Xining Transport

Xining, as the “Gateway of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau”, always has relatively convenient transportation. Recently, the city has basically formed transportation network of air, railway and highway. Xining’s airport, railway station and bus stations are all in the area under administration. It is a necessary transport route and hub inside and outside the Qinghai Province.
 

External Transport

Air
Distance from Xining Airport to the downtown is 29 km, and airport shuttle bus’s fare is 8 Yuan. If you take taxi, the price will be about 50 Yuan.
 
For domestic flights, there are daily flights from Xining to Beijing and Xian. But flights to Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dunhuang, Golmud, Guangzhou, Kunming, Lhasa, Shenzhen, and Urumqi do not fly every day. You should consult the desk in advance.
 
Air ticket Office:
Add: No. 34 Bayi West Road.
Working Hours: 8:30 am - 12:00, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., of course, almost all travel agencies and hotels can book the ticket.
 
Railway
Xining Railway Station is located at Qilian Road. Xining is the intersection of Lanzhou-Qinghai Railway and Qinghai-Tibet railway. The railway transportation network can lead everywhere. There are direct trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Qingdao, Golmud and other cities. In the province, there are breach railways to Datong, Qaidam, Chaka, etc.  
 
Highway
There are internal and external transport in Qinghai links provinces: Tibet, Xinjiang, Sichuan, etc.. There are long-distance buses to cities and counties inner and outer Qinghai Province. Xining Long-Distance Bus Station is located at the north end of Jiangguo Road, 600 m away from the railway station.
 
The buses mainly runs to the cities in Gansu, and also buses to Golmud and Chaka. There are also suburb lines to Huangzhong Taer Lamasery, Laoye Mountain and other destination.
 

Inner Transport

Bus
The inner transportation in Xinning is quite convenient. There are lots of bus lines connecting downtown and suburb.
 
Taxi
The starting price is 5 Yuan, if you bargain with driver, the price maybe lower than 5 Yuan.
 
Charted Car
If you plan to charter car to explore Xining, you can connect with local travel agencies and chart car with the travel agency. The drivers mostly have the experiences of driving at field. You should know the condition of the car, and pay attention to the clause before signing the contract.