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.
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 Location Map
Jiayuguan Airport to Main Attractions and Stations:
|The First Strategic Post||25km||40min|
|Xuanbi Great Wall||28km||40min|
|Jiayuguan Railway Station||17km||30min|
|Jiayuguan South Railway Station||20km||35min|
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 Flight Route Map
Major Domestic Flights to Jiayuguan:
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.
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.
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