Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

 Notice: Currently, the T2 and International Terminal are closed for interior renovation and when they start to use is not decided. All international and domestic flights arrive and departure from T3 now.  


Code: WUH

 Location: Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is about 1km (0.6 mi) southeast of Tianhe Street, Huangpi District, and is about 25km (16 mi) to the city center.
Wuhan Airport Transfer

 Brief Intro: It has three terminal buildings, T1, T2 and T3: T2 is located at the southwest side of the terminal area, whereas T1 is at southeast side. Besides, the T3 serve the public on Aug.31st, 2017. At present, there are more than 35 airlines in the airport. They operate about 170 air routes, including 53 international ones. The airport serves flights to 72 domestic cities and 47 international cities and areas. The domestic destinations are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing and some others, and the international ones include Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Tokyo, Bangkok, Maldives, Dubai, Rome, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, etc

 Passengers from 53 countries, such as USA, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, can enjoy up to 144 hours free transit when they take an international transfer at the Tianhe International Airport.
Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Wuhan.

 Wuhan Flights (brief introduction & flight search)

Terminal Buildings

 T1 (International Terminal): Covering an building area of about 5,130 ㎡ (1.3 acres), this terminal is only a transitional terminal building before the completion of the construction of T3. All the international flights and Hong Kong, Macau flights are operated in the terminal. It will be a private terminal for tourist charter flight and individual flight till 2015 when T3 open to public and all the flights in this terminal will be transferred to T3. One feature of the new terminal is that both departure hall and arrival hall are in the same floor. Thus, it is very convenient for passenger to finish the procedure of departure or arrival.

 T2 (Terminal 2): Terminal 2 was opened to public in 2008. It is a three-storey building with an area of about 23,000㎡(57 acres). The equipment room and parking lot are on the underground floor, while the arrival hall is on the first above ground floor and the departure hall is on the second floor. There are 72 check-in counters, 23 inspection channels and 17 waiting zones in T2. Wifi broad band service is provided in this terminal building so that passengers can access to net when waiting for the flights.

 T3 (Terminal 3): 1F: Passenger Distributing Center
2F: Domestic & International Arrival Hall, Baggage Collection
3F: Domestic Departure Hall
4F: International Departure Hall
B1 Floor: Baggage Sorting, Transportation Dispatch Center

Airline Companies

AirAsia, AirAsia X, Air China, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Beijing Capital Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Chengdu Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Joy Air, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Kunming Airlines, Lion Air, Lucky Air, Malaysia Airlines, Maldivian Airlines, Malindo Air, Mandarin Airlines, New Gen Airways, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Spring Airlines, Spring Airlines Japan, Thai AirAsia, Tianjin Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, West Air, Xiamen Airline

 Note: 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.

Check-in Area Chart in T3

 International & HK, Macau, Taiwan Flight
H11-H15: China Southern Airlines
H16-H18: China Eastern Airlines
H19-H20: Air China
H01-H10: Other Airlines

 Domestic Flight
J01-J10: China Southern Airlines
J11-J20: China Eastern Airlines
K01-K08: Air China & Shenzhen Airlines
K09-K20: Other Airlines



Tianhe Airport Railway Station is right under the Airport Transportation Center. Passengers can easily transfer between flight and train. The journey to Hankou Railway Station only takes 14 minutes, and it costs CNY7 for a second class seat and CNY8 for a first class seat. The train to Xiaogan Railway Station takes around half an hour, costing CNY13 for a second class seat and CNY16 for a first class seat.


Take metro line 2, and arrive at T3 of Tianhe Airport, Exit B.

Airport Shuttle Bus: 

Bus Line Main Stops Operating Hours Frequency Duration Ticket  Fare
Line 1 Fujiapo Long-distance Bus Station → Hongji Bus Station → Civil Aviation Community → T3 of the Airport 06:00 – 20:00 30 minutes (07:00 - 20:00) 90 minutes CNY32
T3 of the Airport → Qintai → Fujiapo Long-distance Bus Station 08:30 – the arrival of the last flight 30 minutes 90 minutes CNY22 for Qintai;
CNY32 for Fujiapo Long-distance Bus Station
Line 2 Hongji Bus Station → Civil Aviation Community →T3 of the Airport 06:10 – 20:15 60 minutes (08:15 - 20:15)
Note: No bus is arranged between 07:00 and 08:00.

90 minutes

Line 3 Xinhua Road (Meilian Holiday Hotel) → Jinjiadun Long-distance Bus Station → Civil Aviation Community → T3 of the Airport 06:20 – 20:20 30 minutes (06:35 - 20:05) 60 minutes CNY17
T3 of the Airport → Civil Aviation Community → Jinjiadun Long-distance Bus Station → Xinhua Road/Hangkou Road (Meilian Holiday Hotel) 08:30 – the arrival of the last flight 30 minutes 60 minutes CNY17
Line 4 Jinjiadun Long-distance Bus Station (Hankou Railway Station) → Civil Aviation Community → T3 of the Airport 06:05 – 20:40 30 minutes (06:05 - 20:05) 40 minutes CNY17
T3 of the Airport → Civil  Aviation Community → Jinjiadun Long-distance Bus Station (Hankou Railway Station) 08:30 – the arrival of the last flight 30 minutes 40 minutes CNY17
Line 5 Wuhan Railway Station → T3 of the Airport 09:00 – 20:00 30 minutes 70 minutes CNY37
T3 of the Airport → Xudong → Wuhan Railway Station 09:30 – 21:00 30 minutes 70 minutes CNY32 for Xudong;
CNY37 for Wuhan Railway Station
Line 6 Hanyang Bus Station (Hanyang Railway Station) → T3 of the Airport 07:30, 08:40, 10:00, 11:20, 12:40, 14:00, 15:20, 16:40, 18:00 -- 60 minutes CNY22
T3 of the Airport → Hanyang Wangjiawan → Hanyang Bus Station (Hanyang Railway Station) 09:05, 10:25, 11:45, 12:05, 13:25, 14:45, 15:05, 16:25, 17:45 -- 60 minutes CNY22
Line 7 Xinrongcun Bus Station (Xinrongcun Parking Lot) → T3 of the Airport 09:00 – 17:30 30 minutes 50 minutes CNY35
T3 of the Airport → Xinrongcun Bus Station 10:30 – 19:00 30 minutes 50 minutes CNY35

Long-distance buses running from Tianhe Airport to nearby cities:

Destinations Departure Time Return Schedule Duration Ticket Fare
Xiangyang 10:00, 11:00, 11:50, 13:00, 14:00, 14:50, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 19:50 -- 4 hours CNY136
Suizhou 12:00, 14:00, 16:30, 19:00 08:30, 10:30, 13:00, 15:30 2 hours CNY100
Huangshi 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00, 21:00 -- 2 hours CNY70
Ezhou 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00, 19:00, 20:30 05:30, 07:00, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 16:00, 17:30 2 hours CNY60
Jingmen 14:10, 17:10, 19:30 08:30, 09:50, 12:10, 13:30 3 hours CNY120
Guangshui 12:30, 15:50, 19:50 09:00, 16:00 1 hour and 40 minutes CNY100
Taoxian 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 17:00, 19:00, 21:30 -- 1.5 hours CNY100


 Duty-free Shops: International Departures Hall, 027-85818577

International Arrivals Hall (Level 1): fast food, drinks, snacks
Opening Hours: 24 hrs
Tel: 027-85818451

International Departures Hall (Level 2): western food
Opening Hours: upon international flight schedules
Tel: 027-85818451

Restricted Area (Level 2): bar, fast food
Opening Hours: 24 hrs
Tel: 027-85818469

Domestic Departures Hall (Level 2): tea, drinks, fast food, Chinese cuisine
Tel: 027-85818469, 027-85818468

 Smoking Room: Level 2

 Commercial Center: Well located in the terminal, the Commercial Center provides faxing, copying, internet surfing, mobile recharging, IC cards sales and mail services.
Tel: 027-85819133, 027-85818465

 Car Parks: Right in front of the terminal, the car parks cover a total area of 432,000 sq m (107 acres) and offer 570 parking spaces.
Tel: 027-85818279, 027-85818280
Parking Charges:

Daily Car Park (per hour) Overnight Car Park (24 hours)
Small cars or mini vans CNY 5 CNY 35
Large vans CNY 10 CNY 35


 Hotlines: 027-85818494, 027-85818413

 Bank: A branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is available for money withdrawal and deposit, foreign currency exchanging as well as Visa and MasterCard services.
Tel: 027-85818538, 027-85818348

 Easy Boarding Club: 027-85818111, 027-85818222

 Medical Service: Clinics are equipped in the terminal for free medical consultation, blood pressure measuring and temporary care of invalids. The Emergency Center, which is located about 300m (328 yards) to the terminal, is open 24 hours for medical treatment and ambulance services.
Tel: 027-85818310 (clinics), 027-85818617, 85818687 (Emergency Center)

Airport Enquiry: 0086-027-8581 8888
Southern Airlines Enquiry: 0086-027-8530 0000
Eastern Airlines Enquiry: 0086-027-6362 3820

- Last modified on Aug. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Wuhan Tianhe Airport
Asked by Nelyany Jamil from MALAYSIA | Jul. 31, 2019 18:17Reply
Hello. I will touch down at Wuhan Airport from Kuala Lumpur on 12/9/19 around 11.30pm.
What is the easiest way from the airport to city center. It is possible if i'm stay back at the airport, and early morning i take a train to the city. TQ
Answers (1)
Answered by Gipson from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 01:38

There is shuttle bus Night Line to city centre. Yes, you can spend the night at the airport and start off in the next early morning.
Asked by June Wong from CHINA | Jul. 17, 2019 20:35Reply
Hello. I am planning to land Wuhan airport from Hong Kong on 21/9/2019 around 10:30am.
What is the easiest way to catch a high speed train from the airport to Yichang please? Can I board the high speed (travel time around 2 hours) train directly from the airport please? Thank you for your help.
June Wong
Answers (1)
Answered by Van from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 01:35

Yes, you can take high speed train directly from the airport, while it only departs at 16:00, so it is suggested to take direct bus.
Asked by Steve from SGP | Jul. 16, 2019 19:15Reply
Hi, may I know how long is the train ride to Hongshan Square from the Wuhan Tianle Int Airport?
Is there a specific line that goes to Hongshan Square?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from USA | Jul. 17, 2019 19:23

You can take Line 2 to Hongshan Square Station (C2), which takes around 1.5 hours with CNY8.
Asked by Minh from USA | Jun. 26, 2019 21:43Reply
International flight with stop in Wuhan, do we need to retrieve checked in luggage and rechecked in?
My flight is from San Francisco(SFO) to Ho Chi inh(SGN) with stop in Tianhe Airport (WUH).
I have read review that passenger will have to retrieve checked in luggage and go through custom and recheck in luggage.
is this information correct?
Answers (4)
Answered by Anna from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 27, 2019 02:20

Is you flights operated both by Southern Airlines? If yes, you need to recheck in. However, just confirm it with the check-in agent before departing.
Answered by Minh from USA | Jun. 27, 2019 03:00

Thank you Anna.
Yes the flight is with China Southern so I have to retrieve and recheck in the checked luggage.
Not a good process in my humble opinion. It will definitely steer away passenger.
Answered by Wyn from THAILAND | Jul. 12, 2019 19:49

I am a similar situation, and as I am not a Chinese citizen, would I need a visa to retrieve my baggage and recheck in?
Answered by Julie from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 15, 2019 00:32

If you transfer in mainland China less than 24 hours, then you are eligible for the 24 hour visa free transit and no visa is needed. However, you need to apply for a stay permit in the airport.
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