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Minimum Connection Time in T3 (MCT)

Transfer in T3 Transfer between T3 and T2 Transfer between T3 and T1
Domestic to Domestic: 50 mins International to International: 60 mins
(Domestic leg of International Flight to International Flight: 120 mins)
Domestic to International and International to Domestic: 120 mins
T3/T2
Domestic to Domestic: 120 mins
T3/T2
International to International: 120 mins
T3/T2
Domestic to International and International to Domestic: 160 mins
T3/T1
Domestic to Domestic: 120 mins
T3/T1
Domestic to International and International to Domestic: 160 mins

Reminder to passengers of Air China: As the final stop for international flights with domestic stopovers, the minimum time for passengers of incoming international flights to transfer in Beijing is 120 minutes. For international flights with domestic stopovers, if these passengers have to transfer to international flights, they should proceed with fellow passengers of international flights departing from Beijing in the Level 4 departure hall of T3C and wait for their planes in T3E after arriving at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Domestic to domestic

After the airplane stops at the boarding bridge of Zone C (T3C), please get off the airplane and go through the bridge to the Domestic Arrival region on Level 2 (T3C) - please proceed with transfer procedures at the Domestic-Domestic Transfer Counter on Level 2- please go upstairs to the Domestic Departure Waiting Area on Level 3 (T3C) - Boarding Gates - board the plane

Domestic to international

After the airplane stops at the boarding bridge of Zone C (T3C), please get off the airplane and go through the bridge to the Domestic Arrival region on Level 2 (T3C) - please proceed with international flights transfer procedures at the Domestic-International Transfer Counter on Level 2 - please take the special escalator downstairs to the Transfer Hall on Level 1 - check boarding pass - please go upstairs to the APM platform on Level 2 (T3C) - please take the APM platform - please go to the APM platform on Level 2 (T3E) - please go to CIQ, 2F (T3E) - please go through the Health & Quarantine Inspection - please go through the Exit Frontier Inspection - please go through the Security Inspection - please go through the Customs Inspection - please go to the International Departure Waiting Area - Boarding Gates - board the plane

Baggage information: Flights to/via Geneva, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Milan, Rome, Paris, London, Stockholm, Madrid: Your baggage is checked through from your departure airport all the way to your final destination. It is not necessary for passenger taking any action upon the baggage in Beijing and the European gateways. Click here to learn more about all the international routings including this service

International to domestic

After the airplane stops at boarding bridge of Zone E (T3E), please get off the airplane and go through the bridge to the International Arrival region on Level 3 (T3E) - please go through the Health & Quarantine Inspection - please go through the Entry Frontier Inspection - please take the special escalator or lift downstairs to the APM platform on Level 2 (T3E) - please take the APM platform -please go to the APM platform on Level 2 (T3C) - please go to the International Baggage Claim Hall - please go through the Animal & Plant Quarantine (sample check) - please go through the Customs Inspection located north of the International Baggage Claim Hall - please enter the International-Domestic Transfer Hall - please proceed with domestic flights transfer procedures (deliver baggage) - please take the special escalator upstairs to Level 3 (T3C) - please go through the Domestic Security Inspection - please go to the Domestic Departure Waiting Area - Boarding Gates - board the plane

Baggage information: Flights from/via Geneva, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Milan, Rome, Paris, London, Stockholm, Madrid: Your baggage is checked through from your departure airport all the way to your final destination. It is not necessary for passenger taking any action upon the baggage at the European gateways and in Beijing. Click here to learn more about all the international routings including this service

International to international

After the airplane stops at the boarding bridge of Zone E (T3E), please get off the airplane and go through the bridge to the International Arrival region on Level 3 (T3E) - please proceed with transfer procedures - please go through the Transit Inspection (in special passage in the east or west) - please take the special escalator downstairs to the International Departure region on Level 2 (T3E) - please go through the Security Inspection in the special passage - please go through the customs sample check of hand baggage if necessary - please go to the International Departure Waiting Area - Boarding Gates - board the plane

1) Domestic-Domestic Transfer Counter

2) Exit to GTC

3) Customs Inspection Counter for International Arrivals

4) Domestic Luggage Claim

5) International Luggage Claim

6) Customs Transfer Counter

7) International-Domestic Transfer Counter

8) Domestic-Domestic & Domestic-International Transfer Counters

9) Express Platform

10) Domestic VIP Lounge of Air China

11) Domestic Business-class Lounge of Air China

12) Domestic Transfer Lounge of Air China

13) Domestic-Domestic Transfer Counter

For more information, please log on the official website of Beijing Capital International Airport.