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Beijing Capital International Airport is located 18 miles (28 km) northeast of the center of Beijing. Tourist information is available in the arrivals lounge from 8:30 A.M. until the arrival of the last flight of the day.
Taxis are available at the airport. The fare to the hotels in the center of the city will be about 100 yuan ($12), and 120 yuan ($15) to the south side of the city. Travel time is about 30-40 minutes.
Airbus runs two routes, one to the Beijing railway station (Route A), and another to the western part of Beijing (Route B). Buses run from 5:30 A.M. to 7 P.M.
A shuttle bus leaves from in front of the terminal building after flight arrivals. It will stop at hotels along Capital Airport Road, on the way to the Aviation Building in the center of town.
If you are going to a hotel that is not along the way, it may be better to get off the bus at a large hotel and take a taxi to your final destination. The fare is around 30 yuan ($3.75) and it will take about 40 minutes for the trip. Tickets can be purchased from a service desk inside the airport.
A few of the major hotels provide shuttle bus service from the airportcheck when you make your reservation. These hotel buses are not always complimentary.
Self-drive cars are not currently available, but as the situation for foreign business opportunities expands in China, these services may be restarted by the large international companies.
World Airport Information Main Page
Adapted from How to Get Out of the Airport