How to get to & around Lanzhou

Lanzhou is one of the transfer hubs in Northwestern China. It is very convenient to get to Lanzhou by air, by train or by road. So are there are a airport, a train station and several bus stations.

How to get to/off Lanzhou

By Air

Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport

Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport is the only airport in Lanzhou which is approximately 70km away nearly an-hour driving from Lanzhou city. So far, there are more than 60 air lines connecting Lanzhou with major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, etc.

Elevation: 1,947m

Address: Zhongchuan Town, Yongdeng County, Lanzhou

Tel: 0931-8168464

Transfer to Lanzhou City

Shuttle Bus

There are shuttle bus running between airport and downtown. They usually departure every half-hour and take about one hour to Lanzhou city. The rate is 30 RMB.


Most taxicabs are metered, but you are suggested to negotiate with the driver to reach a cheaper price instead of paying by metes. Usually it cost 180~200 RMB for the transfer.

Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport

Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport

By Train

Lanzhou Train Station

Lanzhou Train Station connects Lanzhou with the major travel cities in Gansu, such as Jiayuguan (3 bullet trains at 12:24, 13:32, 15:03, for 4.5-5 hours), Dunhuang (3 trains during 09:12~20:07, for 11.5-14.5 hours), and Zhangye (3 bullet trains at 13:46, 14:47 and 16:17, for 3-3.5 hours). If you want to get to Lanzhou from other inland cities, you can take a high speed train in Xining ( 3 bullet trains at 15:37, 16:38 and 18:17, for 1.5 hours), take a normal train in Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Shanghai, Xining, Chongqing, Lhasa, Hohhot, Taiyuan, Yinchuan, Urumqi, Qingdao, Jinan, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, etc.

Address:  Huochezhan Dong Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Gansu

Tel: 0931-6218378

Take Public Bus to Popular Attractions:

A. Train Station - Gansu Provincial Museum: Take No. 1 or 137 Bus, take off at Qi Li He Station

B. Train Station - Lanzhou Expression: Take No.137, then transfer No.25 at Yongchanglu North, then take off at Yellow River Station.

Lanzhou West Trains Station

Lanzhou West Station mainly serves as the high speed trains station in this city and the final train station of many high speed rails connecting to Lanzhou. Taking a high speed train, you could get to Lanzhou from Beijing (G429 at 10:45, about 9.5 hours), Shanghai (G1970 at 06:09, about 10.5 hours), Xian (34 trains during 07:42~20:45, about 2.5-3.5 hours), Xining (21 D trains during 07:50~22:30, about 1.5 hours), Jiayuguan (12 D trains during 08:30~19:10, about 4.5 hours), Urumqi (3 D trains during 09:21~11:37, about 11.5 hours), Hami (3 D trains during 12:58~15:07, for about 8 hours), Tianshui (40 trains during 08:22~22:31, for about 1.5 hours), Guangzhou (G96 at 08:55, for about 10.5 hours), Zhengzhou (11 G trains during 08:32~18:39, for about 4.5-6 hours), Luoyang (9 G trains during 09:20~19:20, for about 4.5-5 hours), Huashan (6 G trains during 11:29~16:26, for about 4 hours), Changsha (G864 at 09:05 & G96 at 11:20, for about 8-10.5 hours), Hangzhou (G1874 at 07:15, for about 11 hours), etc.

Address: Xijin West Road of Qilihe District, about 900 meters from the Gansu Provincial Museum

Take Public Vehicle to Popular Attractions:

You could take local bus No.31, 35, 58, 108 to get to Lanzhou downtown.

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Lanzhou Train Station

Lanzhou Train Station

Lanzhou West Train Station

Lanzhou West Train Station

How to get Around Lanzhou

Lanzhou has a fully connected highway system. There are 7 long distance bus passenger stations. The most important one is the Lanzhou Bus Station. If you want to travel to nearby places of Lanzhou or southern Gannan area, you can take bus from one of these bus stations. But if your destinations are cities along the Hexi Corridor, you are suggested to take train.

1. Lanzhou Bus Station

Route: Lanzhou - Xian, Yinchuan, Xining, Tianshui...

Address: No. 338, Huochezhan Dong Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou

Tel: 0931-8807114

Surrounding: Lanzhou Train Station

2. Lanzhou West Bus Station

Route: Lanzhou - Yongdeng, Xining, Wuwei, Liujiaxia...

Address: No. 456, Xijing Dong Road, Lanzhou

Tel: 0931-2919537

3. Lanzhou South Bus Station

Route: Lanzhou - Linxia, Xiahe, Langmusi Monastery...

Address: Langongping, Lanzhou

Tel: 0931-2914066

Surrounding: Lanzhou University of Technology

Lanzhou Bus

Lanzhou Bus Station

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