Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Guilin 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.
So finally, there were no people anymore, lights were turned totally off, and we heard security closing the doors from the airport! We were totally on our own! – erikgon
KWL 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 Guilin Liangjiang International Airport.
What to Expect
Guilin Airport (code: KWL) consists of a single modern, spacious terminal which offers travellers a variety of shopping and dining options. Beyond that amenities and things to do are limited, but economy class passengers seeking additional comfort have the option to use the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and access information.
Where to Sleep
Unfortunately, overnight stays at this airport are prohibited. There are hotels located near the airport. See locations in the Airport Hotels section below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Guilin Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back towards the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some hotel suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:
- Grand Bravo Hotel Guilin – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Four Points By Sheraton Guilin Lingui – (25 minutes from the airport) No Airport transfers. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. 100 CNY each way. » Check Rates
- Lakeside Inn – (35 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers cost 120 CNY each way (good for up to 4 people). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Guilin 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!
- First Class Lounge – Location: multiple locations – Domestic and International Terminals. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
WiFi is available at Guilin Airport inside the lounges. At the time of this update, we did not have information about WiFi elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? Two 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: Domestic Departures Hall • Domestic Arrivals Hall.
Baby Care Services – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Locations: multiple locations on the 1st and 3rd Floors.
Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.
Banking Services – Bank of China and China Construction Bank provide full-service banking inside the airport. Locations: Arrivals Hall, Landside, 1st Floor • Departures Hall, Landside, 2nd Floor.
Business Center – Offering printing, faxing, internet access and more. Location: between the exits of domestic arrivals and international arrivals.
Currency Exchange – United Money Company. Location: Exit of Arrivals, 1F. Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM.
Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: Airside.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shopping is available in the International Departures Area.There are also shops available both landside and airside, including several convenience shops. Most are open from 6:30AM until the last flight of the day.
Food & Drinks – Food concessions are available throughout the airport both landside and airside. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.
Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an information desk available to provide assistance. Location: Departure Hall, Landside, 3rd Floor.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage services are available at the information desk.
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, there are two medical centers. Locations: Departures Hall, 3rd Floor, landside and airside.
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.
Pharmacy – Available. Airside, exact location is not known.
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.
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 click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.
Guilin airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Air Guilin • Air Asia • Asiana Airlines • Batik Air • Beijing Capital Air • Cambodia Angkor Airlines • Capital Airlines • Cathay Pacific • China Eastern Airlines • China Express • China Southern • Donghai Airlines • EVA Air • Fuzhou Airlines • Grand China Air • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hebei Airlines • Juneyao Air • Korean Air • Loong Air • New Gen Air • Okay Airways • Qingdao Airlines • Shandong Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Silkair • Spring Airlines • Suparna Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • West Air • Xiamen Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Designated “airport buses” offer express service between the airport and city center (Civil Aviation Hotel, North Railway Station, etc.) at an affordable price. Buses usually won’t depart until full, so this is a good option if you’re not in a hurry. At the time of this update, the bus costs CNY 20 / person each way.
Beijing Shenzhou Car Rental is onsite (arrivals, left of the domestic exit), hours are not known. China Auto Rental Company is open 24 hours. Location: Room L05, Office Area, 2F.
Some hotels offer airport transfers for free or for a fee. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. To ensure that you pay a fair price for your trip into the city center, stop at the taxi rank and insist on a taxi with a working meter. At the time of this update, a taxi to the Guilin Train Station costs CNY 80 – 100 and the North Railway Station will cost CNY 100 – 150.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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.