Golmud Airport

At present, Golmud Airport has one terminal of 14,000 square meters (16,743 square yards) and a 4,800-meter-long (5249-yard-long) runway. Its passenger throughput has reached 0.18 million. Golmud airport is 2,842 meters (3107 yards) above sea level and is a typical plateau airport.

Golmud Airport Code: GOQ


It is located in No. 4, Chaidamu Road, northwest of Golmud City, Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) away from Golmud Center.


China Eastern Airlines (MU), Tibet Airlines (TV), Air China (CA), West Air (PN)

Golmud Airport Flights Schedule

Golmud Airport has opened direct flights to Xining, Xi’an, Zhengzhou and Lhasa.
To/ From Frequency (weekly) Travel Time
Xining 1 on each Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun;
2 on each Tues, Thurs, Sat.
Xi’an Daily 2H25M
Lhasa 1 on each Tues, Thurs, Sat 1H30M
Zhengzhou 1 on each Tues, Thurs, Sat 2H55M

How to Travel between Airport and Downtown Golmud

Airport Shuttle Bus

Airport – Golmud Railway Station
Airport – Downtown Downtown – Airport
Departure Time According to the flights schedule 10:00, 13:20, 15:40, 18:15, 21:00
Ticket Price CNY 20
Duration 40 minutes
Route Golmud Airport – Children's Park Bus Stop – People's Bank of China – Golmud Railway Station


If you go by taking a taxi, it will take 25 minutes and cost CNY 22.

How to Travel from Golmud Airport to Golmud Railway Station

 1: Take airport shuttle bus and arrive at Golmud Railway Station directly, which takes about 40 minutes and costs CNY 20.
 2: Taxi Taking a taxi to Golmud Railway Station takes 45 minutes and costs CNY 35.

Services and Facilities at Golmud Airport

Golmud airport offers convenient services and facilities, such as ticket-booking counter, information counter, catering, VIP rooms, broadcast and baggage enquiry and so on. Besides these are some special services and other facilities. Passenger can enjoy great convenience and have a comfortable travel.
 Special service: Passengers with electronic tickets and no checked baggage can use self-service check-in facilities at airports.

Golmud Travel Guide

Famous Attraction

  1: Qarhan Salt Lake
Qarhan Salt Lake is located in Qaidam Basin in the west of Qinghai Province with a total area of 5,856 square kilometers (2261 square miles). It is as famous as Chaka Salt Lake. All the green plants are difficult to grow in Qarhan Salt Lake, but it appears crystal salt flowers. Due to the difference in concentration, time and composition in the crystallization process, various types of salt flowers are formed such as pearls, corals, animals and pavilions, which decorate the salt lake into a fairyland. Every year, tens of thousands of tourists from home and abroad come to see the spectacle of Qarhan Salt Lake.
 2: Kunlun Mountain Geopark
Kunlun Mountain Geopark, located in Golmud City, covers an area of 1,403 square kilometers (541 square miles). It is composed of Nachitai Scenic Spot, Xidatan Scenic Spot and Yaochi Lake which are completely different in styles. Kunlun Mountain Geopark is a natural park that is very suitable for mountaineering exploration, sightseeing and vacation.
- Last updated on Jun. 28, 2022 -
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