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Beijing Daxing Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Beijing Daxing Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

PKX Airport Overview

beijing daxing airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Beijing Daxing Airport.

What to Expect

Beijing Daxing Airport (Code: PKX) is one of the world’s largest single terminal airports in the world. With 4 runways and the capacity to build up to 7 eventually, the airport currently offers 79 gates. The starfish design of the terminal means that the walking distance to each gate is no more than 600 meters. Of course with this being a new airport there are plenty of amenities to keep you occupied including a yoga room, 5 outdoor gardens, spa facilities, pay to enter lounges and more.  There are food options available 24 hours a day and the WiFi is free and reportedly very fast to help pass away the time.

The airport is very well connected via public transportation. With a dedicated subway station served by the Daxing Airport Express Line, you will be shuttled to Caoqiao Station 40 km away on a high-speed train in under 20 minutes.

Sleeping in Daxing Airport

As this is a new airport, we do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. The airport website suggests you bring earplugs or noise cancelling headphones to have a sleep on the benches in the gated areas (with arm-rests).

There is a hotel located inside the airport – the Beijing Aerotel Hotel where you can rent rooms by the hour.  See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

Have you already been to Beijing Daxing airport?  Write a review and share photos from your own experience.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel inside the airport and other hotel options nearby.

Inside the Airport Aerotel Beijing – The Aerotel Beijing offers 215 hotel rooms in the Landside section of the airport from where it is only a short walk to the check-in counters. Single, double and deluxe rooms are available with or without windows. A fitness center, lounge, meeting room and game room are also available. Sample room rates: 3 hours for US$29 (single),  US$35 (double) or US$43 (deluxe double). » Check Rates

Near the Airport Four Points by Sheraton Langfang Gu’an – (10 km from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Beijing Daxing Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

CHUM VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, take the escalator near Gate B20 to the next level up.  Hours: 6:30AM – 10:30PM.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass (US$ 28) • Lounge membership programs.

East Pacific Traveler Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside, International Departures, 3rd Floor. Showers are available. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free, unlimited and fast (5G) WiFi is available. You will need to be able to receive a code via SMS or find one of the self-service terminals to receive a code.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? At the time of this update, it is not known if ATMs are available. If you do find an ATM keep in mind that fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.

Baby Care Facilities – Changing, feeding and sleeping rooms can be found throughout the airport as well as areas to heat baby food. Five designated family rooms can be found throughout the airport.

Banking Services  – Four banks offer branch services: Bank of China (4th Floor), ICBC (4th Floor), Agricultural Bank (3rd Floor) and Beijing Bank (3rd Floor). We are unable to confirm if ATM machines are available but assume that the branches offer machines. Hours: unknown.

Children’s Play Area  – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Play areas for children over 3 years old can be found on the 3rd and 4th floors. Hours: 24 hours.

Currency Exchange – Service are available at four locations: Shanghai Ctrip Currency Exchange (1st Floor),  Shanghai Easy Currency Exchange (3rd Floor), Ice Currency Exchange (4th Floor) and Beijing United Currency Exchange (4th Floor). Hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Information not available.

Food & Drink – At the time of this update, no information is available. The airport website does speak to the fact that there options available 24 hours a day.

Information Desk – Information desk and airport ambassadors can be found throughout the airport. Location and hours: not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Services are available at 2 locations:  East side, Domestic Arrivals Hall, 2nd Floor. (Hours: 7:00AM – 10:00PM •  East side, International Departure Hall (Horus: 24 hours). Rates: Unknown. Storage is available for up to 90 days at these locations. If you have a short term requirement, you can also check out the Lost and Found (West side, 2nd Floor. Hours: 24 hours) for temporary storage.

Luggage Wrapping – Available in the East and West sides of Domestic and International Terminals as well as in the B1 area. Rates: unknown. Hours: 5:00AM – last flight departure.

Medical Services – Services (First-Aid, emergency and medicine requirements) are available at Medical Stations and Emergency Rooms on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors

Mobile Charging – Look for work-desk scattered throughout the gated areas where you can charge your phones. At the time of this update, we do not have information about Landside  charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards, ship packages and more at the airport’s post office. Location: Arrivals Hall, opposite of Gate 2. Hours: 7:00AM – 8:00AM. Express delivery services are available at YTO Express and JD Express. Locations: 2nd and 3rd floor (Domestic Arrivals Area and International Departures Area) . Hours: 5:30M – 11:00PM.

Rest Zones – Information not available.

Showers – Showers are available at the East Traveller Lounge.

Spa – Spa and beauty services are available. Locations and hours: unknown.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted at 3 outdoor locations: 1st Floor near Gates 17/18, 3rd Floor near Gates 9/10 and 4th Floor near Gates 3/4.

Other things to do at the airport – Pass the time before your flight enjoying the following amenities provided by the airport:

  • Gardens – Head to the end of each departure corridor to enjoy a relaxing visit to one of five themed gardens: Silk Garden, Tea Garden, Porcelain Garden, Countryside Garden and Chinese Gardens.
  • Yoga – Relax in the yoga room before boarding your flight. Location: International Departures Hall, 3rd Floor. Hours: Unknown.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Beijing Daxing airport is served by the following airlines:  AeroflotAir AlgérieAir AsiaAir AstanaAir China • Air Koryo • Air Leisure • Air MacauAll Nippon AirwaysAmerican AirlinesAsiana Airlines • Aurora Airlines • Austrian AirlinesAzerbaijan Airlines • Beijing Capital Airlines • British AirwaysCambodia Angkor AirCathay DragonCebu PacificChina AirlinesChina Eastern AirlinesChina Southern Airlines • Chongqing Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Donghai Airlines • EgyptairEl Al  • EmiratesEthiopian AirlinesEtihad AirwaysEva AirFinnair • Fuzhou • Garuda Indonesia • Grand China Air • Hainan Airlines • Hebei Airlines • Iran AirJapan Airlines • Jiangyi Air • Juneyao AirlinesKLMKorean Air • Kunming Airlines • Level • LOT Polish Airlines • Lucky Air • LufthansaMahan AirMalaysia AirlinesMIAT Mongolian Airlines • Nordstar Airlines • Nordwind AirlinesPakistan International AirlinesPhilippine AirlinesQantas AirlinesQatar Airways • Qingdao Airlines • S7 AirlinesScandinavian AirlinesShandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Singapore Airlines • Sky Angkor Airlines • Spring Airline • Srilankan AirlinesSwiss International AirlinesTAAG Angola Airlines • Tajic Air • Thai Airasia • Thai Airways • Tianjin Airlines • Tibet Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Turkmenistan Airlines • Ukraine International AirlinesUnited AirlinesUral AirlinesUzbekistan AirwaysVietnam Airlines • Xiamenair • Yakutia Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Six buses serve the airport: Xinghang Lines 1-5 connect the airport to the major Beijing hubs while Xinghang Line 6 operates during the night shift. At the time of this update, a ticket costs  40RMB (5€ / $5.5). For more information and to plan your route, visit the Beijing Daxing Airport website.

Car Rental

The following car-rentals companies have counters: Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, National, Alamo, Europcar, Budget and Sixt.


The Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway links Daxing Airport to Beijing West Railway Station. The bullet train delivers to the station in 20-35 minutes and a 2nd-class ticket costs 30 RMB (3.8€ / $4.2). For more information and to plan your route, visit the Beijing Daxing Airport website.


The fastest way to travel from the airport is on the high speed train. Travelling up to 160km/h, the train will get you to Caoqiao Station (40km away)  in only 19 minutes. At the time of this update, a 2nd class ticket costs 35 RMB (4.4€ / $4.8). For more information and to plan your route, visit the Beijing Daxing Airport website.


Taxis are readily available but will cost you more than public transportation with an average ride costing 220 RMB (29€ / $30.5) depending on where and how much traffic you encounter along the way.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.