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 maria bhutia from GERMANY | May. 21, 2019 01:59Reply
closest cheap hotel closest to the Lanzhou airport?
I need to find the closest but cheapest hotel with shuttle service to the airport
Answers (1)
Answered by Dave from CANADA | May. 23, 2019 00:49

The Aviation Hostel is about 10 minutes' walk from the airport. It takes about CNY250 per night and they have shuttle service. TEL:0931-8169777.
Asked by Jackie from MALAYSIA | May. 19, 2019 17:56Reply
Can I keep my luggage in the Lanzhou airport for 60 hours ? What is the fee?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amber from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 20, 2019 20:02

Yes, the fee ranges from CNY12-20/12 hours due to different sizes.
Asked by Bill from MALAYSIA | May. 13, 2019 20:17Reply
My return flight departs at 23.50 hrs from Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport to Kuala Lumpur.
I need to be at airport by about 21:00 hrs. Is there a fast train from LZ city to airport at about 20:00 hrs or do I need to take a shuttle bus?

Thanks. Look forward to your advice.
Answers (4)
Answered by Hailey from USA | May. 14, 2019 18:20

There is no train to the airport and you have to take a shuttle bus. Anyway, the last bus departs from Lanzhou Bus Station at 18:00 and it takes about 1 hour to the airport.
Answered by Bill from MALAYSIA | May. 14, 2019 23:07

Thanks Hailey for your prompt reply.

However, from this very page, it is stated: "Bullet intercity trains are available from Zhongchuan Airport to Main 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."

I am confused.... Any clarification will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Answered by Hailey | May. 15, 2019 18:42

I'm very sorry that I got it wrong. Yes, there are fast trains to the airport till 21:58. Don't worry, you can take train to there.
Answered by Bill from MALAYSIA | May. 15, 2019 19:14

Hailey, thank you for your confirmation. Cheers & regards
Asked by David from MALAYSIA | Apr. 16, 2019 06:53Reply
My flight from Malaysia will arrive at Lanzhou Airport 10.20pm night.
By the time I clear immigration and customs, I think I should be out by 11.30pm night. Is there a fast train available at this time to my hostel near LZ station? If not, is there a shuttle bus ?

My returning flight departs at 11.50pm night. I need to be at airport by 9Pm night. Is there a fast train to airport at about 8pm night or do I need to take a shuttle bus?

Thanks. Look forward to your advise.

Answers (2)
Answered by Ada from UKRAINE | Apr. 21, 2019 22:58

According to your landing time, you can still take the airport shuttle bus Chengguan Line and get off at the Main Railway Station. The operating hours will until the last flight arrival. It takes around 70 mins on the way. The ticket fare is CNY30/person.

No direct train that can take you to the airport. You need to take the airport shuttle bus.
Answered by David Tan from MALAYSIA | Apr. 22, 2019 03:24

Thanks Ada
Asked by Ck from MALAYSIA | Apr. 08, 2019 02:15Reply
Hi my flight lands at Lanzhou Airport 2230H.
Is there an airport resting or sleeping facility for the night till 6am?
Answers (2)
Answered by Thomas from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 08, 2019 22:54

There is a Skycity hotel across the T1 and 5 minutes can lead you there. The phone number is: 0931-2112111.
Answered by Ck from MALAYSIA | Apr. 12, 2019 06:18

Thanks Thomas,👍🙏🏼
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