Beijing Capital International Airport – T3

Beijing Capital International Airport T3 has 3 function divisions: T3-C, T3-D, and T3-E.

T3-C: Domestic Flights
T3-D: Temporarily used solely by Air China for its several domestic flights
T3-E: International Flights

Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital Airport houses more than 45 airlines, which are mainly domestic flights of Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and international flights of Star Alliance Airlines.

Airline Companies in T3


Domestic Airlines:

Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co., Ltd. (GJ), Kunming Airlines Co.,Ltd (KY), Qingdao Airlines (QW), Tibet Airlines Corporation Limited (TV), Air China (CA), Dalian Airlines (CA), Shandong Airlines (SC), Sichuan Airlines (3U), China Airlines (CI), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Shanghai Juneyao Airlines Co., Ltd. (HO)

International Airlines:

Cambodia Angkor Air (K6), Alitalia (AZ), Donghai Airlines (DZ), Mahan Air (W5), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), Globus Airlines (GH), Air Mauritius Limited (MK), LOT Polish Airlines (LO), Swiss International Airlines Ltd. (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS), Scandinavian Airlines (SK), Deutsche Lufthansa Airlines (LH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Air Canada (AC), United Airlines (UA), ANA Airlines (NH), Turkish Airlines (TK), Egypt Airlines (MS), Thai Airways International (TG), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Finnair (AY), Cathay Pacific (CX), Qantas Airways Limited (QF), British Airways (BA), Japan Airlines (JL), Dragonair (KA), Emirates Airlines (EK), Israel Airlines (LY), Qatar Airlines (QR), S7 Airlines (S7), Air Macau (NX), Etihad Airways (EY), BR Eva Air (BR), Mongolia Airlines (OM), Ural Airlines (U6), Transaero Airlines (UN), Ethiopian Airlines Share Co. (ET), Philippine Airlines (PR), Malaysia Airlines (MH)

Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital Airport Check-in Counter in T3

Passenger Guide

1. Departure Hall: 3F of T3-C, 2F & 3F of T3-D, 2F of T3-E; Arrival Hall: 2F of T3-C, 3F of T3-E;
Inquiry: Check-in Counter C, E and F on 4F of T3-C; Restricted Area of Domestic Departure on 3F of T3-C; Public Area on 2F of T3-D; International Departure Hall of T3-E (Hotline: +86 010-96158)

2. Time for Taking Flights:
→ Arrive at the airport 2-3.5 hours before flight departure
→ Close Time for Check-in: Domestic Flight: 45 mins. before take-off; International Flight: 75 mins. before take-off
→ Close Time for Boarding: Domestic & International Flight: 20 mins. before take-off

3. How to Travel between Capital Airport & Downtown Beijing: Airport Shuttle Bus, Airport Express Train + Subway, Taxi
 Capital Airport Pick-up and See-off Service: private car, professional driver, low price

4. How to Get to Terminal 3 from Terminal 1 or 2:
    T3 ↔ T1: 24-Hour Free Terminal Shuttle, 15 min.
    T3 ↔ T2: 24-Hour Free Terminal Shuttle, 8.5 min.

5. How to Travel among T3-C, T3-D and T3-E: Free Automated People Mover (APM)
    Boarding Sites: 2F of T3-C & T3-D & T3-E
    Distance: 2,080 meters (2,300 yards)
    Duration: 3 mins.

6. Transfer Guide in Beijing Capital Airport: minimum connection time, transfer procedures

7. Facilities & Services in T3: Baggage Service, Banks, Foreign Currency Exchange, ATMs, Visa Office, Hourly Lounge…

Cross Terminals Shuttle Bus
Cross Terminals Shuttle Bus
Beijing Capital Airport
Service Center of T3

Arrival & Departure Procedures in T3 of Beijing Capital Airport


International Arrival

→ Arrival on 3F of T3-E
→ Inspection & Quarantine: present filled Entry Registration Card, passport and visa to the Immigration Check Post.
→ Take the elevator down to 2F to take the APM mini-train to the international baggage claim area on 2F of T3-C.
→ Fill in the Customs Declaration Form.
→ Leave the Airport.    Capital Airport & Downtown Beijing Transportation

International Departure

→ Check-in at Gate 2, 4, 6 or 8 on 4F of T3-C
→ Register at Check-in Area A, B, C, D, E, F or H
→ Take the elevator down to 2F to take the APM mini-train to 2F of T3-E
→ Take the elevator up to International Departure Hall on 3F
→ Inspection & Quarantine and Entry & Exit Frontier Inspection: Fill in the Customs Declaration Form.
→ Security Check: present valid ID card and boarding pass
→ Customs Inspection
→ Waiting & Boarding

Map of International Arrival Procedures in T3 of Beijing Capital Airport
International Arrival Procedures in T3
Map of International Departure Procedures in T3 of Beijing Capital Airport
International Departure Procedures in T3

Domestic Arrival

→ Arrival on 2F of T3-C
→ Enter Domestic Baggage Claim Area and pick up luggage
→ Leave the Airport.

Domestic Departure

→ Check-in at Gate 10 or 12 on 4F of T3-C
→ Register at Check-in Area H, J, K or L
→ Take the elevator down to 3F
→ Security Check
→ Waiting & Boarding
Map of Domestic Arrival Procedures in T3 of Beijing Capital Airport
Domestic Arrival Procedures in T3
Map of Domestic Departure Procedures in T3 of Beijing Capital Airport
Domestic Departure Procedures in T3
- Last modified on Jan. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Capital Airport T3
Asked by Draculasian from SINGALAND | Jan. 05, 2019 07:02Reply
Arriving Beijing Capital Airport T3 11pm with domestic flight 7am @ T2, 7-hour wait.
What/where can I do/rest during these hours? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ethan from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 07, 2019 18:36

Hi, your layover is too short to tour around downtown area because you need to come back to the airport at least 2 hours in advance. Thus you are suggested to kill time at the airport. Taste local foods and shopping at the shops in PEK. :)
Asked by Chamila from SRI LANKA | Dec. 12, 2018 04:44Reply
I am traveling from Nanjing airport to Beijing capital airport
and have to transfer to a domestic flight at terminal 3. I have only 45 minutes time to transfer between flights. Do my pieces of luggage are transferring automatically and is that time enough for me to get into the next flight?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ellene from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 13, 2018 17:58

You need to recheck in your luggage and 45 minutes is not enough for you to transfer to the next flight. You are advised to change the schedule of your next flight.
Asked by Kamil K Tharani from CANADA | Dec. 08, 2018 12:43Reply
I have 24 hour layover at Beijing Capital Airport.
Is this my best option or should I opt for a nearby hotel? I am a Canadian.
Answers (1)
Answered by Qahira from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 01:14

Due to long-time layover, it is better to take a rest at a restroom. You can book one restroom inside the airport or nearby.
Asked by SD from USA | Dec. 04, 2018 14:58Reply
Lounge usage for transit passengers going out at Beijing Capital Airport
Hi - we will be transiting through PEK and have a 15 hour transit time. We are planning to go on a layover tour. Can we go to the lounge and freshen up before we exit the airport or do we have to exit the airport as soon as we get off our first flight?

Answers (1)
Answered by Kent from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 04, 2018 19:20

There is left luggage service in the airport. The locations are on the east of Corridor between T1 to T2, near gate 9 in the arrival hall on the first floor and gate 10 and gate 8 on the departure hall on the second floor at T2, or east of public space of Arrival Hall at 2nd floor of T3-C or west of public space of Arrival Hall at 2nd floor of T3-C.
Asked by george from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 21:28Reply
Is 1hr 35min enough for Intel. connection when both airlines are in T3, Beijing Capital Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jane from CANADA | Dec. 03, 2018 23:51

Yes, it is enough.
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