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Jiayuguan Airport

Location: Jichang Road, Jiayuguan City (嘉峪关市机场路)

Jiayuguan Airport (嘉峪关机场), built in 1953, is about 14km to the northeast of Jiayuguan city. It is a small civil & military airport, but it has all the necessary facilities. At present, Jiayuguan Airport only operates regular nonstop flights to Xian, Lanzhou throughout the year, and seasonal flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, etc. No international flights are available yet. As there are not many flights and the flight schedule is not fixed, people may need to check more specific flight information according to the date of your travel plan.

Jiayuguan Airport Jiayuguan Airport

Jiayuguan Airport Transportation

There is no airport shuttle bus running between the airport and jiayuguan downtown area. From downtown area, you can take buses to Jiayuguan Fortress Scenic Area. You can always take a taxi to get to the airport, railway stations, Jiayuguan downtown and other attractions like the First Strategic Post, Xuanbi Great Wall and Wei-Jin Tombs, all of which can be reached by car from downtown in about an hour.

Jiayuguan Airport Jiayuguan Airport Location Map

Jiayuguan Airport to Main Attractions and Stations:

To Distance Driving Time

Jiayuguan Downtown

14km 25min

Jiayuguan Pass/Fortress

19km 30min
The First Strategic Post 25km 40min
Xuanbi Great Wall 28km 40min
Jiayuguan Railway Station 17km 30min
Jiayuguan South Railway Station 20km 35min

Flights to Jiayuguan

Jiayuguan Airport now only operates some domestic airlines to Xian and Lanzhou and some seasonal flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, etc. If there is no direct flight to Jiayuguan, you can take a flight to Xian/Lanzhou and get on a train to Jiayuguan.

Jiayuguan Airport Jiayuguan Airport Flight Route Map

Major Domestic Flights to Jiayuguan:

Route Type Duration Frequency Distance (KM)

Beijing - Jiayuguan

Stopover About 5h 1 flight About 2000

Chengdu - Jiayuguan

Connecting About 5h 6 flights About 1800
Lanzhou - Jiayuguan Nonstop About 2h 6 flights About 700
Shanghai - Jiayuguan Stopover About 6h 1 flight About 2700
Xian - Jiayuguan Nonstop About 2.5h 2 flights About 1300

Note: The schedule is for reference only and shall subject to any adjustments of the flights.

How to Plan Your Jiayuguan Tour

Usually, one or two days are enough to cover most of the highlights in Jiayuguan, which include the unmissable Jiayuguan Pass Scenic Area, the Xuanbi Great Wall, the First Beacon Tower Relic of the Great Wall(the first strategic post), and the Wei-Jin Tombs. All of these attractions are reachable by car from Jiayuguan Downtown within half an hour.

From Jiayuguan, you can extend your trip to Dunhuang, Zhangye, and Lanzhou (Capital city of Gansu Province), and even to Turpan, Urumqi of Xinjiang.

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