Yùshù’s rebuilt long-distance bus terminal opened in September 2014 in combination with a new stretch of highway connecting it to Xīníng (¥191) and reducing travel time to just 10 to 13 hours.
There are buses to a number of destinations in Qīnghǎi and neighbouring provinces from Golmud’s main bus station, opposite the train station. Destinations include Dūnhuáng (¥115, 10 hours, 9am & 11am), Huātǔgōu …
Trains to Lhasa (hard sleeper ¥375, 14 hours) depart from Golmud Railway Station late in the evening or past midnight; you’ll need your Tibet permit to be in order to board. Trains also go to Xīníng (hard sleeper ¥2…
Buses to Tóngrén (¥35, four hours, every 30 minutes from 7.30am to 5pm) and Yòuníng Monastery (10.30am, ¥12, 70 minutes). Southeast of the centre.
Buses to Guìdé (¥26, two hours, every 20 minutes from 7.35am to 5.30pm) and Mǎduō (¥100, eight hours, 8am). Located 1.5km south of the city.
Buses to Pïngān (¥5, two hours, every five minutes) and terminal station for local buses. Located 200m west of Xīníng Railway Station.
Buses to Lèdū (¥21, one hour, every 15 minutes from 7am to 6.45pm). Located 2.5km northwest of the city.
Located 200m east of the Xīníng Railway Station. Most long-distance buses leave from here.
In Xīnzhài (新寨) village. Buses for Chéngdū (¥500) depart from here.