Available Trains to Lhasa: Z265, Z323, Z917, Z165, Z21. Their duration is about 21-22 hours. Ticket fare is CNY815 for a soft sleeper, CNY530 for a hard sleeper, and CNY224 for a hard seat.
The letters of ratification to Tibet, which is issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Autonomous Region, is required when foreigners buy tickets. Meanwhile, the letters of ratification to Tibet issued by the Tourism Administration or by the Business Department of Tibet Autonomous Region are also accepted. The later two are also applicable for Taiwanese compatriots.
See detailed Xining Train Schedule
Every day, before noon, long-distance buses spectacularly depart en rout to Dunhuang and Liujiaxia of Gansu Province, Suide and Xian of Shaanxi Province and Henan Province. As well as the afternoon, there are also buses to some parts of Gansu Province and Yinchuan of Ningxia Province.
Address: Western end of Jianguo Lu, separated from the Railway Station by Huangshui River.
|Bus stop and bus in Xining|
A number of bus routes in the city offer visitors convenient tourist arrangements. Generally speaking, they can be divided into two kinds; first is the common regular self-service busses that reach the downtown districts and some suburbs. Before boarding, you need to prepare some change for the fare. On the other hand, the buses from No.101 to No.109 are pint-size, mainly connecting the city center with suburbs and the new zone of the Southern District. Except No.80 and No.81, the fare is CNY1 for one person.
For the minibuses, the cost is CNY0.5 per person within six stops and CNY1 for more than six stops.
|Starting Fare||CNY8 for the first 3km (2mi)|
|Charge between 3-10km (2-6mi)||CNY1.6/km|
|Charge beyond 10km (6mi)||CNY2.4/km|
|Waiting Fee||17:00 – 20:00||CNY0.48/minute|
Line 1: Jinkai Road - Xicheng Street
Length: 18 miles (29 kilometers)
Opening Time: 2021
Route: Jinkai Road - Jinyuan Road - Mingxing Road - Jinqiao Road - Minhe Road - Bowen Road - Bayi Road - Chujiaying - Xining Railway Station - Qiyi Road - Huayuan Street - Dashizi - Central Square - Tongren Road - Xinning Square - Haihu Road - Wenhui Road - Tonghai Road - Sports Center - Huangshui Road - Taobei Village - No. 15 Road - Xicheng Street
Line 2: Bowen Road - Huayuantai Village
Length: 13 miles (21 kilometers)
Route: Bowen Road - Delingha Road - Ledu Road - South Street - Changjiang Road - Medical College of Qinghai University - Xinning Square - Qaidam Road - Menyuan Road - Tianjin Road - Jiangyuan Road - Weier Road - North Passenger Transport Station - Qinghai University - Qinghai Normal University - Huayuantai Village
Line 3: Ta'er Monastery - No. 21 Road
Length: 25 miles (41 kilometers)
Opening Time: 2023
Route: Ta'er Monastery - No.19 Street - Xujiazhai - Qingshui Road - Zongzhai 4th Road - Yuanding Road - Ruiyuan Road - Huasheng Road - Xunhua Road - Xingwang Road - Huangyuan Road - Zhuanchang Road - Liuyi Road - Changjiang Road - Changjiang Road - Central Square - Sanjiao Huayuan - Qilian Road - Chaoyang Community - Menyuan Road - Haihu Road North - Yanzhuang - Tonghai Road North - West Railway Station - Xigang - Yanxiaocun - No. 21 Road