Changsha Huanghua International Airport

Code: CSX


Changsha Huanghua International Airport is at Huanghua Town, 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) to the city center of Changsha. 
Changsha Airport Transfer  

Brief Intro:

As the largest and best-equipped airport in Hunan Province, Changsha Airport is also famous as one of the top 20 busiest air hubs in China. Currently, it has two terminal buildings, T1 and T2. T1 was built in 1986 and enlarged in 2000 to cover a building area of 53,000 square meters (13.1 acres), is capable of handling 4,600,000 passengers every year and 1,890 at peak hours. T2, with a designed annual throughput of 15,600,000 passengers, was officially opened on July 19, 2011. It covers an area of 213, 000 square meters (52.6 acres) in total, ranked fifth nationwide.

Currently, the airport has a 3,200-meter-long (1.6 miles) runway and a taxi track of the equal length. It is also equipped with such communication navigation systems as ILS, VOR/DME, NDB and advanced ground security facilities, which enable it to handle Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 778, A300, A320, A330, A340, and MD82, and MD90, etc. It has over 110 scheduled flights to 81 cities domestic and international, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Sanya, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xiamen, Kunming, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.

 Changsha Flights

 The 72-hour visa-free transit policy has been implemented at Changsha Airport since January 1st, 2016. Passengers from 51 countries or regions can enjoy this policy when transiting in the airport.
Read more about 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Airline Companies

China Southern Airlines (CZ), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Deer Air (JD), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Okay Airways Company Limited (BK), Air China Airlines (CA), Hainan Airlines (HU), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shandong Airlines (SC), Lucky Air (BL), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Spring Airlines (9C), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Grand China Air (GS), China United Airlines (KN), Juneyao Airlines (HO), China West Air (PN), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Dragonair (KA), Korean Airlines (KE), Tianjin Airlines (GS), Kunming Airlines (KY), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Air Macau (NX)

Transportation to Downtown Area

 Shuttle Bus

Bus Routes Stops Departure Time Ticket Fare Duration
Airport → Civil Aviation Hotel (close to the Railway Station) South Gate of Gaoqiao Bazaar, Hunan Civil Aviation Hotel (near the railway station) From the first flight to the last flight arrival CNY16.5 40 minutes
Civil Aviation Hotel → Airport CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) 05:50~22:00 every 15 minutes CNY16.5 40 minutes
Airport → South Bus Station South Railway Station, South Bus Station 07:40, 09:00~18:00 every 30 minutes CNY21.5 50 minutes
South Bus Station → Airport CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) 08:30~18:10 every 30 minutes CNY21.5 50 minutes
Airport → West Bus Station West Bus Station 08:30~18:00 every 30 minutes CNY28 50 minutes
West Bus Station → Airport CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) 08:30~18:00 every 30 minutes CNY28 50 minutes
Airport → Helong Stadium → Daronghe Holiday Inn Daronghe Holiday Inn 09:00~21:00 every 2 hours (the bus at 17:00 doesn't pass through Helong) CNY16.5 40 minutes
Helong Stadium → Daronghe Holiday Inn → Xiangfu → Airport CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) Helong Stadium: 07:40~15:40;
Daronghe Holiday Inn: 08:00~18:00;
Xiangfu: 08:05~18:05
CNY16.5 40 minutes

  Notice: The Airport  - Helong Stadium Line is suspended from Jan. 20, 2014 and the future operation time will be noticed further.

Nowadays, there is convenient medium-low speed maglev train that can directly take passengers to Changsha South Railway Station. The duration is around 20 minutes. It costs CNY 20 per person.

114: Huanghua Airport → East Bus Station → Mawangdui Han Tombs → The Railway Station (totally 46 stops)
Ticket fare: CNY2
Operating hours: 06:30~19:00
Duration: about one hour

Urban and Rural Public Bus Line 4: Huanghua Airport → Huanglong→ Xingsha Bus Station (totally 32 stops)
Ticket fare: CNY2
Operating hours: 07:00~19:30
Duration: about 50 minutes

Transportation to Nearby Cities

(Changde, Yueyang, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Pingxiang)
Bus Routes Stops Departure Time Ticket Fare Duration
Airport → Changde Yiyang East Bus Station, Civil Aviation Hotel of Changde 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 CNY84 3 hours
Changde → Airport Yiyang East Bus Station, CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) 06:30, 08:00, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00 CNY84 3 hours
Airport → Yueyang Civil Aviation Ticket Office at Yueyang Huanghua Airport 10:30, 11:50, 13:00, 14:30, 16:30, 18:00, 20:30 CNY104 2.5 hours
Yueyang → Airport CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) 06:30, 08:00, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 CNY104 2.5 hours
Airport → Zhuzhou Zhuzhou Green Garden Hotel 09:10, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00, 19:30 CNY34 1 hour
Zhuzhou → Airport CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) 08:00, 09:00, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 CNY34 1 hour
Airport → Xiangtan Xiangtan Civil Aviation Ticket Office 09:10, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00, 19:30 CNY42 80 mins.
Xiangtan → Airport Jiayuan Ticket Office, CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) Civil Aviation Ticket Office:08:00, 09:30, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30
Jiayuan Ticket Office: 08:05, 09:35, 11:05, 12:05 13:05, 14:35, 15:35, 16:35, 17:35, 18:35
CNY42 80 mins
Airport → Pingxiang Pingxiang Oriental Hotel 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30 CNY84 130 mins.
Pingxiang → Airport CSHHA (arrival exit of Terminal T2) 06:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30 CNY84 130 mins.


 First-Aid Medical Center: in the section A of the Departures Hall; in the Remote Boarding Gate in the Section C of the Departures Hall; behind the No.3 luggage carousel in the inner Arrivals Hall.

 Nursery Room: at either end of the Departures Hall; in the sections A, B and C of the Departures Hall; in the outer Domestic Arrivals Hall; in the International Arrivals Hall; at either end of the inner Domestic Arrivals Hall; and in Remote Boarding Gate in the sections.

 Luggage Trolley: along the viaduct outside the Departures Hall; in the corridor A, B, and C of the Departures Hall; in the International and Domestic Arrivals halls.

 Self-Service Check-in Machine: There are 24 Self-Service machines in front of the check-in counters of sections A, B, and C in the Departures Hall. 

 Dressing Room: Three dressing rooms are located on either end of the Domestic Arrivals Hall and in the International Arrivals hall.

 Luggage Packing Counter: Two luggage packing counters are available in front of the check-in counters of sections B and C in the Departures Hall.


 Inquiry counter: west of the check-in counters section A, B, C & D and Quarantined Zone Section B of the Departures Hall in T2. 
Hotlines: +86-731-96777(automated telephone inquiry system);
+86-731-84787666 (Hunan Branch, China Southern Airlines)

 Ticket Services: north of Entrance 2, Terminal 2; south of Entrance 3, Terminal 2
Tel: +86-731-96777
China Southern Airlines Ticket/Stand-by Ticket Counter: at the Entrance 1 of Departures Hall, Terminal 2
Tel: +86-731-84787666

  Left Luggage: behind check-in counter section C, Departure Hall

  Lost & Found: at the Departures Hall of Terminal 2
Tel: +86-731-84799345

 Business VIP Services: It provides a series of distinguished services for passengers, including check-in procedures by service staff, exclusive security check passageway, special escorting and comfortable rest rooms, at the Business VIP Lounge of Terminal 2.
Location: north of the Departures Hall Entrance 1, Terminal 2
Tel: +86-731-84797606

- Last updated on Jun. 20, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Asked by Jaturong Jongsatitpaiboon from THAILAND | Oct. 29, 2023 04:01Reply
How to go to downtown from Changsha airport
Our flight will arrive to Changsha airport around 22.30 on December 2023. How can I go to downtown after that. meglav, metro train or taxi. Please recommend. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Oct. 29, 2023 23:24

The last departure of the metro is at 23:00. You can also take airport shuttle bus to the urban area and it stops service at 00:00.
Asked by Ann from THAILAND | Oct. 05, 2023 22:33Reply
Last Bus from Changsha Airport
I'll arrive at Changsha airport 22.30 What time for the last bus from Changsha Airport to downtown? How much for taxi? Can I stay overnight in the airport?
Answers (3)
Answered by Molly | Oct. 06, 2023 18:54

The airport bus will operate till the last flight arrival and it takes about CNY 15-20. It takes about CNY80-100 to take a taxi to downtown. You can stay overnight in the airport. But some of the lights will be closed in late night.
Answered by Ella | Nov. 01, 2023 20:51

Hi Ann and admin, I will be landing at Changsha Airport at 22.30 pm (I guess may be AA direct flight from Bangkok as same as Ann) and booked a hotel near Railway Station too. After passing the Immigration and Customs checkpoints, I plan to take an Airport shuttle bus to Hunan Civil Aviation Hotel and then take a 10-minute walk to my hotel. As a female solo traveler, is it safe to walk alone in that area at night around midnight to 1 a.m.?
Answered by Andy | Nov. 01, 2023 23:19

Generally, it is safe enough. Don't worry too much!
Asked by Ann from THAILAND | Sep. 27, 2023 20:39Reply
from Changsha Airport to downtown
My flight arrives Changsha Airport at 22.30. My hotel is near Changsha railway station. How can I go there and how much? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pepper | Sep. 28, 2023 00:19

Hurry up and you can still catch the metro. First, take metro line 6 from the airport to Renmin East Road, then change to line 2 to the Railway Station, where your hotel is located nearby. Generally, the last metro train departs at around 23:30.
Asked by Xìe from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 18, 2020 21:43Reply
Roadblocks to Changsha Airport
I will be taking a taxi from Changde, Hunan to Changsha airport this Saturday. Are there any roadblocks or checkpoints on the way to the airport that might make it difficult to get there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Craig from SINGAPORE | Feb. 19, 2020 16:40

As I know, there won't have many roadblocks. But you are still advised to prepare enough time from downtown to the airport.
Asked by Wolie Theo Keoboudsy from GERMANY | Jan. 16, 2020 04:13Reply
Frankfurt- Changsha- Guangzhou- Bangkok
Dear Sir or Madam,
does my wife need a visa to make a stopover in Changsha and Guangzhou? She is a Laotian citizen but has a residence permit for Germany.
Best regards
Answers (1)
Answered by Pam from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 19:20

How long does she stay in China? If she leaves the country within 24 hours, then she is eligible for 24 hour visa free transit.
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