Tianshui Transportation

By air

The Tianshui Maijishan Airport (天水麦积山机场) has launched flights linking Tianshui with Xi’an on each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. There are airport buses from and to city proper. And a taxi should cost about CNY10.

By train

There are trains to Urumqi ( in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region), Xining (capital of Qinghai Province), Dunhuang (in Gansu Province), Jiayuguan (in Gansu Province), Lanzhou (capital of Gansu Province), Xi’an ( capital of Shaanxi Province), Luoyang (in Henan Province), Zhengzhou (capital of Henan Province), Jinan (capital of Shandong Province), Qingdao (in Shandong Province), Baoji (in Shaanxi Province), Chengdu (in Sichuan Province), Shijiazhuang (in Hebei Province), Beijing (capital of China) and other cities. Located on the Lianyungang-Lanzhou Railway, most trains from Lanzhou to the east will pass through Tianshui. A train from Lanzhou to Tianshui takes about 4 hours. Tianshui Railway Station (original name: Beidaobu station) is located on Yima Road in Maiji District (麦积区), 22km from downtown Tianshui, namely Qinzhou District (秦州区).

By long-distance bus

There are buses to cities in Gansu Province such as Lanzhou, Wuwei, Baiyin, Dingxi, Linxia, Pingliang, Xifeng, Qingyang, as well as cities to other provinces including Xining (capital of Qinghai Province), Yinchuan (capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region), Xi’an (capital of Shaanxi Province), Hanzhong (in Shaanxi Province), Luoyang (in Henan Province), in addition, tour buses to Kongtong Mountain in Pingliang City, Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area in Sichuan Province.

Long-distance sleeper buses are available to Pingliang City at 6pm at Maiji Bus Station ( No.37 Taishan Donglu) and Tianshui railway station square (CNY40, 10 hours).

City transportation

---By public bus

Bus No.6 at the square of Tianshui Railway Station can bring you to downtown (CNY2, 40 minutes, every 15 minutes). In addition, the city has public buses to Maiji Mountain (麦积山), Xianren Cliff (仙人崖), and Shimen Mountain (石门山) of Tianshui.

---By taxi

The flag-down fare is CNY6 and CNY1 for each additional one km. A taxi from the railway station in Maiji District to downtown costs around CNY20.