Sleeping in Airports

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Beijing Daxing Airport Guide.

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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel inside Daxing Airport and other hotels nearby:

  • Aerotel Beijing – The Aerotel Beijing offers 215 hotel rooms in the Landside section of the airport from where it is a 5-minute 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.  » Check Rates
  • Four Points by Sheraton Langfang Gu’an – An airport shuttle is available for a fee – 200 CNY (one way).  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Beijing Daxing Airport 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 passes • 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.
  • Library Lounge – Location: Northeast Pier Airport Terminal, 1st Floor of the Aerotel Being Airport Hotel.  Hours: 5:30AM – 9:00PM (Daily).  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (approx. CNY 225 for 2 hours).

Related Pages: Beijing Daxing Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

A reader tells us water refill stations offering hot and cold water are available on the airside.  A cup dispenser is available.

Food & Drinks

While we have no detailed information, the airport website does state there are 24-hour food options available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage services are available in 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.

Mobile Charging

Look for work-desks 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.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

Information is not available. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Showers are available at the East Pacific Traveler Lounge. See Airport Lounges above.

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 Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

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

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

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.
Beijing Daxing airport is served by the following airlines:  Aeroflot • Air Algérie • Air Asia • Air Astana • Air China • Air Koryo • Air Leisure • Air Macau • All Nippon Airways • American Airlines • Asiana Airlines • Aurora Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Azerbaijan Airlines • Beijing Capital Airlines • British Airways • Cambodia Angkor Air • Cathay Dragon • Cebu Pacific • China Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Southern Airlines • Chongqing Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Donghai Airlines • Egyptair • El Al  • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Eva Air • Finnair • Fuzhou • Garuda Indonesia • Grand China Air • Hainan Airlines • Hebei Airlines • Iran Air • Japan Airlines • Jiangyi Air • Juneyao Airlines • KLM • Korean Air • Kunming Airlines • Level • LOT Polish Airlines • Lucky Air • Lufthansa • Mahan Air • Malaysia Airlines • MIAT Mongolian Airlines • Nordstar Airlines • Nordwind Airlines • Pakistan International Airlines • Philippine Airlines • Qantas Airlines • Qatar Airways • Qingdao Airlines • S7 Airlines • Scandinavian Airlines • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Singapore Airlines • Sky Angkor Airlines • Spring Airline • Srilankan Airlines • Swiss International Airlines • TAAG Angola Airlines • Tajic Air • Thai Airasia • Thai Airways • Tianjin Airlines • Tibet Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Turkmenistan Airlines • Ukraine International Airlines • United Airlines • Ural Airlines • Uzbekistan Airways • Vietnam 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.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.