As a tourist center of Xinjiang, the transportation in Turpan is convenient. Visitors can get there by air, by train or by long-distance buses. As the city is not far from Urumqi, Urumqi Airport is good option. In addition, it is very convenient to get to the city by train and bus from Urumqi. It is the hub of southern and northern Xinjiang with several main rail and road intersections. Traveling in that area, you can get to the scenic spots easily. Except for Emin Minaret, all the other attractions are not longer than 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city center. And they are well-connected.
After arriving the Urumqi Airport, you can take bus No.51 (CNY1 per person) outside the airport to Nianzigou. Urumqi Bus Station is located there. There, you can find the long-distance coaches to Turpan Bus Station from 09:00 to 20:30 every day. It will take about 2 hours with a fare of CNY20. When leaving Turpan for Urumqi Airport, you'd better start 4 hours ahead of time considering the traffic factor.
Urumqi Airport Inquiring: 0991-3801453 / 3802695
Turpan Railway Station is located in Daheyan County, about 50 kilometers from the city center. Although it is a bit far from the city center, the traffic condition is good as the city buses and taxis are all available for you. It takes about CNY90-100 by taxi and CNY11 by bus. The buses leave for the city center every 30 minutes from 05:30 to 20:00 every day. The transport lines extend in all directions. In the railway station, there are frequent trains to and from other cities in Xinjiang Province, such as Urumqi, Hotan, Kashgar and Korla. Apart from that, there are trains to and from many big cities of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Jinan, Chongqing and Zhengzhou.
Inquiries phone number: 0995-8642233
North Railway Station, adjacent to Turpan Jiaohe Airport, is about 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the city center. Passengers can get here easily by city bus no.202. As a main station along the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway, both ordinary and bullet trains are operated here to/from many domestic cities including Xining, Lanzhou, Kumul (Hami) and Urumqi.
Additionally, there is a smaller railway station - Qiquanhu Railway Station near Turpan city. The trains with good facilities from and to Chengdu, Xi'an, Urumqi and Korla will stop at the station every day.
By Long-distance Bus
Turpan Bus Station is located on Old City Road. Bus No.1 will take you there.
Destination: neighboring cities in southern Xinjiang, including Urumqi, Hami, Korla and Tuyu Valley. The regular bus to Urumqi leaves the station every 25 minutes from 07:30 to 20:00 every day. And it will take two and half hours on road.
Lying outside the Turpan Railway Station, Daheyan Bus Station offers people the most convenient way to get to the city center from the railway station. The bus leaves for downtown every 30 minutes from 07:00 to 20:00 each day. Most of the buses in Daheyan Bus Station are long-distance ones with sleepers.
Destination: Tuokexun, Heshuo, Khotan, Aqsu and neighboring cities in Xinjiang.
Address: Center Road, Daheyan County
|Distance||Daytime||Night: 00:00 – 08:00 the next day|
|Within 3km (2mi)||CNY7||CNY7|
|Beyond 7km (4mi)||CNY2.1/km||CNY2.4/km|
|Waiting Fee: It costs CNY1.4 for every 3 minutes' waiting.|
|Visitors enjoy the mysterious scenery |
by donkey taxi
By Donkey Taxi
By Chartered Vehicle
Does the bus stop along the way in Korla?
How can that be arranged?
There is also a train available at 16:12. The travel time is about 26 hours, and the fare is CNY158 for the hard seat, CNY351 for the hard sleeper, CNY539 for the soft sleeper.
How long the bus to Hotan, and do you know the schedule ?
Only one direct bus leaves from Daheyan Bus Station to Hotan at 19:30 and it costs around CNY230. It takes around 20-22 hours. It passes the famous Dessert Highway, so you can get off there and have a special experience in the dessert.