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Chongqing - Urumqi Train

Up to now, only around three pairs of normal speed trains are operated between Chongqing / Chongqing West Railway Station and Urumqi Railway Station and this long-distance journey takes around 32.5 to 37 hours.

Passengers need to pay CNY 525.5 - 542.5 for a hard sleeper ticket. If you want to have a more comfortable experience, CNY 810.5 - 831.5 is needed to book a soft sleeper ticket. There is no high speed train running between the two cities at the moment.

Chongqing to Urumqi Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K150308:42 - 19:18+34h36m
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Urumqi to Chongqing Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K150422:52 - 10:18++35h26m
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1. “+” means you will arrive in the second day and “++” means you will arrive in the third day.
2.  The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Chongqing - Urumqi Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 810.5
USD 119
CNY 524.5
USD 77
CNY 290.5
USD 43

The three pairs of overnight sleeper trains run with the different distances of around 2,800 - 3,600 kilometers (1,700 - 2,200 miles) due to different routes. The major stations along the way include Nanchong North, Langzhong, Guangyuan, Longnan, Hadapu, Minxian, Zhangxian, Weiyuan, Lanzhou, Wuwei, Jinchang, Zhangye, Qingshui, Jiuquan, Shulehe, Liuyuan, Hami, Shanshan North, Turpan North.

Travel Tips of Chongqing - Urumqi Train

1. Since only three pairs of normal speed trains are serving between Chongqing and Urumqi. In order to ensure a smooth trip, you are advised to book the tickets, especially tickets for hard and soft sleepers, as early as you can in case they are sold out once released.
2. Because of the different geographic locations, the climate is also quite different between the two cities. The temperature in Urumqi is much lower than that in Chongqing. To prepare enough clothes for warmth is very necessary. In addition, it is much drier in Urumqi so don’t forget moisturizers.
3. Both in the two cities, there is more than one railway station, please double check the station you are going to take a ride before starting off.
4. Since it is a long journey, you can prepare some snacks, fruits on your own in advance. Albeit dining car on the train is available, the food is not so delicious and costs more.

Other Transportation Option: Chongqing - Urumqi Flight

Since only three pairs of normal speed trains are serving passengers between Chongqing and Urumqi, it is recommended to take a fight to cover this long journey. The travel time can be much shorter than the trains but the ticket fares will be a little bit higher. Generally, more than 5 pairs of flights are operated between the two cities and it takes about 4 hours for a single trip. The ticket of an economy class seat costs around CNY 650 to CNY2, 500 per person according to different periods.

Major Rail Lines from Chongqing to:

Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing - Urumqi Train
Asked by Prescott from DENMARK | Oct. 10, 2019 01:38Reply
Is there luggage storage at Chongqing Station?
Can I left luggage there for overnight?
Answers (1)
Answered by Peterson from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 10, 2019 18:21

Yes, it is on the first floor, not far from the exit. It costs me CNY15 for nearly 8 hours, I am not sure if they accept it overnight or not. Should be fine!
Asked by Anthony from ROMANIA | Dec. 17, 2018 00:51Reply
Is there any meal offered on the train? Good for vegetarian?
Can I book in advance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sophia from FRANCE | Dec. 17, 2018 19:44

There is meal for sale on most long distance trip, but Chinese food. It is hard to say if they are good for vegetarian. Instant noodle is usually no problem to find! You can prepare some bread, fruits if you like.
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