Sleeping in Airports

Qingdao Airport Guide

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

Enough seats are provided there. Also benches for sleeping. – Stephen

Airport Overview

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 Qingdao Liuting International Airport.

What to Expect

  • An international airport with two separate terminals for domestic and international flights. A wide variety of shopping and dining options are available, but not much to do for entertainment.
  • Reviews are mixed on the cleanliness of the airport’s restrooms.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, 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.

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 (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!

First Class Lounge – Multiple Locations – (1) Domestic Terminal and (1) International Terminal. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Golden Century Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside, 2nd Floor, Area E, near Entrance Door 4. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Qingdao Civil Aviation Airport Hotel – (3 minute walk from the airport terminal) Located adjacent to the airport terminal. Airport pick-up available. » Check Rates
  • Qingdao Quilin Hotel – (7 minute walk from the airport) Free airport pick-up on request. » Check Rates
  • Qingdao Kuaitong International Hotel – (7 minute walk from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request (must pre-book). » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Qingdao Airport inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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: Departure Hall, South of Entrance Gate 3 in Terminal Building, 2F • Opposite the Boarding Gate 14 and 15, Domestic Departure Area, Isolation Area, 2F.

Currency Exchange – Available. Location: Airside, South of Gate 3, 1F. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:30PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available and there are several shops including a 7-Eleven which is open from 5:00AM – Last flight.

Food & Drinks – There are several restaurants and coffee shops available; however, it does not appear that any are open for 24 hours.

Information Desk – Information desks can be found in both the Domestic and International Terminals. Exact locations are unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is available in the Business Center, West of Gate 3, 2F. Hours: 6:30AM – Last Flight. Rates: unknown, but hourly and daily rentals are available as well as lockers and shelf storage.

Luggage Wrapping – Available at four locations throughout the airport.

Medical Services – A Medical Clinic can be found at Counter A, Domestic Departure Area, 2F.

Mobile Charging – There are at least 20 mobile charging stations located in both the Domestic and International Terminals.

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, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Qingdao airport is served by the following airlines: Qingdao Airlines • Capital Airlines • China Eastern • Korean Air • Xiamen Airlines • Air China • ANA • Sichuan Airlines • Cathay Pacific • Asiana Airlines • China Airlines • China Southern • Lufthansa • EVA Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Public Transportation

The airport is well connected to the public transportation system with at least eight bus connections. Whether you are looking to connect to downtown or looking for a long distance bus, there should be an option for you. For routes, fares and schedules, visit the Qingdao Airport website.


Taxis are located in the underground parking garage of Terminal 2. Two types of taxis are available; Deluxe taxis which charge 12 YUAN and ordinary taxis which charge 9 YUAN (metered taxis). As of this January 2018 update, a sample fare to Hong Kong Middle Road is 107 RMB (deluxe) or 85 RMB (ordinary).

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.