By the end of 2018, the total length of railways in Qinghai province had reached 2,299 kilometers, including 218 km of them of high-speed lines. One of the most famous rail lines in the province is the Qinghai-Tibet Railway which was completed in 2006. It is the most elevated rail route in the world, reaching an altitude of 5,072 meters.
A total of 82,135 km of highways had been put into operation by the end of 2018, a year-on-year increase of 1,240 km and a total length that could circle the equator twice. The length of expressways in the province saw a year-on-year increase of 105 km to 3,328 km.
Qinghai province has three airports – Xining Caojiabao Airport, Batang Yushu Airport and Golmud Airport. Xining Caojiabao Airport has become the largest international airport on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Currently it has 97 airlines heading to 65 cities.
The total length of journeys in civil aviation in Qinghai in 2018 amounted to 145,736 km, going up by 20,767 km compared with the previous year.
The number of civilian car owners reached 1.1 million, up 10.2 percent year-on-year. The private car ownership climbed by 10.4 percent to 915,100.