Dunhuang Mogao International Airport

Airport Code: DNH

 Location: Situated east of downtown, Dunhuang Mogao International Airport is about 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the downtown area, and around 15 kilometers (9 miles) to Mogao Caves.
 Two Terminal Buildings: T2 for International Flights; T3 for Domestic Flights
 Popular Flights: At present, Dunhuang airport operates domestic and international air routes, to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, Siem Reap... 

Airline Companies

Domestic: Air China (CA), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Hainan Airlines (HU), Tianjin Airline (GS), China Express Air (G5), Sichuan Airlines (3U)

International: Lanmei Airlines (LQ)


Air Routes

Domestic Destinations: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Nanjing, Lanzhou, Huatugou, Chengdu, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xining, Changsha, Qingyang, Urumqi

International Destination: Siem Reap

Dunhuang Airport
Dunhuang Airport
Taxi Stand in Dunhuang Airport
Taxi Stand at the Airport

How to Travel between Dunhuang Mogao Airport and Downtown

 Dunhuang Airport Shuttle Bus

From Dunhuang Mogao Airport From Aiqinhai Boutique Hotel
The bus schedule is in accordance with the flight arrivals.  10:30, 11:30, 14:00
Route: Airport – Dunhuang Bus Station – Dunhuang Hotel- Dunhe Hotel – Jianianhua Boutique Hotel – Aiqinhai Boutique Hotel
Duration: 20 minutes
CNY 10 / person CNY 5 / person

Official taxi stands can be found outside of the Dunhuang Airport. It is regulated that taxi drivers should charge by meter, so you can ask to use the taximeter. It costs CNY5 for the first 3 kilometers (2 miles) and CNY1.8 for extra kilometer (0.6 mile).
Reference Taxi Fare:
Destination Fare Time
Dunhuang Railway Station CNY 5 5 - 10 minutes
Dunhuang Bus Station CNY 20 - 30 15 - 20 minutes
Crescent Lake CNY 25 - 35 25 - 30 minutes
Dunhuang Museum CNY 30 - 35 20 - 25 minutes
Mogao Caves CNY 10 - 15 10 - 15 minutes
White Horse Pagoda CNY 25 - 30 25 - 30 minutes

Facilities & Services of Dunhuang Airport

 Luggage Cart: They are successively located in the Departure and Arrival Hall. Passengers can use them for free.

 Water Fountain: There are three kinds of water fountain offered in the terminal building: common pure water with disposable paper cups, automatic watering machines offering cold and hot water and automatic electronic heater.

 Nursing Room: It is equipped with baby dressing table, sink, chairs and some simple toys. Mothers can nurse and change babies here. 

 Obstacle-free Facilities: There are many obstacle-free facilities in the terminal for the convenience of handicapped passengers, i.e. low counters and phones, obstacle-free washing rooms, water fountains and passage, special chairs and parking lot. Additionally, there are also blind roads, Braille, service bell and flashing lights for instruction inside the terminal building.
 Passengers can also found Post Office, Children's Playing Area and Changing Room in the terminal building.
- Last updated on Mar. 10, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Dunhuang Mogao International Airport
Asked by mandy from AUSTRIA | Jul. 08, 2016 21:18Reply
Is there direct flight from Dunhuang to Urumqi?
I am planning to go to DH to Urumqi on 18/9, then to Turpan. Is the best way for travel as a round trip?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from FRANCE | Jul. 09, 2016 01:46

Well, there is no direct flight between these two places on that day.
Thus you can take a train to Jiayuguan first. Then transfer to the train to Urumqi.
About the trip from Urumqi to Turpan, you can take the bullet train from Urumqi South Railway Station and get to Turpan North Railway Station directly. The duration is about an hour. The ticket fare of second class seat is CNY49 and first class seat is CNY58.5.
Asked by Corr from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 01, 2015 01:11Reply
we arrive in the airport at 9 o'clock, is it possible to sleep in Dunhuang airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Miller from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 01, 2015 02:42

Well, there is no free hotel inside the airport. But you can just stay at the public area and wait your flight.
Asked by Mr.Jerry Zhu from USA | Mar. 22, 2011 12:52Reply
I plan to fly from Beijing to Dunhuang on May 12, and spend two days in, and then fly to Shanghai on May 14. Are there directly flights runs between all three cities? If so, how can I get the necessary information about the schedule and airfare, etc.? Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Frank | Mar. 22, 2011 20:26

Yes, there is direct flight from Beijing to DH and then from DH to Shanghai. For the schedule and airfare, you can check this website: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-flights/ .
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