Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Written by ivana Updated Nov. 23, 2023

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is located on the south bank of the Qiantang River in Xiaoshan District. It is 27 km (17 mi) from downtown Hangzhou. Xiaoshan Airport has domestic flights from and to more than 110 cities in China. There are regular international flights from and to more than 40 nations and regions.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is one of the ports that implement the transit visa exemption policy for foreigners. Starting from January 30, 2016, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport officially implemented a 144-hour transit visa exemption policy for certain foreign nationals. During the exemption period, activities are limited to the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, as well as Shanghai. 

Plan your travel to Hangzhou Airport using the helpful information we have provided below, which covers flights to Hangzhou, transport, amenities and services, and so on.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Map

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has a total of four terminals, with three domestic terminals and one international terminal. The combined area of the terminals is 990,000 square meters, with a capacity of 90 million passengers. The airport provides WiFi coverage throughout the terminals.

Domestic Terminal (T1、T3)

The Domestic Terminal (T1) and the newly built Domestic Terminal in Phase II (T3) are collectively referred to as Building B.

T1 has an annual passenger throughput of 8 million, occupying an area of approximately 100,000 square meters (including an underground parking lot of 22,000 square meters). T1 consists of waiting halls, corridors, terminal buildings, and a satellite concourse.

T3 has an annual passenger throughput of 14.18 million and covers an area of 175,000 square meters. It has three check-in islands, 90 check-in counters, 26 security checkpoints, and 31 boarding bridges (a total of 49).

T3 serves flights of China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and their subsidiaries. Gates 11 and 13 are for departure on the upper level, while gates 12 and 14 are for arrival on the lower level.

T3 also has six first-class passenger lounges. The Xiamen Airlines first-class passenger lounge is located near gate B25, while the China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines first-class passenger lounges are on the upper level near the security checkpoint. There are three additional first-class passenger lounges located on the upper level near the security checkpoint, near remote gate B90, and near remote gate B95.

Terminal 2 (T2)

T2 is dedicated to flights to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. It covers an area of approximately 96,000 square meters, designed to handle 3.84 million passengers annually, with a peak hour capacity of 1,020 passengers.

The check-in hall has two check-in islands and 48 check-in counters. The departure hall has 9 security checkpoints and 12 border inspection channels. There are 8 boarding bridges and 10 remote apron positions on the air side, including one capable of accommodating an A380 aircraft.

Additionally, there is a 2,000-square-meter duty-free shopping area. The arrival hall has 14 border inspection channels.

International Terminal 4 (T4)

T4 has a total area of 719,000 square meters and is connected to Terminal 2 (T2) and Terminal 3 (T3). /p>

T4 consists of two basement levels and four above-ground levels (partially five). The departure and arrival levels for international passengers are separated, with the departure level on top and the arrival level below. The check-in area in the departure hall has multiple islands such as J, K, M, N, P, and Q, equipped with zero height difference conveyor belts, allowing passengers to check in their luggage without lifting it.

The international departure hall implements a unified supervision approach by customs and civil aviation (security checkpoint), reducing the need for luggage to undergo security checks twice.

China Southern Airlines and Air China each have a "China Southern Sky Pearl Club" and three Air China First/Business Class passenger lounges in T4.

Amenities and Services

Hangzhou Airport

Taking passengers' convenience into consideration, Hangzhou Airport provides plentiful services and facilities such as WiFi, lounges, restaurants, airport hotels, free drinking water, foreign currency exchange, ATMs, luggage storage, etc.

The Airport Hotel at Konggang Avenue, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, provides free shuttle buses to travel to and from the hotel and the terminal (a mere 5-minute journey). Zhejiang Travel Hotel in Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (close to No. 1 Road) provides a free shuttle bus service as well, which also takes around 5 mins.

Flights to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

As one of the 10 busiest airports in China, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has flights connecting destinations throughout China as well as several countries all over the world.

As of 2017, Hangzhou Airport operated 62 airlines, including 31 domestic airlines, 6 regional airlines, and 25 international airlines, connecting 162 traffic sites, including 113 mainland sites, 6 regional sites, and 43 international sites.

Towards the end of December 2019, the airport announced a milestone — the arrival of 40 million passengers through 2019.

Domestic Flights to Hangzhou

There are many daily direct flights between Hangzhou and domestic cities like Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xi‘an, and Qingdao.


Book your flight tickets from/to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport.

International Flights to Hangzhou

There are regular flights between Hangzhou and cities like Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Sydney, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Dubai.


Hangzhou Airport Transportation

The most convenient and hassle-free way to travel from Hangzhou Airport to the urban area is to take a private transfer with us. A private driver and a guide who speaks your language will meet you at the gate. If this does not work for you, we also recommend taking the shuttle bus or taxi. While there is no airport metro as of now, three lines are under construction, the anticipated completion date of which is June 2020.


Currently, the airport has activated Subway Lines 1, 7, and 19. 

Metro Operating Hours

Line 1 First Train Time

Last Train Time

To Xianghu 06:00 22:30
Line 7 First Train Time

Last Train Time

To Jiangdong'er Road 06:06 23:14
To Wushan Square 06:16 22:49
Line 19 First Train Time

Last Train Time

To West Railway Station 06:03 23:14
To Yongsheng Road 06:20 23:14

Airport Shuttle Bus and Public Bus

Xiaoshan Airport Shuttle Route No. 1

Xiaoshan Airport Shuttle Route 1

Xiaoshan Airport Shuttle Route No. 2

Xiaoshan Airport Shuttle Route 2

Public Bus No. 2016

Public Bus No. 2057

Bus Transportation

The Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport Bus Station has opened over 30 routes (subject to the actual operations of the day), covering most of the major cities and counties within the province, and providing passengers with a convenient and relatively affordable means of transportation.

Bus Schedule and Ticket Prices


Taxi Boarding Areas

Taxi Fee Standard

The base fare is 13 yuan for the first 3 kilometers. The distance fee is 2.5 yuan per kilometer for the 3-10 kilometers. For distances beyond 10 kilometers, there is an additional 50% idle compensation fee (i.e., 3.75 yuan per kilometer). Additionally, there may be other fees such as low-speed waiting fees and special compensation fees, etc.

Hotels near Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport

1、Hyatt Place Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

The Hyatt Place Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is conveniently located a few minutes walk from the departure and arrival hall and transportation center. The hotel offers 336 comfortable and elegant rooms and suites, a wide range of dining options, including the tastefully designed Xiang Yue Chinese Restaurant, a café offering a generous buffet and an all-day a la carte menu, and a relaxed lobby lounge. The hotel is also equipped with nearly 2,500 square meters of multifunctional meeting and event space, an indoor heated pool, a wellness center, and a 24-hour fitness center, along with real-time flight information and self-check-in services, making it an ideal choice for quality-conscious, efficient travelers.

2、Hyatt Regency Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

The Hyatt Regency Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is located on the 2nd floor of the Terminal 4 Arrival Level Transportation Center, just a few minutes walk from the departure and arrival hall. The hotel offers 472 comfortable rooms and suites, Chinese and Western breakfast options, a 24-hour fitness center, exclusive meeting venues, and shared workspaces, providing a comfortable and convenient experience whether you are on a business trip or a leisurely vacation.

3、Radisson Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Radisson Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, with a land area of 13,000 square meters and a building area of 34,000 square meters. The main building is 40.5 meters high, including nine above-ground levels and one underground level. The hotel is located within the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, only 200 meters from the waiting room of the airport, and a 40-minute drive away from West Lake. It has 306 various room types including Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, Executive Suites, and Luxury Suites, between the 4th and 9th floors. It is a multi-functional hotel that integrates accommodation, catering, entertainment, business, and leisure.

4、Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport Vienna Boutique Hotel (Airport Hotel)

The hotel is located inside Xiaoshan International Airport, at the intersection of Hanging Road and Xiangyue Road, offering airport shuttle service for your convenience. It is an ideal choice for quick access to and from the airport. The hotel provides a limited number of free parking spaces, and nearby there are banks, convenience stores, and restaurants. Each room in the hotel is equipped with air conditioning, digital TV, wireless WIFI, and 24-hour hot water. The rooms are spacious, clean, tidy, and well-soundproofed.

Useful Tips about Hangzhou Airport

It is recommended you arrive at the airport 3 hours and 30 minutes ahead of an international flight and 2 hours before a domestic flight.

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