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Travel from Dunhuang to Turpan

travel from Dunhuang to Turpan

Turpan is a city in Xinjiang and Dunhuang is a city in northwest of Gansu Province. The distance between them is about 800 kilometers. They are both on the Silk Roadand the major places included in a Silk Road Tour. This article is going to tell the trips about hotel to travel to Turpan from Dunhuang.

By Train (recommended)

Both Turpan and Dunhuang have train stations. But to be noticed that Dunhuang has two railway stations. One is called Liuyuan Railway Station and the other is called Dunhuang Railway Station.

Liuyuan Railway Station is located in the northwest of Dunhuang City. It is about 130 kilometers away from Dunhuang downtown, so it need about 1.5-2 hours drive to get there from Dunhuang downtown. There are trains from Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Urumqi and other cities passing by this station. Tourists can choose one according to your schedule. The ordinary train trip will take about 7 hours. Therefore, we often suggest our clients take the overnight train.

Nowadays, there are three high speed trains (D-train) passing by Liuyuan Station. Therefore, tourists can choose to take high speed train from Liuyuan to Turpan. The high speed trains are respectively D2703 (1454/1852), D2707(1611/2005) and D2711(1719/2113). It takes about 4 hours on the train. It makes the train trip more comfortable. Since all the high speed trains

And there are buses to transfer passengers between this station and Dunhuang downtown both in the day and at night. Taxi is available too.

Dunhuang Railway Station is located 10 kilometers away east of Dunhuang downtown. It can be reached by Bus No.3 from the downtown. But there are seldom trains from this station to Turpan.

By Bus

There is only one direct bus from Dunhuang Bus Station to Turpan Bus Station every day. It departs at 8:00 am.

Alternatively, you can go to Hami City from Dunhuang by bus first, then transfer to Turpan from there. There are two buses from Dunhuang to Hami. One departs at 8:00 a.m. and the other 2:00 p.m., but you'd better check the schedule of the bus by yourself when you buy ticket.