Beijing Daxing International Airport has only one terminal. Surprisingly, it is the 2nd largest Single-Structure Airport Terminal in the World! The terminal was officially opened on September 30th, The much anticipated grand inaugural of the airport revealed an exceptional terminal building, the 2nd largest in the world after the New Istanbul Airport’s Terminal. Later in the future, a 2nd terminal (South Terminal) is intended to be built as the annual airport passenger traffic is predictable to take an upward trajectory to more than 100 million in the long run. 

The Starfish-shape of Beijing Daxing International Airport as it is often called because of its shape covers an area of 1,000,000 m2 and has a large concourse and also has 5 “tentacles”, resembling a giant “octopus”. It also has a golden roof with scattered windows that allows the whole area to be illuminated by natural light.

The whole idea behind the design of the Terminal is to segregate the arrivals from the departures. As a consequence, there are two levels serving the arriving flights (domestic and international), and two more, handling the departure airport duties. This means that a single terminal building is able to take care of the needs of a large number of travelers, making the airport’s services even more operational and cost-effective.

The travelers have the opportunity to sail across through the central area where all the shops and the provided facilities are located and then, head to their departure gate, situated in one of the corridors. Amazingly, despite the huge size of the airport, the walking distance between the core center and each gate does not exceed 600 meters away. Travelers can shop and wander around care-free, knowing that their gate is only 8 minutes away at most.

Daxing airport spearheads the use of double-decked departure and arrival levels and is also fortified with the latest-technology amenities like facial recognition equipment and baggage-tracking systems. Beijing Daxing International Airport is also extremely environmentally friendly as their use of low-carbon policies, solar panels, and systems collecting the rainwater in order to use it later, are only some examples of the general viewpoints that enthuse the airport’s operation. Moreover, the whole design of Daxing airport is glimmered with Chinese tradition and culture.

Typical Chinese touches will be combined with futuristic elements while five outdoor traditional Chinese gardens adorn the five corridors. The airport shape, after all, can easily be compared to a giant phoenix, a very distinctive Chinese symbol. Finally, below the terminal, an enormous transportation hub is located containing the airport’s train and subway stations. In the anticipatable future, a City Terminal will be constructed at Lize Financial Business Area. Once finished, the passengers using the terminal in question will have the possibility to directly check in there and hand in their luggage which will be directed straight to the airport.

What to do near Beijing Daxing International Airport

Shopping

They say that shopping is therapeutic. If you are willing to give your credit card some exercise, then you can consider visiting the numerous shops and stores within the terminal. Surprisingly, they are pocket friendly. This means your excitement will be kept high. 

Eat

There are also quite a number of eateries in the airport. Whether you are craving for Chinese food or international cuisines, then the airport got you covered. There are also hot and cold beverages served upon order. The better part is that these eateries are not far away. 

Yoga

Whether you are a professional yogi or just wish to experiment, or just curious about yoga, there are rooms designated for these purpose. There are also instructors who will take you through the process. 

Wi-Fi

Beijing Daxing International Airport being at the heart of technological developments, the airport is equipped with a fast 5G Wi-Fi that will see you surf at supersonic speeds. For the gaming lovers and video streamers, buffering is a thing of the past. This also enables you to remain connected to the rest of the world. You can also find charging spots to charge your devices. 

Relax in the open

Stay inside the airport, but be outdoors at the same time; visit one of the five traditional gardens at the end of each of the five corridors and enjoy your leisure time.

Sleep

Beijing Daxing International Airport being a very busy airport, if you want to sleep, then remember to carry along some earplugs, eye masks and a cot. This is to minimize the disturbances from noises and light. You can grab some sleep from the waiting area. Just be sure to look for armless seats to make sure that you are equally comfortable. You can sleep here for free. 

For a more peaceful option, then consider sleeping at the hotels and lounges

Wildlife

Seeing the wildlife present at Daxing airport will be quite fun if you have quite a long layover. You can visit Beijing Wildlife Park to perceive a unique experience by visiting the place. With over 200 animal species – from golden monkeys to tigers and bears -, cage-free areas and even a safari tour during which you can actually feed the animals, guarantee that you will have the time of your life. Beijing Wildlife Park is 14 km away from the airport and is accessible by taxi, which is a 30 minutes ride. 

Beijing Daxing International Airport Runways 

Currently, Daxing Airport contains only 4 runways and 79 airport stands. The 4 runways’ size is remarkable while the airport stands are suitable both for one twin-aisle and two single-aisle planes. In future, the airport will have 7 landing strips in total and will be able to serve a whopping 620,000 flights per year.

Hotels near Beijing Daxing International Airport

Hotel nameGuest ratings with reviewersLocation, bookings and reservationsAvg. price/night
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport8.6 with 900+ reviewsIt is located 12.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$100 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Ramada7.0 with 400+ reviewsIt is located 8km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$54 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Airport Yuanhang International Hotel Beijing7.0 with 70+ reviewsIt is located 9.5km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$78 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Sino Swiss Hotel8.4 with 500+ reviewsIt is located 3.3km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$80 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Days Hotel Beijing8.0 with 1200+ reviewsIt is located 2.4km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$54 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Ibis Hotel7.7 with 1200+ reviewsIt is located 2.5km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$43 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Konggang Express Hotel6.4 with 90+ reviewsIt is located 15.8km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$48 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Sky House Business Hotel5.9 with 500+ reviewsIt is located 13.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$37 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Jinjiang Inn7.4 with 90+  reviewsIt is located 13.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$27 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Taishideng International Hotel7.4 with 300+ reviewsIt is located 8.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$36 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive

Beijing Daxing International Airport Ground Transportation

Beijing Daxing International Airport is connected to the Beijing city by various transit means, and a ground transportation centre was built underneath the terminal building for this purpose. The two underground railway stations (for Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway and Intercity Railway Connector) and three metro stations (Daxing Airport Express, Line 20 (Line R4) and another planned metro line) were constructed underneath the terminal building. Only one of the metro lines (Daxing Airport Express) and one of the railway lines (Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway) are currently in operation. The airport is also served by a highway system including Beijing Daxing Airport Expressway and Beijing Daxing Airport North Line Expressway connecting the airport and Beijing city. 

Rail transport

A high-speed railway service, the Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway starts from Beijing West railway station and it will link the urban area of Beijing, Bazhou, Daxing District of Beijing, and Xiong’an to the new airport. The section between the airports to Beijing will operate at speeds of 250 km/h (160 mph) and the division between Beijing Daxing International Airport and Xiong’an will operate at speeds of 350 km/h (220 mph). The airport-to-Beijing section started operation on September 26, 2019, while the airport-to-Xiong’an section is expected to start in the late 2020. Beijing West railway station to the new airport, through this rail system, is only a 28-minute ride. 

Another intercity railway, the Intercity Railway Connector, will connect, Yizhuang, Langfang, Beijing Sub-administrative Center in Tongzhou District and Beijing Capital International Airport to Daxing Airport. The first phase of the intercity railway connector (Daxing Airport to Langfang East railway station) is still under construction and is expected to be completed by December 2022. The speeds will clock 200 km/h.

The Tianjin–Daxing Airport intercity railway, will link Tianjin West railway station to Beijing Daxing Airport. Construction will be completed in 2022. The speed is expected to clock 250 km/h.

Subway

The Daxing Airport Express of the Beijing Subway links the airport to the urban area of Beijing, too started operating in September 26, 2019. The line connects Caoqiao station on Line 10 to the airport. To begin with, only the Caoqiao-to-airport section was operational, with a northern extension to Lize Business District planned to commence construction in 2020 and finish later in 2022. A southern extension of the line, also known as Line R1 of Xiong’an Rail Transit (or Xiong’an to Daxing Airport Express), from Daxing Airport to Baoding East railway station is under preparation. Construction for the test section is under preparation.

In the long term planning of the Beijing Subway, Line 20 (Line R4) of the Beijing Subway is planned to end at the new airport.

Lounges near Beijing Daxing International Airport

China South Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

China East First Class Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

China Eastern VIP Lounge

Location

Main Terminal, Airside, International Departures, 3rd floor

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

Open 24 hours

BCS Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

Airport VIP Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

Beijing Daxing International Airport Parking

The parking spots at the airport, both including the buildings at the northern side, southern side and at the terminal area has up to 9,000 spots. Of these figure, 4,800 parking spots are found outside the terminal area, while the remaining 4,200 are located parking buildings (Building P1 and P2).

There is are Information Desks which are located on the 2nd floor of each parking building (Buildings P1 and P2), of which they are open 24 hours, every day. You can report here if you face any problem in your encounter at the parking. 

The parking rates vary from large vehicles (more than 19 seats) to small vehicles (less than 19 seats). For small vehicles, the parking rates are as follows: parking for the first 15 minutes is free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour, you will incur a cost of 6 RMB (€0.7/$ 0.8), after every hour, your parking spot attracts an extra payment of 5 RMB (€0.6/ $0.7) per every 30 minutes. Long term parking options are also available for 80 RMB (€10/ $11) per 24 hours. For large vehicles, the parking rates are as follows: parking for the first 15 minutes is free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour, you will incur a cost of 5 RMB (€0.6/$ 0.7), after every hour, your parking spot attracts an extra payment of 10 RMB (€1.2/ $1.4) per every 30 minutes. Long term parking options are also available for 160 RMB (€20/ $22.5) per 24 hours.

China being a hub for technology, there are automated parking services offered at the airport. AVG automatic parking robots are currently available only at P2 parking building. These parking robots will assist you out. All you have to do is to basically head to one of the four particular transfer stations leave your car there, key in your information in order to get a Quick Response (QR) code and…that is all you have to do. The state-of-the-art parking technology will automatically identify the vehicle’s size and park it where it fits. The moment your car is parked; you will receive a text message with a QR code. Using that QR code, you will equally, automatically get your car back when you are leaving the airport. The whole process will take nothing more than 2 minutes. Furthermore, you can also choose the exact pick-up time and the robots will deliver your vehicle right on time.

There is also a reserved parking for people with mobility disabilities so that they can also enjoy a perfect, hassle-free parking experience. You can reserve a parking spot by dialling the following phone number: 010-81688331. Even though you don’t manage to arrive on time, your reserved parking space will be available for additional half an hour. This amenity operates around the clock at the Parking Information Counters. Furthermore, there is wheelchair support as well as escort services are at your disposal. You must simply make the relevant appointment. 

There are also car covers that are also offered if you are going to park for a few extra days. All you have to do is to make a reservation and the cover will be delivered to you as soon as you arrive. You can make the reservation through the following number: 010-81688331. Just remember to hand it over upon your departure. 

There are also car wash services available to ensure that your car remains in perfect condition. 

Currently there are 52 charging spots for EV cars. The parking management and the relevant authorities have a plan to increase these spots to 600, and also creating a specific area for electric taxis’ charging needs.

Beijing Daxing International Airport Statistics

Below is the passenger data and development for Beijing Daxing International Airport for the years 2019:

Passenger statistics at Beijing Daxing International Airport

YearTotal
passenger
Passenger
% change
20193,138,000

2019 statistics correspond to the last 4 months of 2019 since the opening of the airport.

Destinations from Beijing Daxing International Airport

DestinationHow to get
City centre (Beijing)Take a direct bus from the airport to Beijing South Station, which is 48.6 km away. The travel time will be 1hr 15 mins and a cost of $7 USD. 
PEK (Beijing Capital Airport)A drive from PKX to PEK is a 56 minutes’ drive and it is 79.8 km away. Fuel cost will accumulate to $7 to $11 USD.  
TianjinA direct bus from Daxing airport to Tianjin will cost you $12 USD. It is 112.4 km away, and a travel time of 2 hrs 30 mins 
WangfujingA direct bus from Daxing airport to Wangfujing will cost you $7 USD. It is 52.3 km away, and a travel time of 1 hr 43 mins

Beijing Daxing International Airport Logo and maps

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