Sleeping in Airports

Zhuhai Airport Guide

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

some guy came up (there were more than a few stranded travellers) and offered to take us to some hotel by minibus. Potentially dangerous, yes, but hell, I sure am not gonna sleep in that airport. – Robert

ZUH Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Zhuhai Airport (code: ZUH) has a single terminal that handles domestic traffic. Amenities include massage chairs and a small variety of shops and eateries. 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

Based on an older review, it seems this airport closes nightly and overnight stays are not permitted. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. 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 Zhuhai Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport. The nearest hotel is:

  • Zhuhai Sunshine Airport Hotel – (10 minute walk from the airport) To access, exit the airport, cross the street, turn left and walk for about 10 minutes. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Zhuhai 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 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 – Location: Multiple Locations – (1) Landside and (1) Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Golden Century Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal 2, Airside, near Gate 240.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Zhuhai Airport inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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: the departure halls.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Location: Airside.

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

Changing Room – Rooms are available in the arrivals area with mirrors, seats, hooks and slippers.

Children’s Play Areas – 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.

Currency Exchange – There are two currency exchange counters available. Locations: Terminal departure hall on the 2nd floor • Terminal building arrival lobby on the 1st floor. Hours: 7:00AM – 10:00PM

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Three water temperatures are available, as well as disposable cups. Locations: throughout the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – There are several high-end shops (jewellery,clothing, etc) to pass the time. For convenience items, head to these locations: OK Convenience Shop (2nd floor, departures. Hours: from 1st to last flight) • Zero Convenience Shop (1st floor of the terminal building. Hours: 8:30AM – 11:30PM).

Food & Drinks – There are at least 11 restaurants and coffee shops available. Hours: vary by location but many are open from 6:30AM – 11:00PM.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit one of the information desks for assistance. Locations: Center of both Arrivals and Departures Halls.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – You can store your bags at the Luggage Storage Office. Location: E-Zone of the departure hall. Hours: 7:00AM – last flight of the day. Rates: start at 10 yuan per bag.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Hours: 7:00AM – last flight. Rates: range from 10 – 40 yuan. Cartons are also available if required and cost 20 – 35 yuan.

Massage Chairs – Chairs can be found on the 2nd Floor or the Terminal. Rates: Unknown.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: 2nd Floor, near security/police office. Hours: an hour before first flight departures – half an hour after the last flight departure.

Mobile Charging – There are many locations available for free charging throughout the terminal.

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 – Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking lounges. Locations: Airside, Arrivals Hall • Airside, Departures Hall, Concourse A • Airside, Departures Hall, Concourse B.

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.


Zhuhai airport is served by the following airlines: Air Chang’an • Air China • Chengdu Airlines • China Eastern • China Express • China Southern • China United Airlines • Donghai Airlines • GX Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hebei Airlines • Hongtu Airlines • Jiangxi Airlines • Juneyao Airlines • Kunming Airlines • LJ Air • Loong Air • Lucky Air • Okay Airways • Shandong Airlines • Shanghai Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Spring Airlines • Suparna Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • West Air • XiamenAir.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Buses

Airport Express buses offer service between ZUH airport and city center at an affordable price, running in accordance with daily flight schedules. No further information is available on this service at this time.


The airport is well connected to the bus system, whether you need to get to a downtown hotel, the bus station, the train station or the port, there is probably a bus for you. Enquire at the ground transportation area. For more information, visit the Zhuhai Airport website.


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

Last updated: 2019-11-13

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.