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)

TSN 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 Tianjin Binhai International Airport.

What to Expect

tianjin airport guideTianjin Airport (code: TSN) handles domestic and regional routes from Terminals 1 and 2, which have both opened in the last decade. Amenities include eateries, shops, and pay-to-use massage chairs. WiFi is free, but you may need a Chinese mobile number to access it. Economy class passengers can pay to enter many airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. 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 Tianjin 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 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) NO airport shuttle. » 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 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 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!

First Class Lounge – Multiple Locations – (9) Domestic Terminal and (2) International Terminal

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

Golden Century VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, near Gate 228. Lounge Access: Unknown.

Okay Airways First Class Lounge – Location: Airside, Domestic Departures, near Gate 217. Lounge Access: Unknown.

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: Terminal 2, 3rd Floor, departures.

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

Currency Exchange – Tongjilong Exchange and Yi Hualong offer services in Terminal 1, Arrivals, Landside. 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.

Duty free & Shopping – Duty free shopping is available in the International Terminal 1, from 6:00AM – the scheduled last flight. There is also a variety of shops selling food, cosmetics, clothing and more throughout both of the airport’s terminals.

Family Services – If you are travelling with small children, these services may be of interest to you.

  • Nursing Rooms – Terminal 1, Airside, near Gate 6 • Terminal 2, near Gate 222.
  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Terminal 2, near Gate 222.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. There is one 24 hour food option at Tianjin Airport: the McDonald’s located in Terminal 2, Arrivals Hall.

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.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rates: starting at CNY 15. Locations: Departures Hall.

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

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, medical centers can be found. Locations: left side of Security Check Exit of 2nd floor Departure Hall • Airside, International Arrivals Hall. Hours: 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, click here to update this airport guide.

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 – Smoking is prohibited except in the smoking rooms. Locations: Terminal 1, 2nd Floor, Departures Hall • Terminal 2, Airside, 3rd Floor, near gate 223/227.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Tianjin airport is served by the following airlines: 9 Air • AirAsia X • Air ChinaAir France • Air Macau • Asiana Airlines • Beijing Capital Airlines • Chengdu Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Express Airlines • China Southern Airlines • China United Airlines • Colorful Guizhou Airlines • Donghai Airlines • EVA Air • Far Eastern Transport • Fuzhou Airlines • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hong Kong Airlines • Japan Airlines • JC International Airlines • Jiangxi Airlines • Joy Air • Juneyao Airlines • Korean Air • Lanmei Airlines • Lion Air • Loong Air • Lucky Air • Malindo Airlines • New Gen Airways • NokScoot • Okay Airways • Qingdao Airlines • Ruili Airlines • Scoot • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Thai Lion Air • Tianjin Airlines • Tibet Airlines • West Air • XiamenAir.

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.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.


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.


Taxis are readily available outside the airport.

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.