Haikou Meilan International Airport

Airport Code: HAK


Meilan Village, Qiongshan City, a crow-fly distance of 15 kilometers (9 miles) southeast from Haikou City.

Brief Intro:

Opened in 1999 to replace the former Dayingshan Airport, the Haikou Meilan International Airport has had an amazing growth of 13% in its annual passenger handling capacity. As one of the top ten busiest civil airports in China, it is capable of serving 9,300,000 passengers every year, with 4,016 per hour at its peak. Having been expanded during 2003-2005, it has one of the highest air traffic control towers in Asia (70.34m/231ft) and a specially designed terminal building which resembles the houses of the local Li people and covers 99,300 square meters (25 acres) to meet the capacity. Dense with greenery, the garden-like airport is also famed for its well-equipped facilities and first class services. 

In the airport terminal
In Haikou Airport Terminal


 By Airport Shuttle Bus:
Airport→Civil Aviation Hotel, at Mingzhu Square of city downtown
Stops: Longfeng Hotel, East Bus Station, Hainan Provincial Government
Operating hours: from the first flight to the last flight arrival
Duration: 35 minutes
Ticket fare: CNY15

Civil Aviation Hotel, city downtown→Airport
Stops: Haihang Building, Changmao Garden, Jinlin Garden, Longfeng Hotel
Operating hours: every 30 minutes from 05:30 to 21:00
Duration: 35 minutes
Ticket fare: CNY15

 By City-bus
No.41: Meilan Airport – Ling Shan Buddhism Garden – Lingshan Market Intersection - Lingshan Town - Liuhe Market–Hainan Vocational College of Political Science and Law–Longfeng Hotel–Chengdong Market - Wugong Temple - East Bus Station – Lantian Intersecrion Minsheng Market - Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection - Mingmen Square - Jianghang Hotel - Haikou Hotel–Mingzhu Square –Guobin Hotel - Hainan Overseas Chinese Middle School - Nanzhuang Restaurant - Jinniuling Park–Fenghuang New Village–West Bus Station–Jinjing Mansion - Port Maket - Xiuying Port- China Maritime Safety Administration – Dongfangyang
Operating Time: 06:30~22:40
Ticket Fare: CNY1~CNY6

No.21: Meilan Airport –Ling Shan Buddhism Garden–Lingshan Town–Qiongshan Meat Packing Plant- Hainan Vocational College of Political Science and Law–Liuhe Market - Longfeng Hotel – Qiongshan Overseas Chinese Middle School – Nanbei Fruit Market – Fengxiang Villa–China Town –Changmao Garden–Longquan Fishing Village–Huayin Building–Jinlong Market - Golden Coast Hotel –Wangfu Building–Wanlv Garden–Funan Building–Jialing Building–Landmark Garden–Hainan University – Baishamen
Operating Time: 06:30~22:30
Ticket Fare: CNY1~CNY5

 By train
Arrival at the airport, you can reach the underground Meilan Railway Station with ten minutes walking, where you can take a bullet train to Haikou Railway Station or Haikou East Railway Station. There are 22 departures per day from 08:10 to 21:32 with the travel time of only about 10 minutes.

See more Sanya - Meilan Train

  By taxi
It costs around RMB50 to get to city downtown area from Meilan Airport within 30-40 minutes.
It costs around RMB60 from Meilan Airport to the city's South Bus Station within 40 minutes.

Haikou Airport
Haikou Meilan Airport

 From HAK to Sanya City:
1.Hire a taxi at the price of CNY300-CNY400

2.Take a taxi to South Bus Station with CNY50-CNY70, and then take the coach to Sanya. The bus fare is CNY53/person for a normal bus and CNY78/person for a delux bus. Arriving at the Sanya Bus Station, it costs about CNY50 to Yalong Bay, CNY10 to Dadonghai and CNY7 to downtown Sanya by taxi. Taxi fares are a little bit more expensive at night.

3. After arriving at HAK, passengers can directly go to Meilan Airport Railway Station via the conjoint channel without go out of the airport. Then take the high speed train from there to Sanya.

Visa on Arrival:

1. Passengers holding citizenship of the countries which have foreign relations or official trades with PRC can enjoy the facility of a Visa on Arrival (VOA) at in this airport. 
2. Hainan 30-day visa-free access is available for travel group or individual who hold passports of the 59 countries, i.e. USA, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Italy, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, UK, France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and so on.

Check in
Check in


 Lounges: Decorated with unique ornaments, carvings and brocades of the local Li people, the lounges here provide not only considerate services but vivid representations of the local culture. Well located on both the Departures and the Arrivals Levels, the lounges are open for a charge of CNY150 per person.

Ajisen Noodle: The restaurant is located in the Departures Hall (near Gate 3), providing such Japanese food and snacks as noodles, fried rice, grilled eels and more.
Opening Hours: 06:00-the last flight

Spice Restaurant: Located near Gate 3 in the Domestic Departure Hall (Level 2 airside), the restaurant serves traditional dishes from south China, such as Sweet and Sour pork, Spicy Pork local style and one of Hainan specialties, Wenchang Chicken.
Opening Hours: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-21:30
Tel: 0898-65751822

 Hainan Welcome Café: A relaxing place to enjoy tropical fruits, savory snacks, barbecues and drinks.

Pick up baggage, Haikou Airport
Pick up baggage
ocation: the Arrivals Hall (Level 1)
Opening Hours: 10:00-the last flight

Coconut Café: As its name implies, the restaurant serves authentic Hainan-flavored food. A wide range of fresh fruit juices and platters, steamed rice in coconut shells and local rice noodles can be found on the menu.
Location: the Domestic Departures Hall (landside, near Gate 3)
Opening Hours: 09:30-22:00
Tel: 0898-65751838

 Sports Bar: drinks, snacks, fast food
Location: the Domestic Departures Hall of the airside, near Gate 6
Tel: 0898-65751878

 2 Go Trolley: breads, sandwiches, drinks, coffee
Location: the Domestic Arrivals Hall
Opening Hours: 06:00-the last flight

  Car Parking:
Location: in front of the terminal
Tel: 0898-65751374, 0898-65751104
Daily Car Park (CNY) Overnight Car Park (RMB)
Small cars or mini vans (under 12 seats or 1 ton) 6 within an hour and 3 per hour is to be charged hereafter. 20 per night
Middle cars or vans (13-24 seats or 1-5 tons) 8 within an hour and 5 per hour is to charged hereafter. 25 per night
Buses or vans (over 25 seats or 5 tons) 15 within an hour and 8 per hour is to be charged hereafter. 30 per night
Bus monthly parking 800 per month
Taxi monthly parking 300 per month



  Airport Hotlines: 0898-65760114
 Medical Center: 0898-65751920
  Luggage Inquiry: Opposite the Domestic Luggage Collection Hall (Level 1), 0898-65751528, 0898-65757313 (China Southern Airlines)
  Luggage Claim: 0898-65760631
  Left Luggage: 0898-65751111
  Complaints: 0898-65751315
  Special Services: Online reservations for wheelchairs, stretchers or care for unaccompanied children can be made 24 hours before the departure.
- Last updated on Dec. 17, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Haikou Meilan Airport
Asked by chris from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 28, 2024 20:35Reply
haikou airport terminal hotel
I was at Haikku airport recently and thought I saw hotel in the terminal itself bit cannot find it listed online. Is there a hotel for short stay in the terminal and what is its name
Answers (1)
Answered by Randy | Mar. 31, 2024 20:34

Yes, there is one near Gate No. 2 in T1. The name is Sleeping in Airport Hotel.
Asked by Rizalina Zunio from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 16, 2024 22:51Reply
Is there a foreign exchange facility in Haikou airport
What are the opening hours?
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Mar. 18, 2024 00:13

Yes. It is located at the exit of International Arrival Hall. It opens from the first international flight to the last.
Asked by Lee YH from SINGAPORE | Mar. 14, 2024 03:01Reply
Coach Trasnfer from Haikou Meilan Airport to Wenchang Hotel
What is the cost of a 25-seater coach for a one-way transfer for 14 pax with luggage to City Comfort Hotel Premier, Wenchang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Mar. 15, 2024 02:56

I'm afraid that the transport you mentioned cannot work. You can take the airport shuttle bus Wenchang line to Wenchang Bus Station and take a taxi to your hotel to finish the final 2km.
Asked by Martin Herbert from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 02, 2024 19:54Reply
Opening hours
We arrive on flight HU448 from Sydney at 3.15am.. then catch a flight to Jinan at 7.10am.
Is there any food and beverage shops open at that hour?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy | Mar. 04, 2024 19:53

No, nearly all the shops close after 23:00 and you'd better prepare some by yourself.
Asked by Gosia from POLAND | Feb. 23, 2024 05:19Reply
Haikou to Sanya transfer
My flight is arriving late (at 21:25) and I still need to apply for Visa On Arrival - likely I will not mage to catch the last train to Sanya.
Can I book a taxi from Haikou airport to Sanya for such a late time - can it be done in advance and what would be an aproximate cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina | Feb. 25, 2024 19:04

The taxi fare would be very expensive and it is not recommended. It costs over CNY 800. Staying one night in Haikou and then transfering to Sanya the next is better.
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