Beijing International Flights

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Beijing Capital is the main airport for Beijing and is the busiest airport in Asia. The airport is 30km from the city centre. This is a huge airport, with three main passenger terminals. Amazingly vast Terminal 3 was built for the Olympic Games in 2008. There is an incredible variety of shops and restaurants. Trains and buses connect the airport with the city centre.

The cheapest flights are normally from London Heathrow. You should also find reasonable fares from London City, Manchester, London Gatwick, Glasgow International, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Most of these flights will be indirect. Airlines offering well-priced flights include Alitalia, Air France, Lufthansa, Swiss, KLM, Finnair, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Airlines and Emirates.

Airport Location

Airport Road,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100621
Tel: (86)10 962580


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Local Transport



The Beijing Subway Airport Express Line runs from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 and then to the city, with stops at Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen. Journey time is approximately 16–20 minutes.


Beijing Airport Shuttle Bus runs to key points throughout the city. Buses serve all three terminals.


Flights are almost always indirect. The best deals are often available from:

London Heathrow.
London City
London Gatwick


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