Beijing International (PEK)
Location: The airport is situated 17 miles (28km) north of
Time: Local time is GMT +8.
A shuttle bus service runs between the two terminals.
Beijing's transport system was revamped for the 2008 Olympic
Games. Shuttle buses run regularly to the city centre (about 45
minutes), Beijing Railway Station and major hotels. Metered taxis
are also available, but it is recommended that passengers have
their destination written in Chinese to avoid confusion. Travelling
time to the city is about an hour.
Car rental is available at the airport.
There are several bureaux de change, a bank and ATMs, as well as
telephones, tourist information, numerous shops and duty free, and
a business centre with internet access. A food corridor provides a
range of eating and drinking options, while an entertainment centre
offers everything from films to Chinese massage. Facilities for the
disabled are good, but passengers should contact their airlines in
advance for more information. Smoking is banned throughout the
The parking garage is located close to Terminal 3, and is
connected to the terminal building by means of an underground
walkway. There is also an airport subway, linking the parking
garage to the terminals. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes;
and thereafter, RMB 6 for the first hour, and RMB 5 for every
subsequent 30 minutes. The maximum daily charge is RMB 80 for the
first two days, and RMB 50 per day from the third day onwards.
Departure Tax: ¥90 (international flights), ¥50