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How To Get From Beijing Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on November 27th, 2022 at 11:56 am

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We will write how to get from Beijing airport to city center. The distance from Beijing Daxing International Airport to downtown is 57 kilometers. Click here to book online Beijing activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Beijing airport to Beijing city center is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. The taxi fare from from Beijing airport to Beijing city center is around 220 RMB which is around $33 USD.

The cheapest way from Beijing airport to Beijing city center is by train for $5 USD and the total travel time is around 50 minutes from Beijing airport to Beijing city center.

The best way from Beijing airport to Beijing city center for $5 USD is by train and metro will take 25 minutes and later you will have to take the metro. You can use the Yikatong Card and top-up to avoid the lines and get cheaper prices in transportation around Beijing.

You can also rent a car in Beijing airport or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT BEIJING AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Beijing airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Beijing. Read here best China sim card for tourist and best China eSim

You can find the cheapest China eSim with Nomad China eSim for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. If you need more data you can go for $15 USD Nomad China eSim with 5 GB data valid for 7 days. The main difference between Airalo vs Nomad eSim for China the packages are 7 days only with Nomad China eSim but Airalo China eSim offers for the same price for 30 days.

The cheapest eSim in China with Airalo is $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $8 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). Plans with Airalo eSim China prepaid start at $11 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $16 USD with 5 GB data and for $28 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CHINA

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BEIJING AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

SHUTTLE BUS FROM BEIJING AIRPORT TO CITY

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You can go from Beijing airport to city center by shuttle bus. There are a few buses leaving from Beijing airport to city center running every 20-30 minutes starting from 7 30 am until 11 pm. You will find them outside the Arrivals Terminal in Daxing International Airport.

The bus shuttle fare is 40 RMB which is around $6 USD and the travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes from Daxing International Airport to city center.

Line 1: Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing Railway Station

Line 2: Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing West Railway Station

Line 3: Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing South Railway Station

Line 4: Beijing Daxing International Airport to Tongzhou Sunflower Hotel

Line 5: Beijing Daxing International Airport to Fangshan Transportation Bureau

Line 6: Beijing Daxing International Airport to Xuanwu Gate

HIGH-SPEED TRAIN FROM BEIJING AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (FASTEST WAY)

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The fastest way from Beijing airport to city center is by train. The train from Beijing airport to city center is running every 30-50 minutes starting from 8 20 am until 10 50 pm. The High-Speed train fare from Beijing airport is 30 RMB which is $5 USD for one way for adults. You can buy the tickets in the vending machines at Daxing International airport.

You can get the train from Level 2 at Daxing International airport. The travel time by high-speed train is 25 minutes from Beijing airport to Beijing West Railway Station where you can take the Metro Lines 7 and 9 until your final destination in Beijing city center. Or you can also get a taxi if you prefer.

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METRO FROM BEIJING AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The metro is also one of the fastest way going from Beijing airport to city center. The metro from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Caoqiao Station (Metro Line 10) will take around 20 minutes running every 5-10 minutes from 6 am until 10 30 pm.

The metro fare is 25-35 RMB which is $4-6 USD depending on your final destination Caoqiao Station (Metro line 10) is the most popular one coming from the airport. The total travel time is around 50 minutes transfer included to your final destination in Beijing city center.

BEIJING METRO MAP

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Metro in Beijing is huge but it’s easy to move around with the signs in English and following the map. The metro fare in Beijing is 3-10 RMB which is around $1-2 USD and even cheaper if you use the Yikatong Card for one ticket. The metro in Beijing starts at 5 am until 11 pm and the trains are running every 3-5 minutes.

Yikatong Card

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Yikatong Card costs 20 RMB that you can refund and you will have to top up. You can use Yikatong Card for public buses, metro, the Airport Express Train, taxis, and even for renting bicycles in Beijing. You can buy in all the metro station and you will get discounts starting 30-50% in all the public transportation in Beijing.

TAXI FROM BEIJING AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Beijing airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 1 hour 15 minutes and the taxi fare from Beijing airport to Beijing city center is €30. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

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UBER/DIDI BEIJING AIRPORT TO BEIJING CITY CENTER

If you are ordering Uber in Beijing (not working in China) you should know that prices are similar to taxis. China usually uses Didi app. You can pre-book with the app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around €20-25 depending on your destination and time of the day with Didi from Beijing airport to downtown.

CAR RENTAL AT BEIJING AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Beijing’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Beijing. It will take you 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to Beijing from the airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Beijing. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Beijing.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BEIJING AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Beijing. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.

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BEST WAY FROM BEIJING AIRPORT TO BEIJING CITY CENTER

The best way from Beijing airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose the train or metro until my final destination which costs around $5-6 USD. You can also get the shuttle bus from Beijing airport to city center is your hotel is around one of the bus stop within walking distance with a similar price $6 USD.

If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Beijing. You will avoid transferring to the metro but the traffic is really bad in Beijing!

ACCOMMODATION IN BEIJING

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If you’re looking for a cheap place to crash, there are dorm rooms in Beijing that only go for $25 or less. Another inexpensive lodging option is AirBnB, where you can get rooms for $40-50. Those who want to treat themselves can always book luxury hotel rooms starting at around $200 USD per night.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN CHINA

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For daily food travel budget in China can be affordable if you go to local places where you can get meals in 12 RMB which is less than $2 USD. If you go to restaurants prices are starting 40-50 RMB which is $7-10 USD.

What we found more expensive in China was the entrance fee to tourist attractions. Sometimes prices are around $70-80 USD for a waterpark. So if you are on a budget make sure you choose the activities to do in China.

If you use the public bus to move around China prices are so affordable. You can get one ride bus for 2 RMB. For short distances there are taxis can be between 15-30 RMB for 2-3 kilometers distance.

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CURRENCY AND ATMS IN CHINA

The Renminbi abbreviated RMB or Chinese Yuan is the currency in China. For $1 USD you will have 7 RMB.

To exchange cash the best way is to head to the banks. It can be really hard to find exchange offices and even in hotels for cash. So the most reliable option in our experience is going to the bank.

If you want to use the ATM you will find many around the city and the airport too.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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