Air China Transit Hotel in Beijing and Chengdu

Last year I wrote about China Eastern’s transit hotel program, today I am writing about free transit hotel accommodations for international travelers on Air China (CA). This applies for overnight connections via Beijing PEK or Chengdu CTU. Probably 99% of international passengers will transit via Beijing.

In case you are unaware, Air China will offer passengers who purchase Air China international air tickets connecting to a third country on a non-stop Air China international flight who must make an over-night stop in Beijing as a result of scheduled flight times, may qualify for free overnight accommodations. A free overnight stay in a transfer hotel will be provided for eligible transfer passengers who are connecting on an Air China international or regional flight in Beijing to a third country. Partner hotels will provide transportation to and from the airport, overnight lodging, breakfast and other services.

What this basically means is if you’re on a flight for example, from New York to Beijing to Hong Kong, and need to layover in Beijing for one night due to an overnight connection, Air China will put you up in a partnered hotel for free. Now don’t expect a 5* Ritz Carlton, these hotels are very basic and really are just provided to give you a place to rest your head. They are not located very convenient to the city center, but will have shuttles to the airport.

All of the terms and conditions and details can be found here. Don’t forget about the free 72 hour visa in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou for transit passengers as well!

Partner Hotels in Beijing

Hotel NameShort NameAcronymRoom TypeFree Infant Bed
Haoya Business HotelHaoyaHYOne-bed, two-bed guestroomsAvailable
Jinhanxiang International HotelJinhanxiangJXOne-bed, two-bed, and three-bed guestroomsAvailable
Beijing Aulympic Airport HotelAulympicAZTwo-bed standard guestroom/ king bed guestroomAvailable
Golden Phoenix HotelGolden PhoenixFROne-bed and two-bed guestroomsAvailable

Partner Hotel in Chengdu

Hotel NameShort NameAcronymRoom TypeGround transportExtra bed for children (payment required)
Chengdu Minhang Julong HotelJulongJLtwo-bed guestroomAirport lounge- hotel100RMB/bed

The partner hotel provides transfer passengers with free accommodation, breakfast, transport between the airport and the hotel, and assumes full responsibility for all services it provides.

Qualifying Routes:
Qualifying transfer conditions: overnight transfer passengers who are connecting in Beijing within 24 hours from an Air China international or regional flight to another Air China international or regional flight. Unaccompanied minors are not eligible for this offer.

Passengers who qualify must book a ticket and contact the Air China local office to reserve the transfer accommodation service before 20:00 two days prior to the departure of the first connecting flight.

Beijing Transfer Service Counter

If you aren’t eligible for a free transit hotel, you can still book a couple of them separately. They’re cheap and convenient to the airport.

  1. Haoya Business Hotel
  2. Jinhanxiang International Hotel
  3. Beijing Aulympic Airport Hotel


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  • Good information! Have a hotel voucher from Air China in October, 2014. Will these instructions remain the same for then? Thank you very much!
    Nervous traveler

    • Of course with anything in China, the government can control and replace policies and laws at will. Assuming nothing drastic happens, you can expect this policy to remain the same in October. I would not worry much about this particular one unless your country starts some beef with China and they decide to restrict tourists from that country. Highly doubtful.

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