Shenyang Taoxian International Airport

Airport Code: SHE

Location: Situated in Taoxian Town, southern suburb of Shenyang, Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the city center.

Brief Intro: Shenyang Airport is an air transportation junction in northeast China. Nowadays, there are 126 domestic air lines and 23 international air lines. Some of the destinations are very famous tourist destinations, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo.

Terminal Building

Shenyang Airport has only one terminal building (T3), covering an area of about 300, 000 square yards (250,000 square meters).
1F: International & Domestic Arrival Hall; Luggage Claim; International Arrival Joint Inspection; VIP Lounge; Transfer Hall
2F: International & Domestic Arrival Access; Transfer Hall
3F: Departure Hall, Check-in Counters, Lounges, Restricted Area, International Departure Joint Inspection, International & Domestic Concourse
B1: equipment rooms, cross-halls of subway station and parking lot
B2: subway station

Airline Companies

Sichuan Airlines (3U), Lucky Air (8L), Spring Airlines (9C), Air China (CA), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Grand China Express (GS), China Express Airlines (G5), JuneYao Airlines (HO), Hainan Airlines (HU), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Capital Airlines (JD), Northeast Airlines (NS), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Western China Airlines (PN), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Uni Air (B7), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Jet Airways (JF), Air Koryo (JS), Korean Air (KE), Deutsche Lufthansa (LH), All Nippon Airways (NH), Air Macau (NX), Orient Thai Airlines (OX), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Scoot Airways (TZ), Eastar Jet (ZE)

 Since Jan. 1, 2018, the 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Liaoning scheme has been implemented in Liaoning for citizens from the above 53 countries and regions including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, etc., and Shenyang Taoxian Airport is one of the entry / exit ports.

 Boarding Tips:
1. The international check-in counters will be closed 45 - 60 minutes before airplane takes off. Passengers are suggested to arrive at the airport 105 – 120 minutes in advance.
2. The domestic check-in counters will be closed 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time and it is suggested to arrive at the airport 2 hours in advance.
3. If passengers do not have check-in luggage, please go through no-luggage counters. If one gets an e-ticket, it is ok to check in via the self-service check-in machine.
 Taoxian Airport provides two shuttle bus routes to several transportation hubs, such as Shenyang Railway Station and North Railway Station. The airport also operates long-distance buses to nearby cities, such as Fushun, Liaoyang and Anshan. Besides, taking trolley car and taxi is available.

Service & Facilities

 Baggage Deposit

Type Luggage Size Fare (within 24 hours)
Small Luggage < 50*30*20cm CNY 15
Medium Luggage > 50*30*20cm CNY 20
Big Luggage > 65*45*30cm CNY 25
Oversized Luggage >90*70*40cm CNY 35
Valuable Belongings --- CNY 50

  Note: Laptops, mobile phones and jewels are regarded as valuable belongings.

 Baggage Packing
Location: Gate no. 3 & 11, Public Area, 2F
Fee: CNY10/baggage

 Lost & Found
Location: Departure Hall, 2F
Service Hours: 24 hours
Hotline: +86 024 - 89392126

Shenyang Airport Hotel is about 900 yards (820 meters) away from the terminal building. It provides free pick-up, check-in assistance, copying & fax and shuttle bus ticket booking services.
Hotline: +86 024 – 89397055 / 89397000

 Banking Service GBP
Bank of China and its ATMs are available near Gate no.11, the south of Arrival Hall, 2F. Passengers can exchange GBP, EUR, USD, SGD, JPY, CAD, KRW and HKD.

 Train Tickets Outlet
Location: 1F of the Terminal Building
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
Hotline: +86 024 – 31929622

 Medical Center
Location: beside KFC, International Departure Hall, 2F; beside the Airport Staff Channel, Domestic Restricted Area, 2F; beside Century Mart, Domestic Arrival Hall, 1F

 Locker Room: beside the Domestic Baggage Claim no. 1 and 8; International Arrival Hall

 Nursing Room
Public Area of 2F: Check-in Islands A, B & E
Restricted Area of 2F: near Boarding Gate no. 13, 21, 28, 79 of Domestic Departure Hall; near Boarding Gate no.39 of International Departure Hall
The opposite to Boarding Bridge No.13, 20, 32 and 39
International Arrival Hall, 1F: near the Visa Service Counter; opposite to Baggage Carousel no.12; opposite to Gate no.10
Domestic Arrival Hall, 1F: opposite to Baggage Carousel no.8

 Public Telephone
It is easy to find a public telephone in the terminal building. Passengers need to purchase an IC Card first. The card is available at Inquiry Counters at Departure Hall & Restricted Area of 2F. It costs CNY 50 each.

Phone Locations: Gate no.4 - 6 Arrival Hall, 1F; Gate no.5, Island F, Departure Hall, 2F; International Boarding Gate no. 33, 38, 40; International Baggage Claim no.12; Domestic Boarding Gate no.19, 20, 28; Domestic Baggage Claim no.2; underground floor

 Business Center
It provides the services of fax, copying & printing, typewriting and SIM Card Selling.
Location: Arrival Hall, 2F; Opposite to Domestic Restricted Area; Opposite to Gate no.8, 1F

 Battery Car
It costs CNY 10 per person. People over 70 years old, disable people, pregnant woman and children under 12 years old can enjoy free service.
Location: Visitor Information Center, opposite to Gate no.7, Arrival Hall, 2F; Information Center inside the Restricted Area

 Free Wheelchairs: They are available at each Information Desk.

 Useful Numbers
General Inquiries: +86 024 - 96833
Luggage Inquiring: +86 024 - 31929099
Shuttle Bus Inquiries: +86 024 - 31929621
Police Station: +86 024 - 89392109

- Last modified on May. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Asked by Lalin Lam from THAILAND | Jul. 14, 2019 04:02Reply
I have a transfer flight at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport for 15 hrs.
Do I need to check out and check in again? and do I need to apply for a transit visa? *I don't want to get out from the airport. I just want to walk to the Transfer Zone and wait there. Some people said that there is no Transfer Zone in this airport and travelers have to check out, take the luggage and check in again. Is it true?
Answers (5)
Answered by Ash from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 00:04

You are eligible for 24-hour visa-free transit. You can have a rest in transfer zone. If you want to leave the transfer area, you need to apply for the stay permit at the airport.
Answered by Pui from THAILAND | Jul. 29, 2019 22:07

Is Thai Citizen eligible for Visa Free at Shenyang?

China Southern Airline told me that I need to apply for Visa if my flight transfers in Shenyang. Only 24 hour free transfer Visa is at Guangzhou (CAN).I am not sure for Wuhan because airline staffs sent me personal massage that it will be no longer visa free at Wuhan. No formal announcement from airline though. >>> This information is for only if you fly with China Southern Airline
Answered by Ash from USA | Jul. 30, 2019 19:49

Sometimes official announcement will be late. I think you should take the staff's advice.
Answered by Lalin from THAILAND | Jul. 30, 2019 21:33

As I understand, China Southern doesn’t have have flight transfer from Bangkok to Los Angeles or San Francisco at Wuhan and Shenyang Airports. It’s two different tickets, so we need to pass the immigration and take our luggages and then check in again.
Answered by Lalin from THAILAND | Jul. 30, 2019 21:37

But China Southern Flight from Bangkok to Los Angeles or San Francisco has flight transfer at CAN airport and our luggages will check through and we don’t need to get out of the airport to take our luggages. We cannot find ticket BKK-WUH-LA at their official website.
Asked by Charles from BRUNEI | May. 04, 2019 22:04Reply
Where to meet at Shenyang Airport Domestic Terminal?
My friend and I are arriving different times at airport.

Where is the best place for my friend to wait for me as my flight arrives 3 hours later? Thank you
Answers (3)
Answered by Ada from CANADA | May. 07, 2019 01:20

There is a Starbucks at 2nd floor in T3, maybe you can wait your friends there.
Answered by Arvydas from LITHUANIA | May. 16, 2019 01:26

That is train time from airport to city after 23:00 ?
Today 16 May
Thank you
Answered by Mia from USA | May. 16, 2019 18:09

If you mean the Tram Line 2, it stops at that time.
Asked by dgh from MALAYSIA | Mar. 14, 2019 23:56Reply
Is the Shenyang airport shuttle bus service to the city?
Is there an airport shuttle bus service I can take to north station or hueyue express station.
where is this airport bus service located in taoxian airport and what is the fare to the above station.

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 18, 2019 01:44

Actually, the North Railway Station and Huyue Coach Station is the same bus stop. The ticket fare is CNY17/person. The operating hours from airport are from 08:30 to the last flight arrival. The boarding site is located at the Ground Transportation Center. You can easily find the direction based on the English signs at the airport. :)
Asked by Kimberly from UNITED STATES | Mar. 13, 2019 06:39Reply
Bus/Train Schedule at Shenyang Airport
Do the buses and trains really end around 6pm everyday? That seems so early. I want to leave the airport to sightseeing but come back later at night as my flight is at 1am. Should I just pay for a taxi from the city?
Answers (1)
Answered by John from SINGAPORE | Mar. 18, 2019 01:41

Generally speaking, you need to go back to the airport at least 2 hours in advance before the departure time. And yes, the shuttle bus from downtown to the airport will operate until 18:00. Thus you need to take a taxi to the airport.
Asked by Rebecca Browne from UNITED STATES | Mar. 08, 2019 22:32Reply
What is there to do in Shenyang? I have a 15 hr layover at the airport.
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher from CANADA | Mar. 12, 2019 01:58

Botanical Garden and Shenyang Imperial Palace are recommended attractions. You can go and see. In addition, remember to go back to the airport at least 2 hours in advance before the departure.
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