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Beijing to Shannon Flights
Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport, known as China's international gateway, is located just eighteen miles north-east of downtown Beijing. The airport is serviced by roughly ninety air passenger carriers that offer direct and connecting service to major cities around the world. When you're ready to start your travel planning, visit ebookers, where purchasing your air ticket and reserving a hotel and rental car are made simple.
Parking at Beijing Airport
Each terminal at Beijing airport has its own garage, offering convenient parking with easy access to the terminal buildings. Rates in each of the garages varies, but expect to pay RMB 50 to RMB 80 per day. Although parking is plentiful and there are electronic guide screens to help you find an open space, it is wise to contact the parking facility administration (010-6454-0814) in advance to make a parking reservation.
Ground Transportation in Beijing
There are more than 70,000 taxis that offer ground transportation in Beijing, and a taxi ride to the airport will run roughly RMB 130. At only RMB 16, local buses are a more affordable option. The airport-city shuttle bus serves travellers from the Shunyi District, offering one-way service for RMB 2 to RMB 5. When you're planning your ground transportation in Beijing, visit ebookers, where you can compare prices on rental cars and make a reservation so that you'll be ready to go when you make it to your final destination.
Restaurants at Beijing Airport
You'll never go hungry at Beijing airport. Whether you're looking for a light bite or complete meal, you'll find enough food options to keep you satisfied. The Beijing Airport Entertainment Centre also functions as a tea house. Several cafes offer coffee and a light nosh, including ACTING, UBC Coffee, Coolava Coffee, Queen's Coffee, and Starbucks. If you prefer to eat before you arrive at the airport, you'll find that the city of Beijing has plenty to offer.
Flying to Shannon
Travellers flying into the relatively new Irish town of Shannon will land at Shannon Airport, a little over three miles south-west of the town. The airport was founded in 1942, forty years before Shannon was given township status. Several airlines serve the airport, including British Airways, Atlasjet, and Aer Lingus. Find great fares on these and other airlines with ebookers.
Transportation from Shannon Airport
Renting a car can be a convenient option for your visit, and five rental car agencies have on-site desks at the airport. If you would rather hail a taxi, the airport cab desk is located in the arrival area of the terminal and can assist you in scheduling transportation. The cab fare to the centre of town will cost approximately €10, although exact fares are agreed upon by driver and passenger. Bus services are also available through Bus Eireann. If you are traveling to another city, JJ Kavanaugh and Sons runs service to Limerick and Dublin Airport.
Weather in Shannon
The weather in Shannon tends to be cool and damp throughout most of the year, so bringing along jackets, warm clothing, and gloves is always a good idea. The high temperature in the warmest month of August averages 20°C, while the average low temperature in the coldest months of January and February is 2°C. December receives the most rain, so make sure to pack your umbrella.
What to Do in Shannon
The summer months of July through August are the busiest for tourism in Shannon, so expect to pay more for hotel rooms and flights during these months. If cold and wet weather doesn't bother you, plan to visit the area in February, when hotels are relatively empty and great rates can be had. Make sure to visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park while you're in Shannon, and take part in a fabulous medieval banquet. The Cliffs of Moher and the adjacent O'Brien's Tower are two popular tourist attractions located just a short drive from Shannon. Bring your binoculars and spend some time bird watching among Ireland's largest colony of puffins.
Airports in Beijing , CN
Capital Airport int'l (PEK)
Distance from City Center: 24.3 kilometers
Nanyuan Airport (NAY)
Distance from City Center: 14 kilometers