Sleeping in Airports

Changsha Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Changsha 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.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Changsha Huanghua Airport.

What to Expect

  • One large, brand new terminal is currently in use. T2 opened in 2011, and is very efficiently designed; Entrances 1-3 is for domestic flights, and Entrance 4 services International, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and Macau flights. T1 closed for renovations after T2 opened, though it may reopen soon to handle growing passenger volume.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one of many airport lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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 Lounges

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

  • Business Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Domestic Departures, 2nd Floor, near Gate 2. [ more lounge info ]
  • Joyflight Airport VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Landside.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Rado Hotel – Reviews are mixed, but this rustic hostel is located next to the airport. » Check Rates
  • Ruifeng Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Huagang International Hotel – (14 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Changsha Airport inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are 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: either end of the Departures or Arrivals Halls.

Baby Care Facilities – Change and feed your baby in privacy and comfort in one of the airport’s nurseries. There are twelve of them, and you can find them in these locations: either end of the Departures Hall • Sections A, B, and C of the Departures Hall • outer Domestic Arrivals Hall • either end of the inner Domestic Arrivals Hall • International Arrivals Hall • in the sections of the Remote Boarding Gates.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in 6 locations throughout the airport.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Slides, swings, climbing equipment, playhouse, and more are available in the large and colorful indoor playground. Location: unknown.

Dressing Room – Three dressing rooms can be found at on either end of the Domestic Arrivals Hall and in the International Arrivals hall.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Nineteen hot and cold drinking water dispensers are available free of charge. Locations: either end of the Departures Hall • Sections A, B, and C of the Departures Hall • Arrivals Hall • International Hall • Arrivals Hall mezzanine.

Duty Free & Shopping – China Duty Free offers duty-free shopping in the terminal. A small variety of retail and gift shops is also available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – Yes.  Locations: West of the check-in counters section A, B, C & D • Quarantined Zone Section B of the Departures Hall in T2.

Luggage Packing Counter – A luggage packing service is available for 5 – 10 RMB per bag, depending on size. Location: T2, landside, 2nd floor in front of the Check-In counters of Sections B and C in the Departures Hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – A luggage storage room is located in the Departures Hall, Section C. Only one bag permitted per traveller, and the fee is 5 – 10 RMB per piece, depending on size and weight. Double charges apply if overnight storage is required. Location: T2, landside, 2nd Floor, at the entrance of the north gate of the Departures Hall.

Medical Services – Available at 3 locations • Section A, Departures Hall • Remote Boarding Gate, Section C, Departures Hall • Behind the No.3 luggage carousel, Arrivals Hall.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Spa & Salon Services – Zhihua Leisure Club offers massages, pedicures, and more on Level B1.

Telephones – the airport has 38 telephones located throughout the airport which provide free internet service, stock quotes, games and free local calls of up to 3 minutes.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of November 2018, Changsha airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Air Macau • Air New Zealand • Asiana Airlines • Chengdu • China Eastern • China Southern • China West Airlines • Deer Air • Dragon Air • Grand China • Hainan Airlines • Hong Kong Airlines • Korean Airlines • Kunming Airlines • Lion Air • Lucky Air • Juneyao Airlines • Okay Airways • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Thai Air Asia • Tianjin Airlines • Tibet Airways • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Airport coaches offer convenient, scheduled service between the airport and downtown Changsha, railway stations, and more. As of this December 2071 update, the fares range from CNY 16.5 – CNY 28 depending on destinations. For more information, routes, schedules see the Changsa Airport website.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide hotel shuttle service; however, there are several hotels that can arrange transfers for a fee. [ See Airport Hotels above ]


Maglev offers scenic views, although often in a blur, as trains travel with record speed between the airport and South Railway Station, with a stop along the way. Connection to Metro Line 2 available at South Railway Station.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport, but this is an expensive and notoriously unsafe method of travel to and from the airport.

Last updated: 2018-11-07

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.