Peter's Post: Airport transfers in Beijing
Our travel expert answers your questions
I would like to find out about transfers from Beijing Capital Airport to our hotel in the downtown area. What are our options? - Riaan Lategan
There are three main options: shuttle bus, express rail or taxi. There are six shuttle-bus routes from the airport, which run every 30 minutes or when full. The rate is RMB16 (R20) per person. Slightly more expensive is the Airport Express, a light-rail service which takes 16 minutes to reach the city centre. It departs every three minutes. The main city terminus for the express is Dongzhimen station. Tickets are RMB25 (R31).
Finally, you can take a taxi. Ignore the touts and queue for a licensed taxi. The fare is RMB80-120 (R100-R150) per vehicle.