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Chengdu - Xining Train

Until now, there are around five pairs of normal speed trains serving between Chengdu and Xining. These overnight trains from Chengdu to Xining takes about 14 to 17 hours  and the fare costs CNY 377.5 for a soft sleeper and CNY 247.5 for a hard sleeper.

There is no high speed train running for this route yet but it can be expected in 2023 to 2024. At present, transfer in Xi'an North will be the best choice for high speed trains.

Chengdu to Xining Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z32221:37 - 12:06+14h29m
K105821:47 - 12:45+14h58m
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Xining to Chengdu Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K106021:55 - 12:25+14h30m
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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 second day.
3.  Z322 / Z324 are operated every other day. 

Chengdu - Xining Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 377.5
USD 55
CNY 247.5
USD 36
CNY 135.5
USD 20
All of the overnight sleeper trains are operated in Chengdu Railway Station and Xining Railway Station with the distance from 1,044 to 1,388 km (648 - 862 miles). Major stations along the way include: Deyang, Mianyang, Jiangyou, Guangyuan, Longnan, Hadapu, Minxian, Zhangxian, Weiyuan, Lanzhou, Haishiwan, Ledu, Pinganyi.

Transfer in Xi'an North for High Speed Trains

Since plenty of bullet trains are operated between Chengdu East and Xi'an North meanwhile some high speed ones are serving between Xi'an North and Xining, a transfer in Xi'an makes the travel by high speed train possible and traveling in this way can save you some time and provide you more choices.
Route  High Speed Schedule  Duration Ticket Fare (Second Class Seat)
Chengdu East - Xi'an North More than 20 pairs departures   3.5h - 4.5h CNY 263
Xi'an North - Xining Station  More than 10 pairs departures   4h - 5h  CNY 232.5
Total - 7.5h - 9.5h  CNY 495.5
 Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Chengdu - Xining High Speed Train

The Chengdu - Xining High Speed Railway which connects the two cities has been stared to build in 2016. It is estimated that the project will be accomplished in 2023 to 2024. Once it would have been completed, the direct high speed trains traveling between these two places via the high speed railway will save passengers much time and the travel time will be cut down to about 5 hours.

Other Transportation Option: Chengdu - Xining Flight

As a general matter, there are more than 5 pairs of flights available serving the tourists from Chengdu to Xining and vice versa. It takes about 2 hours for a single trip and an economy class ticket costs from CNY 480 to CNY 1,400 in different travel seasons.
Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:


 Major Rail Lines from Xining to:

- Last modified on Oct. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu - Xining Train
Asked by Ashton from USA | Sep. 30, 2019 00:33Reply
Train Z324 from Xining to Chengdu on Oct 17
Will this train runs on Oct 17? I cannot find it on your website.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 07, 2019 17:10

Thank you for your inquiry.

This Z324 departs from Lhasa and runs every next day to Chengdu. It is not in service on Oct 17. You can change to other rides instead. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Asked by Paul | Dec. 12, 2018 00:31Reply
Is it possible if I take the high speed trip of Chengdu – Xi'an- Xining within a day?
Can i take a half day tour to the Terra-Cotta Warriors in the afternoon?
Answers (1)
Answered by VINCENT | Dec. 12, 2018 16:46

Perhaps no. Time is really tight. The earliest ride from Chengdu to Xi'an arrives at Xi'an north station at 11:36, and the last ride from Xi'an north to Xining departs at 17:50. You can check your schedule and decide.
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