How to get from Beijing Airport (PEK) ✈️ to the City Center
Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is the largest international airport of Beijing and is located about 32 km northeast of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown Beijing by Express train, Bus, Taxi or Private Shuttle.
This guide compares all available airport transfers at Beijing Airport (PEK) according to classic travel factors. This includes travel time, cost per person (pp), a short route description and links to book or buy tickets.
Overview of all airport transfers from Beijing Airport to the City Center (South & Beijing Railway Station, Tianamen Square, Forbidden City)
|Express train ⏱️||20‑35 Min.||CNY 25||Details|
|Airport Bus 💸||90 Min.||CNY 20‑30||Details|
|Taxi||45 Min.||CNY 120‑150||Details|
|Private Shuttle||45 Min.||CNY 320||Details|
Travel time:⏱️ 20-35 minutes
Cost:CNY 25 (around US$ 3.70) pp
Description:Express train from Beijing Airport (from Terminal 2 and 3) to “Sanyuanqiao Station” (here Subway Line 10) and “Dongzhimen Station” (here Subway Lines 2 and 13). Line 2 runs via “Jianguomen Station” to “Tiananmen” Square & Forbidden City
Travel time:90 minutes
Cost:💸 CNY 20-30 (around US$ 3-4) pp
Description:Airport Shuttle Bus Lines 1-7 from Beijing Airport (from Terminal 2 & 3) to downtown Beijing, e.g. Bus Line 2 to South Railway Station (City Center South) or Bus Line 3 to Beijing Railway Station (City Center West), all bus lines via link above
Official local taxis
Travel time:45 minutes
Cost:CNY 120-150 (around US$ 18-22)
Description:Official taxis (green-orange) from Beijing Airport (taxi ranks at Terminals 1, 2 & 3) to Central Beijing, Tianamen Square, Forbidden City or directly to accommodation in the city center
Travel time:45 minutes (+pickup)
Cost:CNY 320 (around US$ 60)
Description:Comfortable private transfer from Beijing Airport (nameplate in the Arrival Hall) to Central Beijing, Tianamen Square, Forbidden City or directly to your downtown accommodation
Trip from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to central Beijing
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