Flights from Seattle to Beijing
While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.
When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.
If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.
Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.
Beijing Capital International Airport
Cheap flights to Beijing are simple to find when you use the tools on Orbitz.com. With powerful search capabilities right at your fingertips, you're sure to find the lowest fares on tickets. The main airport for Beijing is Beijing Capital International Airport. Located 20 miles northeast of China's capital, this airport is the second busiest in the world. Air Canada, Air China, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates and United Airlines all operate flights in and out of the airport. A third massive terminal for international arrivals and departures was built in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Transportation from the Airport
Three commuter trains operate in Beijing and the surrounding urban areas. A train ride into central Beijing takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Taxis are also available at the passenger terminals. Passengers in taxis are responsible for all bridge and road tolls. A shuttle bus network connects the three airport terminals with the rest of the city.
Weather in Beijing
Beijing has hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures approach 90 degrees F, while freezing winds blow in from Mongolia during the winter. During the spring months, large sandstorms have been known to wreak havoc on the city.
Things to Do in Beijing
The Forbidden City is the cultural and historical heart of Beijing. Inside is the Palace Museum, as well as the home of emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Gardens and parks surround the Forbidden City, making a lush oasis in the middle of a modern metropolis. International travelers who book cheap flights to Beijing with Orbitz.com will have the freedom to explore this massive and fascinating city.
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Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing97 Jinbao St Dongcheng Distrt, Beijing 4.0 out of 5.0
Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel is a modern oasis, ideal for both leisure and business guests. Centrally located in the heart of Beijing's bustling and developing ...
Prime Hotel Beijing WangfujingNo.2 Wangfujing Main Street, Beijing 4.5 out of 5.0
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing48 Wangfujing Avenue, Beijing 4.5 out of 5.0
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Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau CenterNo 2 Chao Yang Men Bei Da Jie, Beijing 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Beijing, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Dongsishitiao Bridge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Forbidden City and Wangfujing Street. ...
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