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
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport.
What to Expect
- A large, modern and busy single-terminal international airport with a wide variety of shopping and dining options.
- Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.
Where to Sleep
- Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport. There are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.
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!
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. Not to be confused with Guilin Bravo Hotel/Guilin Bravo Hotel Grand Wing (see below). » Check Rates
- Lakeside Inn – (35 minutes from the airport) (35 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers cost 120 CNY each way (good for up to 4 people). » Check Rates
- Hotel Universal Guilin – (35 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel ($). » Check Rates
- Guilin Bravo Hotel – (35 minutes from the airport) Also has a newer “Grand Wing”. Not to be confused with Grand Bravo Hotel (see above). No airport shuttle. » 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.
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, email us at [email protected]
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM, operated by Bank of China, is 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. Bank of China may provide ATM services. Location: Left side of Domestic Arrival Hall, 1F. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.
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 – 9:30PM.
Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: Airside.
Duty Free & Shopping – There are shops available both landside and airside, hours and further details are not known.
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 – Available.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – A medical center can be found on the west side of the departure hall (2nd Floor) of the terminal building.Hours: Not known.
Pharmacy – Available. Airside, exact location is not known.
Rest Zones – Not 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, Guilin airport is served by the following airlines: China Eastern • Asiana Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Air China • EVA Air • Capital Airlines • Cathay Pacific • China Southern • Hainan Airlines • 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 December 2017 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 of the airport. 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 December 2017 update, a taxi to the Guilin Train Station costs CNY 80 – 100 and the North Railway Station will cost CNY 100 – 150.
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.