Lanzhou Airport, Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport

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Lanzhou Airport’s official name is Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport. Lanzhou airport is about 70km north of the city of Lanzhou, the second furthermost airport from the downtown, just after Lhasa airport.

Lanzhou airport is located in a plain of a valley on the loess plateau and on the fringe of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a major airport in the northwest China.

 

Lanzhou airport is located in a plain of a valley on the loess plateau

 
Lanhzou airport is well connected with the major cities in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xian, Urumqi, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xiamen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Fuzhou as well as the flights within Gansu Province to Jiayuguan and Dunhuang.

It has also tourism charter flights to Hong Kong and international cities in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.

The main terminal is a two-storey building with the arrival hall on the first floor and departure hall on the second floor.

Arrival Hall on the first floor

When you arrive at the airport, you first go to the luggage claim area to get your luggage.

When you arrive at the airport, you first go to the luggage claim area to get your luggage

If you have reserved your airport transfer, your driver or escort will hold a sign in your name waiting outside the exit.

If you have reserved your airport transfer, your driver or escort will hold a sign in your name waiting outside the exit.

If you are going to take a taxi to your hotel in the city of Lanzhou, you just walk through the waiting hall and see the sign of Taxi Stand and line up for taking your cab. Airport – Downtown taxi fare around RMB 150.  Lanzhou Taxi

Take a taxi to your hotel in the city of Laznhou

If you prefer to take a shuttle bus from airport to the CAAC  Office (just opposite to Jinjiang Sun Hotel) in the downtown of Lanzhou, you first buy your bus ticket in the waiting hall by the middle gate. RMB 30 for one shuttle bus ride going every half hour.

The shuttle bus ride takes about 50 minutes.  Your bus is just outside the waiting hall.  If you cannot see your shuttle bus, you have to wait for a while since the bus operates very half hour.

RMB 30 for one shuttle bus ride going every half hour

Departure Hall on the second floor
So you are leaving from Lanzhou and going to Lanzhou airport. To reach the distant Lanzhou Airport from the downtown Lanzhou, you have three ways – taxi, shuttle and private transfer.

Taxi fare is around RMB150. If you like to take a shuttle bus to Lanzhou airport, you go to the CAAC ticket office (just opposite Jinjiang Sun Hotel). RMB 30 for one shuttle bus ride. The shuttle bus takes about 50 minutes.

 

RMB 30 for one shuttle bus ride.

 

 
 
Inside the airport shuttle bus

Inside the airport shuttle bus

The shuttle bus passes through the bridge over the Yellow River.

The shuttle bus passes through the bridge over the Yellow River.

On the way to the Lanzhou airport.
 

On the way to the Lanzhou airport.

The departure hall is on the second floor. Gate 5 for domestic flights and Gate 4 for international flights.
Inside the departure hall. There are stores and restaurants on the departure hall.
 

Inside the departure hall

The large square in front of the two-storey main terminal is the parking place for private vehicles.
 

The large square in front of the two-storey main terminal is the parking place for private vehicles.

Further Readings


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3 Responses to “Lanzhou Airport, Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport”

  1. Robert says:

    Do you know what time the last shuttle bus leaves the airport to take passengers into the city?
    I am on flight MU2418 from Beijing to Lanzhou which arrives in Lanzhou at 0050 on Sept 8th. If no bus is available what other transportation do you have to take me into the city? Thank you.

  2. admin says:

    Hello Robert,

    As far as I know, Lanzhou airport shuttle bus business hours is from 05:30 to 19:00 and one shuttle bus per hour. If you may wait for the first bus or take a taxi to the city center.

  3. graeme heyes says:

    Can you please advise the web address for the Tibet shop at Lanzhou airport.

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