Nanjing Lukou International Airport

Airport Code: NKG


Lukou Town, Jiangning District, with a straight-line distance of 35.8km (22 miles) southeast to the center of Nanjing.
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Brief Intro:

Nanjing Lukou International Airport enjoys convenient transportation and serves as the key  airport of China. It was built in February, 1995 and put into service on July 1, 1997.  The terminal measures 132,000 square meters (16 square yards), with a 447,000 square meters (53 square yards) parking apron.  The runway, on the other hand, measures 3,600-meter-long (3,937-yard-long). As an alternate airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, it now services to 45 domestic cities and 12 international cities, including Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok, Singapore and Seoul. There are fifteen boarding bridges in the terminal building.
 Nanjing Flights

 From Jan. 30, 2016, the 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy has been implemented to enable passengers from some countries to enjoy a visa-free stay up to 144 hours when making an international transit via Lukou Airport, and passengers are allowed to travel in Nanjing, Zhejiang and Shanghai.
Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit.

Airline Companies

Air China (CA), China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China West Air(PN), Lufthansa (LH), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Hainan Airlines (HU), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shandong Airlines (SC), Sichuan Airlines (3U), United Eagle Airlines (EU), Okay Airways (BK), Dragon Air (KA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Air Macau (NX), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Uni Air, China Airlines Cargo, China Postal Airlines, Cargo

Please take note that at Lukou International Airport :
1.Check-in counters for domestic flights will be closed 30 minutes before scheduled flight departure time. Passengers are advised to be arrived at least 120 minutes before departure time to complete check in formalities.
2.Check-in counters for international flights will be closed 30~60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.  Passengers are advised to be arrived at least 150~180 minutes before departure time to complete check in formalities.


  Shuttle Bus to the Down Town Area

Main Stops

Operating Hours


Line 1

Cuiping Mountain Hotel, Yuhua Square, Qinhongqiao Bridge (Qinhuai District Government), Xihua Gate, Railway Station

from the first flight
to the last flight arrival


Line 2

Cuiping Mountain Hotel ( line 1 stops here instead of line 2 after 22:30), Nanjing South Railway Station, Zhonghua Gate Long-distance Bus Station, Shuixi Gate, Hanzhong Gate, Wanda Plaza

from the first flight to 23:00


  Shuttle Bus from the Down Town Area

Line 1

Line 2

Main Stops

Zhonghuamen Long-Distance Bus Station, South Railway Station

Railway Station
(East Square), Longpan Middle Road Station

Operating Hours

 Zhonghuamen Long-Distance Bus Station: 06:00-21:00; 
South Railway Station: 06:15-20:15



20 minutes

20 minutes




Taxi services are available 24 hours on the first floor of the Arrival Terminal. Below is a reference list of taxi fare from Lukou International Airport to down town area.




Zhonghuamen Bus Station



Xuanwumen (Xuanwu Hotel)






Drum Bell Square



Nanjing East Long-distance Bus Station






Nanjing Railway Station



West Railway Station



 By Metro: Metro Line S1 transfers passengers between the airport and South Railway Station.

  Airport Buses to Nearby Cities—Wuxi, Changzhou, Huaian, Maanshan, Wuhu, Yixing, Zhenjiang, Danyang, Jintan, Liyang, Yangzhou, Chuzhou, Tongling, Xuancheng, Yangzhong, Suqian, Shuyang, Jiangyin



 Restaurants: Six restaurants and teahouses are conveniently located in the Departure Hall, the Arrival Hall and at the Concourse.  Chinese food, tea, specialty buffet dinners as well as Western food are available.
  Shops: There are 11 shops spread across the Departures Hall, the Arrival Hall and the Concourse for the sale of bags, apparels and other local products like Salted Soup Ducks, Cloud Brocades, Yuhua Tea and Rain Flower Stones (Yuhua Shi), etc. Three duty-free shops in the International Restricted Area of the Departures Halls (Level 1) deal with cigarettes, alcohols, watches, perfumes, leather goods and attires of over 10 world top brands.
 Bookstore: There are three bookstores in the restricted area at the Departure Hall, two in the Departure Hall and one in the Arrival Hall. 
 Entertainment Center: Zhong Tu Meng Tuan Foot Bath Center occupies two lots, one on the fourth floor at the Departure Hall and one on the first floor at the Arrival Hall, providing foot bath service. There is also a gym lottery sale office and one welfare lottery sale office on the first floor at the Arrival Hall. 
  Car Park: As the largest outdoor car park of Jiangsu Province, the airport public car park offers over 1,800 parking spaces in a total area of 30,000 square meters (7 acres). 24-hour parking service is available in the designated area. There is also a VIP car park on the right side of the Terminal building offering about 100 parking spaces for VIP to make a short parking period.

Car Type 0~15 minutes 15 minutes~2 hours Every additional hour Maximum charge Night parking fee
(From the fourth day)




Plus CNY5






Plus CNY5






Plus CNY10





 Medical Center: The Domestic Restricted Area and the International Restricted Area has a clinic each to provide free medical consultations, blood pressure measuring and compensable ambulance services. The contact numbers are :
Domestic: 025-52480431   International: 025-52480432   Emergency: 025-52480446, 025-52480438
 Luggage Claim: 025-52480462
 Banks: Branches of Bank of China and China Construction Bank can be found on the Departures Hall, with ATMs equipped for the convenience of passengers. 
 China Mobile:Two VIP lounges of China Mobile provide considerate services in the Restricted Area, Level 3.
 Telephone:One can find inside the terminal a wide distribution of IC-card telephones and also 10 automatic IC cards vending machines.

- Last modified on Oct. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Asked by Ken from HONGKONG | Nov. 19, 2019 19:28Reply
Hello,how to get to Kempinski hotel from lukou airport by taxi,airport bus or metro.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bblythe from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 20, 2019 23:35

Upon landing, you are suggested to take metro line S1 to South Railway Station and then transfer to metro line 3 to Fuzimiao Station, Exit 3. Take bus no.40 to Middle Longfan Road Yixianqiao Bus Stop. Walk southeast around 400 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Cris from SG | Oct. 21, 2019 07:27Reply
How do I get to Jiling Hotel from Nanjing Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 23, 2019 19:30

You can take metro line S1 to South Railway station, then transfer to metro line 1 to Xinjingkou station (Exit 6), and walk northwest of 200m to your hotel. It takes 1 hour with CNY8.
Asked by Tony Lim from SINGAPORE | Oct. 13, 2019 00:46Reply
Nanjing airport to central hotel - zhongshan lu
from the lukou international airport - what is the subway station nearest to the hotel ?
thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Elva from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 14, 2019 20:44

Take metro line S1 to Nanjing South Railway station, and transfer to metro line 1 to Xinjiekou station (Exit 6), then walk north around 450m to your hotel. It costs CNY8 with 1 hour.
Asked by Harry from CANADA | Sep. 15, 2019 23:39Reply
Where can I find a floor map of Nanjing Airport T2 (showing both Departure and Arrivals Halls?
Answers (2)
Answered by Sal from CANADA | Sep. 18, 2019 20:44

I think you can find the space layout map in it or you can go to human service counter to ask staff.
Answered by Harry from CANADA | Sep. 19, 2019 22:28

I need the floor map of the Arrivals Hall so that I can meet up with a friend who will also be arriving there for the first time also. An easily recognizable commercial sign of a restaurant, coffee bar or currency exchange would be good.

Also, I have read that Terminal 1 is currently closed and both domestic and international flights are handled by Terminal 2.

There seems to be no available detailed information on the Terminal Floor map.
Asked by Cody from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 11, 2019 13:43Reply
Bus ride from Nanjing Lukou Airport to Lakeview Xuanwu hotel

I will arrive at airport at 10lm. Which bus do I take?

Answers (1)
Answered by Swan from CANADA | Sep. 11, 2019 18:56

Do you refer to 10pm?
According to your landing time, you are suggested to take airport shuttle bus line 1 to get to Main Railway Station first. Then take a taxi to your hotel.
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