How to Get from Beijing South Railway Station to Capital Airport

The distance from Beijing South Railway Station to Capital Airport (PEK) is around 40 kilometers (25 miles). There is shuttle bus line 2 running between. Passengers can also take subway to Dongzhimen and then transfer to Capital Airport Express Train to PEK. Both travel ways need about 75 minutes and cost CNY30.

 See also: Capital Airport Pick-up and See-off Service 

How to Get from Beijing South Railway Station to Capital Airport
How to Get from Beijing South Railway Station to Capital Airport

1. Capital Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2: 75 minutes, CNY 30

  Pick-up point: Close the North Exit of South Railway Station
  Drop-off point: Terminal 2 (T2), T1, T3
  Duration: about 75 minutes
  Ticket Fare: CNY 30
  Opening Time: 05:00 - 21:00; the bus departs every 30 minutes or once fully seated.

The shuttle bus runs directly and every passenger is ensured a seat for a comfortable ride. But the departure interval is a little long and there is a possiblity of traffic jams on the way.


→ Walk to the subway entrance on -1F of Beijing South Railway Station. There are bilingual direction signs leading you there.
→ Take subway line 4 to Xuanwumen, 3 stops.
→ Change to line 2 outer ring to Dongzhimen, 8 stops.
→ Transfer to airport express train to T3 or T2 of Capital Airport. The airport express train has no stop at T1.

Both subway and airport express train meet no traffic jams and you can rely on them. However, pssengers need to carry their luggages up and down the cabin. Also, the cabins can be quite crowded in rush hours.


3. Subway Line 14 + Subway Line 10 + Airport Express Train: 75 minutes, CNY 30

→ Take subway line 14 east section to Shilihe, 5 stops.
→ Transfer to line 10 outer ring to Sanyuanqiao, 10 stops.
→ Change to airport express train to T3 or T2.

4. Taxi: Around 80 minutes, about CNY 120

Taxi offers more private and comfortable travel experience but it costs more. However, it usually requires passengers to queue in line for around 30 minutes to hail one. Traffic congestion is also a possibility.

Passengers can also use taxi-hailing app in advance; it saves time but you need to know Chinese.


How to Get from Beijing South Railway Station to Nanyuan Airport


1. Airport Suttle Bus: Around 50 minutes, CNY 20

  Pick-up point: about 400 meters (440 miles) west of Beijing South Railway Station on Kaiyang Road
  Drop-off point: Nanyuan Airport
  Duration: about 50 minutes
  Ticket Fare: CNY 20
  Opening Time: 07:00 - 19:00 with an interval of an hour

2. Subway Line 4 + Bus line 501: Around 1 hour, CNY 6

→ Take subway line 4 to Jiaomen West, 2 stops.
→ Walk north for 300 meters (330 miles) to take bus line 501 from Jiayuan Erli Dongmen to Nanyaun Airport, 15 stops

3. Taxi: Around 35 minutes, CNY 50

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Cheapest Way to Travel between Beijing and Shanghai
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- Last modified on Apr. 28, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on How to Get from Beijing South Railway Station to Capital Airport
Asked by Kimber from CANADA | Apr. 25, 2020 17:30Reply
Can I book a porter service at Beijing South Station?
How much could it cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 28, 2020 17:29

Thank you for your inquiry.

There is porter service at Beijing South Station, however, you may not able to book it online in advance. You can find them around the extrances and in waiting hall. Usually the price is around CNY20 per piece or CNY100 per car (allow a max of 8 pieces). Hope this information can help you.
Asked by zipora from ISRAEL | Jan. 16, 2020 11:36Reply
I need to get from PEK airport toNo.4, Shijia Hutong, Meishi Street, Qianmen Street, Xicheng
How to do this on public transport? Train or bus. Thanks for the help
Answers (1)
Answered by Nat from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 17:43

Two options: first, you can take airport shuttle bus (west train station line) and get off at Qianmen Dajie Nankou. The address is about 900m away.

Second, you can use metro service. You can take Airport Express Line from airport to Sanyuanqiao and then change to line 10 to Shuangjing, finally change to line 7 and get out from Zhushikou, gate A. The address is about 500m away.
Asked by Lyn from SINGAPORE | Oct. 23, 2019 01:17Reply
How do we travel from Beijing Capital Airport to Beijing South Railway Station?
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Answered by Shelton from COSTA RICA | Oct. 24, 2019 01:19

The easiest way would be taxi and airport shuttle bus. Metro is also good option, but need some change between different metro lines: Airport Express Line to Dongzhimen, change to line 2 to Xuanwumen and finally change to line 4 to the south station, 1.5 hours on the way!
Asked by Mangesh from INDIA | Jun. 20, 2019 15:28Reply
How to travel From Tianjin Zhao train station to Beijing capital Airport
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Answered by Patricia | Jun. 20, 2019 18:27

Which station do you refer to? Tianjin, Tianjin South or Tianjin West?
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