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Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)

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Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)
AddressAirport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100621, China
Telephone(010) 6454 1111
Number of terminals3
Time zoneGMT +8
LocationThe airport is located 25km (16 miles) northeast of Beijing.
Airport codePEK
Country dialling code86
Airport newsBeijing Capital Airport overtook London Heathrow as the world's second busiest airport during the summer of 2010.
Transfer between terminalsRegular shuttle buses run between the three terminals.
Driving directionsA dedicated Airport Expressway links Beijing Capital Airport with the city centre.
Car rentalDriving in China requires a Chinese-issued driving licence, so car rental usually includes a driver. A number of local agencies offer this service, and there is a car rental booth within the airport terminal. Recent legislation enables non-nationals to obtain temporary licences, but the major international car rental agencies are only just beginning to establish a foothold in the country. More information can be obtained from Avis China (www.avischina.com).
Public transport and taxisBus: the Airport-City Shuttle Bus departs from outside Arrivals and takes six routes into the city: Xidan, Gongzhufen, Fangzhuang, Beijing Railway Station, Zhongguancun and Nanyuan private airport. The most popular route is to Xidan in central Beijing, a short walk from the Forbidden City. The shuttle also stops at some major hotels.
Taxi: metered taxis are available at the officially designated taxi ranks. Journey time to the city centre is between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Passengers are advised to have the destination address either written in Chinese or marked clearly on a map.
Rail: the Beijing Subway's Airport Express (www.ebeijing.gov.cn) runs from Terminals 2 and 3 direct to the city centre (journey time is approximately 20 minutes).
Car parkingExtensive parking facilities (tel: (010) 6454 0814) are offered on six levels in a multi-storey car park. It is equipped with electronic guide screens to assist with locating a space, but it is generally recommended that spaces are reserved in advance, as it can often be very busy.
Information and help desksTourist information (tel: (010) 6456 1100) is available in the Arrivals lounge from 08:30 until the end of flight operations. Hotel booking assistance is available in the arrivals hall.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: facilities include banks, several bureaux de change, ATMs, telephones and a post office.
Eating and drinking:
there are cafés and restaurants throughout the airport.
there are shops in all the terminals, including tax and duty-free.
Luggage: left luggage facilities are available in both Arrival and Departure halls (tel: (010) 6459 8151).
Other facilities: there is a 24-hour medical centre at the airport, and a passenger changing room is available.
Conference and business facilitiesThe airport has a business centre with internet access, fax and computer facilities. Business services, including fax, photocopying and computer facilities, are also available in the VIP lounges. Alternatively, there are hotels close to the airport which provide business services. These include the Airport Garden Hotel (tel: (010) 6456 3388; www.airportgardenhotelbeijing.cn) and the Beijing Capital Airport Hotel (tel: (010) 6457 7788; www.capitalairporthotelbeijing.cn).
Disabled facilitiesThe airport is fully accessible to disabled travellers. The Beijing Airport Ground Service Corporation (tel: (010) 6454 1111) can provide assistance for travellers with physical disabilities.
Airport hotelsThere are a number of hotels near the Beijing Capital International Airport. A hotel reservation desk is situated in all terminals.

Airport Garden Hotel
Airport Garden Hotel is a short drive from the Beijing Capital International Airport and provides a free shuttle bus service to and from the terminals. The hotel has a range of dining options and meeting facilities.
Chaoyang District, Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing, China
Tel: (010) 6456 3388
Web: www.airportgardenhotelbeijing.cn

Capital Airport Hotel
Capital Airport Hotel is just a one-minute shuttle bus ride from Beijing Capital International Airport, which the hotel provides free of charge. The hotel has four restaurants and 32 private dining rooms, as well as 21 function rooms and two ballrooms.
Term 3 Beijing Capital Intl Airport
Beijing 100621, China
Tel: (010) 6458 8888
Web: www1.hilton.com

Jinglin Hotel Beijing
Jinglin Hotel Beijing is located close to the Beijing Capital International Airport and offers dining and conference facilities.
Chaoyang District, 1B Nanping Dong Li, Capital Airport
Beijing 100621, China
Tel: (010) 6457 2626
Web: www.jinglinhotel.com

Citic Hotel is located close to the Beijing Capital International Airport and provides a free shuttle service to and from the terminals. The hotel has a range of sports, dining and entertainment options.
Shunyi, Xiaotianzhu Road
Beijing 100621, China
Tel: (010) 6456 5588
Web: www.citichotelbeijing.com.cn

Airport Lantian Mansion Hotel
Airport Lantian Mansion Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Beijing Capital International Airport.
Tel: (010) 8048 9108
Full airport nameBeijing Capital International Airport
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