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Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX)

(深圳宝安国际机场)
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深圳市
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  • John R.
    "Been delayed on every Chinese flight this year."(29 Tips)
    Jernej
    "The new Terminal 3 looks very nice, lots of shopping/food options."(12 Tips)
    Benjamin L.
    "Well the new airport opened last month."(6 Tips)
    Carla M.
    "T3 architecture is simply awesome!"(5 Tips)
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  • Jan-Nicolas V.
    The most efficient airport I've ever been to. Clean, modern and dummy-proof. Taking the bus from Shenzen to Hong Kong Island is easy as pie and often cheaper than flying directly into the city. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Kassyn N.
    Kassyn NgJuly 17, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are taking international flight, advise you to have dinner before going through customs as there are limited food in the departure area, pacific coffee closes early too.
    Upvoted May 13
  • Gregory O.
    Gregory OrtonOctober 5, 2014
    Jebus, the new terminal is the shit. It's approaching humane standards. All the shops you'll ever need and clean.
  • Gunawan T.
    Gunawan TedjoJuly 1, 2014
    The airport is so huge. And if you are going in the Shenzhen city pick the red taxi. Not the green one, the green taxi only come a few and you will take a lot of time then the red one. Waste your time
  • Jay H.
    Jay HuangAugust 11, 2014
    Near the airport, iPhenix Vapor, is the best electronic cigarette | e-cigarette manufacturer, supplier. Welcome friends from the world to visit the factory, and choose the e-cigarette you want. Read more
  • Jay S.
    Jay SolankiFebruary 22, 2014
    Brilliantly constructed airport with state of the art technology..all big brands have their multiple outlets and the airport free wifi works superb.. 5 stars..
  • Banana m.
    Banana maticFebruary 20, 2014
    If you plan on using the Metro to get to or from the airport, build in some extra time. You have to take a free airport bus to/from the Metro station, and the lines for the bus can get quite long.
  • Benny A.
    Benny AlickOctober 27, 2012
    There're now complimentary phone chargers throughout the waiting areas before/after security. Make sure you add money to your phone before you come here! Hard to add money anywhere. A clean airport
  • Davy® M.
    Davy® MitonApril 12, 2014
    Come early. Come very very early. The security level is high and only a few counters are open to cater for all international flight. You have been advised
  • William K.
    William KanAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The new terminal is big and nice, and to my surprise when i got to the boarding gate 5 mins before the boarding time everyone was on the plane already! No announcement of early boarding either.
  • Kiki K.
    Kiki KungSeptember 22, 2014
    Major terminal upgrade compared to before. Way more spacious and comfortable. Looking to get away from the madness? Head to Gates 14-19. Area is less crowded and quieter.
  • Gavin L.
    Gavin LlewellynApril 13, 2015
    Grab a whopper before boarding your flight if you haven't already eaten, no more restaurants on your long ass walk to your gate.
  •  D' Luffy
     D' LuffyOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Can't have a descent food after the last inspection. You can find Starbucks on the way to Bldg B. I'm sure you would want to have a coffee and relax a bit at least, because your flight is delayed!
  • Sony D.
    Sony DjuanaAugust 9, 2013
    Difficult to get free wifi in the airport. But you can get to the airport hotel by free shuttle bus. In the hotel there's free wifi. The password is 2772888. Enjoy! ;-)
  • John R.
    John RedfernSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Been delayed on every Chinese flight this year. Now with a Typhoon approaching everything is on time. My tip? Avoid flying in good weather.
  • Martin F.
    Martin Fraire CambiassoNovember 27, 2014
    Amazing airport... Quick services in and out. Large, clean, new, excellent directions... Really setting a new standard...
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KueblerNovember 17, 2016
    The building architecture is really spacious and modern. Really interesting design
  • dickwyn
    dickwynNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful airport, not many international flights available though and there is not shops selling local SIM cards here
  • Jernej
    JernejFebruary 21, 2015
    The new Terminal 3 looks very nice, lots of shopping/food options. If you have Chinese phone you can get access to free wifi via SMS.
  • Dan J.
    Dan JMay 4, 2014
    New Terminal 3 opened in November 2013. A & B are now closed. It is basically a brand new airport. Note that when viewing old tips. Delays are still common though unfortunately...
  • Dan J.
    Dan JMay 30, 2014
    On International and Business or Star Gold? Real Illey coffees in the King Power Lounge just after security, and great air con too.
  • CheeHong T.
    CheeHong TJuly 21, 2012
    Go e-check in at CZ kiosk that easily seen at Terminal A to avoid unnecessary long queue. Awesome view at Gate 21 - 25. Take off runway situated right infront
  • Kassyn N.
    Kassyn NgDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Routine: checkin and purchase a latte in Starbucks until boarding time. (For SZairlines) Gate starts from 22 after Starbucks, gates >27 will take a 5min walk to reach from Starbucks.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PartijoSeptember 6, 2014
    I love the design of this airport. Very modern and stylish. It puts many international airports to shame. Couldn't get decent WiFi though.
  • Tomas V.
    Tomas VinterApril 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Taxi queues are very common in the evening, better speed up after reaching arrival hall;)
  • Halim K.
    Halim KarimJanuary 17
    a lots of charging bar available inside.. don't worry about your phone juice.. no smoking lounge is a setback for smokers..👎
  • Even P.
    Even PayDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New T3 has tons of food options after security: Burger King, Starbucks, Subway (hidden near gate 13), a few local options, and Honeymoon Desserts.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrunoFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can get bus to metro station from Gate E after coming out of arrivals. Bus number M416, it's fast and super cheap 😜. Welcome to Shenzhen ! 😏
  • Natalia R.
    Natalia RMay 27, 2014
    Sure your flight will be delayed. But don't relay on the info-board or announcements: the board often shows incorrect info and all unrecorded announcements are in Chinese in this International Airport
  • sanket j.
    sanket jagtapJanuary 31, 2016
    Superbly clean airport.. Fantastic architecture..
  • Mehmet Ali T.
    Mehmet Ali TEKTASMarch 13, 2014
    Amazing view when u enter first , no long quee , food area is perfect
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HollenfeltzOctober 15, 2016
    Take red taxis only. Greens don't go to Shenzhen. Never accept to go with people calling you in the street. They will charge you the double. Airport-Exhibition center price is 100 to 150 rmb
  • Dan J.
    Dan JMay 4, 2014
    Costa Coffee at Gate 56! Note that air side is big and allow yourself time for a long walk if you're gate is not 50-something.
  • ikach
    ikachOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    SMOKERS: On arrival make sure to collect your complimentary Lighters confiscated from other passengers.
  • Ilya G.
    Ilya GinzburgAugust 12, 2012
    You can find sockets to plug in and charge your gadgets on the inner side of desks at boarding gates
  • James W.
    James WheltonMay 12, 2012
    Air China desk opens at 6:30, if your flight is cancelled and you have a transfer in Beijing, try find an attendant to help you out, I did and now at gate
  • Charles B.
    Charles BelinOctober 28, 2011
    3 hours delay (until now), unforgivable and usual at SZX. OK food at Blue Bird cafe but ALWAYS plan to have a book/laptop with u when checking in for the looooong wait.
  • Haroon R.
    Haroon RafiApril 20, 2014
    There is prayer room near escalator / gate 10/11 . Sleeper are also available in room
  • Fish S.
    Fish SunDecember 28, 2011
    Nowhere to find any power outlet through the entire airport. Old airport facility and you have to figure out the red or green cabs thing.
  • Tommy Y.
    Tommy YangAugust 6, 2014
    Baggage system is efficient here. My checked baggage is already there when I reached the baggage claim. Then again, the walk from gate to baggage claim is not that short.
  •  D' Luffy
     D' LuffyOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    With so many flights coming in, yet only two luggage claim conveyors working. Luggage mixed up from different flights.. Good luck on identifying your luggage and hope not picked up by others..
  • Fabian
    FabianJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    As mentioned here before there is a separate - usually underutilized - security check at B3.
  • Yu L.
    Yu LuJanuary 24, 2014
    Never never never try to follow rules cos except you no one does. And do remember to bring any available entertainment and make sure they are fully charged... Trust me you will be regret if you don't.
  • Emmanuel O.
    Emmanuel OtchereFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The new Terminal 3 is an architectural beast...ambient and nicely unified.
  • Kira A.
    Kira AguilarOctober 12, 2016
    The airport is huge but a little strange as well. A lot of shops and food places
  • Terence L.
    Terence LauDecember 29, 2013
    When people talk about "worst airport" I think they're talking about the old one because the new one is really nice!
  • @lson @.
    @lson @September 2, 2013
    The international flights hall are smaller than the domestic flight hall
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen SunNovember 3, 2014
    Free wifi! Great breakfast options at 6am
  • Ruby H.
    Ruby HuangNovember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The security is more concerned with your portable chargers than your oversized liquids. A rarity but not uncommon in "we got our own rules" China.
  • David C.
    David ChewMay 17, 2014
    try to eat before checking in for intl. flights. Only one little restaurant called 'Aoerbao' at the gates, with not very nice spaghetti. 17.5.2014
  • Ruben K.
    Ruben KristofferAugust 15, 2014
    Accessible to the Shenzhen Metro network. You can easily navigate through the city from here.
  • Carla M.
    Carla MulasJune 28, 2014
    T3 architecture is simply awesome! Wifi works perfectly at the gate. No delays until now..
  • Chia Yee C.
    Chia Yee ChuahMarch 13, 2014
    Huge and futuristic airport just newly open after expansion in dec2013
  • Cornelius M.
    Cornelius MuellerNovember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The old terminals A & B are closed now. If you come by subway, exit at Hourui station and take shuttlebus to new terminal 3
  • Ma L.
    Ma LiApril 25, 2016
    By the far the cleanest airport I've been in China.
  • Hakim M.
    Hakim MehiresJune 25, 2014
    Should definitely ignore the old tips ! New airport terminal is here
  • Damao C.
    Damao ChuMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Better airport than Shanghai! My opinion!!
  • Erik M.
    Erik MartensonDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The new airport looks terrific. Like a spaceport.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LukasMay 20, 2013
    Air travel in China is an experience. Don't expect much in the way of help from anyone related to good updates or why a delay occurs.
  • Malvina🍉🍭🍍🍦
    Malvina🍉🍭🍍🍦December 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    How to get from Shenzhen: take a subway to Hourui metro station, then free shuttle bus #416 directly to new terminal...:)
  • Mei-Ting S.
    Mei-Ting SunJune 9, 2014
    Really nice airport and *A lounges. Fairly good baristas for coffee.
  • Grant W.
    Grant WelshApril 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The new terminal feels like Hong Kong! Tons of shops & restaurants! Amazing!
  • Inbar C.
    Inbar CarmeliDecember 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ah Jesus! Airport never on time, but a great airport! Lots to eat shop and drink, Burger King, starbucks, muji, and some more
  • Jon L.
    Jon LiApril 16, 2014
    For the subway... Walk to the far end of the airport and board free shuttle bus M416
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁March 13, 2015
    One of the congested airport in Southern China & yet so near to Hong Kong
  • EdwinTJB 陈.
    EdwinTJB 陈如文May 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    First experience at T3 not too bad. Only hope the authorities re-connect the MRT to the airport. For smokers, this is a non smoking airport.
  • Felix T.
    Felix TengFebruary 4, 2015
    This airport is not a traveller friendly one. Its new, but focuses on squeezing more shops and terrible restaurants. Not convenient in transportation, not efficient check-in processes
  • Derrick L.
    Derrick LeowMay 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    There is NO SMOKING ROOM on airside. Delays are pretty often as well.
  • Chas P.
    Chas PopeNovember 2, 2014
    Thank you to the security guy who sneezed right over my tray as it came out of the x-ray.
  • ikach
    ikachMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    found this Airport more convenient than HK International, specially with the metro connected, *flight cost are cheaper due to difference in taxes
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  • Hugo L.
    Hugo LealAugust 7, 2014
    The new terminal 3 is the nicest I've ever been!
  • Chris
    ChrisSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The free wifi is very convenient and there are power points EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MillerJanuary 16, 2011
    View from Blue Bird Restaurant. Comfortable and good for people watching.
  • Tiger
    TigerAugust 13, 2013
    If air travel was a circus this airport would be the car that has the never ending batch of clowns that keep coming out.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LeeMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Duty free Shop, Can't use Master-Card, only VISA and Uni-something.
  • Andy B.
    Andy BlahnikFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Really busy security at 8 AM. So be ready to wait.
  • Erica C.
    Erica Cruz-GentozalaJanuary 26, 2012
    Better get a meal before you cross security check. Not much restos to choose from once you pass through.
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LuDecember 15, 2013
    Well the new airport opened last month. Really nice, not bad...
  • Robert
    RobertAugust 17, 2012
    Thanks Starbucks for the coffee and the WIFI! Ah! Flight delayed...one hour so far!
  • Kati
    KatiMarch 15, 2014
    Good communication. Different cafe. Chinese kitchen. There is a Starbucks
  • Felix T.
    Felix TengMarch 3, 2015
    The check-in counter clerks quality are very bad. They kept entering wrong data (my mileage acct), thus it could not go thru. But they still told me its done, just to get rid of me.
  • あかり 神.
    あかり 神岸June 23, 2014
    Take the shuttle bus M416 to get to the closest metro sta. Hourui. It shouldn't cost any money before July 1, 2014.
  • Dolores S.
    Dolores SemeraroFebruary 22, 2015
    Prepare yourself for a loooooong walk to the luggage belt at the domestic arrivals. If you are going to Hong Kong, direct bus at exit F only 130rmb to Jordan
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChongMay 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    This is the scene at the airport if u r leaving early therefore always check in ahead of time
  • Eudora Q.
    Eudora QiaoOctober 8, 2016
    Beautiful terminal building (^_^)
  • Ulas O.
    Ulas OzcanJanuary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Now operating at New Terminal... Officially the biggest Airport of the World. Prepare to WALK!!!:)
  • Abd Rahim S.
    Abd Rahim SaidMay 14, 2014
    Honey coffe & hazelnut latte very nice - Rahim
  • Doug Z.
    Doug ZiemkeAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    To or from the new terminal, bus M416 connects with the Hourui metro station.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SchmidtMay 5, 2013
    Welcome to the only airport in the World that doesn't have a big screen with departure information!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LiJune 30, 2011
    Nice to have wifi but $45 for a bowl of won ton noodle is insane!
  • Sara V.
    Sara VasquezApril 15, 2014
    All national flights delayed all the time so they try to accomodate you on earlier, equally delayed flights.
  • Ivan C.
    Ivan CostariolDecember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Design is actually italian, by Massimiliano Fuksas
  • Kassyn N.
    Kassyn NgNovember 14, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    No ATM machines after security check.. inconvenient for consumers who have no cash on them especially even when ApplyPay cannot be used when network is down.
  • Martín C.
    Martín ClaroJuly 27, 2013
    One of the worst airports I've been. Good Wi-Fi signal at Costa Coffee. Most flights delayed.
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TanJuly 15, 2013
    Their WiFi hotspot is as disfunctioning as the country!!!!!
  • Roland L.
    Roland LiFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Smoking Room just behind the toilet, hard to find.
  • Meshal A.
    Great shopping and food options
  •  D' Luffy
     D' LuffyJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Some guys roaming around inside the check-in area, offering/selling knock-off watches..
  • John R.
    John RedfernJune 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't expect to leave on time. >50% of the time have delays of 1 to 3 hours after you've boarded the plane. You know you're in trouble when they start serving lunch while still parked at the gate.
  • Alexandra O.
    Alexandra OstroukhApril 20, 2014
    Поменялись паспортами и спокойно зарегистрировались на рейс, что ещё раз доказывает, что для китайцев мы "все на одно лицо"))))))))
  • Amy L.
    Amy LeeFebruary 3, 2014
    新机场可能因为启用时间不长很多细节不到位,登机口休息区附近连垃圾桶都没有,航班动态显示牌也很少,广播很不清晰,行人传送带也很少,办票大厅座位少而且不舒服如果航班延误或者去太早办不了票会很难过。优点是wifi不需密码,这在国内出发很少有。
  • Aleksey K.
    Aleksey KarpovMarch 4, 2016
    Использовали этот красивый аэропорт чтобы добраться до Гонконга. 20 юаней билет на автобус номер 330 довезёт до границы. Время в пути 50 минут. Пишите мне в wechat: karpov_a
  • njhuar
    njhuarDecember 19, 2016
    地铁#11直达航站楼,不过地铁#11 晚上23:10 停运。 我要说的是“机场东”,地铁#1(运营至0:00 )底站可达,不过机场东到机场可没地图上那么近(地图显示步行18分钟)!打车大约需要30元,我找了辆ofo 骑过去大约需要40分钟!
  • D.enes 杜恩✈️✈️✈️🗺 Fly✈️
    Çin'de gördüğüm en iyi havalimanı, shanghai guangzhou havalimanlarından kat ve kat iyi
  • Victor M.
    Victor MaltsevSeptember 18, 2013
    Отличный аэропорт и транспортный узел. Можно также уехать на автобусе по многим направлениям.
  • Ana L.
    Ana Lorenzo MartinezOctober 1, 2013
    Excelente que tenga wifi gratis pero la ausencia de asientos es vergonzoso.
  • Cesar Augusto
    Realmente impressionante a infraestrutura
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