Shenzhen Baoan International Airport 深圳宝安国际机场 (IATA: SZX ICAO: ZGSZ) is one of the top 100 airports in the world, one of China’s 12 major trunk airports, one of China’s four major air cargo centers, and an international hub airport.

It is located in Bao’an District to the northwest of the city center and connected to the metro network via line 11 and line 1 (via shuttle bus).

The airport has recently completed a major renovation with the opening of T3 (Terminal 3) which currently has 2 runways and servicing 188 routes including 154 domestic routes, 4 routes from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and 30 international routes. To eliminate confusion, there is no T1 or T2 although, soon there will be a new Terminal 4 to add extra capacity to the airport.

The airport is super-modern, easy to transit through, and has a wide range of amenities, cafes, and stores.

Terminal Floor Plan
1F: Customs and Border checkpoint, Luggage Claim & Arrival of International Flights, Waiting Hall
2F: Arrival Hall for Domestic Flights & Luggage Claim for Domestic Flights
3F: Customs and Border checkpoint for International Flights, Waiting Hall
4F: Check-in Counters, Domestic Departure Hall, Luggage Packing, Left Luggage, Lost and Found

For food and beverage at the airport, you will find there are three Starbucks, two Costa Coffees, two juice Kings, Pacific Coffee, McDonalds, Gong Tea, Da Marco Pizza and Pasta, along with several local restaurants.

Hotels at Shenzhen Bao’an Airport

Hyatt Place Shenzhen Airport  – This is located on the airport grounds making it super convenient. It’s a large and super modern 4-star hotel featuring a 24-hour fitness center and heated indoor pool.

See here for more nearby hotel options.

Getting to and from the Shenzhen Airport

 

Metro

Metro Line 11 (Airport Express)

Line 11 is the Airport Express Line Connecting Airport Station through to Futian Station. The metro station is inside the actual airport terminal and it is the fastest and most convenient way to reach Bao’an, Nanshan, and Futian CBD. At Futian Station, you can take high speed rail services to Guangzhou and Hong Kong, more here.

Example journey: From Airport to Futian Station would take 30 minutes and cost 7 yuan for a standard ticket or 21 yuan for a business class ticket.

Stations on line 11:  Bitou – Songggang – Houting – Shajing – Ma’an Hill – Tangwei – Qiaotou – Fuyong – Airport North – Airport – Bihaiwan – Bao’an – Qianhaiwan – Nanshan – Houhai – Hongshuwan South – Chegongmiao – Futian

Line 11 operating time: 06:50 to 23:30 with trains departing every ten minutes

Self Check-in: Most airlines have check-in facilities at Futian Station, Chegongmiao Station, Houhai Station, and Qianhai Bay Station along Metro Line 11.

See metro map and line guide here

Metro Line 1 (Lubao Line)

Line 1 offers a lot more station choices that line 11 and also continues all the way to Louhu, albeit at a slower pace. At Louhu Station you can take trains to Guangzhou and also cross the border into Hong Kong, more here.

Example Journey: Hourui to Luohu Station would take 1 hr and 5 mins and cost 8 yuan.

Stations on line 1: Luohu – Guomao – Laojie (Old Street) – Dajuyuan (Grand Theater) – Kexueguan (Science Museum) – Huaqiang Road – Gangxia – Huixhanzhongxin (Convention and Exhibition Center) – Gouwugongyuan (Shopping Park) – Xiangmihu – Chegongmiao – Zhuzilin – Qiaochengdong (OCT East) – Huaqiaocheng (OCT) – Shijiezhichuang (Window of the World) – Baishizhou – Gaoxinyuan (High-tech Park) – Shenda – Taoyuan – Daxin – Liyumen – Qianhaiwan – Xinan – Ba’an Center – Bao’an Stadium – Pingzhou – Xixiang – Gushu – Hourui – Airport East

For line 1 you take the M416 bus from the airport to Hourui Station which has a journey time of ten minutes.

M416 bus operating time: 6:30 to 23:30 with departures every 5 minutes.

Line 1 operating time:  6:30 to 23:00 with departures every 2 minutes during peak and every 5 minutes off-peak.

See metro map and line guide here

Taxi

For taxi head to the east side of the second floor to the Ground Transportation Center.

There are three kinds of taxis in Shenzhen: green, red and pure electric taxis. Red and pure electric taxis can operate in the whole city. Green taxis can only operate outside the original special zone. Soon all taxis will be electric and operate freely in all districts.

Example taxi fares to major districts and attractions

  • SZ Airport to Bao’an Center: 40 yuan and 30 minutes
  • SZ Airport to Nanshan CBD/Hi-Tech Park: 65 yuan and 45 minutes
  • SZ Airport to Shekou Sea World: 80 yuan and 56 minutes
  • SZ Airport to Futian CBD/Convention and Exhibition Center: 100 yuan and 55 minutes
  • SZ Airport to Luohu: 300 yuan and 65 minutes

More about Taxis and Ride Hailing APPS in Shenzhen

Public Bus

Public Bus Routes from SZ Airport

Line number Line starting point Time to the new terminal Reverse direction time
M416 (metro line 1 connection line)
Airport East Subway Station – Airport New Terminal
06:30—23:30
06:30—22:40
330
Hualian Building – Airport New Terminal Building
04:30—21:00 (from 5:30 to 8:00 from Hualian Building)
06:30 – End of flight
330B
Longgang City Terminal – Airport New Terminal
05:00—21:00
07:00 – 02:00 the next day
330C
Airport New Terminal Building – Shenzhen North Railway Station
no
23:00 – 02:00 the next day
Airport line 2
Luohu Railway Station – Airport New Terminal Building
06:30-22:00
07:45—24:00
Airport line 4
Longgang Pinghu South China City – Airport New Terminal Building
06:00-20:40
08:00—22:00
M387
Bright High Speed Railway Station – Airport New Terminal
06:20—21:00
07:00—22:00
Airport line 6
Dameisha Terminal – Airport New Terminal
06:00—21:00
06:15—22:00
Airport 7 line
Buji Yushubu – Airport New Terminal
06:20-20:30
08:00—22:00
Airport line 8
Shenzhen Bay Port – Airport New Terminal Building
06:40—21:00
08:00—22:00
Airport line 9
Huanggang Port – Airport New Terminal Building
06:30—21:00
08:00—22:00
Airport line 10
Shekou SCT Terminal – Airport New Terminal
06:30—20:00
06:30—20:00
E16
Guanlan Bus Station – Airport New Terminal
06:30—20:00
07:00—20:00
Pothole Base – Airport New Terminal
05:30-19:00
07:30—20:00
M387 interval
Airport East Bus Connection Station – Airport New Terminal
07:30-09:00, 17:30-19:00, 21:00-22:30
07:30-09:00, 17:30-19:00, 21:00 – 0:00 the next day
790
Sanzhuli Village–Airport New Terminal Building
06:30–21:30
06:30–21:30

 

Airport 330 Bus

There are dedicated airport bus lines namely the 330 main line with schedules and stations as follows

330 mainline airport bus Shenzhen Airport to Shenzhen urban

starting point end First shift Last shift time fare
Hualian Building
Shenzhen Airport
4:30
21:00
20 yuan
Shenzhen Airport
Railway Station West Square
6:30
End of flight
20 yuan
Hualian Building – Shenzhen Airport arrived in about 40 minutes. On the way, you can purchase tickets at the Shenzhen Airlines Building. Shenzhen Airport – Railway Station West Square, take the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway, stop Shenzhen Airlines Building, Investment Building, Hualian Building, Terminal Terminal Overseas Chinese Community Terminal (Railway West Square).
The above information is for reference only, subject to the airport official website information.

330B line airport bus Shenzhen Airport to Shenzhen urban

starting point end First shift Last shift time fare In transit time
Longgang City Terminal
Shenzhen Airport
5:00
21:00
30 yuan
About 50 minutes
Shenzhen Airport
Longgang City Terminal
7:00
02:00 in the morning
30 yuan
About 50 minutes

330C line – night line operation schedule

starting point Departure time Stop at the stop Terminal
Shenzhen Airport
23:00, 23:30, 24:00, 00:30, 01:00, 02:00 Longsheng Subway Station, Jindi Meilong Town
Shenzhen North
The entire journey takes 45 minutes and takes about 50 minutes.

The above information is for reference only, subject to the airport official website information.

 

More about Public Buses in Shenzhen

Shenzhen Airport to/from Hong Kong and Macau

By Ferry
Shenzhen Airport Fuyong Terminal is located at the southwest corner of Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, only 2 kilometers away from the new terminal and is connected via a free shuttle bus service.

The ferry journey takes about 70 minutes to Macau and about 40 minutes to Hong Kong Airport Terminal (Skypier).

Ferry route time
Hong Kong Airport – Shenzhen 10:15, 14:30, 16:50, 20:00
Shenzhen-Hong Kong Airport 08:35, 11:30, 15:30, 18:30
Macau – Shenzhen 10:45, 12:15, 14:30, 15:45, 18:30, 19:30 (Taipa)
Shenzhen – Macau 08:15, 09:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:15 (Taipa), 18:00

 

Shenzhen Airport to Hong Kong Bus

Destination Departure time Fares renminbi
Hong Kong International Airport
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-12:00 (every 15 minutes)
12:00-20:00 (every 20 minutes)
Adult: 180 children: 100
Sheung Wan, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-12:00 (every 15 minutes)
12:00-20:40 (every 20 minutes)
21:00 21:20 21:40
Adult: 130 children: 100 sets of tickets: 200
Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour City
Langham Place, Kowloon Tong, Mong Kok
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-12:00 (every 15 minutes)
12:00-18:20 (every 20 minutes)
Prince of Mong Kok
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-12:00 (every 15 minutes)
12:00-20:40 (every 20 minutes)
21:00 21:20 21:40
22:00 22:30 23:15
(Special shifts run through Huanggang Port)
Mong Kok New Century Plaza
Mong Kok Olympian City
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-11:45 (every 15 minutes)
Tsuen Wan Ruxin Square, Tsuen Wan Luk Young Village, Tai Wai, Sha Tin New Town Plaza
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-12:00 (every 15 minutes)
12:00-20:20 (every 20 minutes)
Ocean Park
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-11:45 (every 15 minutes)
Adult: 150 children: 150 sets of tickets: 280
Disneyland
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-12:30 (every 15 to 20 minutes)
Ngong Ping 360 (Tung Chung)
08:00-10:00 (every 20 minutes)
10:00-12:30 (every 15 to 20 minutes)
The above information is for reference only, subject to the airport official website information.

 

Hong Kong to Shenzhen Airport

Originating point Departure time Fare HKD
Hongkong International Airport
07:40-18:40 (every 60 minutes) 19:45
Adult: 180 children: 100
Sheung Wan Macau Ferry Pier
07:30-17:30 (every 30 minutes) 18:00 18:15 18:30 18:45 19:00 19:30 20:00
Adult: 130 children: 100 sets of tickets: 210
Causeway Bay Times Square
14:30-18:30 (every 60 minutes) 19:00 19:30
Wan Chai
07:10-19:40 (every 30 minutes)
Taikoo Shing
7:45
Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour City
07:10-19:40 (every 30 minutes)
Adult: 130 children: 100 sets of tickets: 200
Prince of Mong Kok
05:30 07:30-19:00 (every 30 minutes)
Mong Kok New Century Plaza
16:50 17:20 17:50 18:20 18:50 19:35
Mong Kok Olympian City
14:05 15:05 16:05 17:05 18:05 19:05 20:05
Jiu Long Tang
07:50-19:50 (every 60 minutes)
Sha Tin New Town Plaza
07:20 07:50 08:20 08:50-18:50 (every 60 minutes) 19:35
Tai Wai
07:30 08:00 08:30 09-19:00 (every 60 minutes) 19:45
Ma On Shan
07:00 08:30
Tsuen Wan Ruxin Square
13:15-19:15 (every 60 minutes) 20:00
Dehai Street, Tsuen Wan
07:45-09:45 (every 30 minutes) 10:15-19:15 (every 60 minutes)
Tuen Mun
08:15 13:30 14:30 19:30
Ocean Park
17:15-18:45 (every 30 minutes)
Adult: 160 children: 160 sets of tickets: 300
Disneyland
17:15 19:15
Ngong Ping 360 (Tung Chung)
16:45 18:45
The above information is for reference only, subject to the airport official website information.

 

Shenzhen Airport to Macau Bus

Destination Via Departure time fare Journey time
Macao
Xiangzhou / Gongbei
10:00 – 21:10
100 yuan in Macau and 95 yuan in Zhuhai
About 2 hours

 

Helicopter Schedule Shenzhen Airport to Macau

Macau to Shenzhen Shenzhen to Macau
13:00 13:30
15:00 15:30
20:00 20:30
Flight time about 15 minutes and night flight takes about 25 minutes.

 

Intercity Bus Routes

You can take buses from the airport to other cities and even other airports within Guangdong.

Destination Stops at Service Time Ticket Price Journey
Time
Huizhou
bus station
/ 07:25 – 21:20 66 yuan about 1.5
hours
Huidong
bus station
Huiyang
terminal
07:10 – 19:10 70 yuan about 2
hours
Zhongshan
city terminal
/ 11:00 – 20:00 63 yuan about 1.5
hours
Dongguan
city terminal
Humen/
Nancheng
08:00 – 21:00 41 yuan about 1
hours
Dongguan Shilong
bus station
Dongguan east
bus station
07:20 – 19:00 48 yuan about 1.5
hours
Dalang
bus station
Changping
bus station
08:00 – 20:00 45 yuan about 1.5
hours
Dongguan Qingxi
bus station
Dongguan Tangxia
bus station
08:15 – 19:35 42 yuan about 1
hours
Huiyang
bus station
/ 08:45 – 19:40 60 yuan 75
minutes

City Check-in Terminals

city project name Place of operation
Shenzhen
Shenzhen Longgang
1st Floor, Aussie Garden Building, Jixiang Middle Road, Longgang District, Shenzhen
Shenzhen Bay Port
Shenzhen Bay Port Joint Inspection Building, Immigration Department, Bank of China
Luohu Port Overseas Chinese Community
First floor, Overseas Chinese Building, No. 1043 Heping Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Shenzhen Hualian Building
330 Airport Bus Station, Hualian Building, Futian District, Shenzhen
Shenzhen Tianan Yungu
Block C, Building 3, Tianan Yungu Industrial Park, No. 2018, Xuegang Road, Longgang District, Shenzhen, China
Dongguan
Dongguan Wanjiang
South China City Terminal Building, Wanjiang District, Dongguan
Dongguan Dalang
Dongguan Dalang Auto Parts City
Humen, Dongguan
Next to the entrance of Guangshen Expressway in Humen Town, Dongguan City (opposite to Huwei Gas Station)
Dongguan Houjie
Inside the new station of Houjie Community, Tingshan Community, Houjie Town, Dongguan City
Dongguan CBD Airport
1st Floor, Hongcheng International Hardware Wholesale City Business Center, Nancheng District, Dongguan City
Dongguan Songshan Lake City Terminal
1/F, Building 4, Songkeyuan, No. 4, Libin Road, Songshan Lake High-tech Zone
Dongguan Dongcheng City Terminal
Shop 4, Main Gate, Liuhua Park, Dongcheng, Dongguan
Huizhou
Huidong
First floor of Chengnan Bus Station, Huidong County
Huiyang
No. 1 Jinhui Avenue, Huiyang District
Huizhou
No. 48, Eling South Road, Huicheng District
Zhuhai
Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port
Departure Hall, 1st Floor, Jiuzhou Port Passenger Station, 599 South Lovers Road, Zhuhai City
Zhongshan
Zhongshan
One of the 3 cards on the first floor of No. 97 Dongyu Road, East District, Zhongshan City (side of Shengjing Hotel)
Foshan
Foshan Shunde
First floor of Daliang Passenger Transport Station, Nanliang Middle Road, Daliang, Shunde District, Foshan City
Heyuan
Heyuan City Terminal
Holiday Inn Heyuan Baoyuan Yanjiang Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Kowloon Railway Station
Cross-boundary bus stop on the first floor of Round Square Shopping Centre, Exit C, Kowloon MTR
Hong Kong East Kowloon Yau Tong
MTR Floor, Big Ben Shopping Mall, Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hongkong International Airport
Counter A17-18, Arrival Hall, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Sheung Wan
G05, G/F, Shun Tak Centre, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Yongdong Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
APM Mall, Phase 5, Millennium City, 418 Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Macao
Macau Outer Harbour Terminal
The first floor of the Macau Outer Terminal Ticketing Hall

 

Car Parking

There is ample car parking available at the airport and it is charged as such: 10 yuan for the first hour, 2 yuan after the first hour. / hour; continuous parking time exceeds 24 hours, then add 3 yuan/hour; the maximum daily fee is 50 yuan.

Large Vehicles: 20 yuan for the first hour, 4 yuan/hour since the first hour; continuous parking time more than 24 hours, then add 6 yuan/hour; the maximum daily charge is 100 yuan.

If the parking time of the motor vehicle does not exceed 15 minutes, the parking fee for the motor vehicle will be waived.

 

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Chinese name: 深圳宝安国际机场

Official Website: http://eng.szairport.com