Showers/Hourly Hotel in Beijing Capital Airport?
Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:50 AM
I was wondering if anyone knew if there are showers, or an hourly hotel in the International terminal of the Beijing Capital Airport? I tried doing some online searches, but I can't find anything on the interwebs or on the official Beijing Capital Airport website.
I live in 五道口 and next month I'll be arriving into Beijing on a domestic 12am flight, but will have an international flight at 10am the next day. I didn't want to trek it out back home, and then have to go all the way back to the airport. However, I'd really like to at least shower or something before I make my longer international flight the next day.
Thanks in advance for your help!
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 10:19 AM
Assuming that turns out to not be an option - there was tell years back of a hotel in the basement of the old terminal building, don't know if it's still there. I might be inclined though to book a cheap hotel / hostel room around Dongzhimen or Sanyuanqiao.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 10:42 AM
Thanks for the heads up- I believe that image is from within the check-in point of the airport. Hopefully I'll be able to do an early check-in =)
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:44 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:50 AM
And for those arriving late on a late flight, what other options are there? Nearby hotels/hostels? Or a late shuttle or other transport into the city?
Well, it looks like from here that PEK is 19 miles NE of the city center and they have an airport shuttle that goes all the way to the Beijing Railway Station?
Any idea if that runs around the clock and how much the fare is?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:28 AM
2) Take airport express train to Dongzhimen, RMB 35. Highly reliable trip of 15 minutes duration regardless of road traffic conditions. Then switch to taxi, approx RMB 25-ish to Grand Hotel. Taxi availability around the Dongzhimen terminus varies depending on time of day, weather, etc. Sometimes can be a pain to find a taxi (and really tough between 4-7 pm), trip to Grand varies widely 20-40 minutes dep on time of day/traffic. Not a bad option but not for the heavily laden-of-luggage. Total cost about RMB 60-ish. Assuming you get a taxi fairly quickly from Dongzhimen, probably overall quicker travel time than options 1 or 3. This option has the advantage of a backup plan using subway or public bus, in the event taxis are tough to get. But the backup plan is only for those travelling light and who have no problem with crowded urban public transport systems! And requires a <5 minute walk down sidewalk at the end to the Grand's door. So I won't go into details of that.
3) Airport shuttle bus. Routes that terminate at Beijing Railway Station or the International Hotel are the most useful, though the Xidan terminus route could also work. RMB 16 and there is luggage compartment for large items, no extra charge for baggage. Subject to same issues as taxis with traffic, though buses don't have to stop at the expressway toll plazas. Taxi from any of the terminus points mentioned to the Grand Hotel should be pretty easily gettable, and only about another RMB 10-15 max as they are all in close proximity. Total cost: RMB 25-30 and total elapsed travel time slightly longer than taxi direct from airport.
2) The Airport Express of the Beijing Subway (ABC) goes 62 mph to Dongzhimen for ¥25.
City-bound trains depart Terminal 3 from 6:21am to 10:51pm and Terminal 2 from 6:35am to 11:10pm
3) The airport shuttle buses run slightly more-extended hours than the ABC, for a little earlier or later arrivals/departures.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:30 AM
The shuttle bus is actually really good value, and this is what I'd usually plan to take, unless I was departing/arriving really early or really late. Then I would take a taxi. One problem with taxis that is not mentioned above is that you can be standing in the taxi queue for a long time at the airport, depending on how busy things are - maybe even 30-40 minutes. The bus doesn't have this problem, and even if you need to wait for it to depart, at least you can put your luggage in the luggage compartment and then sit down in a seat rather than standing and being squished from all sides like the taxi queue.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:53 AM
Are the shuttle bus arrival times listed anywhere? All I see are departure times? But, you need to know when you're going to arrive to know when you have to depart!
Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:10 AM
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