Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX), which is also known as Beijing New Airport, was opened on September 26, 2019 and has become the largest unibody airport of the world. Beijing Daxing International Airport is the second international airport of Beijing, which is the capital of China and the second largest metropolis of the country after Shanghai. It is located on the border among Hebei Province, Beijing and Langfang. With 4 runways, around 620,000 flights are planned for the airport annually, and the airport has a large terminal building covering an area of 700,000 m2. With an aim to serve 45 million passengers annually and become the main airport of the region by 2021, the facility is located 26 kilometers far from the center of Langfang, 46 kilometers far from Tiananmen Square and 67 kilometers far from Beijing International Airport.
The airport has an impressive design resembling a giant octopus with 5 tentacles and an area of larger than 1,000,000 m2, and it provides natural daylight illumination of all interior spaces with its golden roof and large windows. Additionally, the design of the airport reflects the Chinese tradition and culture, and five traditional Chinese gardens combining the traditional Chinese designs with futuristic elements decorate the corridors of the airport.
There is less than 600 meters between the checkpoints and boarding gates at the airport, which was built observing the protection of the natural environment. This practice aims to reduce the waiting time. At the airport, where speed is given great importance, 5G-based technology and smart service points also reduce the waiting time substantially. Check-in procedures are easily carried out with the state-of-the-art facial recognition systems, and additional technologies that can detect age-related facial changes are used at the airport as well. Accordingly, passengers can easily pass security checks by getting their faces scanned by the first checkpoint. You can easily handle your check-in procedures yourself at 400 self-service kiosk points in the terminal. You can also track your luggage with the E-Label technology at the airport, where self-service luggage check-in service is also offered. The 5G base station at the airport enables extremely quick access to the internet for up to 100 thousand passengers.
There are 5 waiting areas specially designed for families in the terminal building, where facilities such as the rooms for changing diapers, putting babies to sleep and feeding are provided for families with children. In these areas, you can find the means such as heating-cooling devices for baby food or milk and baby toilets. Furthermore, you can also use the two playgrounds reserved for children above 3 years old on the 3rd and 4th terminal floors for 24/7.
The medical stations and emergency services on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors help passengers with first aid practices, emergency medications and any kind of medical care that may be needed. If you like yoga, you can use the comfortable yoga rooms in the International Flights departure area (3rd floor).
Daxing International, which offers VIP services to help your journey go smoothly from your arrival at the airport until your departure, also has a wide transportation system. You can easily and comfortably reach the airport from the Beijing city center or other large regions by subway, public buses, high-speed and intercity trains.
There are 4 options for traveling from Beijing Daxing Airport to the Beijing city center. You can reach many points of the city in 80 minutes with terminal taxis for a fare costing approximately $30.5. You can reach the city center from the terminal in about 90 minutes with more affordable costs by taking the means of public transport such as bus lines, high-speed subways and intercity trains. The intercity train line enables transportation to Beijing West Railway Station in 20-35 minutes with a cost of $4.5. If you take the subway line, you can reach Caoqiao Station only within 19 minutes, and you must pay about $4.5 for this journey.
The bus lines 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are in service between 07:30 and 23:00 every day; the bus line 6 runs only during the night shift. One-way bus tickets cost $5.5, and the routes are as follows:
Line 1: (07:30-23:00) Daxing Airport, Beijing Main Train Station.
Line 2: (07:30-23:00) Daxing Airport, Beijing West Railway Station.
Line 3: (07:30-23:00) Daxing Airport, Beijing South Railway Station.
Line 4: (07:30-23:00) Daxing Airport, Tongzhou.
Line 5: (07:30-23:00) Daxing Airport, Fangshan.
Line 6: (23:00-until the last flight arrives) Xuanwu Gate (Night Route).
There are buses to Tianjin and Langfang intercity bus terminals from the airport 4 times a day. The routes of these buses, which have ticket prices varying between $4.8 and $10.5, are as follows:
Line 1: (between 07:00 and 14:00, and 150 minutes travel time) Daxing Airport-Tianjin Bus/Train Stations.
Line 2: (every hour between 08:30 and 20:30, and 90 minutes travel time) Langfang Bus Terminal.
Line 3: (between 10:00 and 12:00, 18:00 and 20:00, and 180 minutes travel time) Tangshan West Bus Terminal.
Line 4: (between 07:00 and 10:00, 14:00 and 17:00, and 180 minutes travel time) Baoding Bus Terminal.
With the new Beijing-Xiong'an Intercity Railway, you can quickly and comfortably go to Beijing West Railway Station from the airport. High-speed trains reach Beijing West Railway Station from Daxing Airport only within 20 minutes, and the tickets cost approximately $4.2. You can buy your ticket at the train station or online if you use a Chinese bank card.
With the New Airport Subway Line, it is possible to reach Caoqiao Station in the Beijing city center from the airport only within 19 minutes. The New Line, which has a ticket price of $3.5, runs between 06:30 and 22:30, and the waiting time between the trains varies between 8.5 and 10 minutes. In the future, this subway line is expected to be extended to Lize Business District Station.
International driver's licenses are not accepted in China, so if you are a foreigner in the city and want to travel comfortably by car, taking a taxi will be a good option. Airport taxis are in service 24/7 and transport passengers to the Beijing city center within 60-90 minutes for a fare costing approximately $30.5. Beijing is one of the cities famous for its heavy traffic. For this reason, we recommend you remember that the travel time or the taxi fare may change.
There are offices of many Chinese and international car rental companies at Daxing Airport. If you are traveling for holiday purposes and want to see Beijing or attend several business meetings, renting a car will be a good option.
At the airport, you can find rental cars suitable for every budget, such as luxury sedans, economical fuel-efficient vehicles or large minivans, and select the vehicle that best suits your requirements. Foreigners are not allowed to drive in China, even if they have an international driver's license. Therefore, if you want to rent a car, you can easily get a temporary driver's license by following the procedure or only rent a car with a driver.
If you want to go to the Beijing city center by car, you need to use three highways (Beijing-Kaifeng G45-Beijing-Taipei G3-Beijing-Kunming G5 and Langzhuo Expressway S24), which are connected to the terminal from the eastern, central and western parts, respectively. Langzhuo Expressway S24 was built specifically to meet the transportation needs of the airport, and the highway substantially shortens the time required to reach Beijing from the airport. The time required to go from the airport to the Beijing city center, which is located 46 kilometers away, by car is approximately 1 hour.Last Updated: 13 Nov 2020
For transportation to Beijing Daxing International Airport from the city center, which is located 46 kilometers away, by the means of public transport such as buses, high-speed trains, subway and intercity trains, you can make use of car rental and taxi services. There are also transportation possibilities to the airport, which has a broad road transportation network, from intercity bus terminals, Tianjin Cruise Port and other airports.
Because international driving licenses are not accepted in China, foreigners mostly travel by taxi. You can find air-conditioned and large vehicles in the center of Beijing 24/7 and easily arrive at the airport. Taxi fares in Beijing are very economical, but owing to the heavy traffic of the city, transportation times and fares may differ. Moreover, it is very difficult to find a taxi during peak hours (between 07:00-09:00 and 17:00-20:00). Do not forget that it is also difficult to find a taxi in busy areas such as the Forbidden City and Wangfujing Street.
If the weather is rainy or snowy, it will be more appropriate to use public transportation instead of taxi due to heavy traffic. If you need to catch an airplane and want to take a taxi, you can also book taxis in advance.
The starting fare of a taxi journey is $1.8 for the first 3 kilometers. If your taxi exceeds this distance, $0.32 is added to the fare per km, and $0.48 after the first 15 kilometers. The tolls are paid by the passengers, and there is an increase by 20% in the fare during the night shift (23:00 - 05:00). International credit cards are not accepted in taxis; for this reason, you can make your payments in cash or by Beijing Transportation Smart Card, Wechat, Alipay and UnionPay.
In Beijing, there are fake taxis that scam tourists and passengers or charge them with extra fares; therefore, official taxis have the distinctive "TAXI" sign and license plates always start with the letter "B". In official taxis with taximeters, the brand of the taxi company and the name of the driver must be clearly shown on the dashboard. Official taxis give a receipt at the end of the trip. If this receipt is written by hand, the taxi that you have taken is most probably a fake taxi. If the taxi is fake or its taximeter does not work, you have the legal right not to pay the fare.
Most of the taxi drivers in Beijing do not speak English, so you need to write the name of your hotel or destination in Chinese.
Via the subway services used extensively in Beijing, it is possible to reach the airport in 19 minutes with the New Line passing every 10 minutes from Caoqiao Station and Daxing Xincheng Station between 06:30 and 22:30, and the ticket costs approximately $3.5.
From Beijing West Railway Station, you can arrive at the airport within 20 minutes via the New Beijing-Xiong'an Intercity Railway Line. High-speed train tickets cost approximately $4.2, and you can buy your ticket at the train station or online with Chinese bank cards.
You can reach the airport in a short time from Beijing's main train stations or intercity bus terminals with the bus lines 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, which are in service between 07:30 and 23:00 every day, besides the bus line 6, which only runs at night.
There are 4 bus lines serving to the airport from Tianjin and Langfang intercity bus terminals with ticket prices varying between $4.8 and $10.5:
Line 1: (between 07:00 and 14:00, and 150 minutes travel time) Tianjin Bus/Train Stations, Daxing Airport.
Line 2: (every hour between 08:30 and 20:30, and 90 minutes travel time) Langfang Bus Terminal, Daxing Airport.
Line 3: (between 10:00 and 12:00, 18:00 and 20:00, and 180 minutes travel time) Tangshan West Bus Terminal, Daxing Airport.
Line 4: (between 07:00 and 10:00, 14:00 and 17:00, and 180 minutes travel time) Baoding Bus Terminal, Daxing Airport.
The bus lines and routes over which you can reach the airport from the Beijing center are as follows:
Line 1: (07:30-23:00) Beijing Main Train Station, Daxing Airport.
Line 2: (07:30-23:00) Beijing West Railway Station, Daxing Airport.
Line 3: (07:30-23:00) Beijing South Railway Station, Daxing Airport.
Line 4: (07:30-23:00) Tongzhou, Daxing Airport.
Line 5: (07:30-23:00) Fangshan, Daxing Airport.
Line 6: (23:00-until the final flight arrives) Xuanwu Gate, Daxing Airport.
You can arrive at the airport from the Beijing city center in approximately 1 hour by using three highways. The Beijing-Kaifeng G45-Beijing-Taipei G3-Beijing-Kunming G5 and Langzhuo Expressway S24 highways are connected to the airport from the eastern, central and western parts.
Langzhuo Expressway S24, which was built for easy and fast transportation to the airport, is the highway you can choose if you are in a hurry, since it greatly shortens the time.Last Updated: 13 Nov 2020
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