The World’s Biggest Airport has Opened

The World's Biggest Airport has Opened

The world’s biggest airport has opened to the public on September 26, 2019 and the opening ceremony was held on September 25, 2019 attended by the Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Daxing Airport (nicknamed “starfish”) is located at the frontier between Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province and is expected to serve the needs of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei areas. Its location was selected after thorough analysis. With a 46km-distance from Tiananmen Square, a 67km-distance from Beijing International Airport and a 26km-distance from Langfang City Center, Daxing airport aims to become the main airport hub of the region.

Construction of the airport began on December 26, 2014. By March 2017, the terminal had its concrete structure capped. On June 30, 2019, the airport officially finished construction and was in preparation for its September opening.

The world’s largest single-building terminal covering a 700.000m² area – the size of 98 football fields. The Chinese government is assessed to have paid around US $17.47 billion in total for this colossal project.

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Transportation from and to Daxing Airport

Comfortable transfers, quick rides and a wealth of transportation choices are guaranteed for Daxing airport passengers. Take a look at the available options and choose the one for you; Taxis, Buses, Trains, Subway, and Car hires.

Subway

The fastest way to travel is without any doubt the New Daxing Airport Express Line. Travelling up to 160km/h, the fastest trains in China will get you to Caoqiao Station – a 40km distance – in only 19 minutes, costing you 35 RMB (4.4€ / 4.8$) at maximum for an ordinary ticket or 50 RMB (6.3€ / 7$) if you travel business class. In the near future, the transit Line 20 (Line R4) will also be added to the existing network.

Train

The Beijing – Xiong’an intercity railway links Daxing airport to Beijing West Railway Station. The travel time is about 20-35 minutes, depending on your disembarking point.

Bus

You will find 6 local bus lines connecting Daxing airport to the city of Beijing. Xinghang Lines 1-5 connect the airport to the major Beijing hubs while Xinghang Line 6 operates during the night shift.

Taxi

Travelling in comfort, at the back of your seat, Daxing airport taxis will get you to your destination in Beijing in about 1 hour, with the average fare to be about 165 RMB (21€ / 23$) without taking into account the possible waiting-time surcharges. However, you should always be aware of the notorious Beijing traffic jams.

Car Hires

If you want to be completely independent and travel by self-driving, you can search plenty of car hire companies which can provide you with  the vehicle of your choice.

Daxing Airport to Beijing City

There will be multiple transfer options from Daxing airport to Beijing city center. Travellers will have a plethora of transportation means, from budget-friendly to the most exceptional private transfer car services. In fact, Daxing airport will be served by Taxis, Subway, Trains, Buses as well as private car hire companies.
 

Daxing Airport to Tianjin

Tianjin is one of the major Chinese cities with significant industry presence and is considered as an important port hub. Therefore, the Daxing Airport – Tianjin connection is certainly seen as necessary.