Now if only the on-time flight record - currently abysmal - at Beijing's T3 could improve...
It is a 30-minute drive into town and around 15-20 minutes by train.
It takes less than four hours between Beijing and Shanghai by high-speed train these days, making this a very popular option for zipping between the two powerhouse cities.
The place dwarfs pretty much everything inside and around.
En route to Beijing you may have marvelled at the burgeoning hotel choice.
A detailed guide to luxury hotels for business travellers or leisure trippers and some stylish designer boutiques for fun.