Sleeping in Airports

Nanjing Airport Guide

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

NKG Airport Overview

Nanjing Airport Guide
Sleep Bar (Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor)

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

What to Expect

Nanjing Airport (code: NKG) is divided into Terminals 1 and 2. Currently, T2 may handle all traffic while T1 undergoes renovation. The busy airport is reportedly clean and has a variety of shops, eateries, and cafes, but the security and check-in processes can be chaotic or unclear. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, there are a few lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information. An on-premise hotel has pay-to-use fitness and shower facilities.

Where to Sleep

Travellers report that most benches are equipped with armrests, making lie-down naps tricky. For uninterrupted sleep, a capsule hotel is located in Terminal 2. A more traditional hotel is located 2 minute walk from the Departures Hall. Other hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Nanjing Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Airport Sleep Bar – A reader (October 2018) tells us there is a new capsule hotel.  Here’s what they say: “In terminal 2 (currently the only operating terminal) there is a brand new capsule hotel. It’s 260 RMB or 32 USD for a night. They will let two people share a capsule. It’s hard to find so ask information for the “airport sleep bar”. It’s on level two on the furthest pathway to the parking lot”.
  • Pullman Hotel Nanjing Lukou International Airport – (2 minute walk from the airport) The hotel is just a 30 second walk from the Departures Hall, and linked to both terminals. Five-minute walk to the airport transportation hub. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Nanjing Fliport Airport Hotel – (4 minute drive from the airport) Airport transportation is available.  » Check Rates

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

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 purchasing a lounge pass 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!

First Class Lounge V7 – Location: International Terminal 2, Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Domestic VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, near Gate 12. The Lounge is also accessible from landside at the B17-B19 Check-In Counter. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Golden Century Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, near Gates 41-44. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Nanjing Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Nanjing Airport. Connect to the “Airport-FreeWiFi-Nanjing” network.

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: Departures Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are available on every floor of the airport.

Banks – Bank of China and China Construction Bank provides services in the Departures Hall.

Currency Exchange – Travelex provides currency exchange services. Location: exact location of the 2 counters is not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available along with a variety of other shops both airside and landside.

Fitness Center – The Pullman Hotel offers a full service fitness center including a swimming pool. Location: 7th and 9th floor of the Pullman Hotel. Hours: Fitness Center: 24 hours • Swimming pool: 6:00AM – 11:00PM. Rate: 120 Yen.

Food & Drinks – There are a variety of options both airside and landside including restaurants and tea houses. At the time of this update it was not known if there were any 24 hour food and beverage concessions available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, two medical centers can be found both landside, in the Domestic and International areas.

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 – Showers are available at the Pullman Hotel Fitness Center. See Fitness section above.

Smoking – Designated smoking rooms are available on every floor of the airport.

Spa – Enjoy some pampering at one of two spa options:

  • Zhong Tu Meng Tuan Foot Bath Center provides foot bath service. Location: 4th floor, Departure Hall • 1st floor, Arrivals Hall.
  • Pullman Spa in the Pullman Hotel offers a full range of spa services. Location: 5th floor, in the Pullman Hotel. Hours: 10:00AM – 2:00AM.

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.


Nanjing airport is served by the following airlines: Air ChinaAir MacauAsiana Airlines • Beijing Capital Airlines • China AirlinesChina Eastern AirlinesChina Southern Airlines • China United Airlines • Chengdu Airlines • Chongqing Airlines • EVA Airways • Dragonair • Hainan Airlines • Hebei Airlines • Hong Kong AirlinesKorean Air • Kunming Airlines • Lucky Airlines • Neos Air • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • Tibet Airlines • Western Airlines • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Several buses connect Nanjing airport with the surrounding areas. Visit the airport website for more information about fares, routes and bus schedules.


Taxis are available outside the terminal. For fare estimates, visit the airport website.


The airport’s train station connects to Nanjing city center. Stop by an information desk for details on timetables and fare.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.