Dunhuang Transportation -- Getting Around
|Taxis in Dunhuang|
Bus No.1: Guopinchang - Dunhuang Bus Station - Dunhuang Hotel - Nongmao Shichang - Huasheng Shangchang - Panxuan Road North - Sun Hotel - Muqichang - Xibei Hotel - Petrol Station - Suliaochang - Zhangxian Road - Wushuichang - Leijiadun Yidui - Leijiadun Zhuanchang - Leijiadun Sidui - Qinzhou Yidui - Lujiabao Village
Bus No.2: Dunhuang Hospital - Civil Aviation Administration - Shazhou Market - Huasheng Shangchang - Dunhuang Hotel - Forestry Bureau - Qiaotou West - Mianfenchang - Suzhou Nongmao Shichang - Dunhuang Park - Zhongpu Xiulichang - Dongsheng Shichang - Yuqiao Petrol Station - Shaojiaqiao
Bus No.3: Muqichang - Shuidian Gongsi - Shazhou Park - Forestry Bureau - Dunhuang Hotel - Huasheng Shangchang - Panxuan Road South - Dunhuang Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Hospital - Bureau of Municipal Construction - Dunhuang Bus Station - Jinye Hotel - Laowu Shichang - Yangjiaqiao Erdui - Jinglaoyuan - Gongqingyuan - Shiboyuan - Leiyin Temple - Echoing-Sand Mountain (Crescent Lake)
1.The public bus to Mogao Caves departs at the gate of Dunhuang Holiday Inn, costing CNY 8 per person and spending around 40 minutes. The last bus from Mogao Caves back to downtown is at 17:30.
2. City-bus services are not very punctual so it may be necessary for you to take other transport methods if your travel schedule is tight.
|Flag-down Rate||CNY 5 for the first 2 kilometers (1.2 miles)|
|Unit Fare||1. CNY1.8/km per extra kilometer in the daytime |
2. CNY2/km from 23:00 to 07:00 the next day
|Empty-run Fee||CNY2.7/km for the extra distance beyond 6 kilometers (3.7 miles)|
Many tourists hire a taxi or minibus from the downtown to tour the surrounding attractions. The price is usually negotiable and reasonable. Here are the fees for your reference:
To Mengke Glacier: CNY 800 - 1,000
To Yulin Grottoes & East Thousand Buddha Caves: CNY 200
Dunhuang West Line (Dunhuang Ancient City - West Thousand Buddha Caves - Yangguan - Yumenguan - Yardang National Geopark): CNY 350 - 450
Dunhuang East Line (Crescent Lake - Echoing-Sand Mountain - Mogao Caves - Sanwei Mountain ): CNY 150
To Mingsha mountain: The common way is to take taxi directly with around CNY20.
Mogao Grottoes: You can take bus from Xiyu Rd Mingshan Rd with CNY8.
Dunhuang Museum: You can take bus No.3 to it or take taxi with around CNY10 if you are in the downtown.
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Have a nice journey!