Beijing Capital International Airport
The "Aerial Gateway to Beijing", Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) is the first airport in China with three terminals, two towers and three runways. With a current annual passenger throughput of 65 million passengers, BCIA operates more than 200 international and domestic aviation routes, connecting with nearly every major country, region and city in the world. Beijing Capital International Airport is located northeast of the city, 25.35 kilometers from Tian'anmen. Passengers can travel to the airport by subway, taxi or shuttle. The 28.1-kilometer Airport Express Line, with four stations (Dongzhimen, Sanyuanqiao, T2 and T3), makes the entire trip from Dongzhimen to the airport in as little as 16 minutes (with a ticket costing 25 yuan or $3.68). Taking a taxi from the center of the city to the airport may cost about 85-100 yuan. Alternatively, passengers may take the airport shuttle bus from Xidan, Beijing Railway Station, Gongzhufen, Fangzhuang, Zhongguancun and some other locations at a cost of 16 yuan. The shuttles normally run daily from 5:30 am to 9 pm every 15 minutes.
T1, T2 or T3
Flights at Beijing Capital International Airport operate out of terminals T1, T2 and T3. Passengers should be certain in advance about which terminal they should use; the information is included on flight tickets. For more information, passengers may log onto http://www.bcia.com.cn/ or dial +86 10 6454 1100. If you find yourself in the wrong terminal, take an available bus (free) to get to the correct terminal building. Also special shuttle cars that can ferry passengers to other terminals are available outside the terminals.
Get On Board
Luggage Check-In and Boarding Pass Issuance
Please approach your check-in counter with your ticket and valid ID ready. Check-in luggage and obtain your boarding pass. For passengers who do not need to check-in luggage, please proceed to the counter marked "Check-In Without Baggage". An electronic flight ticket counter is available for Airchina in the east of Zone F at the Domestic Departure Hall of T3. Payment or bookings can be processed for passengers with electronic air tickets only. For access to electronic air ticket services of other airlines, please consult the corresponding on-duty managers at the Departure Hall.
Prepare your boarding pass, airline ticket and valid ID card in advance to present them to security personnel. To ensure the safety of your flight, passengers should go through security check, and hand-carried articles should be examined.
Waiting and Boarding
After security check, you may wait for your flight at the boarding gate indicated on your boarding pass. The boarding procedure will begin 40 minutes (30 minutes for domestic flights) before departure. Please pay close attention to announcements. The boarding pass needs to be presented while boarding, please prepare it in advance.
For additional information about the services available at Beijing Capital International Airport, please consult the information desks located in the main lobbies of the terminals. Services include: scheduled flights, flow for airplane boarding and related knowledge about boarding.
Airport information: 962580
Flight information: +86 10 6454 1100
Airport Shuttle Bus Inquiry: +86 10 6459 4375, 6459 4376
Customer Complaints: +86 10 6457 1666
Lost and Found: +86 10 6459 8333
Medical Service: +86 10 6459 1919
Company Phone Numbers (+86 10)
China National Aviation Holding Company: 8448 8888
China Eastern Airlines Company Limited: 95530
China Southern Airlines Company Limited: 95539
Aeroflot: 6500 2412
Air France: 400 880 8808
All Nippon Airways: 400 882 8888
Austrian Airlines: 6455 8365
British Airways: 10 800 744 0031
Air Canada: 6459 0074
Dragonair Hong Kong: 6453 2533
Finnair: 6512 7180
Israel Airlines: 6455 8371
Japan Airlines: 400 888 0808
KLM: 400 8808 222
Korean Air: 400 658 8888
Lufthansa: 6468 8838
Malaysia Airlines: 6505 2681
Delta Air Lines: 400 8140 0081
SAS Scandinavia Airlines: 6453 2550
Singapore Airlines: 6505 2233
Thai International: 8515 0088
Turkish Airlines: 64651867
United Airlines: 8468 6666
Continental Airlines: 6453 0552
Garuda Indonesia: 5879 7699
Cathay Pacific: 400 888 6628