Airport-bound trains depart Dongzhimen between 6am and 10.30pm at 10-12 minute intervals.City-bound trains depart Terminal 3 from 6.21am until 10.51pm and Terminal 2 from 6.35am until 11.10pm.From the airport, the quickest (16 minutes) and cheapest (Rmb25) way to reach downtown is via the Airport Express (The 28km light-rail express line has four stops: Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 of the airport, and two in the city, at Sanyuanqiao (with transfers to metro Line 10) and Dongzhimen (with transfers to metro Lines 2 and 13).By mid-2017 'app cabs' hired through smartphones were on the prowl with better cars, faster service and GPS coordinates to ensure you arrived at the address of your choice.Such a cab in reverse from The Ritz Chaoyang to the airport, is about Rmb150, or about 50 percent more expensive.It all looks very straightforward on a map, but the traffic is choking, so choose your hotel location carefully and allow plenty of travelling time.The city's liveliest area for dining and drinking is Sanlitun, which is just east of the historic centre.
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Airport buses run from Xidan, Beijing Railway Station, Gongzhufen, Fangzhuang, Zhongguancun, Wangjing Beijing West Railway Station and Shangdi to Terminal 3, with shuttles between the terminals.
Personal vehicles and taxis should take the Airport Southern Line exit from the Airport Expressway.
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En route to Beijing you may have marvelled at the burgeoning hotel choice.