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 May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Capital Airport T3
Asked by Mark from GERMANY | Jun. 09, 2019 09:50Reply
I come from Europe and will flight to Chengdu.. I have 2h25 minutes at the Beijing airport
in this time we are supposed to meet a friend giving us our Tibet permit.
Where can I meet him? he doesn't fly, so he want be allowed to come inside restricted area. If I have understood the map: I have to go outside at T3-C 2F and check in again at the T3-C 4F. I'm I right? Or there is any other easier solution? I will have to run, I don't have enough time to do all :(
Thank you!
Answers (2)
Answered by Angel from SPAIN | Jun. 10, 2019 00:43

In fact, you need to go outside of T3-E 3F and check in T3-C 3F. Just follow the English signs of the airport. If you have any problem, seek help from the staff of the airport. As you said, the time is very tight, so it is suggested to get the permit by mail or you may miss the flight.
Answered by Mark from GERMANY | Jun. 10, 2019 01:48

Thanks for your answer! Our Tibet agency told us we need the original permit to flight, a copy is allowed only for people entering by train.
So we will follow the flow chart (finded here) about international arrive and than we will enter again. We be difficult, but we arrive on Thursday at 5 am, maybe there isn't to much people in the airport at this time.
Asked by olga titus from SWITZERLAND | Jun. 04, 2019 05:14Reply
Transfer from Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 - 144 Hrs Visa needed?
I am arriving at 5.15 AM with Swiss LX 196 at Terminal 3 and have a Flight at 8.10 AM with China Southern from Terminal 2 to Seoul. I only travel with hand baggage. Do I have to make a 144 hours Visa if I have to get the boarding card? Or can i get the boarding card at a transfer desk? Do i have enough time? Thank you for your help!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 04, 2019 20:24

Hi, you are eligible for the 24-hour free visa transit and you don't need to make a 144-hour visa. Don't worry, the time is enough.
Asked by Roz from NEW ZEALAND | May. 31, 2019 02:36Reply
Transferring flights at Beijing Capital Airport
My son is traveling Auckland / PEK arriving 4.30Am CA784 Terminal 3. He is transferring onto Swiss Air LX197 to Zurich departing 06.45am same day Terminal 3. Will his luggage be transferred or will he need to go to baggage claim then check in again?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jane from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 03, 2019 01:49

Hi, it depends on if it is a connecting flight and it is better to confirm with the air companies. In general, you don't need to recheck the luggage.
Asked by Nicholas from GERMANY | May. 06, 2019 17:22Reply
I am flying BA38 PEK - LHR and departure time at Beijing Capital Airport is 11:40.
What time will BA Bag Drop Off open? I will be at the airport at 06:00.
If BA Bag Drop Off is not open at 06:00, can I still drop my bags off at another One World Bag Drop Off desk that is open at that time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina from NETHERLANDS | May. 08, 2019 18:19

Generally, it opens about 2.5 hours before departing so it may open about 09:00. You can not drop at another desk.
Asked by lalacurry from PHILIPPINES | May. 01, 2019 08:55Reply
I have a connecting flight to USA and my stop over is Beijing China.
Do I have to claim my luggage in PEK and then check it in again?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tony from CANADA | May. 05, 2019 20:55

If it is a connecting flight by the same air company, you don't have to check it again. If not, you need to claim and check again. If you are not very sure about that, it is better to verify with your air companies.
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