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Lanzhou has a fairy convenient transportation system. Lanzhou ZhongchuanAirport is 80 kilometers away from the downtown area and it offers almost 40 air routes linking Lanzhou with Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Urumqi, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang. Lanzhou Railway Station is on the foot of Gaolan Mountain and it is the transport center of Gansu, Qinghai and Ningxia. You may overnight train fromLanzhou to Jiayuguan and Dunhuang. After the Qinghai Tibet railway was opened, they operate trains from Lanzhou to Lhasa. Besides, there are also several national highways as well provincial public roads meeting in Lanzhou.

Getting to Lanzhou by Air

Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport, 74.5km away north of the city proper, is one of the largest airports in Northwest China. Currently, Zhongchuan Airport links Lanzhou with about 30 cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu etc. What’s more, the airport opens regular charter flights to Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Getting to Lanzhou by Train

Lanzhou Railway Station is located on the foot of Gaolan Mountain, south to the city center. Lanzhou Railway Station is the largest railway hinge in the northwestern regions. Long-Hai Railway, Lan-Xin Railway, Lan-Qing Railway and Bao-Lan Railway, four important railways in Gansu Province, Qinghai Province and Ningxia Province, converge in this place.

Getting around Lanzhou by City Bus

There is a well-developed public transit system in Lanzhou. The major sight seeing places in Chengguan District, Qilihe District and Xigu District are all accessible by bus. There are two types of buses in Lanzhou: the big bus and the mini bus. As to the big buses, the prices range from 0.5 yuan to 2.5 yuan depending on the number of stops.

Getting around Lanzhou by Taxi

During the past few years, the taxi industry in Lanzhou has developed quickly. So far, over 6,000 taxis are in service. The starting fare of Lanzhou taxis is 7 yuan for the first three kilometers and then 1.4 yuan per kilometer thereafter. If you take a taxi at night, the fare will be 1.6 yuan per kilometer.


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:34