Datong Yungang Airport

Airport Code: DAT

 Location: Datong Yungang Airport is about 9.5 miles (15.2 kilometers) to the north of the city center and about 21 miles (33 kilometers) from the Yungang Grottoes.

 Brief Intro: Equipped with three parking aprons, the new terminal building covers about 9,807 square yards (8,200 square meters). It is the second largest civil airport in Shanxi Province.

Airline Companies:

Air China (CA), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Shanghai Airlines (FM), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Hainan Airlines (HU), Lucky Air (8L), Tianjin Airlines (GS)


Currently, the airport operates 12 air routes to major cities in China. There are already 16 destination cities, bringing a lot of convenience for passengers. Flights heading for Beijing and Taiyuan are available frequently; for Guangzhou via Changzhi on every day; for Shanghai Pudong International Airport on every day, and flights for Tianjin are available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The new air routes contain flights to Baotou, Kunming, Chengdu, Xiamen, Harbin, Shenyang and Hong Kong.

Boarding Tips: 

1. In order to complete the boarding procedures in time, passengers should arrive at the airport 1.5 to 2 hours before departure time. The check-in counters are closed 30 minutes before flight departure.

2. If passengers do not have luggage, please check in through no-luggage counters. If one has an e-ticket, he/she may also check in via the automatic check-in machine.

Services and Facilities

  Left luggage service: Left Luggage Service is charged CNY5 per piece of luggage within 24 hours and CNY10 per luggage for more than 24 hours.
  Luggage Packing Service: CNY 10 per piece of luggage.
  Airline inquiries phone: 0352-2043388 or 0352-2044039
  Services such as parking, inquiry and lost and found are also provided at Yungang Airport.


Transport between the Airport and downtown is convenient via the shuttle bus or taxi since the distance is not very far.

 Shuttle Bus:

Starting Airport Datong Hotel
Terminus Datong Hotel Airport
Service Hours 06:30 to 19:30 06:30 to 19:30
Frequency 10 minutes
Main Stops Continental Hotel, Civil Aviation Ticket Office (East Yingbin Road)
Duration 30 minutes
Fare Free

After arriving at Datong Hotel, tourists can transfer to public buses to arrive at the scenic areas and traffic hubs.
From the hotel:

To Yungang Grottoes Take Bus no.17, and get off at 4th Bus Company. Then transfer to direct Bus no.3.
To Datong Railway Station Take direct Bus no.15 to go to the destination.
To Main Bus Station Take Bus no.17 and get off at 3rd Municipal Hospital. Then walk north around 500 yards.

Passengers can easily get to the city's downtown and some famous scenic spot by taxi from the airport.

Destination Duration Reference Fare
Downtown area 30 minutes CNY 35 to 40
Yungang Grottoes 1 hour CNY 85
Hanging Monastery
Mt. Hengshan
1.5 hours CNY 120 to 125
Wooden Pagoda 2 hours CNY 170 to 180
- Last updated on Mar. 11, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Datong Yungang Airport
Asked by Robertqu from BELGIUM | Jun. 11, 2016 05:04Reply
Taxi fare from Datong Grand hotel to the Yungang grottos and the Hanging Temple
What would be the taxi fare to the Caves and the Hanging temple and back to DT for 2 adults and 2 kids??
Answers (1)
Answered by George from USA | Jun. 11, 2016 22:47

The grottos are about 14 miles (22km) from the hotel, and the temple is about 52 miles (84km) from the hotel. You can charter a car to the two places. The fare may be around CNY 400 per day. ;)
Asked by Noorhafiza from MALAYSIA | Oct. 19, 2014 05:31Reply
how can I hire a car from Datong airport to hanging monastery for 1 day... any contact details?
Answers (2)
Answered by Paco from FINLAND | Oct. 19, 2014 21:37

Hey, you can search online China Auto Rental. It is a trustworthy car rental company in China. I believe they will charge reasonably.
Answered by Noorhafiza from MALAYSIA | Oct. 20, 2014 02:31

great !! thanks a lot.. will look into it.
Asked by daf from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 11, 2012 05:27Reply
cost for taxi from Datong airport to caves
Arriving 08.20 returning 21.00 hours. Is it difficult to get a taxi for the day visit to the yungang caves and hanging temple, and what is the cost?
Answers (3)
Answered by Jimmy | Sep. 12, 2012 02:25

Taxi fare to Yungang Grottoes costs around CNY100 and takes around 1 hour. While taxi fares from Yungang Grottoes to Hanging Monastery cost around CNY90, and taxi fares from Hanging Monastery back to the airport cost around CNY120-150 and takes around 1.5 hours. I suggest you hire a vehicle for one day.
Answered by Ivan from SINGAPORE | Jun. 15, 2013 08:13

Can I hire a car or van at the airport to go to the Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, then finally go to the hotel? Is there a counter at the airport that I can go to?
Answered by David from USA | Jun. 15, 2013 23:00

I think you may hire a taxi at the aiport, but it is suggested to negotiate the taxi bus before you boarding.
The taxi can be easily found outside the airport.
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