Sleeping in Airports

Changchun Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Changchun Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

CGQ Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Changchun Longjia International Airport.

What to Expect

Changchun Airport (code: CGQ) has a single, small terminal that serves domestic and international routes. The language barrier can be an issue for travellers who don’t speak Chinese. Bring a pocket translator or download a translator app!  Amenities are limited to a few eateries and shops. WiFi is free, but power outlets are few and far, so be sure to charge your devices in advance. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter a few airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

changchun airport guideThis airport may close overnight, though we are unable to confirm operating hours.  For day sleepers, past reviewers report that a limited number of connected seats are available, but they have armrests. Have a travel mat and blanket handy in case the cold floor ends up being your only option!  For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are about 40 minutes away. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in Changchun Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Longjinjia Hotel – (35 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
  • Jinjiang Inn Changchun Convention & Exhibition Center – (35 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Changchun International Convention & Exhibition Center Hotel – (38 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Changchun Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Golden Century Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor.  Lounge Access: unknown.

First Class Lounge – Location: multiple locations – 2 in the Domestic Terminal and 1 in the International Terminal. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounge listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

China Southern Sky Pearl Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Level 3, Room B316, opposite Gate 5.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update we are unable to confirm the availability of WiFi. According to past sources, free WiFi is available by connecting to the “Airport-Free-Wifi” network. Chinese mobile number was required, and is verified by WeChat.

airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM is available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal 1, Departures Hall • Terminal 2, Departures Hall

Baby Care Facilities – Nursing rooms are available throughout the airport. Locations: Terminal 1 • Terminal 2

Banking Services A few banks are available. Locations: Terminal 1, Arrivals Hall • Terminal 2, Arrivals Hall.

Children’s Play Areas – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Terminal 2, Departures.

Currency Exchange – Yes. According to a recent review, there is only one currency exchange. Hours: 9:00AM – 2:30PM.

Food & Drinks – There are restaurants and coffee shops available both landside and airside. Hours of operation: unknown.

Information Desk – Have any questions? There are information desks available at the airport. Location: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Locker rooms are available. Locations: Terminal 1, Arrivals • Terminal 1, Departures • Terminal 2, Arrivals. Rates are unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Available in the Departures Hall. Rates are not known.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, medical centers can be found. Locations: Terminal 1, Departure • Terminal 2, Arrivals • Terminal 2, Departures.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Post Office – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: Terminal 2, Arrivals Hall.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – Yes.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There are designated smoking rooms available at the airport.

airport hoursAirport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Changchun airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Air New Zealand • British Airways • China Eastern Airways • China Southern Airlines • Delta Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Jixiang Airlines • Loong Air • Mandarin Airlines • Qingdao Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


CGQ airport connects to the city centre (and beyond) with five different shuttle buses. Bus Line 1 (to Nanguan City Terminal), runs most frequently, available from the first until the last flight of the day.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide hotel shuttle service.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.


Longjia Station is connected to Changchun Airport by underground walkway. You can take a train to or from Changchun main train station in just 15 minutes!

Last updated: 2020-06-16

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.