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 updated on Mar. 10, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Asked by monica martinez castañeda from SPAIN | Jul. 19, 2020 19:28Reply
Are there travelling restrictions from Shanghai to Shenyang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Isaac from DENMARK | Jul. 27, 2020 02:44

As I know, if you have the Green Code, then you are allowed to travel from Shanghai to Shenyang.
Asked by K from USA | Oct. 07, 2019 04:06Reply
Is there a place to sleep at taoxian airport for long layover?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim from USA | Oct. 13, 2019 20:59

There is no hotel in the airport and you need to come out of it to find hotel, like Yuanhang Express Hotel. It is located at No.18, Konggang street, Hunnan district.
Asked by 1st time from JAPAN | Sep. 07, 2019 04:34Reply
Any duty free shop for tobacco on arrival at Shenyang airport? Thank you very much
Answers (2)
Answered by Samuel from CANADA | Sep. 09, 2019 00:30

Sorry, I didn't find any tobacco store in the airport.
Answered by 1st timer from JAPAN | Sep. 09, 2019 04:07

Thanking you very much

The locations are as follows:


– Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
– Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
– Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
– Qingdao Liuting International Airport
– Nanjing Lukou International Airport
– Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
– Kunming Changshui International Airport
– Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
– Tianjin Binhai International Airport
– Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
– Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
– Xi’an Xianyang International Airport
– Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

Shenyang - Taoxian airport mentioned.

Once flew to Guangzhou - Baiyun airport and on arrival DFS - wine, tobacco & perfume all available.
Let's hope Shenyang Taoxian available too.

Best Regards
Asked by helen goh from SINGAPORE | Aug. 29, 2019 01:28Reply
Shenyang airport bus to somerset heping apartment
I will be residing at somerset heping apartment.Appreciate if anyone can advise me how to get from the airport to the apartment. can I take the airport bus line 2 to SY railway station .Is it a walking distance from the railway station to the said apartment? Any help and advice is much appreciated. Thanks very much in advance
Answers (2)
Answered by Esther from USA | Sep. 01, 2019 20:45

1. Take shuttle bus line 2 to Maluwan station, and take bus 501/103 from 202 Hospital station to Zhonghua Road Taiyuan Road station, then walk north of 500m to it. It takes around 1 hour with CNY17.
2. Take shuttle bus line 2 to sk Coach station, then walk north of 700m to railway station. The distance is around 1.7km between your apartment and railway station.
Answered by helen goh from SINGAPORE | Sep. 02, 2019 04:11

Thks vy much for yr advice. Deeply appreciated day
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 (9)
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.
Answered by woon from THAILAND | Aug. 24, 2019 09:54

Hello Lalin, not sure if your flight is already flown, I would have a layover for around 14 hours for both legs bound to/from LAX from BKK there as well. Anyway it was issued under one ticket. And I don't think that Thai passport holder is eligible for that visa free. I'm thinking about applying for double entry Chinese visa to cover both legs. My flight is also of China Southern.
Answered by Lalin from THAILAND | Aug. 25, 2019 19:51

I haven’t flown yet so I am not sure about this matter too. However, I will have a layover at Wuhan International Airport and since they have don’t have transfer flight at this airport, i think my luggages will not be checked through. So I will apply for Chinese transit visa for this flight.
Answered by Ahad Badar from PAKISTAN | Oct. 15, 2019 22:04

Have you guys flown and found out if the visa was required at the Shenyang airport or not?
Answered by Ahad Badar from PAKISTAN | Oct. 15, 2019 22:07

Did you fly this route? And was the visa required?
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