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.
DLC 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 Dalian Airport.
What to Expect
Dalian Airport (code: DLC) has two recently-renovated terminals, domestic and international, and a walkway connects them. Due to continuous growth, a new airport is currently under construction to replace this airport, with expected completion in 2019.
You’ll find a range of eateries, including Chinese and Western fare, plenty of shops, and three mini-markets. No eateries are open 24 hours, so plan ahead if you’re staying the night. WiFi is available inside several airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
Based on traveller reviews, it seems that both terminals close nightly for a few hours, making it difficult to spend the night here. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. 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.
If sleeping in Dalian Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- 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. Reviews mention it is close enough to walk. » 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.
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. 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 VIP Lounge (Airside)– Location: Airside, Domestic Departures, 3rd Floor, opposite Gate 14. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
- Golden Century VIP Lounge (Landside) – Location: Landside, VIP Area 1. Lounge Access: unknown.
- Business Travel Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
- VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Level 2. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
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
Baby Care Facilities – A nursery is available for passengers travelling with infants. Location: Departure Level.
Currency Exchange – Currency exchange offices are located on the Departure Level.
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 your way? An information desks can be found on the Departures 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.
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found on the Departure Level.
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.
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 – 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, click here to update this airport guide.
Dalian airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • China Eastern • ANA • China Southern • Asiana Airlines • Korean Air • Japan Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Lucky Air • SAT • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • Transasia Airways UNI.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
DLC airport is well connected to the city center and surrounding areas by bus. Route No. 9, No. 532, No. 701, No. 710, No, 717 all have stops at the Dalian Airport. 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 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.
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.