Useful Tips For Beijing Layover

 Beijing Capital International Airport

The Beijing Airport is located roughly 20 miles from Beijing’s city center, which makes it an accessible destination for those stuck on a long layover.  
The Beijing airport is considered the largest in the world, and if you're stuck in the airport during your layover, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do to keep you busy. The Beijing Capital International Airport has 3 terminals with terminal 1 and 2 having shops and restaurants. 
There are plenty of options for you to dine and eat at the airport during your stopover.  The airport also offers you facilities like banks, smoking room, public telephone, free charging powers, dressing rooms, nursing rooms and kids activity zone. You can find different ATMs including the Standard Chartered, Bank of China, HSBC, Citibank, and Hang Seng Bank for currency exchange during your stopover.  
The Beijing Capital International Airport hosts a Pay In Lounge, which is a great destination for long layover. The lounge offers facilities like TV, drinks and snacks, Internet, and comfortable single and double rooms to unwind. 
The airport has a number of Activity Rooms for kids, located at all the terminals, which offers toys, games and cartoons. The nursing rooms provide comfortable rooms for mothers and kids, ideal for rest, feeding and changing. The rooms are found at all terminals, and are well equipped with basins, infant care tables, chairs and simple entertainment facilities for small children. Some of the other commercial services include battery car, business center, porter service, hotel reservation, digital service and leisure, automatic vending, self service card sale, currency exchange, mobile rental and baggage packing.
The airport also has special service center for pregnant women, sick, handicapped and people with special needs. The center offers free wheelchairs and offers free skycap service along with trolleys, escorts, battery powered carts and paging service.
If you’re looking to ditch your bags while you explore, the airport offers Left Luggage counters at all the three terminals. You can leave your luggage for few hours to few days.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Beijing Layover:

Beijing Tours

For a selection of Beijing tours, including walking tours, day trips, travel passes, night tours, food tours, historical, heritage and cultural tours, food, wine and bar tours, bus tours, cooking classes, spa tours, shows, concerts, sporting events and much more,  You can also book a tour to fly to Xian for the

The Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall of China is magnificent and one of the wonders of the world. Located in the northern part of Beijing, the Great Wall is 600 km long with 8 sections that include Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai. The highest section is about 15 meters high and all the sections are well preserved from the Ming dynasty. If your layover time at Beijing airport is equal or more than 4 hours, you can take Beijing airport layover tours to the Great Wall.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is a large square situated in the heart of Beijing that has become a popular destination due to political rallies and its rich history.  

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is spread over an area of 74 acres and is considered to be the largest palace complex in the world. The palace is from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and was built in 1420 and has become one of Beijing’s most popular tourist attractions.

Imperial Gardens

Beijing is full of luxurious and magnificent gardens and parks. Some of the parks that you can visit during your stopover are Beihei Park,

Extended Day Trips

If you’re stuck on a Beijing layover for a number of days, you can look into day trips outside Beijing, including the Xi’an in One Day, a day trip from Beijing by airplane plus a private tour of the UNESCO-listed terracotta warriors and highlights of the Old City of Xi’an.