Zhangye is a well known stop on Silk Road China tours, and the most highlight attraction here is Rainbow Mountain which is highly recommended on each travel China guide Silk Road. However, due to inconvenient transportation, Zhangye is less accessible for many tourists.
Now the situation changes! On September 23rd, the flight HO1027 lands at Zhangye Airport from Shanghai. By now, the fastest flight from Shanghai to Zhangye opens. That will make the traveling time of Silk Road tour much more shorter.
The Shanghai – Lanzhou – Zhangye flight uses A320 flights and their flight numbers are named as HO1027/28. Each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday the flights fly. At 08:10 the flight departs from Shanghai Pudong Airport, after a stopover in Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport, it arrives Zhangye at 13:05. The return flights depart Zhangye airport at 13:50 and land in Shanghai Pudong Airport at 18:15. The return flights would also make a stop in Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport.
Before the flight opening, even if taking the flight, traveling time from Shanghai to Zhangye required 2 days because the flight stop in Lanzhou for over 10 hours. Now the traveling time is shortened to 5 hours, which makes Lanzhou Zhangye more reachable for tourists.
(Pictures from internet)