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Gannan Xiahe Airport

Gānnán Xiàhé Airport (甘南夏河机场; Gānnán Xiàhé Jīchǎng), 65km south of Xiàhé, opened in late 2013 with flights to a number of cities, including Xī'ān (¥500), Běijīng (¥1330), Shànghǎi (¥1400) and Chéngdū (¥600). Book flights online in English at ctrip.com.

Transport Options

There is no airport bus, but OT Travels & Tours can arrange a private taxi to the airport for ¥400. The journey takes an hour.

Bus

The following bus services depart from Xiàhé:

Hézuò ¥25, 1½ hours, every 30 minutes (6.10am to 5.20pm)

Lángmùsì ¥84, 3½ hours, one daily (7.40am)

Lánzhōu ¥76, 3½ hours, five daily (6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am, 12.50pm and 2.30 pm)

Línxià ¥31, two hours, every 30 minutes (7am to 5pm)

Tóngrén ¥41, Three hours, one daily (7.30am)

Xīníng ¥78, six hours, one daily (6.10am)

If you can’t get a direct ticket to/from Lánzhōu, take a bus to Línxià or Hézuò and change there. If heading to Xīníng, note that buses run there every 40 minutes from Tóngrén.