Sleeping in Airports

Xi’an Airport Guide

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

tons of people sleeping overnight at the airport. Ignore all the people who try to sell you hotel rooms. Nothing special, but there are lots of seats to sit in at the international terminal. – Louis

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 Xi’an Airport.

What to Expect

Xi’an Airport has two terminals: the older Terminal 2 serves select domestic traffic and the brand new, massive Terminal 3 handles domestic and international flights. A free shuttle bus connects the two terminals. Amenities include a variety of eateries, cafes, and shops, including duty-free, but none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time, but you’ll need to receive a SMS via mobile phone to access it. Economy class passengers can purchase pre-paid lounge passes to enter several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We have received mixed reviews on whether overnight stays are possible, with some travellers reporting being kicked out by security guards. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, three hotels are located inside the airport, including an hourly rate hotel, private micro-rooms, and a traditional hotel. Another hotel is located on airport property. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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!

Terminal 1

Fortune Wings Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Domestic Departures, 2nd Floor, opposite Gate 5. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Terminal 2

Passes   Golden Century Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Landside, next to Security Checkpoint 209. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes.

First Class Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, opposite Gate 17. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

First Class Lounge No. 5A – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, opposite Gate 10. Domestic flights only. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

HNA Club – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Domestic Departures, 2nd Floor, opposite Gate 9. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Simple Business Club Lounge (Gate 10) – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, opposite Gate 10. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes.

Passes  Simple Business Club Lounge (Gate 16-17) – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, opposite Gate 10. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes.

Terminal 3

Passes  China Southern Airlines Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 3, Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs

Passes  International First Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal 3, Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

If sleeping in Xi’an Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels at and near the airport:

Inside Airport Hourly Rate Hotel – We don’t have a lot of details about this, but apparently there is an “Hourly Rate” hotel located in T2, Basement. Hours: 8:00AM – 11:30PM. If you have information about rates, click here to update this airport guide.

Inside Airport Sleepbox – Private sleep boxes offer a full size bed, power supply, WiFi, computer desk, TV and more. Hours: 8:00AM – 11:00PM. Locations: Corridor connecting T2 and T3 • Terminal 3, behind check-in areas J/K. Rates: RMB 50/ hour.

Inside Airport Xi’an Traveler Star Leisure Hotel – Located inside Terminal 3, public zone, on the mezzanine floor opposite international booking in counter J.

Inside Airport Sleep Pods – GoSleep pods are reportedly available for sleepy travellers to get some zzzz’s. Rates and location: unknown.

At Airport Regal Airport Hotel Xi’an – Directly connected to Terminal 3 via link bridge. There is a shuttle that runs every hour between the hotel and Terminals 2 & 3 every hour between 6:00AM and 9:00PM, no further details are known. » Check Rates

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

Free internet is available at the airport. You must be able to receive a text or SMS via a mobile phone to receive access information.

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, Departures, opposite exit 4 • Terminal 2, Arrivals, next to the Passenger Service Center • Terminal 3, Departures, behind check-in area K/L • Terminal 3, Arrivals, opposite exit 313.

Baby Care Facilities – Locations: Terminal 2, Airside, opposite Gates 9 and 10 • Terminal 3, Airside, next to Gate H51 • Terminal 3, Airside, next to Gate H11.

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

Banking Services – The Bank of China offers full banking services. Location: T3, Arrivals, next to Exit 311. Hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri). A 24 hour ATM is also available here.

Comfort Zone – Head to T3, Departures, Shopping Area and relax, surf the web, send emails, etc. Hours 6:00AM – 10:30PM. Rates: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Locations: T2, International Departures, next to Customs • T3, Departures, next to Exit 325. Hours: 7:30AM – 9:30PM.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Some locations have disposable paper cups while other locations provide cold and hot water intended for your recyclable bottles. Locations: throughout the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – A Duty Free shop is available as well as a variety of stores including at least 15 convenience/mini markets.

Food & Drinks – There are many restaurants and coffee shops available both landside and airside. There are no 24 hour restaurants but you will find many that operate 6:00AM – last flight.

Information Desks – Locations: T2, Departures, opposite security control • T2, Arrivals, next to Exit 2 • T3, Departures, between Exits 324 and 325. Hours: 6:00AM – Last flight.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Locations: T2, Departures, next to Check-in Counter 1 • T2, Arrivals, opposite Exit 1 • T3, Departures, next to oversized baggage check-in. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:30PM except for T2 Arrivals which is open 8:00AM – 11:00PM.  Rates: RMB 10/Small bag • RMB 15/Medium bag • RMB 20/Large bag • RMB 30/Large bag.

Luggage Wrapping – Available at every entrance at both terminals. Rates: Vary depending on size of luggage and type of wrapping. Example: Small bag (20cm*30cm*50cm) is 15 RMB, a large bag (40cm*60cm*100cm) is 45 RMB.

Massage Chairs – Locations: Multiple locations in T2 and T3 . Hours: 8:00AM – 11:00PM. Rates: RMB 10 for 20 minutes, RMB 20 for 40 minutes, RMB 30 for 60 minutes.

Medical Services – Locations: T2, Departures, next to Check-in Counter 1 • T3, Departures, to the right of the security entrance. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM.

Mobile Charging – Locations: Departures and Arrivals Halls.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – Designated smoking areas are available throughout the airport.

Spa – Head to these locations to relax. Foot Massage (T2, Departures, next to the International Departures area and T2, Arrivals, next to Exit 4), hours are 8:00AM – 11:00PM. Travellerstar Spa (T3, Departures, at the entrance of the corridor connecting to T2), open 24 hours and can also offers passengers a wide range of rooms and suites to choose from.

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.

As of March 2019, Xi’an airport is served by the following airlines: 9Air • AirAsia X • Air Busan • Air Chang’an • Air China • Asiana Airlines • Beijing Capital Airlines • Cathay Dragon • Chengdu Airlines • China Airlines • China Eastern • China Express Airlines • China Southern • Colorful Guizhou Airlines • Donghai Air • Fuzhou Airlines • Garuda Indonesia • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hebei Airlines • JC International Airlines • JiangXi Air • Jin Air • Joy Air • Juneyao Airlines • Kunming Airlines • Lanmei Airlines • Lion Air • Loong Airlines • Lucky Air • Maldivian • Nok Air • Okay Airways • Royal Brunei Airlines • Ruili Airlines • SCAT Airlines • Scoot Airlines • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Thai Lion Air • Tianjin Airlines • Tibet Airlines • UNI Air • Urumqi Air • Vietnam Airlines • West Air • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Bus

The airport is well connected to the bus system offering at least 15 different routes connections to hotels, train stations and more.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite (Terminal 3): My Company Car, Shaanxi Xusheng Car Rental and Shenzhou Car Rental.


Taxis are available.

Last updated: 2019-03-22

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.