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 Jul. 02, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Capital Airport T3
Asked by soren from DENMARK | Aug. 14, 2019 14:38Reply
Which meeting place is easiest to meet a friend at in PEK Terminal 3?
Hi, I am arriving (either at terminal 2 or 3) with China Eastern (from Shanghai (connecting from Los Angeles) ) and I have to meet a friend in Terminal 3 (who arrives from Copenhagen (SAS)).
Where is the best place to meet (we arrive more or less at the same time.)
Answers (1)
Answered by Ardell from DENMARK | Aug. 15, 2019 01:13

You can find a public area or fast food restaurants in T3. Or you can just wait your friend at the international arrival hall.
Asked by ANDREEA HENCZ from ROMANIA | Aug. 08, 2019 01:21Reply
Do i need to check in again in Beijing? I have enough time to catch the next flight?
Going from budapest...arrive in PEK T3 at 12.30 and flying to Bangkok at 13.40, T3. Do i have enough time between flights? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Boris from USA | Aug. 11, 2019 20:44

The transfer time is a little bit tight. You need to finish these transfer procedures as soon as possible.
Asked by M from SINGAPORE | Aug. 07, 2019 02:54Reply
Hi, what is the earliest time that I can check-in at the Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3.
Am flying Air China.
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher from DENMARK | Aug. 07, 2019 18:34

Well, different airlines have different earliest check-in time. You should contact the airline.
I found some information on the website:
Close Time for Check-in: Domestic Flight: 45 mins. before take-off; International Flight: 75 mins. before take-off

Hope helpful!
Asked by Diana from SINGAPORE | Jul. 31, 2019 07:37Reply
Singapore to Beijing (Singapore Airlines) then connecting BJ to Harbin (Air China)
We are arriving in T3 via Singapore Airlines and like to board the domestic flight to Harbin via AIr China without having to exit and re-enter. Is this possible?
Answers (1)
Answered by Katie from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 00:06

After your arrival, the correct transfer procedures are the following:
Go through Inspection & Quarantine
Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection
Baggage Claim
Customs Inspection
Transfer Formalities
Security check
Waiting & Boarding.
Asked by PNWtraveler from USA | Jul. 30, 2019 13:57Reply
Are Hainan and Hong Kong air in the same terminal at Beijing Capital Airport?
I have a 7:10pm arrival with Hong Kong air, than I depart at 10:20 pm with Hainan air.
Is this enough time for a connecting flight?

Answers (2)
Answered by Nila from USA | Aug. 04, 2019 23:18

No, HK air is in T2 and Hainan air is in T1. Is your flight route international - domestic? Generally speaking, the transfer time is enough. Don't worry.
Answered by PNWtraveler from USA | Aug. 06, 2019 10:42

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