Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Dalian 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.
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Dalian Airport.
What to Expect
- This is the busiest airport in northern China, with over 17 million travellers a year.
- The airport has at least two terminals, one that opened in 2011. The airport has been expanded and renovated many times in recent years. Because it has reached operating capacity, a new airport is currently being built to replace it in the next few years.
- WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
Where to Sleep
- As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
- For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels very close to the airport that provide airport shuttles; most are free. 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.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges 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!
Passes Golden Century VIP Lounge (Landside) – Location: Landside, VIP Area 1. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes.
If sleeping in Dalian Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Dalian Southern Airlines Pearl Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
- Dalian International Airport Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
- GreenTree Inn Dalian Airport Express Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
- Jinjiang Inn Dalian Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Dalian Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
WiFi is available at Dalian Airport inside the lounges. See Airport Lounges above.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Some of the food options are: D’elifrance • Dot Coffee • Harriot Coffee • Italian Heart Dumplings • KFC • McDonald’s • Shangfu Good Taste • Subway • 3 Courtyard. There are also 3 mini-markets which open at 6:30AM and close 15 minutes after the last flight.
Information Desk – Need help finding tour way? AN information desk can be found on the Departure Level.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – The Information Desk on the Departure Level will provide luggage storage. Rates: unknown; however, small items such as clothing will be stored for free. Hours: unknown.
Rest Zones – Not available.
Shopping – A wide variety of retail shops and boutiques are available.
Showers – Not available.
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 February 2018, Dalian airport is served by the following airlines: China Eastern • ANA • Tianjin Airlines • Air China • British Airways • Garuda Indonesia • China Southern • Asiana Airlines • China Airlines • Korean Air • Malaysia Airlines • EVA Air • Japan Airlines • Hainan Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The “Airport Bus” links Dalian Airport to Dalian’s main train station and Renmin Lu, with stops along the way. City bus 701 travels to and from Zhongshan Square, and city bus 710 travels to the harbor, Sanba Square, and Erqi Square. Luxury buses also serve the airport.
Hotel Shuttles – Several area hotels provide airport transportation service for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details: Greentree Inn Dalian Airport Express Hotel • International Airport Hotel • Jinjiang Inn Dalian Airport • Southern Airlines Pearl Hotel.
At the time of this December 2017 update, there is a free shuttle bus that runs between the Airport and the Datong Hotel in the city center. The bus also stops at the Continental Hotel and the Civil Aviation Ticket Office. The bus runs every 10 minutes between 6:30AM and 7:30PM. From these stops you can take further connections (bus to train, etc.) for onward travel.
Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.
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.