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Yichang Airport Guide

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

YIH Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Yichang Airport (code: YIH) has a small terminal that primarily handles domestic flights. Amenities include a few shops and eateries, showers, and free WiFi.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  If you’ve visited recently, write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. 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.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in Yichang Sanxia Three Gorges Airport does not appeal to you, these are some of the closest hotels to the airport:

  • Holiday Inn Express Yichang Riverside – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Junyao Jinjiang International Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) Private Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
  • Ramada Yichang – (30 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates

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

  • VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Yichang Airport. Connect to the “SXAirport Free WiFi” or “CMCC-Airport WiFi” networks.

Internet access can also be obtained at the Airport Service Counter.

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: opposite of International Departure Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – A mother and child room is available. Location: at the left side of the Disney boutique in the post-screening area of the second floor. Same location as the play area for children. The airport also offers strollers for use.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge throughout the airport.

Business Center – A Business Center that offers printing, fax services, ID photographaphy and more, is available for passengers. Location: in the Domestic Arrival Hall.

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: Airside, at the left side of the Disney boutique in the post-screening area on the second floor.

Currency Exchange – Available in the ticket office.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available on the 2nd Floor. There are a few souvenir type shops available both landside and airside including a Wan Sheng Tea Shop.

Food & Drinks – There are 3 coffee shops and 1 restaurant available, hours are not known.

Information Desk – Do you have any questions? Visit the airport information desk, located at the center of the departure hall. They also provide things like loaner universal chargers, medicine kits and disposable cups.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – See the office at the exit of the Passenger Arrival Hall. Rates are ¥10/day (under 20 x 40 x 55 cm) or ¥15/day (bags bigger than 20 x 40 x 55 cm). Rates are per 24-hour period and note that periods of less than one day will be counted as one day.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rates: luggage wrapping rates starts at ¥10/piece, cartons start at ¥10/piece and go up to ¥40/piece. Location: at the entrance to the airport.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: on the West side of 1st floor of the Departure Hall. Hours: 7:00AM – 10:00PM.

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.

Pharmacy – Over the counter medication is available at the airport clinic, see Medical Services.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards or buy stamps/envelopes at the Airport’s General Service Counter.

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 – Location: First Floor, International Departures. Hours and rates are not available.

Smoking – A smoking lounge is located on the 2nd Floor adjacent to Security Check area, you can have your shoes shined at the same time.

airport hoursAirport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, 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.


Yichang airport is served by the following airlines: Air Chang’an • Air China • Beijing Capital Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Donghai Air • Fuzhou Airlines • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Juneyao Airlines • Lanmei Airlines • Lucky Air • Nok Air • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Superna Airlines • Urumqi Air • Xiamen Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Buses

For a fraction of the price of a taxi, an airport bus service offers transportation between the airport and Qingjiang Hotel in downtown Yichang. Buses run according to daily flight schedule.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Meters are often “broken” or “unavailable”, so be prepared to negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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.