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Visit the Asian continent by visiting Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Located in the north of the country, the city is not far from the Great Wall and is home to some landmarks such as the Forbidden City. Considered as the political and most importantly cultural centre of China, Beijing is inhabited by more than 21 million inhabitants.
Lyon (LYS) - Beijing (PEK) flight
Book a Lyon Beijing flight from Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Fly to Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, formerly known as Peking. Several airlines offer scheduled flights every month from the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Beijing is within reach of all the tourists and business people wishing to visit the Middle Kingdom.
Prepare your trip to Beijing
Formalities for travelling
To travel to Beijing, you will need an up-to-date passport and a visa. You will also need photocopies of your hotel reservations as well as your return air tickets.
Your passport must still be valid between 3 and 6 months after your date of arrival or departure from the territory. The visa is also mandatory to leave for Beijing. Distributed by Chinese embassies abroad, 30-day single-entry visas are usually issued within 3 to 5 days at a cost of 30 euros.
No vaccine is required to enter the Chinese territory.
Services at São Paulo Airport
- Services on Arrival
Foreign exchange offices are at your service at Capital International Airport, your place of arrival. Open 24 hours a day, they allow you to exchange your euros for the local currency, the Yuan (CNY).
Several car rental companies are present at the Beijing airport. But beware, you must have a valid driver’s licence issued by the People’s Republic of China to rent a car on the spot.
“Information services” offices are also available in the 3 terminals of the airport.
- Services on Departure
A dozen restaurants invite you to a gourmet moment in the three terminals of the Beijing airport. You will find everything from cafes, snack bars, and authentic restaurants serving typical Chinese cuisine. Even the Chinese fast-food brand Ajisen is present.
On the shopping end of things, the airport offers a large number of shops featuring Chinese and Pekingese specialties. But that’s not all: with more than 110 in-house shops, Beijing Capital International Airport is a true shopping mall, and fashion stores are well represented.
Baby changing areas are available for travellers at the airport’s three terminals. For parents and travellers in search of comfort, quiet rooms and massage parlours have been set up.
Finally, left luggage offices are available to passengers in the three terminals of Beijing Airport. Note that it is also possible to rent a porter in the departure halls and near the baggage claim area.
Transfer from airport to Shanghai
By public transit, the easiest way to reach downtown São Paulo from the airport is to take either the Airport Bus Service (50 minutes away) or the Shuttle (minibuses at terminals 1 and 2). Departure is every 30 minutes in both cases.
- The nearest metro station to the city centre is “Tietê” (located on line 1). To get there, you will have to take a bus (30 minutes journey).
- You will find the Taxi station in front of the arrivals terminal. São Paulo city centre is a 30 to 60-minute journey away.
Useful information about Beijing
- Beijing Capital International Airport
Latitude : 40.0798573
Longitude : 116.6031121
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