Sleeping in Airports

Shenyang Airport Guide

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

SHE 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 Shenyang Taoxian International Airport.

What to Expect

shenyang airport guideThe single terminal at Shenyang Airport (code: SHE) handles both domestic and international flights. Amenities include a variety of eateries and shops, both landside and airside, but none are open 24 hours. It seems that WiFi is free. Economy class passengers can pay to enter several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

According to one review, the Domestic Departure area has many sleep-friendly benches. Lights are dimmed, but it can get very cold, so bring a sweater or blanket. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the 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 Shenyang 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 Shenyang Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport:

  • Shenyang Airport Hotel – (900m from the airport) Other than its location, we were unable to find many details about this hotel.
  • Sheraton Shenyang South City Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) Private Airport transfers are available upon request. Approx. cost: 300 CNY each way. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Shenyang 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!

Golden Century VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Domestic Departures, near Gate 11.

First Class Lounge – Multiple Locations – (2) Domestic Departures and (1) International Departures.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

Terminal 3, Domestic Departures, Airside:

China Southern Sky Pearl Club • Shenzhen Airlines King Lounge • China Southern First/Business Class.

Terminal 3, International Departures, Airside:

China Southern Sky Pearl Club

Airport WiFi/Internet

It appears that free WiFi is available at Shenyang Airport. If you have information about access, etc., click here to update this airport guide.

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: South of the departure hall, 2nd Floor, near Gate 11.

Baby Care Facilities – The airport provides nursing rooms. You will find eight rooms available and you will find them both Landside and Airside.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in Terminal 3.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available in T3, South of the departure hall, 2nd Floor, near the 11th gate.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge.

Food & Drinks – Available both landside and airside.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk is available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Available in the International Arrivals Hall near Baggage Claim near No 1 and 8. Rates: Range from 15 – 50 Yuan per item per day.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are available in Landside 2F (near Gate 3 and 11). Rates: starting at CNY 10 / piece.

Medical Services – Location: beside KFC, International Departure Hall, 2F; beside the Airport Staff Office, Domestic Airside Area, 2F; beside Century Mart, Domestic Arrival Hall, 1F.

Mobile Charging – Free charging stations can be found in various locations.

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 – Permitted in designated smoking rooms.

Airport Hours

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


Shenyang airport is served by the following airlines: 9 Air • All Nippon Airways • Air Chang’an • Air China • Air Guilin • Air Koryo • Air Macau • Asiana • Capital Airlines • Chengdu Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Express • China Southern • Eastar Jet • Hainan Airlines • Hongtu Airlines • IrAero • Juneyao Airlines • Jiangxi Airlines • Korean Air • Loong Air • Lucky Air • Lufthansa • Mandarin Airlines • NokScoot • Northeast • Okay Airways • Qingdao Airlines • Ruili Airlines • Scoot • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • Tibet Airlines • Uni Air • Vietnam Airlines • Western China Airlines • West Air • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connected to the bus system offering connections to the Shenyang Railway Station, the North Railway Station and a variety of destinations accessible via long-distance buses.

Local bus tickets and information is available at the Information Desk, 1F, Arrivals Hall. Buses to the Shenyang Railway Station run from 7:50AM – 8:00PM while service to the North Railway Station runs from 8:30PM – last flight arrival. Both options take approximately 60 minutes and the ride costs CNY 15.5 – 17/person.

Longer distances buses are available at the Airport Long-distance Bus Station, Parking Building A. A sample of route options is as follows:
To Fushun: 8:30AM – 1:30AM, every 60 minutes, 90 minute ride, CNY 33.5/person.
To Liaoyang: 10:40AM – 8:00PM, every 40 -60 minutes, 60 minute ride, CNY 37/person.
To Anshan: 10:40AM – 8:00PM, every 40 -60 minutes, 120 minute ride, CNY 43/person.


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

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.