Beijing Capital International Airport is located in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Situated in the Shunyi District, it is approximately 25km away from Tiananmen Square. This airport is not only the busiest and most crucial airport in China, it is also a key contender for the spot of the world’s busiest airport. With 3 terminals and 3 runways, this airport is a global travel hub for over 150 domestic and international flights. Travellers on connecting flights or hoping to explore the other terminals can take the shuttle service linking all terminals at no cost. This service runs all day and the shuttle bus arrives every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the time of day.
Passengers who have exhausted the batteries of their electronic devices and gadgets during their long haul flights will find Beijing Capital International Airport understanding of their needs. This airport will help recharge your device at the free charging power sockets available at many locations in each terminal, while you rejuvenate yourself. There are also lockable charging spots in Terminal 3, in particular, where you can simply leave and lock your phone or tablet at one spot for charging while you attend to your other needs. All for the security and comfort of the happy traveller.
Those with families are well taken care of no matter which terminal they arrive at. There is a kid activity zone at every terminal with toys to keep the children occupied. Nursing rooms are also available for convenient babycare needs; they even provide the nitty-gritty things like small diapers and wet wipes, highlighting the airport’s level of care and concern for its travellers. Additionally, there are banks and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in all terminals, ensuring your financial needs are readily fulfilled. Travellers concerned about the lack of clean and drinkable water will feel comforted by the purified water fountains around the airport. Occasional cultural performances or exhibitions are also held in the airport giving visitors a taste of Chinese culture.
Travelling to and from the airport is easy and convenient with the airport shuttle, especially for destinations in the urban area and cities around Beijing. Local buses bring you on 12 different lines to different locations, while coaches are available to take you to surrounding provinces like Tianjin and Baoding in a couple of hours. To get to various parts of the Shunyi District from the airport, simply get on board the Airport Bus for a cheap mode of transport. The Airport Express brings visitors to 4 stations, which are Terminals 2 and 3, as well as Dongzhimen and Sanyuanqiao. Once in town, you can choose from a multitude of transport options. There are public buses, trains, subway, taxis and cars up for rental. Rickshaws are extremely popular for tourists on board the Hutong tour!
Beijing is at the heart of China’s economic, cultural and educational sectors, attracting millions of domestic and international visitors every year. From the Great Wall of China, to the Forbidden City to the Beijing Olympic Stadium, there is much to explore. Visit the 798 Art Zone which features China’s contemporary art and culture, a melting pot of creativity near the airport. Since you are in north China, why not try sitting on a rickshaw along the Hutongs (narrow alleys) formed along traditional courtyard residences? Make a short trip down to Sanlitun Village for some shopping as this fashion centre is composed of 19 buildings in all!
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