Turpan Transportation

In order to offer our customers better convenience in their visiting in Turpan, here we provide some further information about Turpan transportation.

How to Get There

By Plane

Turpan Jiaohe Airport
It is located in the northwest suburb of turpan city, about 10 kilometers away from the urban area of Turpan. It stands between the city proper, Daheyan Town and Qiquanhu Town, about 180 miles away from downtown. It takes you about 20 minutes’ flight to reach Urumqi from the airport.

By Railway

There are a few railway stations in Turpan like Shanshan Railway Station, Shanshanbei Railway Station, Tuha Railway Station, Tuokexun Railway Station, Meiyaogou Railway Station, Qiquanhu Railway Station, Turpan Railway Station and Turpan North Railway Station. But the last three are the major ones.

Turpan Railway Station
As the starting station of Southern Xinjiang Railway, Turpan Railway Station is located at Daheyan Town, Gaochang District, Turpan city. It is 1,749 miles away from Lanzhou Railway Station, 163 miles away from Wuxi Railway Station and 1,446 Kashgar Railway Station. It offers trains to areas in Xinjiang like Urumqi, Hotan and Kashgar, and trains to other cities in China, such as Beijing, Jinan, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Xi’an, Zhenzhou, Nanjing, Chongqing, Kunming, etc.

Tulufanbei Railway Station
The railway station is located in northwest of Turpan city and it is 15 miles far from the downtown. It is in the south of Turpan Jiaohe Airport, and the distance between them is about 500 hundred meters. You could take trains to Kumul and Urumqi from here, and cities in other places out of Xinjiang, such as Lanzhou, Beijing, Xining, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Jinan, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc.

By Long-distance Bus

The main coach station of Turpan is Turpan Prefectural Passenger Transport Center and Jiaohexi Coach Station. Turpan Prefectural Passenger Transport Center is situated on No.545 Chunshu Road, and if you have questions about your ticket service, you could call at 0995-8522325. And Jiaohexi Coach Station is located on Lvzhoubei Road of Turpan city.

Urban Transport


There are major 8 bus lines in Turpan city, and the price is all 1 yuan for each person. Here is some information of detailed bus lines. Bus No.1, 6, and 102 pass by Sugong Tower. Bus No.5 passes by Grape Valley. Bus No.1, 101, and 102 pass by Karez Folk Garden.
Business Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. in summer and 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. in winter.


The price is 5 yuan each person in the city, but if you go to the places out of city, you need to ask the price first. It is about 300 to 400 yuan a day for chartered taxi.
Business Time: 24 hours.

Donkey Cart

If you prefer slow touring of the scenery on the way or go to somewhere close, you could choose the donkey cart.