Xining Caojiabao International Airport is located in Gaozhai Township, Huzhu County, Qinghai Province, with an elevation of 2,178 meters. It is around 30 kilometers from the city center of Xining.


Check-in counters

Domestic: Counter 1-27, Terminal 2

International: Counter 1-10, Terminal 1

Check-in time

Check-in closes 30 minutes before flight departure



You may take an airport bus at the passenger station on Bayi Road, Chengdong District, Xining City, with a fare of RMB 21.


From downtown Xining, you may also drive for about 30 kilometers to the airport through an expressway.

Airport facilities

Terminal 2: The domestic departure hall is on Level 2, offering services and facilities such as self-service check-in, check-in, baggage check-in, baggage deposit, ticket sales, security check, boarding gates, domestic first/ business class lounges, restaurants, and rest areas. The arrival hall is on Level 1, where passengers may claim baggage and purchase bus tickets to travel to the city center. An underground parking lot is located on Level B1, which can be directly accessed from the arrival hall. To pick up passengers on domestic flights, please go to the arrival hall on Level 1, T2. An airport-downtown bus ticket office, taxi stand, catering & recreational zone, and rest area are set here.

Terminal 1: The international departure hall is located in the south, for check-in and baggage check-in. The international arrival hall is on the north side, for baggage claim, baggage inquiries, etc.     

Charges for airport parking

Location of parking lot

The parking lot is located south of Xining Airport Terminal 2, with about 1,050 parking spaces (including accessibility parking spaces; 300 underground and 850 on the first floor) for cars, minibuses, and large vehicles. The parking lot is mainly open to public vehicles for temporary and overnight parking.

Vehicle type

Parking lot type


Within 15 minutes

Within 1 hour

Additional charges for more than 1 hour 

22:00 - 6:00 on the next day

24 hours maximum

Small vehicles

Underground parking lot


8 yuan

3 yuan per hour

8 yuan per hour

50 yuan

Outdoor parking lot


6 yuan

2 yuan per hour

6 yuan per hour

Medium-sized vehicles

Large vehicles

10 yuan

5 yuan per hour

10 yuan per hour

100 yuan


1. Large vehicles: Vehicles with more than 19 seats.

2. The above charges took effect from May 1, 2014.

3. Supervision Tel.: 0971-8188241