Sleeping in Airports

Xining Airport Guide

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

XNN Airport Overview

xining airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Xining Airport.

What to Expect

Xining Airport (code: XNN) has a single terminal divided into domestic and international concourses. Amenities include shopping and dining options, though we have no further details. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are in the Xining city center. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more 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.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in Xining Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to Xining city center, as there are no hotels in or near the airport. To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Xining Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge 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 – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the airport; however, a reader tells us you need a Chinese mobile number to connect. Connect to the “Xining Airport Free Wi-Fi” network. (Information provided by a reader – November 2019)

airport infoMore 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: East side of Departure Hall, 2F.

Baby Services – If you are travelling with an infant, a nursing room is available.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Locations: Departure Halls of 1F & 2F.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm whether 24-hour dining is available at this airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: West side of Security Check Channel, Departure Hall, 2F. Hours and rates are not known.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: Gate No.1, Departure Hall, 2F. Rates: CNY 10/ piece..

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found on the East side of Departure Hall, 1F. Hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging – At least one mobile charging station is available at the airport. Further information is unavailable at the time of this update. If you know, click here to update the 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.

airport hoursAirport 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.


Xining airport is served by the following airlines: Air Chang’an • Air China • Beijing Capital Airlines • Chengdu Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Hainan Airlines • Juneyao • Lanmei Airlines • Loong Air • Okay Airways • Shandong Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Tibet Airlines • T’way • Xiamen Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Buses

An airport bus service operates according to daily flight schedule, dropping passengers off at the airport 2 hours prior to a scheduled flight and greeting each arriving flight. There is a bus stand just outside of the Arrivals hall exit door.

Car Rental

There is a car rental agency office located at the southwest corner of the airport parking lot, which is open 24 hours a day.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2020-06-16

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.