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Check-in Counter

Terminal 3, Corridor C, Counters C17-C24

(Check-in counters are closed punctually 60 minutes before scheduled departure time)


Dragonair and Cathay Pacific Lounge

Location: Terminal 3E, opposite to Gate E21
Opening Hours: Daily: 0530 - last flight departure
Redeem Lounge Access

Airport Facilities

  • Medical Clinic available at the airport at departure level of the International Terminal
  • Left Baggage Services available both at Arrival and Departure Levels

For further information, click on the website of Beijing Capital International Airport


International to International:
Minimum connecting time 90 minutes for transit within Terminal 3;
Minimum connecting time 120 minutes for cross-terminal transfers from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 or 2.

International to Domestic:
Minimum connecting time 120 minutes for transit within Terminal 3;
Minimum connecting time 160 minutes for cross-terminal transfers from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 or 2.

Beijing 72-hour Visa-free Transit Programme
Beijing offers 72-hour visa-free transit programme for foreign visitors who are:

  • Holding passports issued by the following listed 51 countries
  • Holding valid international travel documents (passport for instance)
  • Qualified for the entry requirements of their third destination country
  • Holding confirmed connecting air ticket to the third country/region and leaving Beijing within 72 hours
  • Staying limited in Beijing only during the visa-free stay

72-hour Visa-free Transit programme is valid for passport holders from the following countries:
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Ukraine

For more information, please visit: http://en.bcia.com.cn/server/notice/72visafree/

Airport Transfer

To city centre:
Taxi: Approximately CNY90

Airport Taxes

CNY90, included in air fare.
Children under 12 are exempted.

Customs Allowance

Passengers aged 18 or above are entitled to the following duty-free quota:

Tobacco Products

  • Hong Kong / Macau / China residents: 200 sticks or equivalent of tobacco products
  • Overseas Chinese and foreigners: 400 sticks or equivalent of tobacco products

Alcoholic Beverages

  • All 1 bottle of alcoholic beverage (Unspecified quantiity)

Please note that all departing and arriving passengers are required to fill in a new customs and declaration form.