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 modified on Apr. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport
Asked by Barry Leong from MALAYSIA | Aug. 18, 2019 05:35Reply
I am arriving at 2220 hrs on airasia at Lanzhou International Airport.
I need to get to Urumqi West Train Station. Please advise what transportation are available to get to Urumqi West Train Station. My train leaves at 0800 in the morning. I intend to get to the city and wait at the train station.
Asked by Leow from MALAYSIA | Aug. 16, 2019 00:21Reply
I shall be arriving by Airasia on 27/9 at 10.20pm, can I still able to catch the shuttle bus ?
Do the shuttle bus stop at Ibis Lanzhou train station ?
How much is the shuttle bus fare ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Debbie from CANADA | Aug. 18, 2019 20:08

1. The shuttle bus lines have different operating time, while all of them cost CNY30.
2. The airport - Chengguan District line passes train station. And your hotel is around 2km away from railway station.
Asked by Alex from SINGAPORE | Aug. 13, 2019 00:47Reply
I taking the train from Beijing to Lanzhou schedule arrive at 0730
Can I take the train from Lanzhou station to Lanzhou airport to catch 1050 flight? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Lenny from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 13, 2019 20:25

If you start from Lanzhou Railway Station to the airport, then you must take taxi so you can catch your flight. The taxi takes around 1 hours with around CNY160.
Asked by Asif Khan from PAKISTAN | Jul. 31, 2019 10:07Reply
My flight arrives at Lanzhou Airport 12 o clock midnight from Urumqi.
Is there any cheaper accommodation / youth hostel near airport? or any train operational at this time for downtown?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 00:20

You can stay at hostel in the airport. It is located at F1, T2 with at least CNY135/night. There is no public transport operating at this time.
Asked by Clement from MALAYSIA | Jul. 19, 2019 08:37Reply
Hi, how far T2 from T1 at Lanzhou Airport? Is it within walking distance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tizzy from USA | Jul. 21, 2019 19:05

It is around 400m away between T1 and T2. You can just walk.
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