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, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Qingdao Airport.

What to Expect

Qingdao Airport has two large terminals that handle dozens of domestic and international routes. There are over 30 eateries and shops, though none seem to be open 24 hours. WiFi is available inside three airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

This airport seems to close nightly, so have a backup plan if you’re camping out. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels in walking distance offer free shuttle service. 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.

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 ]

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.
  • 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.

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. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 • North side of Gate 4, Terminal Building, 2F • Opposite of the gates of the Domestic Departure Zone 15.

Business Center – Send faxes, make copies, scan and more, at the Airport Business Center. Location: West Side of Gate 3, 2nd Floor. Hours: 5:30AM – last flight.

Currency Exchange – Three different companies provide services in four locations at the airport. International Arrivals • International Departure Hall (2 locations) • Domestic Hall.

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 – The airport offers over 25 restaurants; 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 – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Available at four locations throughout the airport.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center 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.

While it appears that this airport closes for several hours at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

As of February 2019, Qingdao airport is served by the following airlines: Air Busan • Air China • Air Guilin • Air Macau • ANA • Asiana • Beijing Capital Airlines • Cathay Dragon • Chengdu Airlines • China Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hebei Airlines • Hongtu Airlines • Jeju Air • Juneyao Airlines • Korean Air • Kunming Airlines • Lucky Air • Lufthansa • NokScoot • Okay Airways • Qingdao Airlines • Scoot • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • T’way Airlines • Uni Air • Xiamen Airlines.

Car Rentals

To rent a car, visit the Airport Tourist Service Center.

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.

Taxis

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: 2019-07-23

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.