The City of Lanzhou can be reached from anywhere in China (P.R.C.) through direct air connections. As the arrival point for many, the Lanzhou ZhongChuan Airport is located far North and outside the City at some 70 kilometers distance.
The best way to travel around the Province and appreciate its many and varied cultural and historic treasures one has to make use of Trains. Trains or Regional bus-lines that use the newly constructed highways around Lanzhou are the best modes of transport to get around to Tianshui City, Linxia Hui, Gannan Tibetan Prefecture, Hezuo and Langmusi. Trains do best to connect to the Oasis Cities of the narrow Hexi Corridor shaping the Western 'neck' of the Province.
Lanzhou's Airport has been built some 70 kilometers due North-West of the City, near Zhongchuan Village. It is slightly more than one hour travel from the City Center by Car or Bus. Regular airport shuttle buses leave from the City Center (South Bank) at regular intervals.
The City of Lanzhou serves important functions for both passenger travel and transport of industrial goods and materials. Thus, the city is extra-ordinarly well connected. Trains travel around the south-bank city and can be seen traveling along the loess ridges near the famous Main City Mosque. Several smaller stations and relays are found in Towns just to the south.
There are two Railway Stations in Lanzhou City, one located due South of the City Center of Lanzhou and another at some distance away in the western city.
The Main Railway Station is located south of the old city on ... street.
The second railway Station is known as the Western Railway Station and is a larger and more modern facility. Linked to Beijing, Shanghai, Ürümqi and Baotou. Lanzhou train station's coordinate is 36°02′06.54″N 103°50′55.41″E / 36.03515°N 103.848725°E / 36.03515; 103.848725
Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway: linked to Xinjiang destinations only.