Sleeping in Airports

Shantou Airport Guide

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

a guy with a sign written in english came by and let me know the airport was closing and i had to leave. – a traveller

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 Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A midsize international airport with separate terminals for domestic and international flights.
  • Free 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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

There is a list of hotels near Shantou Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Shantou Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI” and follow instructions. Note: you require a mobile phone number to register for your password.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, oeprated by Bank of China, are available 24/7. 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: Landside, Domestic Departure Hall, 3rd Floor.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available at the Bank of China. See ATM info above.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: throughout the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the airport. There is also a small selection of shops to pass your time in the airport. A number of shops sell pre-packaged foods and drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol) for take away.

Food & Drinks – There are 4 restaurants available (landside and airside) during flight operational hours. At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24 hour restaurants.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Hourly and daily storage are available on the third floor of the terminal. Cost: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping is available on the third floor of the terminal. The cost is 10 yuan per piece.

Massage Chairs – Massage chairs are available. Location: B21 (departure area near the boarding bridge on the 20th). Rates: Unknown.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, a first-aid station is open 24 hours a day. Location: first floor, to the left of the arrival hall 4.

Mobile Charging – Recharge your mobile devices airside, on the third floor of domestic and international departure lounges.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

Based on information provide in a review, the airport does not permit sleeping in the airport overnight.


As of February 2018, Shantou airport is served by the following airlines: West Air • Shenzhen Airlines • Jeju Air • Air China • China Eastern • China Southern • Spring Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • Jetstar.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Express Bus

The airport is well connected to an Airport Express Bus system. Destinations include Shantou Railway Station, Golden Golf Hotel, Xiashan Bus Station and more. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Shantou Airport website.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. The meters rarely work, so be prepared to negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey. For suggested fares, visit the Shantou Airport website.

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.