Xining Airport is situated at Caojia Bao, 29 kilometers east of the city. Services from and to the major tourism city, like Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Xian and Chengdu, are available. There are also some flights to Chongqing, Dunhuang, Golmud, and Urumqi. For times, Xining is a significant stop for visitors to Tibet. Many first fly there and then proceed to Lhasa. Direct flights to Lhasa are available there.
There are public buses at the CAAC ticket office to the airport for around 16 yuan or vice visa. A ride there from the city center via taxi cost about 50 yuan.
- Airplanes: Xining Airport: 0917----8188222
- CAAC Office: 0971----8133333
There are direct trains running between Xining and Beijing, Shanghai, Zhenzhou, Golmud, Qingdao, Lanzhou and Yinchuan. Trains from Xining to Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province only takes 3 hours or so. The recently operated Qinghai-Tibet railway is a major fact for Xining's significant role for China's railway transportation. Tibet. Luxurious trains starting from Xining run along the highland track and take visitors to the mystical Tibet highland, which was only accessible by plane for centuries.
- Train ticket, railway station: 0971----7192222
- Xinign Railway Station: Qilian Road across the river
Xining East Long Distance Bus Station is the center of Qinghai's highway transportation, with hundreds of buses to all major cities and towns with the province or beyond. Bus to Golmud, Lhasa in Tibet, Dunhuang, Lanzhou are abundant. Buses to the Ta'er Monastery are also available but foreigner tourists are advised them for they are mainly used by the local population who are familiar with the standard condition.
- address: On east Jianguo Road, 600 meters south of the railway station.
- Tel: 0971----8149611