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Chengdu - Urumqi Train

Currently, only about two normal speed trains are traveling between Chengdu Railway Station and Urumqi South Railway Station.

It is a long journey with the running distance of 3, 064 kilometers (1, 900 miles) and it takes about 35.5 / 37.5 hours for a single trip. The hard sleeper costs CNY 525.5 per person and a soft sleeper costs CNY 820.5.

Currently, no high speed trains operate between the two cities.

Chengdu to Urumqi Train Schedule

Chengdu Schedule
(Last Update on Sep 10, 2018)

Urumqi to Chengdu Train Timetable

Urumqi Timetable
(Last Update on Sep 10, 2018)
1. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. “++” means you will arrive in third day.

Chengdu - Urumqi Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Sep 10, 2018)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 820.5CNY 525.5CNY 290.5
Major stations along the way include Deyang, Mianyang, Jiangyou, Guangyuan, Longnan, Zhangxian, Lanzhou, Xining, Zhangye West, Jiuquan South, Jiayuguan, Yumen, Liuyuan, Hami, Shanshan, Turpan.

Travel Tips of Chengdu - Urumqi Train

1. There are only two normal speed trains running between Chengdu and Urumqi. To ensure a smooth trip, it is recommended to book the tickets as early as possible as they do sell out.

2. The climate is quite different between the two cities. The temperature in Urumqi is always about 10°C (50°F) lower than that in Chengdu. In addition, when you arrive in Urumqi, it can be very cold in the morning and at night. Make sure you take sufficient warm clothing. What’s more, since it is much drier in Urumqi, the moisturizers are necessary, especially for ladies.

3. Both in Chengdu and Urumqi, there is more than one railway station. Double check which of these you need before setting off.

4. If you really want to travel between the two cities by high speed train, two transfers in Xian and Lanzhou are needed, this will reduce the total travel time on board to 18.5 - 19.5 hours.

5. The route between Chengdu and Urumqi runs through five provinces,  between the southwest and northwest of China. Along the way, you can enjoy a variety of landscapes from continuous mountains and vast plains in the southern regions. When the train travels through northwestern areas, you will see the boundless desert and the Gobi Desert will give you a distinctive experience.

Other Transportation Option: Chengdu - Urumqi Flight

Since there are no high speed trains operating directly between the two cities, traveling by air can be your alternative option. The travel time can be shortened but the fares may be a little higher. Generally, it takes from CNY 850 to CNY2, 000 for one economy class seat and with the duration of 3.5 to 4 hours for a single trip. Usually, there are some 20 flights to and from these cities daily.

 Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:

 Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:

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