Sleeping in Airports

Yinchuan Airport Guide

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

INC Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Yinchuan Airport (code: INC) has a single terminal that handles domestic and international traffic. Amenities include a few eateries and shops, though none are open 24 hours. WiFi is available inside a few airport lounges, which economy class passengers may be able to access. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is in walking distance. 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 Yinchuan Airport does not appeal to you, unfortunately there are no hotels at or near the airport.  We’ve found the nearest hotels to be 13km away from the airport.  Tripadvisor has a list of hotels near Yinchuan Airport 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 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!

  • First Class Lounge – Multiple Locations – (2) Terminal 3. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Yinchuan Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT-FREE-Wifi” network.

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. Locations: Terminal 2, north side, Level 1 and 2.

Baby Care Facilities – 7 Nursing rooms with a sink, baby change facilities, a sofa and a cot are available. Location: Terminal 3, Airside, beside the washrooms.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge throughout the terminals and in the parking garage.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains providing cold and hot water are available free of charge. Locations: available throughout the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – It is not known if Duty Free shopping is available. The airport offers a small selection of shops selling local specialties, luggage and jewelry.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, it is not known if there are any 24 hour food operations available. The airport offers a small variety of food concessions including a KFC and Burger King which are open 6:00AM – last flight.

Information Desk – An information desk can be found in Terminal 3, 2nd Floor. Hours: 6:30AM – last flight.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Left Luggage Counter is available in T3, 2nd Floor. Hours: 6:30AM – 11:10PM. Rates: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping is available. Location: Terminal 3, 2nd Floor by the 3rd Door and the 5th Door. Hours: 5:30AM – 11:30PM. Rates: start at ¥10.00 per bag.

Massage Chairs – Terminal 2 offers massage chairs, Airside. Rates: unknown.

Medical Services – A medical clinic can be found in the Arrivals Hall, close to #5 gate and in Terminal 3, Airside, opposite Gate 22. Hours: 5:30AM – last flight.

Mobile Charging – Chargers can be found in all departure and arrivals halls.

Prayer Room – Prayer rooms for muslim travelers are available. Location: Airside, near Gate 5.

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 – You can find designated smoking rooms in Terminal 2, across from Gates 3 and 5.

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. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Yinchuan airport is served by the following airlines: Air Chang’an • Air China • Beijing Capital Airlines • Chengdu Airlines • China Eastern • China Express • China Southern • China United • Donghai Air • Far Eastern Air Transport • Grand China Air • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Joy Air • Juneyao Airlines • Lucky Air • Nok Air • Qingdao Airlines • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • Xiamen Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Buses

A comfortable and economical alternative to taxis, airport buses offer service on three different routes:

  • Route 1 – to/from Westport Aviation Hotel
  • Route 2 – Yinchuan Zhonghui Hotel
  • Route 3 – Wuzhong Hotel

For a list of departures times, visit the Yinchuan Airport website.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire on the 2nd floor of Terminal 2, near exit door 2.

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.