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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

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K205820:08 - 07:22++35h14m
See more Chengdu Schedule

Urumqi to Chengdu Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K435217:20 - 07:52++38h32m
K206022:28 - 08:53++34h25m
See more Urumqi Timetable

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 Jan 10, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 820.5
USD 120
CNY 525.5
USD 77
CNY 290.5
USD 42
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 Xi'an 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:
- Last modified on Oct. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu - Urumqi Train
Asked by Muhammad from WAQAS | Jan. 25, 2020 06:29Reply
What is farw from chengdu to kashgar tell me and how much timw it takes...
Answers (1)
Answered by Fraser | Jan. 31, 2020 00:16

K452 goes from Chengdu to Kashgar directly taking 49 hours on the way.
Asked by Hamza from GERMANY | Sep. 30, 2019 00:35Reply
Can I make a transfer somewhere to find high speed train to Urumqi?
Please kindly advise, thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Odin from AUSTRIA | Oct. 07, 2019 17:11

Yes, in Lanzhou, but you need to have one night stay in Lanzhou before taking the next high speed ride from Lanzhou to Urumqi, so basically still 2 days.
Asked by Jennifer from CYPRUS | Apr. 17, 2019 04:17Reply
Does this rides to Urumqi delays often?
Answers (1)
Answered by Beenle from USA | Apr. 17, 2019 18:19

This is very hard to say. Usually the rides hardly delay but as it is a slow train and a long distance trip, there is a chance that it delays. If you are other connected trips or arrangement, it would be better if you prepare a little more time just in case it happens.
Asked by Connie | Dec. 12, 2018 00:28Reply
I will spend two nights on K2058 from Chengdu to Urumqi? It’s really a boring trip.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kim from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Dec. 12, 2018 16:43

Yes, the K2058 runs more than 37 hours, and it arrives on the morning of the third day. Flight could be a better choice for it only takes about 4 hours, and sometimes the discount is good.
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