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Beijing Capital Airport (北京首都机场 – Bĕijīng Shǒudū Jīchăng) is the main international airport serving the city of Beijing. The airport is located about 20km Northeast of the city, connected by the airport freeway. Currently the best way to get there is by taxi or by the excellent airport bus, but Olympic plans include a rail connection. Watch this space for developments.

From Beijing to Capital Airport by Taxi

After immigration you come out into the arrivals hall, where you will probably be approached and offered a taxi. Ignore these people, who will overcharge you, and proceed to the taxi rank which is just outside. A taxi to the city centre usually takes just under an hour, and costs 150-250RMB. The driver should legally use the meter. If they don’t tell them to. If you arrive or depart very early in the morning or late at night, drivers are particularly reluctant to use the meter, if you end up having to agree a price, make sure it’s clear you’re talking about RMB!

From Beijing to Capital Airport by Bus

A cheaper alternative is the Airport Bus, which is cheap, quick and comfortable. There are five different routes. These details are subject to change. Check this page again before you leave for up to date information.

There are six Airport Bus routes, but only five run to Capital Airport, no.6 connects Xidan with Nanyuan Airport which is located about 15km South of the city and handles mainly internal

Beijing Capital Airport Airport Bus Routes

Airport Bus Route 1: Beijing Capital Airport – Fangzhuang

Stops at: Liangmaqiao, Hujialou, Dabeiyao (World Trade Centre), Panjiayuan, Shilihe, Fangzhuang (Guiyou Shopping Mall)
First bus:7.30
Last bus:22.30

Fangzhuang – Capital Airport
Stops at: Fangzhuang (Guiyou Shopping Mall), Dabeiyao (South China Aviation Hotel), Capital Airport

First Bus: 6.00
Last bus: 19.30

Airport Bus Route 2: Beijing Capital Airport – Xidan

Stops at: Sanyuanqiao, Dongzhimen, Dongsishitiao Bridge, Xidan (Civil Aviation Building)
First bus: 7.00
Last bus: Meets last incoming flight

Xidan – Capital Airport
Stops at: Xidan (Civil Aviation Building), Dongzhimen (~50m East of the bridge), Jingxin Building (West Entrance), Capital Airport
First bus: 5.40
Last bus: 21.00

Airport Bus Route 3: Beijing Capital Airport – Beijing Railway Station

Stops at: Yuyang Hotel, Dongdaqiao (except after 22:30), Chaoyangmen, Yabaolu, Beijing Railway Station
First bus: 7.30
Last bus: Meets the last incoming flight

Beijing Railway Station – Capital Airport
Stops at: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing International Hotel (West Entrance), Dongzhimen (~50m East of the bridge), Jingxin Building (West Entrance), CapitalAirport
First bus: 6:00
Last bus: 19.30

Airport Bus Route 4: Beijing Capital Airport – Gongzhufen

Stops at: China International Exhibition Centre, Xibahe, Anzhen Bridge, Madian Bridge, Beitaipingzhuang, JimenBridge, Friendship Hotel, Beijing TV Station, Zizhu Bridge, Hangtian Bridge, Gongzhufen (Xinxing Hotel)
First bus: 7.00
Last bus: 23.00

Gongzhufen – Capital Airport
Stops at: Gongzhufen (Xinxing Hotel), Friendship Hotel (North Entrance Air Ticket Office, Beitaipingzhuang (50m from the east of the crossroad); 4. AnzhenBuilding; 5. CapitalAirport
First bus: 5:40
Last bus: 21:00

Airport Bus Route 5: Beijing Capital Airport – Zhongguancun

Stops at: Wangjing (Huajiadi), Xiaoying, Asian Games Village (Anhui Bridge), Xueyuan Bridge, Zhongguancun Bridge (No. 4) First bus: 8:30
Last bus: 21:30

Zhongguancun – Capital Airport
Stops at: Zhongguancun Bridge (No. 4), Beihang University (North Entry), Huixinxijie (Anhui Building), Huixindongjie (SINOPEC), Capital Airport
First bus: 7.00
Last bus: 19.30

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