There are several good options when booking flights from London. With a number of large international airports, London is a major hub for air transport, and is therefore a good starting point for travel to many destinations around the world. London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and London Stansted are all busy departure points, and can all be reached by road or public transport from the city centre. London City and London Luton airports are also departure points for flights from London.
When travelling by car, each of the major airports offers extensive parking facilities, often with dedicated bus transfer from the car park to the air terminals. Meanwhile, there are also a number of ways to get to the airports by public transport. London Heathrow, for example, is 15 miles from central London and can be reached in about an hour on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, or in 15 to 30 minutes by express train from Paddington station. London Gatwick, 28 miles outside central London, can be reached by express train from Victoria station in about half an hour. London Stansted is further away, at 40 miles from central London, and is 45 minutes away by train from Liverpool Street station.
With the number of airports within easy reach of central London, there are good possibilities for different flights from London to Beijing. For a comprehensive search of current offers, check ebookers.com. As well as air travel, ebookers.com lets travellers book car rental and accommodation in just a few clicks.
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Beijing is the largest and busiest airport in China. It is serviced by United Airlines, Egypt Airlines, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, as well several others. You can use ebookers to book domestic and international flights for many airlines servicing this airport. When you fly into Beijing, your flight will land at Beijing Capital International Airport, which is located in Chaoyang, approximately twenty miles from downtown Beijing.
There are numerous options available to get to the city centre Beijing from the airport. You can take a taxi from the airport, which costs a minimum of ¥10 plus charges for mileage plus time in some instances. If you take a taxi, make sure it is a certified taxi by checking the car's signage and the driver's identification card. You can also take a shuttle, which has an average cost of ¥16 per person for a single trip from the airport. The airport bus is another option, which ranges from ¥2 to ¥5 per person for a one-way ticket.
With summer temperatures soaring into the 30s during the day and the 20s at night, lightweight clothing is ideal to keep you cool. During the winter, daytime temperatures hover just above freezing, and night-time temperatures dip below 0ºC, so wearing layers with a warm coat, a pair of gloves, and a hat is necessary to stay warm. Fall and spring temperatures range from 10ºC to 15ºC, so bring a lightweight jacket, long-sleeve shirts, and long pants. If you travel in July or August, bring a rain coat or umbrella, as these are the months when rain is most common.
The summer months are the most popular time of the year to visit Beijing because many of the attractions are outdoors. The Imperial Gardens and Mausoleums, the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City are some of the most popular sites in Beijing. Many visitors also visit at least one of the many temples located in the city. March to August is usually the least expensive time of year to visit Beijing. Customers using ebookers can search through a range of flights to Beijing to find one matching their needs.
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