Beijing Daxing International Airport

Written by Ruru Zhou Updated May. 16, 2023

Beijing Daxing International Airport is the biggest airport in the world. After 45 months of construction, it has been officially open for business since September 25, 2019, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1. It covers an area of 700,000 ㎡ and has a terminal building with high-speed train and subway stations underground. This is a guide to Beijing’s new airport with facts, airlines, and transportation that we bet you don’t know but should.

Quick Facts About Daxing Airport

Who designed Daxing Airport?

Daxing Airport boasts the world’s largest single terminal, equivalent to the size of 25 standard football fields. The terminal building of Daxing Airport was designed by ADP Ingeniérie, a French company expert in designing airports, in collaboration with the architecture team of the late prestigious Zaha Hadid, who was the first female architect winning the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Her work includes Dancing Tower in Dubai, Guangzhou Opera House, Galaxy SOHO in Beijing, and more.

What does Daxing Airport look like?

Viewed from the sky, Daxing Airport looks a little like a phoenix with outstretched wings, which corresponds to the dragon-shaped Capital Airport and means “dragon and phoenix bring prosperity to the country.” But for those who don’t know, it looks more like a giant starfish lying on the ground.

Beijing Daxing International Airport
Beijing Daxing International Airport

Because of its cool appearance and massive covered area, this new mega-airport is regarded as one of the “seven wonders of the modern world” and an airport “straight out of a sci-fi film” by social media.

Inside the airport, there are countless restaurants, food options, and shops with brands from home and abroad. A 5G station operating at Daxing Airport can support 100 thousand people using the web with unbelievable speed! Besides, five outdoor traditional Chinese gardens display Chinese traditional items such as silk, tea, and ceramics at the end of each departure lounge.

Which airline tickets can I buy?

On the afternoon of September 25, 2019, 7 passenger aircraft from 7 domestic airlines took off from Beijing Daxing International Airport, marking Beijing’s new massive airport as officially open. There are also 8 foreign airlines that have been confirmed to operate at the new airport after October 27, 2019.

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How to get to Daxing Airport from Beijing?

Daxing Airport is located on the boundary of Beijing City and Hebei Province and the linear distance to Tiananmen Square- Beijing City Center - is 46 km (28.6 miles), which is about a 55-minute drive (see the Daxing Airport Map below). There are four transportation options to and from the airport.

Beijing Daxing Airport Map

Daxing Airport Location Map

How to do the check-in?

It usually takes a lot of time to do the check-in when arriving at the airport. Luckily, Daxing International Airport makes every step easier for passengers to save time.

inside Beijing Daxing International Airport Inside the terminal building of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Where to board and how to exit Daxing Airport?

Daxing Airport signs images Signs at Daxing Airport

Will the visa-free service operate from the new PKX airport?

Yes, passengers can enjoy the same visa service as Beijing Capital International Airport at Beijing Daxing International Airport, including 144-hour visa-free transit, 24-hour visa-free transit, and port visa. For details and confirmation, please consult its official website: or the service hotline at 010-96158.

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