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There are 6 ways to get from Dunhuang to Turpan by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train China Railways D-Class  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunhuang to Liuyuan
  2. Take the train from Liuyuan South to Turfan North Lanzhou West / ...

$36 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus, train China Railways Z-Class  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunhuang to Liuyuan
  2. Take the train from Luiyuan to Turfan North Beijing West / ...

$18 - $27

4 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Dunhuang to Turpan 499.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Urumqi, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dunhuang (DNH) to Urumqi (URC) DNH - URC
  2. Take the bus from Urumchi South to Turfan

$66 - $360

Fly to Korla, train  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Dunhuang (DNH) to Korla (KRL) DNH - KRL
  2. Take the train from Korla to Turfan

$115 - $544

Fly to Fuyun, taxi  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Dunhuang (DNH) to Fuyun (FYN) DNH - FYN
  2. Take a taxi from Fuyun to Turpan

$209 - $651

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dunhuang to Turpan is to bus and train which costs ¥120 - ¥190 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dunhuang to Turpan is to bus and train which costs ¥250 - ¥360 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Dunhuang and Turpan is 553 km. The road distance is 799.9 km.

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The best way to get from Dunhuang to Turpan without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 47 min and costs ¥250 - ¥360.

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Dunhuang to Turpan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dunhuang Airport to Urumqi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunhuang to Turpan is 800 km. It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to drive from Dunhuang to Turpan.

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China Southern Airlines offers flights from Dunhuang Airport to Urumqi Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Turpan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dunhuang to Dunhuang Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Dunhuang to Turpan.
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  • Distance: 345.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between Dunhuang, China and Turpan, China?

There is no direct connection from Dunhuang to Turpan. However, you can take the bus to Liuyuan, take the taxi to Liuyuan South, take the train to Turfan North, then take the taxi to Turpan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dunhuang to Turpan via Liuyuan, Luiyuan, and Turfan North in around 9 h 1 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Dunhuang to Urumqi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Dunhuang to Korla via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Dunhuang to Korla via Xi An
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Dunhuang to Fuyun via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dunhuang to Fuyun via Xi An, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Liuyuan South to Turfan North
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$28 - $40
1st Class Seat
$35 - $55
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Luiyuan to Turfan North
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$12 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$25 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Luiyuan to Turfan
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$14 - $19
Hard Sleeper
$27 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
Train from Korla to Turfan
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$19 - $27
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Dunhuang Transportion
Website
11467.com
Bus from Dunhuang to Liuyuan
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sinotour.com.cn
Mipang
Website
qiche.mipang.com
Bus from Urumchi South to Turfan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
qiche.mipang.com
Other operators
Taxi from Fuyun to Turpan
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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