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Guide To Duty-Free Shopping in The Top 5 China Airports

Duty-free shopping in ChinaHave you ever flown to a country or city and had no idea of how the airport would look like?

Do you hope that you can do some nice duty-free shopping in the airport?

We all hope for that and want to take advantage of duty-free zone during our flights.

Heading to China airports for duty-free shopping is no different!

Whether visiting Beijing with the family on a sightseeing holiday or Guangzhou to see suppliers, millions of travelers pass through airports in China every year in search of somewhere to do duty-free shopping. For those looking to buy a last minute present or something for themselves, below is a quick guide to the 5 best duty-free airports in China.

Save your time exploring the shops and places to eat and get prepared for your duty-free shopping in the top airports in China!


1.   Shanghai Pudong International Airport

shanghai duty-free shopping in ChinaShanghai is one of the fashion capitals of the world and that is certainly reflected in the choice of fashion brands in Shanghai Pudong International Airport. In fact, Shanghai has two airports. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is located in the west of the city, where passengers may also find a fantastic selection of duty-free shops. Passengers can see which of their favorites they can expect to find by using this map of the brands available in the duty-free at Pudong Airport.


Fashion Clothing:

  • Burberry, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Prada, Ralph Lauren, and Yves Saint Lauren.

Jewelry, Eyewear & Watches:

  • Longines, Omega, Piassat, Swatch, Shanghai Tang, Oakley, and Ray-Ban.


  • Davidoff, Estee Lauder, Lancome, L’Oreal, and Kiehl’s.


  • Caran d’Arche, Lego, and Travel Blue.


Places To Eat:

  • Starbucks (Domestic Departure Restricted Zone, Terminal 2) – In truth, the selection of places to eat and drink are less than one might expect from an airport the size and importance of Pudong Airport. Those looking for a coffee and a snack to power through a couple of hours of shopping, however, can head to Starbuck’s.
  • Ajisen Ramen (Domestic Departure Restricted Zone, Terminal 2) – The airport boasts a Burger King that is open 24 hours, but hungry shoppers who wish to avoid fast food can head on over to Ajisen Ramen for a selection of Japanese cuisine.


2.   Beijing Capital International Airport

A Guide To The Top 3 International Airports In ChinaNo list of China’s best duty free airports would be complete without mention of the airport in the nation’s capital. Beijing Capital International Airport have a range of shopping options and passengers can use the airport’s interactive map to find them.


Fashion Clothing:

  • Bally, Dunhill, Salvatore Ferragamo, Timberland, Calvin Klein Jeans, Ports International, Lacoste, Bvlgari, Burberry, Daks, and many, many more.

Jewelry, Eyewear & Watches:

  • Shanghai Tang, J. Estina, and Damiani.


  • Columbia


  • Breo


  • Relay, Tumi, Erdos, Samsonite, Mont Blanc,

 Beijing airport shops 1    Beijing airport shops 2


Places To Eat:

  • Crystal Jade (International Departures, Terminal 3) – Crystal Jade boasts a wide selection of not just Chinese dishes, but cuisine from all over Asia.
  • O’Leary’s (International Departures, Terminal 3) – Travelers who have been experiencing Western food cravings can take a break from shopping to stop in at O’Leary’s. This Irish-American restaurant has a menu full of your Western restaurant favorites and is open 24 hours.


3.   Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

HK International Airport Lobby

Whether to attend the Canton Fair or to visit local suppliers, millions of business travelers pass through Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. The airport has a number of shopping options for passengers looking for some last minute buys before heading home.

Fashion Clothing:

  • Emporio Armani, Gucci, Burberry

Jewelry, Eyewear & Watches:

  • Shanghai Tang, Omega, Swarovski


  • Kiehl’s


  • Samsonite, Aji Ichiban


Places To Eat:

  • Oak Tree – Guangzhou Baiyun Airport offers a Starbucks for those looking for a more familiar and reliable coffee taste, but passengers can also find the Oak Tree café, which serves a mixture of Western-style baked goods and some local concoctions.
  • Meng Zi Yuan – Passengers looking for a quick bite to eat after duty-free shopping and before their flight may wish to try this local franchise before going to McDonald’s or KFC. The popular franchise serves mainly quickly prepared noodle dishes.

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4.   Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Duty-free shopping airports in ChinaOutside of the traditional transport hubs of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, the busiest airport in China is Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, servicing almost 50 million passengers in 2017. The airport also boasts the best duty-free shopping out of all the airports in Western China.


Fashion Clothing:

  • Giorgio Armani, Bally, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, and Dunhill.

Jewelry, Eyewear & Watches:

  • Agatha, Swarovski, Folli Follie, and Shanghai Tang.


  • Kiehl’s, Estee Lauder, DKNY, Biotherm Homme, Kenzo, Lancome, and Cerruti 1881.


  • Tumi, Hudson’s Travel Book

Chengdu Airport Shop 2Chengdu Airport Shop 1

Places To Eat:

  • Pizza Hut – In the West, Pizza Hut is primarily known for specializing in pizzas. In China, however, the franchise has become much more of a general Western restaurant, with salads, pasta, and steaks available.
  • Kung Fu – As well as all the typical fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and KFC, Chengdu Airport also has the equivalent in Chinese cuisine. Kung Fu serves simple rich dishes with beef and pork for those in need of a quick meal during duty-free shopping.

 Chengdu airport duty-free shopsChengdu Airport Food 1

5.   Hong Kong International Airport

y HK airport chanel Arguably the best duty-free airport in all of China is Hong Kong International Airport. Passengers can find the world’s top fashion houses and jewelers spread over the two terminals of this airport that has been voted the world’s best eight times by Skytrax. To help you locate the shops featured below, readers can refer to this interactive map of Hong Kong International Airport.



Fashion Clothing:

  • Burberry, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dior, Coach, Dunhill, Emporio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Prada, Versace, and many, many more.

Jewelry, Eyewear & Watches:

  • Cartier, Chow Tai Fook, Longines, Omega, Piaget, Rolex, Swarovski, Tiffany & Co., and Tissot.


  • Beauty & You, Mannings


  • Bose, Sound & Vision, Leica, and Toto.


  • The Magic of Hong Kong Disneyland, Miniso, Muji To Go, Moleskine, and Relay.


Places To Eat:

  • Ho Hung Kee (Arrivals, Terminal 1) – Make sure to save some time between shopping and your flight to visit Ho Hung Kee. The restaurant’s sister branch in Causeway Bay was awarded one Michelin star and the Cantonese specialists offer signature dishes such as Wonton Noodles and Beef Chow Foon are highly recommended.
  • Popeye’s (Departures Level 7, Terminal 1) – Popeye’s is ideal for those looking for a quick bite to eat in-between shopping. Hong Kong Airport boasts the city’s only branch and the menu of New Orleans style fried chicken is head and shoulders above the usual fast food available.


Travel Tip:

If you are heading to your hotel from the airport after spending hours duty-free shopping, make sure to arrange an airport transport transfer to help you withyour bags and suitcases.


By arranging a private car, you can be met at the airport by an English speaking driver who can take you directly to wherever you need to be after the airport. The fleet of cars for booking allows you to choose to travel in style with a Mercedes S-Class or accommodate a large group with a mini-van.

Take advantage of current online discount for the airport transfer on your 1st service in one of the China’s duty-free airports and book your private car and driver now! Enjoy shopping!






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