Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport


Airport Code: LHW



Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport is situated about 70km (43.5 miles) from the city center.


Brief Introduction:

Lanzhou Airport is one of the major airports in the northwest of China at the fringe of the Qing-Tibet Plateau. Most continental flights from Europe to Hong Kong have to fly over this airport due to Lanzhou's unique geographical location. At present, it has about 66 national air routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Xi'an, Urumqi, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, etc. and also several flights to 19 international cities/regions in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.

Airline Companies

 T1: Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, China Express Airlines, Lucky Air, West Air, Spring Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Donghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Urumqi Air, Okay Airways, Loong Air, Beibu Gulf Airlines, Hong Tu Airline, Fuzhou Airlines, Air Guilin

 T2: Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China United Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Ruili Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Qingdao Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Chongqing Airlines and other airlines
 The international flights of all airlines are still operated in T1.

Boarding Tips

1. In order to complete the boarding procedures in time,  passengers travelling with all airlines are suggested to arrive in airport 2 hours in advance for check-in. The check-in counters of all international and domestic flights will be closed 40 minutes before departure.
2. If travelling without luggage, please check in through the 'no luggage' counters. If you have an e-ticket, you may check in via the automatic check-in machine.



It costs about CNY250 to CNY300 from Zhongchuan Airport to city downtown. The taxi fare is about CNY300 to Lanzhou Railway Station.

Shuttle Bus:

Route Airport → CAAC ticket Office (Panxuan Lu) CAAC ticket Office (Panxuan Lu) → Airport
Operation Hours From the first flight to the last flight arrival 05:30~19:00
Interval An hour An hour
Stop Eastern Hotel Jinjiang Sunshine Hotel
Ticket Fare CNY 30 CNY 30
 Tip: To the Railway Station, you can also firstly take the shuttle bus to Panxuan Lu, and then take bus 1 to the train station. The bus fare is CNY1. 


Bullet intercity trains are available from Zhongchuan Airport to Lanzhou Railway Station and West Railway Station, taking 40-50min. Trains from the main railway station cost CNY21.5 for a second class seat and CNY26 for a first class seat. From the west station, the fare is CNY18.5 for a second class seat and CNY22 for a first class seat.

Facilities and Services

 VIP Hall: Opened to people who hold an Airport VIP Card, a Peony Credit Card or Peony Priority Pass
Location: First floor of the Airport Terminal
Special Services: Guest service; on-going boarding pass; luggage check; flight delay notice; Consultation service; send-off service; free books, magazines, mobile phone charge, shoeshine, cards and chess, etc. ; free limited food and drinks.
Fee: CNY1500/2 hours for VIP-A and VIP-B; CNY800/2 hours for VIP-C and VIP-D; 50% of the standard fee less than 1 hour, with an additional charge of 50% on the standard fee for every additional hour.

 First-class Cabin: Opened to people who hold Priority Pass or Financing Priority Pass with valid certification
Location: 20 meters behind the inspection channel on the second floor of the Airport Terminal
Special Services: Free use of telephone, newspapers and magazines; free entertainment facilities, such as Chinese chess, l-go and playing cards; free food and drinks of several kinds; free flight consulting service; free speedy and convenient boarding and inspection service; free boarding guide service; 
 Tip: Other passengers on the same flight need to pay CNY100/time to receive these services. 

 Baggage Storage
There is a baggage counter at Zhongchuan Airport which makes traveling in the city is very convenient. 
Baggage Type Size(Length+width+height) Standard Fee(0~12 hours) Surcharge for every succeeding 12 hours 
Small <65cm CNY5 CNY5
Middle 65cm~200cm CNY10 ---
Large >200cm  CNY15 ---

 Car Parking
There are four car parks at Zhongchuan Airport, including daytime car parking, night car parking, VIP car parking and temporary car parking.
 Fee for daytime car parking:
Minitype: CNY5 within 1 hour, an additional charge of CNY2 for every additional hour
Big-sided: CNY10 within 1 hour, an additional charge of CNY5 for every additional hour
 Fee for night car parking:
Minitype: CNY20 within 12 hours, CNY40 for 12-24 hours, recount according to the standard fee for more than 24 hours.
Big-sided: CNY40 within 12 hours, CNY70 for 12-24 hours, recount according to the standard fee for more than 24 hours.
- Last updated on Aug. 28, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport
Asked by Victor Yong from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 28, 2023 15:34Reply
Airport taxi to nearby hotel at Lanzhou Airport
How to get to Holiday Inn Express Lanzhou New District from/to the airport? What is the estimated fare?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy | Aug. 28, 2023 20:50

Bus Lines 26, 709, 503 are all available to the hotel and it takes about 1 hour and costs CNY 1-10. If taking a taxi, it takes about CNY30-50.
Asked by Sunshine L. from USA | Jun. 03, 2023 05:35Reply
Do you keep the history of Lanzhou airport? It is an important rout to Europe from that region.
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Jun. 05, 2023 02:57

At present, there is no direct flight from Lanzhou to Europe yet.
Asked by rita from INDONESIA | Dec. 20, 2019 22:12Reply
How to get from airport to Qianchang Building at Jiuquan road?Is there pick up airport faclities?
Answers (1)
Answered by Phil from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 23, 2019 19:40

You can take shuttle bus line 2 to Xinshengli Hotel station, then walk east around 900m to Jiuquan Road.
Asked by jenson from MALAYSIA | Dec. 08, 2019 07:59Reply
do you know what time does the last train depart from lanzhou airport to lanzhou train station?
My ETA lanzhou airport is quite late.
Answers (1)
Answered by Simon from SINGAPORE | Dec. 11, 2019 17:10

You can take shuttle bus line of Chengguan and get off at Ruida Hotel stop, which is 200m away from the Railway Station. And this line operates till the arrival of last flight.
Asked by Khairul from MALAYSIA | Dec. 02, 2019 17:47Reply
My flight landing at 11.30pm at lanzhou (LHW) airport
may i know which bus still operating to ibis hotel city center at that time?
Answers (3)
Answered by Lucas from CANADA | Dec. 04, 2019 22:16

Well, there are several Ibis Hotels in the city. Do you have exact address in city center?
Answered by Yanyon from MALAYSIA | Dec. 05, 2019 00:41

Ibis hotel lanzhou zhangye road
Answered by Kate from USA | Dec. 05, 2019 18:03

Take shuttle bus of Chengguan District to Ruida Hotel, then you can take taxi to your hotel.
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