layover guide

If you can’t see the desk for the 24 & 144 hour visas, then ask any of the airport staff and they’ll tell you where to go.

If there is more than one of you then get someone to stand in the line while the other person grabs the form to fill out – you’ll need an arrival card, the white A4 visa application form and your boarding pass for your connecting flight to prove you’re leaving the country again within however many hours.

After that, head through to customs passport check down the ‘foreigners’ line. Don’t join the queue for ‘international transfers’ as those people aren’t leaving the airport.

Once you’re through customs, take the train to the exit – it’s super easy and everything is in English.

The Beijing capital airport has 3 Terminals. The Terminal3 is the largest one and most international flights from here. Like Air China, Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragon Air, Singapore Airlines……

To most layover tours, you need to get the 144 hours or 24 hours free before you come to the arrive hall.

And here some info about 144hours visa, hope it helps.

1  Documents are required for beijing 144 hour visa free permit

-A valid passport

-An Arrival/Departure Card that is complete including nationality, name, flight number, passport number, place of issuance, visa number, date of birth, gender, and purpose of visit. You can get this at the airport counter.

-Onward Flight Ticket for the next flight that leaves within 144 hours.

2  The procedures to go through to get 144 hour visa free permit

you can apply for the transit permit after arriving.

An Arrival/Departure Card should be filled out on your flight. Airline stewardess will usually pass these out within an hour before landing.

After landing, get your luggage and visit customs. There are special lanes specifically for 144-hour permits that should be clearly marked in the customs area. At this time, an immigrations officer should approve your request for a 144-hour transit free permit. They will stamp your passport and write down the approved length of time you can stay.

Beijing is offering 144 hour visa-free entry policy (53 nationalities) !  24 hour visa-free entry policy for all nationalities !If you have more than 7 hours  layover time in Beijing , Don't  just stay in the airport, sitting on the cold chairs,playing video games or watching Game of Thrones. A better plan would be to visit the great wall,one of the world wonders that can be seen from out space, the wall was firstly built during seven kingdom period(7 centry BC ), Or walk in the Forbidden City where only the Emperor and his concubines  lived in the past.  There you can appreciate the Ming and Qing Dynasties' rich culture and prosperity.​

We are not a large tour agency selling all types of canned China tours.

We specialize in small private tours focusing on airport layover tours, transit tours ,aiport to great wall tours.

And the tour can be tailored to yours specific needs so you can make most of your time and cherish your memorable visit!

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Pick-up and finish at : Beijing Capital Airport


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Availability: Every day
Tour Length: 8~9 hours
Pick-up and finish at : Beijing Capital Airport



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Pick-up and finish at : Beijing Capital Airport


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Tour Type: Private Tour
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Tour Length: 6~7 hours
Pick-up and finish at : Beijing Capital Airport



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Tour Type: Private Tour
Availability: Every day (Except Monday)
Tour Length: 6~7 hours
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Availability: Every day
Tour Length: 5 hours
Pick-up and finish at : Beijing Capital Airport