Airports in China

You can click on an airport in the map of China to select information in the table.

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China's Airports

Chinese airports

Here is a list of the all the major Chinese airports across all the provinces. You can click the top of each column to sort the table of information. The distance column shows the direct distance in miles from the currently selected airport to all other airports in China.

NameChineseCityProvinceIATAICAODistanceInformation
Baotou Erliban Airport包头机场BaotouInner MongoliaBAVZBOW0map info
Beijing Capital International Airport北京首都国际机场Beijing CityBeijingPEKZBAA0map info
Beijing Nanyuan Airport北京南苑机场Beijing CityBeijingNAYZBNY0map info
Changchun Longjia International Airport长春龙嘉国际机场ChangchunJilinCGQZYCC0map info
Changsha Huanghua International Airport长沙黄花国际机场ChangshaHunanCSXZGHA0map info
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport成都双流国际机场ChengduSichuanCTUZUUU0map info
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport重庆江北国际机场Chongqing CityChongqingCKGZUCK0map info
Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport大连周水子国际机场DalianLiaoningDLCZYTL0map info
Fuzhou Changle International Airport福州长乐国际机场FuzhouFujianFOCZSFZ0map info
Ganzhou Huangjin Airport赣州黄金机场GanzhouJiangxiKOWZSGZ0map info
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport广州白云国际机场GuangzhouGuangdongCANZGGG0map info
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport桂林两江国际机场GuilinGuangxiKWLZGKL0map info
Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport贵阳龙洞堡国际机场GuiyangGuizhouKWEZUGY0map info
Haikou Meilan International Airport海口美兰国际机场HaikouHainanHAKZJHK0map info
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport杭州萧山国际机场HangzhouZhejiangHGHZSHC0map info
Harbin Taiping International Airport哈尔滨太平国际机场HarbinHeilongjiangHRBZYHB0map info
Hefei Luogang International Airport合肥骆岗国际机场HefeiAnhuiHFEZSOF0map info
Hohhot Baita International Airport呼和浩特白塔国际机场HohhotInner MongoliaHETZBHH0map info
Hong Kong International Airport香港国际机场Hong Kong CityHong KongHKGVHHH0map info
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport九寨黄龙机场HuanglongSichuanJZHZUJZ0map info
Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport济南遥墙国际机场JinanShandongTNAZSJN0map info
Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport西双版纳嘎洒机场JinghongYunnanJHGZPJH0map info
Kashgar Airport喀什机场KashgarXinjiangKHGZWSH0map info
Kunming Changshui International Airport昆明长水国际机场KunmingYunnanKMGZPPP0map info
Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport兰州中川机场LanzhouGansuZGCZLLL0map info
Lhasa Gonggar Airport拉萨贡嘎机场LhasaTibetLXAZULS0map info
Lijiang Sanyi Airport丽江三义机场LijiangYunnanLJGZPLJ0map info
Liuzhou Bailian Airport柳州白莲机场LiuzhouGuangxiLZHZGZH0map info
Macau International Airport澳门国际机场Macau CityMacauMFMVMMC0map info
Mianyang Nanjiao Airport绵阳南郊机场MianyangSichuanMIGZUMY0map info
Nanchang Changbei International Airport南昌昌北国际机场NanchangJiangxiKHNZSCN0map info
Nanjing Lukou International Airport南京禄口国际机场NanjingJiangsuNKGZSNJ0map info
Nanning Wuxu International Airport南宁吴圩机场NanningGuangxiNNGZGNN0map info
Ningbo Lishe International Airport宁波栎社国际机场NingboZhejiangNGBZSNB0map info
Ordos Ejin Horo Airport鄂尔多斯伊金霍洛机场OrdosInner MongoliaDSNZBDS0map info
Qingdao Liuting International Airport青岛流亭国际机场QingdaoShandongTAOZSGD0map info
Quanzhou Jinjiang Airport泉州晋江机场QuanzhouFujianJJNZSQZ0map info
Sanya Phoenix International Airport三亚凤凰国际机场SanyaHainanSYXZJSY0map info
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport上海虹桥国际机场Shanghai CityShanghaiSHAZSSS0map info
Shanghai Pudong International Airport上海浦东国际机场Shanghai CityShanghaiPVGZSPD0map info
Jieyang Chaoshan Airport揭阳潮汕机场ShantouGuangdongSWAZGOW0map info
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport沈阳桃仙国际机场ShenyangLiaoningSHEZYTX0map info
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport深圳宝安国际机场ShenzhenGuangdongSZXZGSZ0map info
Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport石家庄正定国际机场ShijiazhuangHebeiSJWZBSJ0map info
Taiyuan Wusu International Airport太原武宿国际机场TaiyuanShanxiTYNZBYN0map info
Taizhou Luqiao Airport台州路桥机场TaizhouZhejiangHYNZSLQ0map info
Tianjin Binhai International Airport天津滨海国际机场Tianjin CityTianjinTSNZBTJ0map info
Huangshan Tunxi International Airport黄山屯溪国际机场TunxiAnhuiTXNZSTX0map info
Urumqi Diwopu International Airport乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场UrumqiXinjiangURCZWWW0map info
Weihai Dashuibo Airport威海大水泊机场WeihaiShandongWEHZSWH0map info
Wenzhou Yongqiang International Airport温州永强国际机场WenzhouZhejiangWNZZSWZ0map info
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport武汉天河国际机场WuhanHubeiWUHZHHH0map info
Sunan Shuofang International Airport苏南硕放国际机场WuxiJiangsuWUXZSWX0map info
Wuyishan Airport武夷山机场WuyishanFujianWUSZSWY0map info
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport厦门高崎国际机场XiamenFujianXMNZSAM0map info
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport西安咸阳国际机场Xi'anShaanxiXIYXLXY0map info
Xining Caojiabao Airport西宁曹家堡机场XiningQinghaiXNNZLXN0map info
Xuzhou Guanyin Airport徐州观音机场XuzhouJiangsuXUZZSXZ0map info
Yantai Laishan International Airport烟台莱山国际机场YantaiShandongYNTZSYT0map info
Yichang Sanxia Airport宜昌三峡机场YichangHubeiYIHZHYC0map info
Yinchuan Hedong Airport银川河东机场YinchuanNingxiaINCZLIC0map info
Yiwu Airport义乌机场YiwuZhejiangYIWZSYW0map info
Yulin Yuyang Airport榆林榆阳机场YulinShaanxiUYNZLYL0map info
Yuncheng Guangdong Airport运城关公机场YunchengShanxiYCUZBYC0map info
Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport郑州新郑国际机场ZhengzhouHenanCGOZHCC0map info
Zhuhai Jinwan Airport珠海金湾机场ZhuhaiGuangdongZUHZGSD0map info

Click on a row to select a Chinese airport and highlight in the map. The Map link will display a detailed Google map of the location of the Chinese airport. The Info link takes you to a web page with details of flights from the airport (where available), some of these web sites are in Chinese. The IATA and ICAO are the unique international code for the airports.

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Visiting China

For an essential guide to meeting Chinese people please look at our customs and traditions page. It gives an alphabetic index of useful information to travelers: behavior; chatting; colors; connections; business deals; face; family; food & drink; gifts; hobbies; names; travel advice...

Air Travel in China

The network of Chinese airports has grown rapidly in the last ten years. The four main hubs for travel into China are at Hong Kong; Shanghai; Beijing and Guangzhou; from these major airports there are connecting internal flights to all provinces in China. Airports are expanding and multiplying at a remarkable rate with many new routes being opened each year. Hong Kong used to be the main entry point for foreign tourists to China. In the 1960s and 1970s it was quite common to reach China on the Trans-Siberian railway. Air China is the main international airline in China providing a basic service and an excellent safety record. Highest demand and therefore prices are in the holiday period June to September; at Chinese New Year and the public holidays at the beginning of October.

The check-in time requires arrival two hours ahead of flight and the standard baggage allowance is 44 pounds [20 kgs]. There is no longer a departure tax. On arrival a form needs to be submitted giving immigration; customs and health information together with a passport. Checks can be quite strict, in particular any signs of a viral infection (colds, 'flu) can cause substantial delay - as a precaution against spread of bird flu and SARS. Most Chinese airports have all the modern facilities that you would expect to find in an advanced country.

airport, people, queue
Queue for airport desk for Chinese New Year flights Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

Domestic flights

As discounted tickets can often be found, internal flights within China are best bought in China after you have arrived. Air travel expanded under Deng Xiaoping's leadership in the late 1970s. There are 30 major domestic airlines in China ensuring a competitive market for air travel. They are administered by the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China). Weather in the mountainous south and west often disrupts air travel and so some internal flights are subject to frequent delays and cancellations.

The continued investment in the railway network has made trains a fast, comfortable and inexpensive alternative.

Places to see

China is a vast country and that is why air travel is vital to see as much as possible on your visit. We have put together a list on our top visitor attractions page, if you look at province pages for any of these destinations it will show the nearest airport.

Visas

A visa is required to travel to China which needs to be applied for at a Chinese embassy before travel. A standard 30 day travel visa is usually adequate. Travel to Hong Kong or Macau may not need a visa, but onward travel into China will need one. A specific permit is needed to visit a few places in China, most importantly for Tibet where independent travel is not allowed - you have to go as part of a group.

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An Air China Boeing 747 taking off from Beijing Capital Airport. Photo by Thomas Fanghaenel , available under a Creative Commons license .
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