The 2022 Winter Games are a huge global event and we understand you’ll likely have a lot of questions about how to make the most out of your travel experience. Our team is always happy to provide the answers you’re looking for. In addition, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular queries below.
What are some of the best hotel options for the Winter Games?
Between our preparations for the 2022 Winter Games and the 2008 Summer Games, we’ve spent a lot of time in Beijing and have scouted the city’s hotels to ensure we find the best for our guests. We are proud to offer two of Beijing’s top properties: The Four Seasons Beijing and the Fairmont Beijing.
The Four Seasons is one of the most sought-after luxury hotels for the 2022 Winter Games. The property offers a complete guest experience with spacious rooms, a heavenly full-service spa, excellent restaurants, and a stunning swimming pool complete with panoramic views. Its location in the Liangma area of the Central Business District provides easy access to great dining, shopping, and Winter Games venues.
Also well-located in Beijing’s Central Business District, The Fairmont Beijing is easy to spot due to its unique architecture. Inside the hotel, it is just as impressive. Gorgeous modern guest rooms, a three-level spa, and award-winning cuisine are all part of the Fairmont Beijing experience.
How can I get tickets to the Winter Games events?
Tickets to the Beijing Winter Games events are not yet available. Once they are released, they will be available from the Games’ official website: https://www.beijing2022.cn
What travel documents do I need for my trip to China?
All visitors to China will require a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity. In addition to this, most visitors to the country require a China eVisa. This must be applied for in advance and is subject to a fee. Our pre-travel personal concierge team will be available to all our guests to assist with questions regarding entry requirements.
How do you get to Beijing?
Most of our Winter Games guests will arrive in one of Beijing’s two international airports: Beijing Capital International (PEK) or the new Beijing Daxing International (PKX), which opened in 2019. Beijing is an international air hub and travelers should have plenty of options for flights for the Winter Games. That said, we do recommend booking early as flights during major sporting events do tend to book up faster than usual. Our team will greet all of our Winter Games guests at the airport of their choosing and direct them to their private hotel transfer.
What will the weather be like in Beijing for the Winter Games?
Beijing’s February climate is typically cool and dry, perfect for a winter sporting event. Average daytime highs range from 37°F to 46°F (3°C to 8°C). We recommend our Winter Games guests plan to pack plenty of layers to accommodate all weather possibilities.
Is winter a good time to visit Beijing?
Winter can be a beautiful time to visit Beijing. Though temperatures regularly dip below freezing, the scenery of the city blanketed in snow can be quite scenic. In addition, it is an ideal time to watch (and even participate in) winter sports.
What currency is accepted in Beijing? And which payment methods are best?
The currency of China is the renminbi (RMB); of which the yuan is the primary unit. Currency exchanges as well as ATMs are widely available in Beijing. Unlike in the US, cash is more popular than credit cards in China, though major cards are generally accepted at hotels, upscale restaurants, and major stores. Visitors will notice mobile payment (e.g. Alipay, WeChat) is extremely popular in Beijing, particularly with the younger generation. These apps have released international versions available to foreigners.
Where will the 2022 Winter Games be held?
The venues for the 2022 Winter Games have been divided into three clusters in and around Beijing:
- Beijing Cluster – This cluster is home to most of the ice sports venues, as well as the memorable Bird’s Nest Stadium from the 2008 Summer Games, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies.
- Yangqing Cluster – Located about 75 kilometers northwest of the city center, Yangqing will host the alpine skiing events and the sliding sports: bobsled, luge, and skeleton.
- Zhangjiakou Cluster – This popular ski destination, approximately 180 kilometers from Beijing, will host the majority of the ski and snowboard events.
For more information, please take a look at our 2022 Winter Games Venues Page.
What transportation options are there for the Winter Games? How do I get to the Winter Games events?
One of the many benefits of traveling with Roadtrips is our experienced team of pre-travel concierges and bilingual on-site hosts who can provide suggestions on what options are available and might be best for your party.
In many circumstances, public transportation provides the quickest and most convenient way to get to Winter Games venues. In some cases, special express train routes are being constructed to expedite the commute between venues. Taxis are plentiful in Beijing, though most drivers will not speak English so we recommend having your destination written in Chinese. Uber is not currently available in China. We are happy to arrange car services for those who prefer the comfort of a private vehicle.
What will be the best events at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing?
There are so many great events at the Winter Games but some are more popular than others. Typically the top three are:
- Opening Ceremonies
- Ice Hockey Men’s Final
- Figure Skating Pairs and Singles
Other highly popular events include Downhill Skiing, Snowboard, Speed Skating, and Short Track. You can see more on our Winter Games events on our schedule page.
What is included in your 2022 Winter Games Travel Packages?
We are proud to offer comprehensive luxury packages to the highly sought-after 2022 Winter Games. Our packages are custom-crafted to be perfect for each guest and include:
- Your choice of first-class accommodations in Beijing
- Personalized meet-and-greet at the airport upon arrival
- Round-trip dedicated transfers between airport and hotel
- Full breakfast daily
- Custom event day experiences
- Options for event transportation
- Half-day Beijing sightseeing tour
- Access to Roadtrips’ hospitality and viewing lounge
- Beijing welcome kit
- Winter Games commemorative gift package
- Personalized itinerary
- 24/7 service from Roadtrips’ experienced onsite host team
- Expert pre-trip travel planning and concierge services of the Roadtrips At-Your-Service team
- All taxes and services charges
- Plus many more additional options and possibilities