How to transfer from Beijing Capital International Airport (International to domestic)


There are several ways for tourists to transfer from international flight to domestic flight after arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport. Followings are tips for your transference.

1. If you take international flight and arrive at T3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport, and your departure of domestic flight is also at T3 with boarding passes for connecting flight, your transfer procedures are as followings:

A: Please confirm your flight information with the airport staffs at your departure airport and make sure whether you are supposed to claim for your baggage when transfer.
B: Please confirm your boarding information by flight information screen or through the inquiry counter, and refer to the signs to corresponding waiting area. You have to make sure that your boarding check is your departure place to your destination, rather than the transfer city. If the information above is checked, you don’t need to claim for your baggage once again at your transfer airport.
C: After your arrival at T3 of Beijing Capital International Airport, you have to wait in line for China customs. After custom staff seals on your passport, please follow the guiding signs for the transfer passenger in the terminal to go to the Transfer Counter at 3rd floor of T3-C for handling boarding procedures. Please pay attention to the boarding gate indicated on your boarding pass, follow guiding signs to undergo security check, and head for corresponding boarding gate. After the security check, you may have a rest or go to the duty free shop. When it is time for boarding, you can go straight to the boarding gate without baggage claim. Your airline is responsible for the transfer of your baggage. When you reach your destination, you can claim for your baggage.
D: The interval of transfer flight is about 3 hours at least.
E: You’d better check for the location of your boarding gate after the security check. Special attention should be paid to the temporary change of boarding gate, so as to have a meal and go duty free shop without worries.

T3 Arrival port

T3 Arrival port

2. If you take international flight and arrive at T3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport, and your departure of domestic flight is at T2 or T1 with boarding passes for connecting flight, your transfer procedures are as followings:

A: After your arrival at T3 of Beijing Capital International Airport, you have to wait in line for China customs. After custom staff seals on your passport, please follow the guiding signs for the transfer passenger at 1st floor of T3-C for handling boarding procedures. Free airport shuttle buses are available there. The location of airport shuttle bus at T3 is outside NO.5 Gate on 1F of T3.
Shuttle bus route: T3 – T2 – T1.
Operation time: all day
Intervals: 10 minutes/shift (6:00-23:00)
15-30 minutes/shift (23:00- 6:00 the other day)
B: It takes you about 15 minutes to reach T2 and T1. After reaching T2 or T1,you have to head to the departure floor and go to the check-in counter for the new boarding check. Then you have to go through the security check. You may have a rest or go to the duty free shop. When it is time for boarding, you can go straight to the boarding gate.
C: The interval of transfer flight is about 5 hours at least.
D: You’d better check for the location of your boarding gate after the security check. Special attention should be paid to the temporary change of boarding gate, so as to have a meal and go duty free shop without worries.

Outside Terminal T2 of Capital Airport

Outside Terminal T2 of Capital Airport

3. If you take international flight and arrive at T3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport, and your transfer is at T2 or T3 without boarding passes for connecting flight, you have to claim your baggage and your transfer procedures are as followings:

A: Please confirm your flight information with the airport staffs at your departure airport and make sure whether you are supposed to claim for your baggage when transfer. If you have to claim for your baggage, your boarding pass is printed with your departure city and the city you transfer.
B: After your arrival at T3 of Beijing Capital International Airport, you have to wait in line for China customs. After custom staff seals on your passport, please follow the guiding signs for the transfer passenger in the terminal to go to the arrival gate. You have to wait in the baggage claim area. After you claim for your baggage, you can go straight to the departure hall of T3 if your flight departs from T3. Just go to the transfer counter at 3rd floor of T3-C for handling boarding procedures. Please pay attention to the boarding gate indicated on your boarding pass, follow guiding signs to undergo security check, and head for corresponding boarding gate. After the security check, you can go to the boarding gate.
C: If your flight departs from T2 or T1, you are supposed to claim for your baggage at T3 and go to the 1st floor to take shuttle bus. The location of shuttle bus at T3 is outside the NO.5 gate at the 1F of T3. The route is: T3 to T2 to T1. The shuttle bus is operated all day. From 6:00 to 23:00, the interval is 10 minutes. From 23:00 to 6:00 the other day, the interval is 15 to 30 minutes.
D: It takes you about 15 minutes to reach T2 and T1. After reaching T2 or T1, you have to head to the departure floor and go to the check-in counter for the new boarding check. Then you have to go through the security check. You may have a rest or go to the duty free shop. When it is time for boarding, you can go straight to the boarding gate.
E: The interval of transfer flight is about 7 hours at least.

Outside Terminal T1 of Capital Airport

Outside Terminal T1 of Capital Airport

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