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Beijing - Urumqi Train

Up to now, there are only about 2 pairs of normal Z trains running between Beijing and Urumqi with duration of 30.5-40 hours. This trip goes across Eastern and Western of China, offering passengers a chance to enjoy the magical scenery change along the way.

For a long distance trip like this, passengers are highly recommended to choose a sleeper bed like a hard sleeper or soft sleeper to guarantee a good rest during the trip.

Beijing to Urumqi Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z6910:00 - 16:47+30h47m
Z17921:04 - 10:47++37h43m
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Urumqi to Beijing Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z7014:20 - 20:22+30h2m
Z18019:42 - 09:55++38h13m
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1. "+" indicates the second day; "++" indicates the third day.
2. The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Price of Beijing - Urumqi Trains:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 887 - 924
USD 129 - 135
CNY 575 - 595
USD 84 - 87
CNY 317 - 328
USD 46 - 48

Z69/ Z70 depart from/ end at Beijing West Railway Station, cover a 1,964 miles (3,161 kilometers) trip with duration of 30 to 31.5 hours. The station is 5 miles away from the city center, can be easily accessed by subway line 7 and line 9. Shuttle bus line 7 runs between its South Square and the Capital Airport. Except the shuttle bus, other city buses are also available at both North and South squares.

Z179/ Z180 originate from/ end at Beijing Railway Station. This route is a little longer in distance, 2,031 miles (3,268 kilometers); so is the duration, around 39 hours. The station is connected by subway line 2. Buses can be found on both east and west sides of the station as well as Bus Terminal. The airport shuttle bus line 3 runs between this station and capital airport.

The normal speed rides originate from/ end at Urumqi Railway Station. But they have a stop at Urumqi South Railway Station too. Passengers can choose either one to to get on/off based on their staying places.

These rides run along different routes and merged with each other at Zhongwei city and then continued the trip to the northwest.

If possible, passengers are recommended to take the Z69/ Z70 since they take shorter time and cost less. The stopovers include: Baoding, Shijiazhuang North, Yangquan North, Taiyuan South, Lvliang, Suide, Dingbian, Zhongwei, Wuwei, Jinchang, Zhangye, Qingshui, Jiayuguan, Yumen, Liuyuan, Kumul, Shanshan, Turpan, Urumqi South

Stopovers along the way for Z179/ Z180: Xuanhua, Zhangjiakou South, Jining South, Hohhot East, Baotou, Linhe, Wuhai, Huinong, Shizuishan, Yinchuan, Zhongwei, Wuwei, Jinchang, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Liuyuan, Kumul, Shanshan, Turpan, Urumqi South

Alternative, there are also flights available between. Direct flight usually takes around 4 hours and if it has a stopover in Hohhot or Lanzhou, the trip may needs around 5.5 to 6 hours. The flight ticket price is usually much higher, but for travelers who are tight in schedule, flight would be a very good option.

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:
- Last modified on Jan. 02, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Urumqi Train
Asked by lee from MALAYSIA | Dec. 23, 2019 05:22Reply
What is the fare of train from Liuyang to Urumqi
by 1.normal train
2.high speed train
Answers (3)
Answered by Oswald | Dec. 24, 2019 18:09

I suppose you are looking for "Liuyuan"? By high speed, the price is from CNY247 to 395 per person. By normal train, it is from CNY112 to 320.
Answered by Lee from MALAYSIA | Jan. 02, 2020 07:12

Thank you very much, Oswald.
Answered by Lee from MALAYSIA | Jan. 02, 2020 07:23

Thank you. Oswald
Asked by Thelma from INDONESIA | Sep. 17, 2019 03:45Reply
Is there any high speed train from Beijing to Urumqi? How long it takes?
What is the cost for 2 people?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abbet from USA | Sep. 18, 2019 00:29

No, no direct one to Urumqi, the distance is too long for a direct high speed ride. If you want to experience the high speed ride, you can go from Beijing to Lanzhou first and then choose a hotel near Lanzhou West Station for one night. Then continue the trip next morning by high speed ride to Urumqi. The total duration would be around 22 hours. The costs could be around CNY1,250 per person exclude hostel costs.
Asked by Harry from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 09, 2019 02:36Reply
Which station will the trains stop in Urumqi?
The new station? or the old station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kathryn from USA | Apr. 09, 2019 19:31

They stop at Urumqi Railway Station, the new station, not the South Station.
Asked by Nathalie from GEORGIA | Dec. 03, 2018 15:57Reply
Is there high speed trains from Beijing to Urumqi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Easton from SPAIN | Dec. 03, 2018 17:51

There is no direct high speed rail. If you want high speed rides, you may make a transfer in Lanzhou. However, the time of two sections cannot match each other. Therefore, you would need to stay in Lanzhou for one night and then head to Urumqi by high speed ride the second day.
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