Sleeping in Airports

Haikou Airport Guide

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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Haikou Airport.

What to Expect

  • There are two, connected terminals: one for domestic flights, and an international terminal that opened in 2013.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.
  • The airport shuttle to the city center operates until approx. midnight.
  • Beware of taxi scams and price gauging, particularly after the airport shuttle stops operating.

Where to Sleep

  • Outside of the baggage claim there are two seating areas with plenty of seats, although they are hard. Avoid sleeping near the coffee machine, as the audio instruction is loud. (Sep 2016)
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within walking distance of the airport, though only one provides an airport shuttle. 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.

Airport 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 by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or 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 – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, near Gate 12. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

First Class Lounge – Location: multiple locations - in the Domestic and International lounges. Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]

Business Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside, Level 2, left side of Door 5, opposite the Security Channel in Concourse B. Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]

Easy Flying Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd floor, near Gate 3. Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Haikou Meilan Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Haikou Meiya Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle, but the hotel can be reached on foot within 15 minutes if traveling light. » Check Rates
  • Haikou Meile Hotel Meilan Airport – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle, but the hotel can be reached on foot within 15 minutes if traveling light. » Check Rates
  • Eadry Royal Garden Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Haikou Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in Haikou Meilan Airport. Connect to the “Airport WiFi Free-Meilan” or “@AIRPORT-FREE-WiFi” network. Mobile number or WeChat account required for log-in. In addition to free WiFi, the airport offers all-in-one PC’s and ipads for use, free of charge, at internet stations located throughout the airport. You can find them: International terminal boarding gates (4 sets) • Domestic terminal, Gate 9 (4 sets), Gate 14 (6 sets) and Gates 50-53 (5 sets).

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? 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: International Departures (landside, opposite the Information Counter) and Domestic Departures (opposite of entrance/exit Door 2 and airside in the west wing).

Baby Care Facilities – Feed and care for your baby in comfort and privacy in the Mother and Child Room. Changing table, wash basin, comfortable couch and more are available. Two locations: Domestic terminal, airside, opposite boarding gate 20 • International terminal, landside, right side of the Departures Hall.

Currency Exchange – Tonghui Currency Co. offers currency exchange in these locations: International Departures (opposite First Class lounge) and International Arrivals (left of exit). Hours: Open from 1st international flight of the day until the last.

Duty Free & Shopping – DFS Hainan Market offers duty-free shopping in the International terminal from 9:00AM – 10:00PM. A wide variety of goods, produce, souvenirs, local crafts, and more are available for purchase from a selection of shops and mini markets in both terminals, some of which are open 24 hours or at a minimum according to flight schedules.

Food & Drink – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with many open according to daily flight schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Some of the food options are: Baskin-Robbins • Burger King • Cafe Ritazza • Esenco Illy • McDonald’s • Mengzi Noodle Shop • Spices • Starbucks • Toasty Toasty.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – available. Location: Domestic Terminal, opposite side of No. 2 Door on the 1st Floor • International Terminal, reception area. Hours and rates: not known.

Luggage Wrapping – Fee: unknown. Location: Domestic Terminal, landside, west of entrance/exit Door 2 (Hours: according to flight schedules) and east of entrance/exit Door 4 (Hours: 5:00AM – 8:30PM) • International Terminal, landside, near Check-In Desk 109 (Hours: according to flight schedules).

Medical Services – Medical services are available in 4 locations: Emergency center, airport functional area • First-aid station, Domestic Terminal Building, Gate 1 • Emergency room, Domestic Terminal, opposite Boarding Gate 16 • Emergency room, International Terminal Building, landside.

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

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 and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Haikou airport is served by the following airlines: Hainan Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Southern Airlines • Air China • Fuzhou Airlines • T’way Air • Chengdu Airlines • Capital Airlines • Lucky Air • Jetstar • Tiger Air • 9 Air • Dragon Air • Dalian Air • Asiana Airlines • Air Guilin •Shenzhen Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Sichuan • Airlines • Qingdao Airlines • Air Changan • Malaysia Airlines • West Air • Xiamen Air • China Airlines • HongKong Airlines • Far Eastern Air Transport • Suparna Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Designated “airport buses” offer express service between the airport and city center at an affordable price. Line 1 offers service every 30 minutes to and from the Civil Aviation Hotel, outside Mingzhu Plaza in downtown Haikou, for RMB 20 per person. Line 2 offers hourly service to and from West Bus Station (near 0898 Hotel) in downtown Haikou at a price of RMB 20 per person. The bus stop is at Gate 4 on the 1st floor of the Domestic Arrivals hall. For route information, visit the Haikou Meilan International Airport website.

Public Bus

Public bus line 41 links the airport with Haikou Port. Buses run every 25 minutes from 6:15AM – 9:00PM. Fare is up to RMB 5 for a single ride ticket, depending on your destination. The bus stop is at Entrance A of Meilan Station. For route information, visit the Haikou Meilan International Airport website.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport, accessible from Gate 3 on the 1st floor of the Arrivals hall. For safety reasons, only hire licensed taxis and always insist on using the meter.


Donghuan high-speed rail system connects the airport (via Meilan Station) to the city center. To access Meilan Station from the terminal, walk from Gate 2 on the 2nd floor of the Departures hall, or Gate 2 on the 1st floor of the Arrivals hall. For further information, visit the Haikou Meilan International Airport website.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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.