Shenzhen airport: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX)

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

Just like many other Chinese airports Shenzhen International Airport (also called Bao'an Airport, after the district in which it lies) has invested a lot in expansion and improvement. Shenzhen Airport is now one of the main airports in southern China, together with Hong Kong International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

The airport is not only the gateway to Shenzhen, but also to Hong Kong and Macau.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SZX
ICAO airport code: ZGSZ


Local transport


There's no train connection with Shenzhen Airport.

Car and bus

Shenzhen Airport is situated 32 kilometers northwest of the city center. The airport can be reached in different ways by rental car: via the Guang-Shen Expressway, the Jihe Expressway and the National Road 107. These roads connect the airport with for example Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou and Dongguan. The highway network around the airport can be confusing, also because not all destinations are indicated in English.

Every half hour buses leave for Hong Kong and Shenzhen. There are also several minibuses which connect the airport with Shenzhen.

There's also a ferry connection with Hong Kong. The fast ferries of TurboJET leave from the Fuyong pier. A free shuttle bus runs from the airport terminal to the pier.

Car rental Shenzhen Airport

You can find counters of local Chinese car rental companies and the international company Avis in the Arrivals Hall.


Taxis can be found outside the Arrivals Hall. They cannot only take you to Shenzhen, but also to destinations such as Hong Kong or Dongguan. Make sure the driver turns on the meter, or agree on a clear price upfront.

Airport Parking

There's a large parking lot near Terminal A and a large parking garage near Terminal B. The first 15 minutes are for free, after that you pay 10 yuan for the first hour and then 2 yuan per hour with a maximum of 50 yuan per day. More information via +86(0)755 2751 9786 (parking at Terminal A) or +86(0)755 2751 9739 (parking at Terminal B).




There's one hotel at the airport, Shenzhen Airport Hotel. Other hotels nearby Shenzhen Airport include Jinjiang Inn, the Sunway Golden Diamond Hotel (Tel. +86 760 8872 3888), Vienna Hotel Airport (Tel. +86(0)755 8276 5069) and Orient Sunseed Hotel (Tel. +86(0)755 2641 6666). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There's a good range of restaurants, cafés and (snack) bars. The restaurants are mainly Chinese; for Western food you have to turn to one of the fast-food chains (McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut). There's also a Starbucks. In addition, there are a reasonable number of shops.


There are plenty of facilities to store your baggage in lockers. You can also have your baggage sealed for 10 yuan. For lost-and-found objects you need to turn to the special desks at counter 93 in Terminal A or counter 19 in Terminal B.


You'll find information desks scattered around the terminals; they can be reached via the general telephone number +86(0)755 2345 6789.


In both terminals there are two small business centers with faxes, photocopiers and computers with internet. They are located near entrance 3 in Terminal A (Tel. +86(0)755 2777 2704) and entrance 4 in Terminal B (Tel. +86(0)755 2777 2663). More extensive business facilities, including meeting space and conference rooms, can be found in the business hotels nearby the airport (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Shenzhen Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets. There's also a special (quick) entrance to the airport for disabled travelers and elderly (but also for example for members of the Chinese Communist Party). This entrance is located near counter 51 in Terminal A.

Other services

You'll find several banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. The First Aid station can be reached via telephone number +86(0)755 2777 2392.




Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
Fuyong Town
Bao'an District
Guangdong 518128

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +86(0)755 2345 6789
Fax: none
Email: unknown

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SZX
ICAO airport code: ZGSZ