Best Way to Travel between Beijing South – Daxing Airport (PKX)
Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) is scheduled to open on September 30 in 2019, and it will be connected into the national high speed rail network and Beijing’s subway network. The New Airport Line of Beijing Subway will link Daxing Airport with Beijing’s urban area, and the Beijing section of Beijing – Xiong’an Intercity Railway will connect Daxing Airport with Beijing West Train Station by high speed train in 20 minutes.
But there is no bullet trains linking Beijing South Railway Station with Daxing Airport. If you want to transfer between Beijing South Station and Daxing Airport, you’ll have to transfer to Beijing West Station first. Here Jack tells you how to do it.
- 1. Beijing South Station – Beijing West Station by subway
- 2. Beijing West Station – Daxing Airport by high speed train
How far is Beijing South Station to Daxing Airport: the distance is around 54 kilometers.
Since there are no direct high speed trains linking Daxing Airport with Beijing South Station, you need to make a transfer at Beijing West Station (Beijing South – Beijing West – Daxing Airport) first. Just be noted that high speed trains between Beijing West and Daxing Airport will be available on September 30 of 2019.
From Beijing South Railway Station to Daxing Airport: Take Beijing Subway line 4 from Beijing South Railway Station stop to Caishikou stop first, then transfer to line 7 until Beijing West Railway Station. Journey time from 25 minutes. You can use the official site https://www.bjsubway.com/en/ to plan your route. From Beijing West Station, you can connect to a high speed train to Daxing Airport.
From Daxing Airport to Beijing South Railway Station: Take a high speed train from Daxing Airport to Beijing West first, then take subway line 7 to Caishikou and transfer to line 4 to get to Beijing South Railway Station.
A new high speed railway service linking Beijing West Station and Daxing Airport, the Beijing – Daxing Airport section of the Beijing – Xiong’an Intercity Railway is being built and will begin operation at the same opening time of Daxing Airport on December 30 of 2019. The intercity rail will operate at a top speed of 250 km/h along the Beijing – Daxing Airport section. By then, passengers can travel between Beijing West and Daxing Airport by bullet train in just 20 minutes.
Stations along the intercity rail include: Beijing West – Liying – Huangcun – Daxing Airport – Gu’an East – Bazhou North – Xiong’an.
|Station name EN||Chinese name||Transfers|
|Beijing West||北京西||Subway line 7, line 9|
|Beijing New Airport||新机场||New Airport Line, PKX Airport|
Beijing South Station is one of the major high speed train stations in Beijing (see Which train station in Beijing), which serves high speed trains to or from northeast China inclduing cities of Shenyang, Dalian, Dandong, Changchun, Harbin, Qiqihar, Mudanjiang, Jiamusi, etc, and North China including Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Shanhaiguan, and East China inclduing Jinan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Nanjing, etc.
|Check more for live schedule, just refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/|
|Beijing South to or from||Price (CNY)||Duration||Frequency (Daily)||Train Type|
|Dalian North||400||4.5-5h||3||G train|
|Huangshan North||548.5||6.5h||8||G train|
|Nanjing South||443.5||4.5h||53||G train|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||553||4.5-5.5h||39||G train|
1. Buy at train station
You can buy tickets and collect tickets in person with passenger’s passports at any train stations in Beijing, including Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Station, Beijing South Station, etc. You can buy tickets about 30 days ahead of departure date.
2. Buy tickets online
Foreigners cannot buy tickets on the official China Railway ticketing site www.12306.cn, which requires you a Chinese bank card and the ability of reading Chinese. You can turn to use a trusted ticket agent, who can buy tickets for you when tickets are released and even deliver tickets to your hotel. Besides, they offer you additional help, guiding you how to collect tickets, how to get to the station, etc. Below are two trusted agents who got positive reviews on Trip Advisor or Trust Pilot:
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Which train station in Beijing is closest to Daxing Airport?
Beijing West Train Station is near Daxing Airport, and has train connection to the new airport in just 20 minutes. If your train arrives at Beijing South and want to depart for Daxing Airport, you need to transfer from Beijing South to Beijing West by subway first, then catch a bullet train from Beijing West to Daxing Airport.
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Trusted Online Ticket Agents:
Option 1: China Highlights is a reliable online agency for China train ticketing. They get positive reviews on TripAdvisor & Trustpilot. Sharon and her team help you buy tickets & plan rail routes even deliver tickets to your hotels with a service fee from $6.
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