Beijing Daxing International Airport

Written by ivana Updated Mar. 29, 2024

Beijing Daxing International Airport is the largest airport in the world, covering an area of 700,000 ㎡, with a terminal building and high-speed rail and subway stations underground. After 45 months of construction, it was officially opened on September 25, 2019.

This article provides information on facts about the airport, its layout, visa-free policies, and transportation.

Quick Facts About Daxing Airport

 

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Location and Map of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport is located between Yufa Town and Lixian Town in Daxing District, Beijing, and Guangyang District in Langfang City, Hebei Province. It is 46 kilometers from Tiananmen Square, 67 kilometers from Beijing Capital International Airport, and 55 kilometers from Xiong'an New Area.

Airport Terminal

The passenger terminal area of Beijing Daxing International Airport consists of three parts: the passenger terminal building, the transit center, and the integrated service building with a parking building, with a total building area of 1.03 million square meters. It exceeds the Capital International Airport T3 Terminal and currently stands as the second-largest airport terminal in the world.

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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 to win 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. 8 foreign airlines have been confirmed to operate at the new airport after October 27, 2019.

Contact us to book your flight tickets from/to Beijing Daxing Airport.

Beijing Daxing International Airport Transportation

Inter-City Railway

Daxing International Airport is currently served by the Beijing-Xiong'an Intercity Railway and the Tianjin-Xiong Intercity Railway.

The Daxing Airport North Terminal has a railway station, Daxing Airport Station, set underground. This station is a shared facility for both the railway and the subway, with platforms located on the second underground floor. The station hall is situated on the first underground floor, equipped with dedicated check-in counters and security channels leading to the boarding gates (domestic flights only).

Beijing-Xiong'an Inter-City Railway

The Beijing-Xiong'an Inter-City Railway has stops at Beijing West Station(北京西站站), where you can transfer to Beijing Metro Lines 7 and 9, Beijing Daxing Station(北京大兴站), Daxing Airport Station(大兴机场站), Gu'an East Station(固安东站), Bazhou North Station(霸州北站), and Xiong'an Station(雄安站).

The travel time from Beijing West Station to Daxing Airport Station is just 20 minutes, while the quickest time from Daxing Airport Station to Xiong'an Station is 19 minutes. You can board at the B1 level of the terminal building.

The Tianjin-Xiong'an Inter-City Railway

The Tianjin-Xiong'an Inter-City Railway, also known as the Tianjin to Beijing Daxing International Airport Railway, is an inter-city railway in China that connects Beijing Daxing International Airport with Tianjin City. It has eight stops: Daxing Airport Station, Gu'an East Station, Yongqing East Station, Anci Station, Shengfang Station, Tianjin West Station, Tianjin Station, and Tangshan Station.

The Airport Express

The Beijing Subway Daxing Airport Line has three stations: Caoqiao Station(草桥站), where you can transfer to Lines 10 and 19, Daxing New City Station(大兴新城站), and Daxing Airport Station(大兴机场站). Passengers can handle check-in procedures, luggage check-in, and security check at Caoqiao Station(草桥站).

You can take the Daxing Airport Line from the central area of Beijing to Daxing Airport, and with the fastest speed of 160 kilometers per hour, you can go directly to the airport from Caoqiao Station in just 19 minutes, making it the fastest-operating urban rail transit line in the country.

The availability and frequency of these services may vary and are advised to check the latest schedules on the airport's official website for the most accurate transport information during their travel.

The Airport Bus

The airport buses include city buses and intercity buses. City buses provide convenient transportation for passengers to and from Capital Airport, as well as locations such as Gongzhufen, Beijing West Railway Station, Tongzhou, Beijing South Railway Station, and Daxing International Airport. Intercity buses facilitate travel for passengers to and from surrounding cities near Beijing.

Boarding Locations

Urban Airport Bus Route Map

Directions from the city area to Daxing Airport

Directions from Daxing Airport to the city area

Provincial Airport Bus Route Map

How to get to the Beijing Capital International Airport, Downtown,  and Tianjin Cruise Terminal

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

The best way is to book a private transfer service. We can provide a hassle-free transfer package based on your requests. Feel free to contact us to book a private transfer.

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 Beijing Daxing International 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 visas. You can find more information about Beijing’s visa-free policy on our website.

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