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, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Xi’an Xianyang International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large and busy international airport with two terminals: Terminal 2 and the newly-built Terminal 3.
  • A wide variety of shops, restaurants and services are available.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport. You will be kicked out! 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!

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

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

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.

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

Airport Hotels

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.

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

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, 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 – 6:00PM (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 (Hours: 6:00AM – 10:30PM) • T2, Arrivals, opposite Exit 1 (Hours: 8:00AM – 11:00PM) • T3, Departures, next to oversized baggage check-in (Hours: 6:00AM – 10:30PM).

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.

Airport Hours

Information not available.


As of March 2018, Xi’an airport is served by the following airlines: Chengdu Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Fuzhou Airlines • Air Asia • Ruili Airlines • Air China • 9Air • China Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Lucky Air • Okay Airways • Spring Airlines • Air Busan • China Southern • China Express Airlines • Zhejiang Loong Airlines • GX Airlines • Juneyao • Airlines • Joy Air • Kunming Airlines • Xiamen Airlines • China Eastern • Orient Thai • Jin Air • Korean Air • Hebei Airlines • Dragonair • Hainan Airlines • Capital Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • IFly Airlines • Mega Maldives Airlines • Maldivian • Vietnam Airlines • Eastar Jet • Finnair • China • United Airlines • Asiana Airlines • Tiger Airways • UNI Air • West Air • Nok Air • Urumqi Air • Tibet Airlines • JiangXi Air • Shandong Airlines • KLM • SCAT Airlines • Donghai Air • Chongqing Airlines • United Airlines • Qantas • Japan Airlines • Air France • Cathay Pacific • Delta • Royal Brunei Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Bus

The airport is well connected to the bus system offering at least 15 different routes connections to hotels, train stations and more. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Xi’an Airport website.

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 at the airport. For suggested rates, visit the Xi’an Airport website.

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.