Sleeping in Airports

Datong Airport Guide

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

DAT Airport Overview

datong airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Datong Airport.

What to Expect

Datong Airport (code: DAT) has a small, recently built terminal that is currently being expanded. Facilities include a few eateries as well as duty-free and souvenir shops, though we don’t know if any are open 24 hours. WiFi is available in the airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 25 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 Datong Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Holiday Inn Datong City Centre– (22 minutes from the airport). No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Garden Hotel – (24 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Yungang International Hotel – (26 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Jinjiang Inn Datong Zhenhua Street – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Datong 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 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!

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update, we were only able to confirm that WiFi is available at Datong Airport inside the airport lounges. If you have information that WiFi is available elsewhere in the terminal, click here to update this airport guide.

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

ATM’s / Cash Machines – 3 banks provide ATM’s within the airport. Locations are not known but most seems to be on the 2nd Floor of Terminal 2.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water stations are available free of charge. The stations provide water in 3 different temperatures and paper cups are supplied.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the airport as well as a small selection of shops selling clothing, perfumes, etc.

Family Services – A mother and child room can be found between Terminal No. 13 and No. 14 at Terminal 2, Airside.

Food & Drink – At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24 hour restaurants. Here are a few of the choices available: KFC • Mr. Li Noodles • Subway • Xinyu Cafe • Yumeng Coffee.

Luggage Carts – Available on the 1st and 2nd Floor of Terminal 2.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is available. Rates are CNY5 per piece of luggage within 24 hours and CNY10 per luggage for more than 24 hours. Location: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Available at CNY 10 per piece of luggage. Location is not known.

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.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated areas. Airside you will find a smoking area on the 2nd Floor, Terminal 2, across from Gate 22.

airport hoursAirport Hours

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


Datong airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • China Eastern • China Southern • Hainan Airlines • Lucky Air • Shenzhen Airlines • Tianjin Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide hotel shuttle service. [ See Airport Hotels above ]

Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus connects the airport to downtown with several drop-off points along the way. The service runs between 6:30AM and 7:30PM every 10 minutes and the journey is approximately 30 minutes.


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.