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Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport


Zhongchuan Airport is one of the major airports in the northwest of China at the fringe of the Qing-Tibet Plateau. Most continental flights from Europe to Hong Kong have to fly over this airport due to Lanzhou's unique geographical location. At present, it has more than 40 national air routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc. It has also introduced flights to international cities in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. 


Distance to city center: 70 km


Transportation to city center:


Airport bus

Passengers can take an airport shuttle bus. The operating hours is from 05:30 to 19:00, which is from the first flight to the last flight arrival. It will stop at Eastern Hotel and Jinjiang Sunshine Hotel with 1 hour duration and 30 Yuan bus fare.



It costs about CNY120~140 from Zhongchuan Airport to downtown area. The taxi fare is about CNY150~170 from Zhongchuan Airport to Lanzhou Railway Station.


Bullet trains

Bullet intercity trains are available at Lanzhou Railway Station and the West Railway Station. It takes 40-50min to reach the airport.



Railway Stations


As a transportation hub, it connects western and central China. With three train stations, it is the termination of the Longhai Railway, an important east-west rail route in China. Bullet trains to Urumqi also originate from this city.


Lanzhou Railway Station


It is one of the large traffic railway stations in China. Lanzhou Railway Station is subordinate to Lanzhou Railway Bureau, set up by seven departments: Office, Labor and Personnel Division, Plans and Finance Section, Security Branch and so on.

Location: Railway Station East Road, Chengguan District


Lanzhou West Railway Station


Lanzhou West Railway Station has been put into use on December 26th, 2014 as the largest terminus along the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway. It is also the largest terminus along the Baoji-Lanzhou High Speed Railway which is scheduled to be put into service in 2017. There are 3 floors inside the terminal building, two above ground and one underground.

Location: Xijin West Road of Qilihe District

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