Sleeping in Airports

Tianjin Airport Guide

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

Tianjin Airport is much easier to negotiate than Beijing and very close to the center of town. – a traveller (2015)

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 Tianjin Binhai International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A spacious, user-friendly international airport, well-linked to the city center by public transportation. The airport’s facilities are clean and modern, and a wide variety of shops and restaurants are available.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • 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 – (8) Domestic Terminal and (2) International Terminal [ more lounge info ]

Fortune Wings Gold & Silver Card Members Lounge – Location: Airside, Domestic Departures, 3rd Floor, near Gate 210. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Golden Century VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, near Gate 228. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Okay Airways First Class Lounge – Location: Airside, Domestic Departures, near Gate 217. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Tianjin Binhai International Airport Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) Located opposite the old terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Crowne Plaza Tianjin Binhai – ((9 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available approximately every hour between 6:00AM and 11:00AM. Outside of these hours you may contact the hotel for a pick-up, 100RMB each way. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express Tianjin Airport – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Tianjin Airports in some areas. The service is free if you have a Chinese mobile phone number.

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: unknown.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in both departure and arrivals areas.

Currency Exchange – Travelex and Yihualong are located in the public area of Arrival Hall at 1F • State Development and Investment Corporation (SDIC) is in the Isolation Area of International Departure Hall at 2/F.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Some fountains are intended to refill reusable water bottles. Locations: throughout the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: not known. Prices range from CNY15 for a small package for 4 hours up to CNY70 for a large package per day.

Massage Chairs – Available in the airport. Fee: CNY 1 for every minute.

Medical Services – Domestic Clinic is located at the left side of Security Check Exit of 2nd floor Departure Hall • International Domestic Clinic is located within the Isolation Area of International Arrival Hall. Both locations are open 24 hours a day.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in both Domestic and International Isolation Areas of 2nd floor.

Airport Hours

Information not available.


As of February 2018, Tianjin airport is served by the following airlines: Tianjin Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • EVA Air • Air China • Hong Kong Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Korean Air • Asiana Airlines • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle Bus

The airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you are connecting to the city centre, the railway station or looking for long distance buses (via the main bus station) there should be an option for you.

The Airport – Railway Station shuttle may be of particular importance as it will allow you to connect to a variety of onward travels. The shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes between the hours of 6:00AM and 7:30PM and the journey is about 20 minutes.


Binhai International Airport Station, also known as Binhai Guoji Jichang Station, is at the eastern end of Tianjin Metro line 2, offering service to and from the city center. A one-way journey takes about 20 minutes.

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.