Sleeping in Airports

Wuhan Tianhe Airport Guide

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

Two good things, it’s not a busy airport and you’re out of there soon. – Guenther

WUH 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 Wuhan Tianhe International Airport.

What to Expect

The busy Wuhan Airport (code: WUH) operates domestic and international flights from its brand new Terminal 3. Former terminals are not currently in use for commercial purposes. Facilities include a wide variety of eateries and shops. WiFi is available inside airport lounges, which economy class passengers may be able to access. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Wuhan Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller)

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but a recent traveller describes plenty of armrest-free seating. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is in short walking distance. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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.

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 Wuhan Tianhe Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Business Hotel Tianhe Airport Branch – (10 minute drive from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hampton by Hilton Wuhan Pan Long Cheng – (30 minute drive from the airport) No airport shuttle. You can access the airport using the metro in 4 stops. » Check Rates

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

Related Pages: Wuhan Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Wuhan Tianhe Airport inside the lounges. According to a recent review (2018) a reader was unable to connect to the airport’s free WiFi service despite having a Chinese mobile 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. Location: Unknown.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, diaper-changing facilities are available throughout the airport.

Commercial Center – The center offers the usual business services and a place to charge your electronics while using the internet. At the time of this update, the location is not known.

Currency Exchange – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has a bank branch available and offers currency services. Location: Unknown.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains to refill your water bottles are available free of charge. Locations: throughout the terminals.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as 80 other shops in both terminals.

Food & Drinks – There are options available throughout the airport, both Landside and Airside. Most operate from approx. 6:00AM – 10:00PM. At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24 hour restaurants.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: in the Business Facility Terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Commercial Terminal 2, near the Samsonite Luggage Store. Hours and rates are not known.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: in Commercial Terminal 2.

Medical Services – 2 First-Aid locations are available in the Commercial Terminal. Hours: unknown. There is also a dedicated emergency center located about 300m from the terminal which is open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – You can charge your electronics at the Airport’s Commercial Center. Location: Unknown.

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 Room – Smoking is permitted in the smoking room on Level 2.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, 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.


Wuhan airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • AirAsia X • Air ChinaAll Nippon Airways • Beijing Capital Airlines • Cathay Dragon • Chengdu Airlines • China AirlinesChina Eastern Airlines • China Express • China Southern • Chongqing Airlines • Colorful Guizhou • HX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Jetstar Pacific • Joy Air • Juneyao Airlines • Korean Air • Kunming Airlines • Lanmei • Lion Air • Loong Air • Lucky Air • Malaysia Airlines • Maldivian • Malindo Air • Mandarin Airlines • New Gen • Okay Airways • Ruili Airways • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • SilkAir • Spring Airlines • Sriwijaya Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Thai Lion Air • Tianjin Airlines • Urumqi Air • Vietnam Airlines • West Air • Xiamen Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connected to the bus transportation city offering 7 connections via city buses as well as long distance coach bus options to 7 destinations.


Metro line #2 stops in Terminal 3 and runs between the airport and the city center.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. To ensure that you are paying a fair price for your journey, insist on using the meter.


The Tianhe Airport Railway Station is right under the Airport Transportation Center. The journey to Hankou Railway Station only takes 14 minutes and rates start at CNY8. The train to Xiaogan Railway Station takes around half an hour and rates start at CNY13.

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.