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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 more than 40 national air routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Xian, Urumqi, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, etc. and also a tourism charter flight to Hong Kong every Tuesday. It has also introduced flights to international cities in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.  


Airlines and Destinations:

Airline Companies Destinations
Air China Beijing, Chengdu
China Eastern Airlines Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xian
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Urumqi, Wenzhou
Hainan Airlines Beijing, Chongqing, Guilin, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Xian
Grand China Express operated by Hainan Airlines Dunhuang, Qingyang, Xian
Shandong Airlines Jiayuguan, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou
Shanghai Airlines Beijing, Jiayuguan, Xian
Shenzhen Airlines Changsha, Xian
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Dunhuang
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Kunpeng Airlines Dunhuang, Xian
Shanxi Airlines Taiyuan
Xiamen Airlines Zhengzhou


Airport Transportation

 By Taxi:
It costs about CNY120~140 from Zhongchuan Airport to downtown area. The taxi fare is about CNY150~170 from Zhongchuan Airport to Lanzhou Railway Station.
 Tip: To the Railway Station, you can firstly take the airport shuttle bus to Panxuan Lu, and then take bus 1 to the railway station. The bus fare is CNY1.

  By Shuttle Bus:  


Operating Hours




Airport → CAAC ticket Office (Panxuan Lu) From the first flight to the last flight arrival Eastern Hotel

 Every hour


CAAC ticket Office (Panxuan Lu) → Airport 05:30~19:00 hourly Jinjiang Sunshine Hotel

Every hour


 By train:
Bullet intercity trains are available from Lanzhou Railway Station and the West Railway Station. It takes 40-50min to reach the airport. 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.