How to get to Beijing

How to get from Beijing Airport to downtown

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport ( is located in northeast of Beijing, and 26km from the Tiananmen Square, centre of Beijing city.
Beijing is served by a large number of airlines.
Participants to the CORDEX ICRC 2019 should make their own travel arrangements to and from Beijing.

The simplest way to get to downtown is via the Airport Express line. There are stations at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. The journey to the city takes 16 to 20 minutes.
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It takes about 45 minutes (depending on the traffic) by taxi from Beijing Capitial Airport to the venue and hotel area.
The roof of all the taxi is capped with a symbol of « TAXI ». The red light behind the glass window indicates that the taxi is available. It is recommended that you call a taxi at the designated taxi station. The windows at both sides of the back seat of the taxi are glued with the price tag for the taxi. If someone approaches you in the airport lobby and offers to take you to the hotel, don't take his or her car.
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Downtown transportation


Beijing has subway going through the downtown areas.
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Getting around in Beijing by taxi is not hard, as long as you are prepared. Assume your driver will not speak English. Keep the name of your hotel written down in Chinese characters. A brochure, business card or receipt may work or have the hotel staff write it down for you. Then you can easily show it to a driver.
Taxis in Beijing are metered, so just get in the taxi and pay the fare when you get out. The machine will also print out receipts automatically for you if you need it.
Note that taxis cannot stop anywhere they want - usually if there is a solid white line and its a busy place with police around they are likely to ignore your hailing. Try a side street or look for a taxi stand. If you know which way you want to be going, catch a taxi on the correct side of the road as it will be faster.

In many tourist cities, such as Beijing, bicycles are for rent in hotels. People can also look around in Beijing by a three-wheeled vehicle driven by man.