Zhaotong Airport

Zhaotong Airport was built in 1935, formerly known as military and civilian airport. Having been expanded, it reopened to navigation in February, 1994, with 4C flight class. Covering an area of 322acres, it has an apron area of 6,600 square meters, two aircraft stands, a terminal of 1,900 square meters, and a runway of 2720 meters (2975 yards), which can take off and land Boeing 737 and smaller aircrafts.

Zhaotong Airport Code: ZAT


Zhaotong Airport is situated at Airport Road, Zhaoyang District, Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away from downtown Zhaotong.


Airlines Companies

Zhaotong Airport cooperates with China Eastern Airlines (MU), Lucky Air (8L), and Sichuan Airlines (3U).


Zhaotong Airport Flights Schedule

Flight destination to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Chongqing, and Kunming are included. The detailed flight information are shown as below.
To/From Frequency (weekly) Travel Time
Beijing 1 on each Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun. 3H05M
Shanghai 1 on each Tue. Thurs. Sat. 2H45M
Chengdu 1 on each Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun. 1H
Hangzhou 1 on each Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun. 2H35M
Chongqing Daily 1H10M
Kunming 2 on each day 50M

How to Travel between the Airport and Downtown Zhaotong


1: City Bus

Bus Line 2: Zhaotong Airport – Toll Station
Main Spots Zhaotong Airport – Huaguo Mountain – Yuanbao Mountain – No.1 Food Factory – Zhaoyang Hotel – Cinema – Municipal Taxation Bureau – Toll Station
Operating Hours 06:30-21:30
Tickets Price CNY 2
Bus Line 32: Zhaotong Airport - Wanghai Park
Routes Zhaotong Airport – Wal-Mart – Electric Power Company – Municipal Government – Coach Station – Zhaoyang District Government – Wanghai Park
Operating Hours According to the flights schedule
Tickets Prices CNY 2


It will take 30 minutes and cost CNY 15.


How to Travel between the Airport and Yiliang County

First, take the bus line 2 and get off at Zhaoyang Hotel, which will take about 30 minutes and CNY 2, then walk to the Zhaotong Coach Station; later, take the coach to Yiliang Coach Station, which will cost CNY 30.


How to Travel between the Airport and Ludian County

First, take the bus line 2 to Zhaotong Coach Station; then take the coach to Ludian Coach Station, which will cost CNY 5.


Where to go in Zhaotong

 1: Western Grand Canyon Hot Spring
Situated at the Shuifu City, Yunnan Province, it is 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from downtown Shuifu and about 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Yibin City, Sichuan Province. The Jinsha River flows through the area, flanked by steep cliffs and lush vegetation. The whole scenic area is an international bath center, which is composed of nine functional sections including bath, leisure, entertainment, sports, performance, catering, business, vacation and conference. There are 30 kinds of bath pool such as medicine hot spring, milk hot spring, coffee hot spring, vinegar hot spring and so on.

 2: Huanglianhe Scenic Area
It is located in the southeast of Daguan County, 5.5 kilometers (3.5 miles) away from the county seat, with a total area of 42 square kilometers. It is famous for various waterfalls, dreamlike peaks, majestic ancient trees, bamboo sea, and distinctive Miao village. The best travelling time is in early summer when it is cool and pleasant to play among the waterfalls and green trees.
- Last updated on Mar. 11, 2022 -
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