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Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX) 三亚凤凰国际机场

Sanya Phoenix International Airport (三亚凤凰国际机场 IATA: SYX; ICAO: ZJSY), is the southernmost airport of China, about 14km away from the center of Sanya. It is China's domestic trunk airport. In 2017, it was the 20th busiest airport in China. Sanya Phoenix International Airport completed a reconstruction and expansion project on September 20, 2018. In 2019, Sanya Phoenix International Airport has two terminals, namely T1 (domestic China) and T2 (International, and Regional), with a total of 105,000 square meters; There is a runway with a length of 3,400 meters and a parking apron of 61,600 square meters; It can meet the annual passenger throughput of 20-25 million person-times. By April 2019, 104 domestic and foreign routes and 93 navigable cities had been opened in China. As you land at the airport, it is convenient to take a shuttle bus, public bus, or a taxi to travel to the downtown area.

Sanya Airport Wonderful View in Sanya ©ishare.ifeng.com / 航美传媒

Sanya Phoenix International Airport Flights

Sanya Phoenix International Airport runs both international flights and domestic flights. The international flights used be a lot and are currently not fixed during the epidemic.

Domestic Flights to/off Sanya International Airport

Sanya Airport can be reached by domestic flight from many domestic cities, including Beijing (4.5h), Shanghai (3.5h), Guangzhou (2h), Chongqing (2.5h), Xian (3h), Nanjing (3h), Kunming (2h), Wuhan (2.5h), etc. Besides, you can also take a train to Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, and depart from Haikou Meilan International Airport.

Major Sanya International Airport Flight Schedules:

Route Duration Flight Type Check Details
Beijing → Sanya 4.5h Nonstop Flight Beijing to Sanya Flight Schedule >
Shanghai → Sanya 3.5h Nonstop Flight Shanghai to Sanya Flight Schedule >
Xian → Sanya 3h Nonstop Flight Xian to Sanya Flight Schedule >
Guangzhou → Sanya 2h Nonstop Flight Guangzhou to Sanya Flight Schedule >
Kunming → Sanya 2h Nonstop Flight Kunming to Sanya Flight Schedule >
Chongqing → Sanya 2.5h Nonstop Flight Chongqing to Sanya Flight Schedule >

*The above flight schedules are listed for reference only and are subject to seasonal adjustment by the airline accompanies. You can contact us to get updated, detailed flight information.

International Flights to/off Sanya International Airport

In 2018, there are more than 10 operating airlines, with around 20 routes and over 410 flights, connecting about 20 airports in nearly 10 countries and regions including Russia, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc. Because of the epidemic situation since 2019, the flight schedule is not fixed. Please contact us to know the detailed info.

Sanya Phoenix International Airport Location & Transfer

Address: Fenghuang Road, Tianya District, Sanya Cit, Hainan Province海南省三亚市天涯区凤凰路

  • 11 kilometers (about 25 minutes’ drive) to Sanya Railway Station;
  • 10 kilometers (about 20 minutes’ drive) to Tianya Haijiao Scenic Area;
  • 27 kilometers (about 35 minutes’ drive) to Nanshan Temple;
  • 30 kilometers (about 45 minutes’ drive) to Yalong Bay;
  • 19 kilometers (about 50 minutes’ drive) to Luhuitou Park.

Sanya International Airport offers quick access to the high-speed rail, taxi, and airport shuttle bus.

Railway:The fastest way to reach the downtown area of Sanya is by taking a high-speed bullet train at Sanya Phoenix Railway Station (Fenghuangjichang Railway Station) which is right next to the north exit of Sanya Phoenix International Airport. The bullet trains serve from about 6 am to 7:30 pm, with a duration of only 7min.

Shuttle Bus: Currently, there are two shuttle buses connecting Sanya city with its airport. Shuttle Bus No. 1 is from Sanya Phoenix Airport to Dadonghai. The operation time of this line is from 8:00 to the last flight of the day every day. The guest leaves within 15 minutes after getting on the bus. After 0:00 every day, the departure frequency is 1 hour and 1 trip. The whole journey takes 50 minutes and the fare is 15 yuan. Besides, Shuttle Bus No. 3 is from Sanya Phoenix Airport to Yalong Bay. The operation time of this route is from 8:00 to the last flight every day. The guest leaves within 30 minutes after getting on the bus. After 0:00 every day, the departure frequency is 1 hour a trip. The whole journey takes about 60 minutes.

Taxi: Usually, the price is reasonable to call a taxi from the airport to the downtown and the taxi pick-up point.

Other Airports in Hainan

Haikou Meilan International Airport (海口美兰国际机场) is the airport serving Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, China. It is located 25 km southeast of the city center and is the busiest airport in Hainan. International Terminal opened in 2013. It operates flights to most major cities in China such as Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, Chongqing, etc. Also, international/ regional flights are available to Singapore, Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc.

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How to Plan a Sanya Tour

Best Time to Visit Sanya: October ~ Next May

Places to Visit: Various bays, Betelnut Valley, Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Park, Yanoda Rainforest Park

How to Get There: International flights from London, Singapore, Seoul, Jakarta, Moscow, Novosibirsk, etc., and domestic/regional flights from most major cities like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc.

Generally, a Sanya tour can be short or long, and many travelers choose to stay in Sanya for about 4~7 days. We suggest you visit at least one bay for a real "holiday", such as Yalong Bay, Sanya Bay, Dadonghai Bay or Haitang Bay where you can immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere by taking a sunbath, strolling on the soft beach, viewing the coastal scenery, etc. It is also available to spend several hours or more time experiencing some watersports, such as diving, surfing, yacht, fishing, etc. For travelers interested in the primitive nature of tropical forests, Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park or Yanoda Rainforest Park, which needs 0.5~1 day, is worthwhile. Besides, Nanshan Temple (0.5~1 day) with the world’s largest statue of Avalokitesvara - Nanhai Guanyin is also recommended if you have a Buddhist faith or want to appreciate a religious savory. For travelers needing an in-depth tour, Binglanggu is a nice option for local minorities exploration!

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Want to escape the crowds and explore Hainan? Don't miss Haikou - the capital city with lots of culture fun. A classic Haikou tour takes about 2 days. The top highlights include informative Hainan Museum, old buildings in Qilou Old Street, Volcanic Crater Park, etc. Besides, you can spend 1~2 days exploring the undeveloped bays and uninhabited islands, 1~2 days appreciating the peaceful town of Boao and its unique natural landscapes, 1~2 days involving in the sunny homeland of minorities in Lingshui, etc.

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Recommended Sanya Tours

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Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Park and Kwangyin Statue
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Peaceful Beach of Haitang Bay
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