Of the five major international airports in China, Beijing Capital International Airport offers the largest number of domestic and international flights. Currently, there are at least 5,000 flights with over 88 domestic destinations and 69 international destinations. There at least 50 foreign airlines that have established offices at the airport and link the capital city to every corner of the world. Major direct international destinations include Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, London and New York. Major direct domestic destinations include Shanghai (2 hours), Guangzhou (3 hours) and Shenzhen (3 hours), among many, many othere.
The new No 3 terminal building at Beijing Capital International Airport, which serves as the main support building during the 2008 Olympic Games, opened in March 2008. The huge terminal building, designed by leading British architect Norman Foster, has 99 hectares (245 acres) of floor space, 120 departure gates and a 20-mile network of conveyor belts that can handle 20,000 bags per hour, moving them at a speed of 10 meters per second.
Beijing Capital International Airport is approximately 25 km northeast of the city center. The airport is easily reached by shuttle (RMB 16) and taxi (RMB 70 to RMB 120). The shuttle, operated by the Civil Aviation Authority, is the most economical way to travel to and from the airport, running every 30 minutes from the airport to various locations in downtown Beijing, and even more frequently from city loctions to the airport. Alternatively, taxis to the city (not including suburbs) are available for approximately RMB 70 (to Sanlitun) and RMB120 (to Tian'anmen). Though taxis in Beijing charge according to a meter, travelers need to pay not only the meter price but also the price of any tolls.
The Ticket Booking Office of CAAC is located at No. 15, Changan Xi Jie. There are special ticket windows for foreign passengers (you must present valid documents when buying tickets)
Ticket Hotline: 010-87473308, 87473322
Complaint Hotline: 010-64571666