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Chengdu - Lanzhou Train

There are 7 or so pairs of overnight sleeper trains running between Chengdu Railway Station and Lanzhou Railway Station. Generally, it takes about 11 to 22 hours for a single trip, which has a large difference because of different running routes and speeds. The fare of a hard sleeper ticket costs CNY 208 or CNY 272.5.

No bullet trains are operated between Chengdu and Lanzhou at present; however, transfer in Xi'an makes high speed train ride between the two cities possible. The direct high speed trains can be expected in 2018.
 

Chengdu to Lanzhou Train Timetable

Chengdu Schedule
(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K85612:42 - 23:5511h13m
K98614:50 - 03:49+12h59m
K161615:03 - 03:40+12h37m
K19615:45 - 04:12+12h27m
K45215:55 - 03:59+12h4m
K263218:40 - 07:17+12h37m
K205820:05 - 08:05+12h00m
K261620:26 - 07:57+11h31m
K105821:47 - 09:26+11h39m

Lanzhou to Chengdu Train Schedule

Lanzhou Schedule
(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K45400:04 - 11:0511h1m
K106001:00 - 12:2011h20m
K19801:20 - 14:2513h5m
K98801:33 - 15:2913h56m
K161801:51 - 13:5112h00m
K261808:16 - 19:1510h59m
K475812:35 - 23:3811h3m
K435816:49 - 04:26+11h37m
Z32418:52 - 07:00+12h8m
K206022:15 - 09:20+11h5m
K263423:03 - 10:10+11h7m
K85823:35 - 11:28+11h53m
 Notes:
1. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. “+1” means you will arrive in second day.
 

Chengdu - Lanzhou Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 315 - 346
USD 46 - 51
CNY 208 - 239
USD 31 - 35
CNY 112
USD 16
 

Running Route

K856 / K858: The major stations along the way include Deyang, Mianyang, Jiangyou, Guangyuan,Yangpingguan, Lueyang, Liangdang, Baoji, Tianshui, Gangu, Wushan, Longxi, Dingxi. They are not recommended because they run the distance of 1,172 kilometers (728 miles), which takes nearly 8 hours more than others.
The others: The intermediate stations include Deyang, Mianyang, Jiangyou, Guangyuan, Longnan, Hadapu, Zhangxian, Weiyuan. They run with the distance of 828 kilometers (515 miles).
 

Transfer in Xi'an North for High Speed Trains

No through bullet trains are traveling between Chengdu and Lanzhou. If you want to travel by them, a transfer at Xi'an North Station is recommended.
Route High Speed Schedule  Duration Ticket Fare
Chengdu East - Xi'an North   Around 38 pairs departures 3.5h - 4.5h  CNY 263 for second class seat
Xi'an North - Lanzhou West  About 40 pairs departures 2.5h - 3.5h  CNY174.5 for second class seat
Total - 6.5h - 8h   CNY 437.5 for second class seat
Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
 

Chengdu - Lanzhou High Speed Train

Chengdu - Lanzhou Railway has been constructed for several years and it is predicted to complete in 2019. Although not a high speed railway, it is able to carry high speed trains, by which the travel time between the two cities will be cut down to 4 hours. This is really a piece of good news for tourists.
 

Other Transportation Option: Chengdu - Lanzhou Flight

More than five pairs of flights are available between the two cities with the duration of 1.5 hours for a single trip. The fare of an economy class seat costs from CNY 400 to CNY 1,000 according to different periods.

 Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:

Major Rail Lines from Lanzhou to:
- Last modified on Dec. 10, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu - Lanzhou Train
Asked by Nick from USA | Dec. 09, 2018 18:25Reply
If I make a transit in Xian, how long it takes to change the train?
Do I need to exit and then go through the security check again? Or I can go directly to the second ride?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 10, 2018 17:46
00Reply


Thank you for your inquiry.
If you can collect the paper tickets for both trips in advance before the trip to Xian, usually 30min is possible for this transit. You can use the transfer passage to back from platform to the waiting hall directly, therefore, you do not need to go through the security check again. If you will travel with heavy luggage or with kinds/senior passengers, you may consider to prepare about 1 hour between to avoid any rush. Hope this can help you.
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