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Capital 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 routes.

Major airlines

Air China (tel: (10) 6601-3336 (domestic) or 6601-6667 (international); fax: (10) 6456-3831) is the national airline.

Domestic 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.

Approximate flight times

To Beijing from:

 London: 9 hours 45 minutes

 New York: 14 hours 40 minutes

 Los Angeles: 12 hours 30 minutes

 Toronto: 16 hours 20 minutes

 Sydney: 13 hours 30 minutes

Airport facilities

These include ATM, bureaux de change, duty free and other shops, restaurants, cafés, left-luggage and tourist information.

Business facilities

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.

Departure tax

RMB50 (domestic flights) or RMB90 (international flights) payable in cash (only Chinese currency accepted) on departure.

Transport to the city

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 – 45 minutes).
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