airport from Beijing Daxing Airport(PKX)?

Beijing Capital Airport is located 78km northeast of Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX)

3. How far is Beijing Capital Airport from Beijing South Railway Station?

Beijing Capital Airport is located 40km northeast of Beijing South Railway Station.

4. How to get to Beijing Capital Airport by subway or taxi?

Beijing Capital Airport can be reached by airport express, taxi and airport bus. Airport express train is mostly recommended.

5. How many Terminals are there at Beijing Capital Airport?

There are three Terminals at Beijing Capital Airport: Terminal 3, Terminal 2 and Terminal 1.

6. When do I need to arrive at the airport before the departure?

Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 2 hours to queue up for security checks and boarding.

7. Are there any foods at Beijing Capital Airport?

There are many options foods and restaurants, including Chinese foods, Western foods, Japanese foods, rice, noodles, KFC, McDonald's and Starbucks. Get details

8. Are there any hourly lounges at Beijing Capital Airport?

There are around 10 hourly lounges in Termina3, Terminal 2 and Terminal 1. Get details

9. What is and how to get 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT at Beijing Capital Airport?

144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT is a policy that allows citizens from 53 countries who hold valid international travel documents, and a passenger ticket for connecting travel to a third country (region) with confirmed seats and a departure time within 144 hours, to travel in Beijing without a visa for six days. Get details

10. How many airports in Beijing?

There are two civil airports in Beijing: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX).

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