Dalian Transportation

Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport

Airport Code: DLC

 Location: Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) northwest of the city center.
 Brief Introduction:
Dalian airport presently covers an area of 3,450,000 square meters (852 acres), including a parking apron of 660,000 square meters (163 acres), a terminal of 135,000 square meters (33 acres) and a runway of 3,300 meters (2 miles). 
  Popular Flights: Its 146 air routes connect the airport with 88 domestic and international cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore..., serving 15,000,000 passengers each year.
See more: Dalian Flights (flight search & ticket booking)

Passenger Guide

1. Time for Taking Flights:
→ Arrive at the airport 2-2.5 hours before flight departure
→ Close Time for Check-in: Domestic & International Flight: 40 mins. before take-off
→ Close Time for Boarding: Domestic & International Flight: 15 mins. before take-off

2. Notice on Visa Free Policy:
As of Jan. 1, 2018, the 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Liaoning scheme has been implemented in Liaoning for citizens from 53 countries and regions including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, etc., and Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport is one of the entry / exit ports.


Dalian Airport
Dalian International Airport
Domestic: China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Air China (CA), Hainan Airlines (HU), China Express Airlines (G5), Dalian Airlines (CA), Tianjin Airlines (GS), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Beijing Capital Airlines (JD), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Fuzhou Airlines (FU), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Juneyao Airlines (HO), United Airlines (UA), Donghai Airlines (DZ), Lucky Air (8L), Okay Airways (BK), Shandong Airlines (SC), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Spring Airlines (9C), Loong Airlines (GJ)

International: Eastar Jet (ZE), Singapore Scoot Airways (TR), Korean Air (KE), Asiana Airlines (OZ), All Nippon Airways (NH), UNI Air (B7), Vietnam Airlines (VN)

Air Routes

Domestic Destinations: Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Heihe, Hohhot, Jilin, Jinan, Kiamusze, Kunming, Lanzhou, Luoyang, Mudanjiang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Weifang, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xuzhou, Yanji, Yantai, Yinchuan, Zhangjiajie, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai

International Destinations: Abakan, Bangkok, Chicago, Delhi, Dubai, Fukuoka, Frankfurt, Hiroshima, Hong Kong, Irkutsk, Jeju, Khabarovsk, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Munich, Nagoya, Osaka, Paris, Phuket, Pyongyang, San Francisco, Sendai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toyama, Vancouver, Vladivostok, Bangkok

How to Travel between Dalian Airport & Downtown Area

 Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport Shuttle Bus
Route: Airport – Heping Square – Olympic Square – People’s Square – Xiwang Square – Shengli Square – Zhongshan Square – Renmin Road
Operating Time: 07:45 – the arrival of the last flight
Ticket Fare: CNY10/person
Ticket Office: in the west of Gate no. 9, Domestic Arrival Hall on 1F

Passengers can take metro line 2 to/from airport. The boarding site can be easily found at the airport following the detailed English signs.

Main Route: Airport – West Hongqi Road – Malan Square – Liaoning Normal University – Jiaotong University – People’s Square – Friendship Square – Zhongshan Square - Conference Center - Donghai - Haizhiyun
Operating Time: 05:55 - 22:05
Frequency: 4-5 minutes
Ticket Fare: CNY 2 to CNY 6 per person

Reference Taxi Fare:
Destination Fare Time
Dalian Railway Station CNY 30 - 40 30 minutes
North Railway Station CNY 40 - 50 35 - 40 minutes
Tiger Beach Ocean Park CNY 40 - 50 40 minutes
Xinghai Park CNY 30 - 40 30 minutes
Discoveryland Theme Park CNY 160 - 180 1.5 hours
Bangchuidao Scenic Area CNY 50 - 60 50 minutes
Jinshitan Scenic Area CNY 140 - 150 1 hour

Taking city-bus is actually a cheap way for budget travelers. Upon landing, you can take bus no.9, 46, 532, 701, 710, 905, 908, 1101, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1201, 1301, 1302 and 2003 from airport to downtown Dalian.

Facilities & Services of Dalian Airport

 Duty Free Shops
A wide range of duty free shops are located in the airport. Most of them open from 06:30 to 17:00. Goods which can be purchased include:
Cosmetics: Opposite the Security Door
Embroideries: Opposite Boarding Gate 2
Chinese Handicrafts: Opposite Boarding Gate 1
Tea, Wine and Dalian Seafood: Opposite Boarding Gate 1
Exclusive Shops, watches, glasses, accessories: Opposite Boarding Gate 3

 Car Park: Located to the south of the terminal, the car parking lot covers a total area of 104,540 square meters (26 acres) with over 2,000 parking spaces. The car park is divided into nine special areas, including those for taxis, VIP passengers, airport staff, 24-hour parking service and the disabled, etc. A summary of parking charges is shown below.

Vehicle Size Charges (RMB)
(no more than 9 seats)
CNY 4 for the first hour, and CNY 3 per half hour thereafter. The maximum charge is CNY 40 for 24 hours.
(no more than 20 seats)
CNY 5 for the first hour, and CNY 4 per half hour thereafter. The maximum charge is CNY 50 for 24 hours.
(over 17 seats)
CNY 6 for the first hour, and CNY 5 per half hour thereafter. The maximum charge is CNY 60 for 24 hours.

 Airport Hotlines: 
International Enquire: 0411-96600
Baggage Enquire & Lost Found: 0411-83886250
Complaints: 0411-83887315
Police Station: 0411-83886746 / 83886593

 Left Luggage: The information desks on the Departure Level provide left-luggage service. Small-sized items (clothing for example) can be stored free of charge.

 Special Services: Special care is given to unaccompanied children between the ages of 5 and 12, or seniors over 70. This service is also available for pregnant and disabled passengers. For further information, you can consult the Information Desk on the Departure Level.

 Money Exchange: It is located opposite to baggage carousel No.1 of Domestic Arrival Hall and next to Gate No.10 of International Arrival Hall.
Service Hours: 10:00 - 24:00
- Last updated on Mar. 10, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Dalian Airport
Asked by Chris from GERMANY | Jan. 06, 2020 04:11Reply
Transfer from Dalian Airport to North Railway Station
Hello, I am planning to arrive at Dalian Airport for my trip to Dandong. I found some Trains scheduled to start at North Railway Station. Can anyone recommend a shuttle Service or anything else to get from the Airport to the Station? Even any other recommendations to get to Dandong are appreciated.
Answers (1)
Answered by Samuel from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 07, 2020 17:02

You can take bus 908 directly to North Railway Station.
Asked by Jason.F from LEBANON | Nov. 12, 2019 18:36Reply
Transferring to Hong Kong via Dalian Airport (Lebanese passport)
Do I have to clear customs and pick up luggage? Do i need to apply for visa or I am given a 24 transit visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Skyler from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 14, 2019 23:49

You have to clear custom. But you don't need to pick up luggage. You can enjoy the 24 hours visa free policy.
Asked by Linh from JAPAN | Oct. 29, 2019 19:30Reply
Enough time at Dalian Airport?
I am flying from Fukuoka to Beijing with 1-hour transit stop in Dalian. Is it enough time to do all of the procedures (going through immigration, custom, check-in back?)

I hold a Vietnamese passport, no Chinese visa
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from CANADA | Oct. 30, 2019 20:38

I am afraid that the transfer time is not enough. Generally speaking, you need to have 2.5 to 3 hours transfer time.
Asked by chi from SOUTH KOREA | Jul. 12, 2019 02:44Reply
Can take visa after arrival Dalian International Airport?
am s,korean passport
Answers (1)
Answered by Julie from USA | Jul. 14, 2019 19:09

If you next destination is a different and third country or region, then you are eligible for 144-hour visa-free transit.
Asked by Deed from SINGAPORE | Apr. 14, 2019 23:07Reply
Dalian Airport Metro Station distance
How far is the nearest metro station to the airport? Is it accessible by foot or do we need to take a public transport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carter from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 16, 2019 23:57

You can find the metro station inside the airport. Upon landing, you can follow the detailed English signs at the airport and take the metro line 2 to downtown area.
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