Chengdu - Xining Train: Schedule & Tickets of Overnight Sleepers
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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 Xian North will be the best choice for high speed trains.
 
 

Chengdu to Xining Train Timetable

(Last update on July 31, 2018)
Chengdu Schedule
Nos. Departure Time  Arrival Time   Duration
K986, K2632, K1058 14:50, 18:40, 21:47 06:46+1,10:24+1,  12:43+1 15h56m, 15h44m, 14h56m
 

Xining to Chengdu Train Schedule

(Last update on July 31, 2018)
Xining Schedule
Nos. Departure Time  Arrival Time   Duration
K2634, K1060, K998, Z324  19:40, 21:40, 22:30, 15:35 10:10+1, 12:20+1, 15:29+1, 07:00+1 14h30m, 14h40m,
16h59m,
15h25m
 Note:
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.
3.  Z322 / Z324 are operated every other day. 
 

Chengdu - Xining Train Ticket Fare

Soft Sleeper   Hard Sleeper   Hard Seat
CNY 405.5 CNY 247.5/ 277.5 CNY 135.5
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 Xian North for High Speed Trains

Since plenty of bullet trains are operated between Chengdu East and Xian North meanwhile some high speed ones are serving between Xian North and Xining, a transfer in Xian 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 - Xian North More than 20 pairs departures   3.5h - 4.5h CNY 263
Xian 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.

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