Sleeping in Airports

Hefei Airport Guide

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

HFE Airport Overview

hefei airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Hefei Xinqiao International Airport.

What to Expect

  • Hefei Airport (code: HFE) consists of a single terminal that opened in 2013; it may be under construction for expansion in the next few years.
  • The airport connects to domestic and regional international destinations.
  • WiFi is available to help pass the time.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within 40 minutes of the airport, though none provide airport shuttles. See locations in the Airport Hotels section below 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 Hefei Xinqiao Airport does not appeal to you, these are some of the closest hotels to the airport:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hefei High Tech – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Best Western Premier Hotel Hefei – (37 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Crowne Plaza Hefei – (37 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available is available upon request, 25RMB ech way. » Check Rates
  • Home Inn Hefei High-Tech Development District – (37 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Hefei 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 is a lounge that you can enter  by paying at the door or 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

WiFi is available at Hefei Airport. Connect to the “HFXQ-AirPort” network.

airport infoMore 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 (near Door 8) and International Arrivals (opposite Door 7).

Baby Care Facilities – Nursing rooms are available. Location: Airside, in front of Gate 13 and 14.

Banks – Xinqiao Branch of Bank of China can be found at the Gate 8, 2nd Floor.

Business Center – Printing, faxing and copying services are available at the airport’s Business Center. Rates: unknown. Location: near door 5. Hours: 24 hours.

Currency Exchange – Bank of China offers currency exchange and full-service banking. Location: International Departures, near Door 8.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water stations providing cold and hot water are available free of charge.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – Need help find your way? Three information desks are available to provide assistance. Locations: Landside, Departures Hall, near Check-in Area C • Landside, Arrivals Hall • Airside, after Security Checks.

Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Baggage carts are available free of charge throughout the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – The luggage storage office is located landside, in the Arrivals Hall, opposite Gate 5. Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM. Rates are unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: Landside, Departures Hall, near airport entrance.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, two medical centers are available. Locations: Landside, Departures, opposite Check-in Area B • Airside, opposite Boarding Gate A13.

Mobile Charging – Power outlets and USB ports are available throughout the airport, with some integrated into the boarding gate seats.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s mailbox. Locations: Arrivals Hall, opposite door 5. Hours: 24 hours. Note: Packages cannot be shipped from the airport.

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 prohibited at the airport, except in designated smoking areas. Outside the airport, there are five areas near many of the airport’s entrances/exits. Once airside, the airport does provide travellers with indoor smoking rooms. Locations: Domestic Departures, near Gate A5 • International Departures, near Gate A19 and A23.

Spa Services – Treat yourself to a relaxing foot bath before or after a long flight! Rich Overseas Chinese Foot Bath is located in the Domestic Arrivals Area.

airport hoursAirport Hours

As of this update, it appears the airport is open 24 hours but we were unable to confirm the exact 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.


Hefei airport is served by the following airlines: 9 Air • Air Chang’an • Air China • Air Macau • Beijing Capital Airlines • Chengdu Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Colorful Guizhou Airlines • Far Eastern Air • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • JC International • Joy Air • Korean Air • LJ Air • Lucky Air • Okay Airlines • Qingdao Airlines • Ruili Airlines • Shandong Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Thai Lion Air • Tianjin Airlines • Ural Airlines • Urumqi Airlines • West Air • Xiamen Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Designated “airport buses” offer express service between the airport and city center at an affordable price. Buses usually won’t depart until full, so this is a good option if you’re not in a hurry. There are four airport express bus lines:

Line 1: Hefei Bus Station (Mingguang Rd)
Line 2: Hefei Car Passenger terminal (Zhanqian Rd)
Line 3: South Gate Transfer Center (Susong Rd)
Line 4: City Air Terminal (Shouchun Rd)


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

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.