Here comes good news for travelers who often find themselves commuting to and from Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport during the late hours — the Airport Express now operates around the clock, according to the city's transportation authority.
Starting from Saturday, Shenzhen Bus Group began to offer overnight service on eight Airport Express routes, providing seamless connections to the latest arriving flights at the airport. These routes cover Futian, Luohu, Nanshan, Bao'an, Longgang, Longhua, Guangming, and Pingshan districts. The fares remain the same as daytime.
Convenient and efficient ground transportation services are essential for a world-class international airport. The new service will enhance the travel experience of late-night arriving passengers and ensure reliable public transportation during nighttime travel, reflecting the warmth of Shenzhen, the spokesman of Shenzhen Bus Group has said.
After arriving at the airport late at night, travelers can follow the signage to reach the Airport Express ticket counter at Gate 17 of the Ground Transportation Center to purchase tickets.
Ms. Lan, who arrived in Shenzhen from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, early Saturday, noticed that there were still staff members from the Airport Express on duty although it was already 3:30 a.m.
"They told me they now offer overnight operations, making it convenient for late-night arrivals to reach their homes. This is great!" Lan, who resides in Guangming District, said.
Since the beginning of this year, the airport's passenger flow has recovered rapidly due to the travel market's recovery.
By the end of October, the passenger throughput at the airport had reached 43 million, with the maximum daily passenger volume exceeding 180,000 and more than 1,100 flights taking off and landing in a single day.
Shenzhen has introduced a series of innovative measures this year to provide passengers with more convenient services, including "Everyone Has a Seat" taxi waiting areas, air-conditioned waiting rooms for ride-hailing services, and the "Bay Area Commute" intercity carpooling program that caters to the travel needs of passengers going to surrounding cities such as Dongguan and Huizhou.
Furthermore, a new high-end business car service called "Pengdian Executive Car-hailing Fleet" has been launched. It provides various services, including intercity transportation, business car rentals, customized charters, and family car services, to meet the diverse and personalized travel needs of passengers.