Experience the meaning of luxury long-haul travel when you choose flights from Beijing to London Heathrow with Qatar Airways. Relax on board one of the world’s state-of-the-art aircraft, where you can enjoy generous space, maximum comfort and a range of premium in-flight services. Whether you are travelling to London for business or pleasure, make the most of your journey when you fly with Qatar Airways.
London is one of the most famous capital cities in the world, renowned as an important economic centre, London is not only home to amazing historical and cultural landmarks, but also numerous international brands and businesses. Across its various boroughs, visitors to London will discover everything from luxury hotels and restaurants to famous historical monuments and museums – all well connected by one of the world’s greatest metropolitan transport networks: London Underground.
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main departure and arrival point. Located 20 miles from the city centre, Beijing Airport is undergoing rapid expansion to accommodate increasing numbers of passengers, with the recently added and truly enormous Terminal 3 expanding its capacity considerably.
Passengers flying from Beijing with Qatar Airways will discover a friendly, incredibly efficient and modern airport, where emphasis is placed on the passenger experience from the moment you step through the doors.
Transportation and parking
As you would expect of a key air transport hub, Beijing Airport is well served by public transport. The Beijing Subway's Airport Express Metro service runs to and from Terminals 2 and 3 directly to the city centre, taking around 20 minutes.
The airport shuttle bus departs from major hotels and takes approximately 40-45 minutes to get to the airport’s Terminals 2 and 3. Metered taxis are plentiful, although it may be helpful if you don’t speak Chinese to ask a native speaker to write your destination on a piece of card for you, or ask your hotel concierge to pre-book your taxi on your behalf.
Avoid ‘unofficial’ taxis. The recently completed Terminal 3 (the main international terminal) has its own transport centre and a 7,000-space parking area, making it incredibly quick and easy to park and get to the terminal itself in just a few minutes.
Arriving in Beijing
Passengers flying from Beijing with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 3 concourse E, which is a satellite concourse off the main terminal.
As T3 is so vast (it is currently the second largest passenger terminal in the world), it is important to allow yourself plenty of time to get to your departure point before your flight is due to leave. Security is exceptionally tight in the terminal, so again allow extra time to clear customs/security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities at Beijing are exceptional. The rows of seats in T3 all have individual electrical terminals for laptops/phone chargers etc. An extensive business centre provides everything from ‘pay-per-hour’ meeting rooms through to showers, conferencing facilities and business services.
Shopping is exceptionally good, with everything from Duty Free and travel accessories through to luxury jewellery, leather goods, perfume and gifts available. An extensive food court provides a selection of Chinese street food, noodle bars, drinks and more substantial international cuisine as well.
Book a flight to London and you’ll discover not just one, but a multitude of ‘cities’. There’s the London that’s home to famous sights such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye.
Then, there’s the London full of museums and art galleries; the London with world-class dining and shopping opportunities, and the London with hidden attractions lurking in every one of its 32 boroughs. Book a flight to London with Qatar Airways to discover your London.
London is the largest city in Western Europe and most tourists use the London Underground (‘the Tube’) to get around. Many of the main attractions are located within Central London, and it is quite possible to walk between them or hire one of the increasingly ubiquitous ‘Boris Bikes’. However, there are also the iconic London red buses and black cabs to help you get around this sprawling city, depending on your budget.
Must-see attractions during your trip to London range from major landmarks like the Royal Palaces, London Bridge and the London Eye, to world-famous museums like the British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.
Head to Westminster to discover the UK’s political centre, including Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Flights to London with Qatar Airways land at Heathrow Airport at Terminal 4.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to London, please check the visa and passport requirements.
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