How to reach the Institute

Address of NAOC

Address: National Astronomical Observatories,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
No. 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100012, China
Phone: +86-10-64851858
Fax: +86-10-64851533
E-mail: (for questions and requests) (for questions and requests)

Travel Information


 by plane: arrival at Beijing Capital Airport

Beijing Capital Airport

Located 27km (18m) northeast to the city centre. It is half an hour's drive through the express way.

Shuttle Bus Transfers (lines, lines)
From Xidan Ticketing Center: for every half an hour betwen 5:30am to 19:00pm
From Art Gallery, International Hotel and Zhongguancun: for every hour.
From airport to the downtown: available until the last arrival flight.
Fare: CNY16 / $2 US

24 hours information and help telephone: (86-10)64563604

Airport facilities
There are banks, ATMs, IDD Call telephone booths (mostly for IC card), 24 hour medical centre, post office, lot of shops (including duty free), restaurants, etc.

Duty Free Allowance - 400 cigarettes (600 cigarettes for stays over 6 months); 2 liters of alcoholic beverages; reasonable amount of perfume for personal use. Prohibited items: Arms, ammunition, radio transmitters or receivers, exposed but undeveloped film. Baggage declaration forms must be completed upon arrival noting all valuables (cameras, watches, jewellery, etc). Copy presented to customs upon leaving for checking.

  • Hotels in the airport
    1) Capital International Airport Beijing
    Tel£º010-64563388 Fax£º010-64562991
    2) Airport Capital Hotel


To Reach NAOC:

There are two ways to reach Beijing center from the airport:

To reach National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), you can take a taxi from the airport directly, or

you can  take the shuttle bus transfers to arrive ??, then take a taxi to reach NAOC.

It takes about 80 RMB if you will take a taxi directly or about 15 RMB from the bus station to NAOC if the traffic is normal .

The train stations in Beijing:

Beijing Train Station
Beijing West Train Station

Beijing North Train Station

Beijing South Train Station

The Subway in Beijing:

Beijing Subway

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