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Airport Extension & Line 10

 Airport Extension (Subway Line L1)

Departure: Dongzhimen
Terminal: Beijing Capital International Airport
Length: 27.3 kilometers (16.96 miles)
Number of Stops: 4
One-way runtime: 16 minutes
Map color: light orange
Other Information: The Airport Extension stretches from the Dongzhimen Station to the Beijing Capital International Airport. As one of the most important projects of the 2008 Olympic Game, this line is scheduled to be under operation on June 30, 2008, and mainly serves for the aviation passengers.

After its construction, it will take only 16 minutes to complete the route. The metros will run every 4 to 5 minutes for about 15 hours every day. With a speed of 100 kilometers (62.14 miles) per hour, the metros on this line will be the fastest in China. The airport terminal will be built in Dongzhimen Station, and after that, passengers could handle the related formalities, like exchanging the boarding pass and checking the baggage. When arriving at the airport, passengers will only go through the remaining procedures.

Besides, passengers can transfer to the Subway Line 2, Subway Line 10 and the Subway Line 13 from this line.

 Subway Line 10 

Departure: Landianchang
Terminal: Songjiazhuang
Length: 32.9 kilometers (20.44 miles)
Number of Stops: 28
Map color: mauve
Other Information: Subway Line 10 will be a half-loop line connecting the northwest, northeast and the southeast areas of Beijing City. It will go through Landianchang in the northwest to Songjiazhuang in the southeast of Beijing. The construction of this line is divided into two phases.

Phase 1 runs from Wanliu Park in Haidian District in the northwest to Jinsong in the southeast, forming an inverted 'L' shape. This section will be opened at the end of June, 2008, ready to serve attendants at the Beijing Olympics. This section will connect with many other subway lines, including Subway Line 1, Subway Line 4, Subway Line 5, Subway Line 8, and Subway Line 13. The main structure of this phase was completed on August 28, 2007. Phase 2 has started construction in October, 2007.

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Comments and Questions

What forms of payment will the Airport Express ticket office accept? Is the fare still CNY 25 for 2015? Do you have to pay again when you transfer to Line 2?
Thanks

Reply10/8/2015 4:29:24 AMRenee Wong,   United States

Lisa :10/11/2015 4:21:54 AM

As I know, they only accept cash. And yes, the fee is still CNY25 now.

The Airport Express and local subway are two systems, so you need to pay again for subway.

Renee Song ( United States ) :10/11/2015 12:32:38 PM

thanks for the info!

hi we will be arriving in china on nov 25th at midnight. i know the airport express train is closed by then, where can i buy the subway smart card? would it still be available to be pruchased at the airport?

Reply9/18/2012 11:53:47 AMgwynneth lim,   United States

Alicia :9/18/2012 6:52:31 PM

usually you can buy the card at the subway stations, but the stations are closed when you arrive. so you can only buy it the next day.
it is not available at the airport.

Ii I'll be arriving at Beijing airport at 11.20pm,will the airport express still be running?I will need to get to China World apartment.thank you

Reply3/21/2012 8:02:37 AMjocelyn,   Macau, China

Lily :3/21/2012 6:58:42 PM

no, the airport express stops at that time. you can teka an ariport shuttle bus line 4 to International Exhibition Center and then take a taxi. the total cost is CNY 50.
or you take a taxi from the airport, and the cost is CNY 80.

Our hotel is close to Beixinquiao station on Line 5. We are 6 people with 6 cases arriving at the International Airport. Is it easy to use the subway from the airport terminal or should we just take a taxi. I think we need to change twice if we use the subway. We arrive mid morning.
Thanks
Steve

Reply7/13/2010 5:59:00 PMSteve,   United Kingdom

anna :7/13/2010 8:48:00 PM

hi Steve,
when will you arrive? the first subway departs from the airport is around 06:30. i think there's no problem for you six to take the subway. you can take the Airport Express subway to Dozhimen Station, then change to Subway line 2 to Yonghegong Station, and then subway line 5 to Beixinqiao Station.

at what time does the subway to/from the airport close?

Reply3/13/2010 4:46:00 AMailinna,   Italy

Owen :3/14/2010 8:55:00 PM

Around 22:30

What time does the last train from T3 depart to Jianguomen?
Thanks.

Reply12/2/2009 9:14:00 AMZuck,   Japan

Bob Zhang ( China ) :12/2/2009 7:50:00 PM

around 23:00

what is the cost for taking the Airport line? thanks.

Reply10/30/2009 9:09:00 PMpatrick,   Canada

Beijingren :10/30/2009 10:11:00 PM

25 RMB. My pleasure:)

I will be arriving in Beijing Captial International Airport at 21:15PM. Will I have enough time to take the airport subway to Jiangumen Station before it closes?

Reply9/21/2009 10:49:00 PMTom

BeijingTrip.com :9/22/2009 9:01:00 PM

You can take the airport line to Dongzhimen and transfer to Metro Line 2 to get to Jianguomen. The whole journey takes about a half hour and the closing time of Metro Line 2 is 22:30.

I will be arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport on March 12th at 10:50pm. Can you please tell me the hours of operation for the Airport Extension (Subway Line L1)? Will I be able to take the subway after 11pm from the airport to Wang Fu Jing station?
Thank you

Reply2/27/2009 10:24:00 AMAndre Dennert,   United States

BeijingTrip.com :3/1/2009 9:57:00 PM

Hi Andre,
You can take the Airport Line from the airport to Dongzhimen Station, then transfer to the Subway Line 2, then transfer to Line 1 at the Jianguomen Station.