International Airport (PEK)
Tel: (10) 6456-3604.
Beijing’s Capital Airport
is situated 28km (17 miles) northeast of the city centre. In September
1999 the new international terminal opened to prepare for the 50th
anniversary of the founding of the PRC and today serves 23 domestic
airlines and 38 foreign airlines flying more than 54 international
(tel: (10) 6601-3336 (domestic) or 6601-6667 (international); fax:
(10) 6456-3831) is the national airline.
airlines include: China Eastern Airlines (tel: (10) 6468-1166),
China Southwest Airlines (tel: (10) 6601-7579), China Southern Airlines
(tel: (10) 6553-3623), China Northern Airlines (tel: (10) 6601-7594)
and China Northwest Airlines (tel: (10) 6601-7589).
Additional major carriers include: British Airways, Air France,
Garuda Indonesia, Canadian Airlines, Korean Air, Japan Airlines,
Malaysian Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Lufthansa, Thai International,
SAS, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines.
To Beijing from:
9 hours 45 minutes
York: 14 hours 40 minutes
Angeles: 12 hours 30 minutes
16 hours 20 minutes
13 hours 30 minutes
These include ATM, bureaux de change, duty free and other shops,
restaurants, cafés, left-luggage and tourist information.
There are four business centres located in the airport, three in
the domestic area and one in the international section on the second
floor. All offer Internet facilities and are open whenever there
are departing or arriving.
flights) or RMB90 (international
flights) payable in cash (only Chinese currency accepted)
Transport to the
Metered taxis operate from
the airport. The fare will be RMB100-150 including toll
(travel time – 60 minutes). The Airport-City
Shuttle Bus departs every 1/2 hour from outside Arrivals
and buses take three routes into the city –
the most popular is to Xidan in central Beijing,
an easy walk from the Forbidden City. The other routes are to Gongzhufen
in western Beijing and to Zhongguancun in the northwest
district. The fare is RMB16 (travel time –