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ARRIVING AT XINING



Notes: July is the tourist season of Xining, so please book your tickets in advance if you choose to travel by air or train. 



By Air


Taking flights is the most convenient way to get to Xining. Hainan Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and other airlines all have direct domestic flights to Xining 


Caojiabao Airport (XNN). If you take international flights, you may have to transfer from Beijing, Shanghai or other cities. Please reserve enough connection time for 


passing the customs if you have connecting flights.



There are limited flights from Xining to other domestic cities. Instead, you can take train for Lanzhou and then take flights from Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport 


(LHW) to your destination. 



By car


We highly recommend you drive to Xining, by which you can explore Xining and make the most of your festival experience with some don’t –miss sites, such as the 


majestic Qinghai Lake, the divine Taer Lamasery, and the Qinghai Lake Open-air Screenings. You can take Beijing-Kunming Expressway, Lanzhou-Haikou 


Expressway,Beijing-Lasa Expressway to Xining. Having arrived, you can take Qinghai Lake on Beijing-Lasa Expressway to sites like the Qinghai Lake. 



By train 


Xining Railway Station is located on Jianguo Road, Chengdong District. Around the railway station is Xining Long-Distance Bus Station. Xining was connected into the


 high -speed railway network in 2004 and now you can get direct train to Xining from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Lanzhou, Jinan, Taiyuan, etc.



Attend FIRST



After arrival, festival guests should go to the registration center (Sofitel Xining) to sign in and get their participating certificates. You can also go to Summer Beauty Hotel 


to check in if choose accommodation there.


From Airport to other Xining destinations


Xining Caojiabao Airport is about 28 kilometers from the downtown. You can choose the following ways to get to the downtown:



¥21 per passenger;




From Railway Station to other Xining Destinations


You can take Bus No. 47, 9 or 31 to Wenhui Lukou or Haihu Middle School (Haihu Zhongxue), then walk to Sofitel Xining; or you can take Bus No. 104, 31 or 9 to 


Modern Maternity Hospital in Xining (Xiandai Fuchan Yiyuan), then walk to Summer Beauty Hotel.



City Transportation



Bus


There are many routes in Xining, connecting the urban and nearby suburbs. The rate is ¥1 per ride. Buses from Xining Railway Station and Guanlizhan Bus Station 


(the intersection of Nanchuan East Rd and Nanshan Rd in the south of Xining downtown) both go straight to the Taer Lamasery.



Taxi


Xining Taxi Rates: ¥8/3 kms, ¥1.6/km, ¥1.9/km after 22:00. 



Shared Transportation



Online car-hailing service and bike sharing have been operated in Xining. You can download certain apps for shared transportation.