Lanzhou - Xinjiang High Speed Train

3 pairs of high speed trains are running between Lanzhou and Urumqi along Lanzhou - Xinjiang High Speed Railway, whose length is 1,776 km (958 mi). The travel time is 10.5 - 11 hours and a second class seat ticket costs CNY551. Traveling on these bullet train, passengers will enjoy a number of beautiful sceneries of northwest China.


Basic Facts of Lanzhou – Urumqi High Speed Trains

 Open Date: December 26, 2014
 Distance: 1,776 km (958 mi)
 Speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
 Duration: 11- 12 hours
 Major Stations: Lanzhou West, Xining, Zhangye West, Jiayuguan South, Kumul (Hami), Turpan North, Urumqi
Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway Map
Lanzhou - Xinjiang High Speed Railway Map
Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Train
High Speed Locomotive

Lanzhou to Urumqi High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D5508:52 - 19:4510h53m
D270111:03 - 21:1510h12m
D271112:04 - 23:1911h15m
See more Lanzhou Schedule 

Urumqi to Lanzhou Bullet Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D5608:18 - 19:1510h57m
D270809:58 - 20:1910h21m
D271211:46 - 22:4711h1m
See more Urumqi Schedule  

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Fare of Lanzhou - Urumqi High Speed Train

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)

First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 882 / USD 137CNY 551 / USD 85

Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Train
Second Class Cabin

Transportation to/ from the Railway Stations

 Lanzhou West Railway Station:
By Bus: 1, 3, 5, 14, 18, 31, 35, 50, 53, 58, 69, 76, 77, 105, 106, 108, 127, 129, 132, 136, 137, 302, 310, 311, 314, 602, B1, K102

 Xining Railway Station:
By Bus: 1, 3, 5, 7, 17, 22, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 101, 104, 107, Huangyuan Bus Special Line, Datong Bus Special Line

 Jiayuguan South Railway Station:
By Bus: 10, 12

 Kumul (Hami) Railway Station:
By Bus: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14

 Turpan North Railway Station:
By Bus: 3

 Urumqi Railway Station:
By Bus: 909, 301, 5302, 5305, BRT 5, airport express line

What to See along the Way

When traveling on the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railroad, passengers can appreciate not only the fertile Gansu Corridor with its abundance of lush crops but also the desolate Gobi Desert, verdant grasslands, snow covered mountains as well as emerging industrial cities and time-honored towns. All in all, it is a great way to enjoy the ever changing scenery of northwest China.
Qinghai Lake in Xining
Xining Qinghai Lake
Grape Valley in Turpan
Turpan Grape Valley

Famous Attractions in Major Cities along the Way:
 In Lanzhou: Zhongshan Bridge, Maiji Caves, Gansu Provincial Museum, Gansu Corridor
 In Xining: Qinghai Lake, Bird Island
 In Jiayuguan: Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, First Fire Tower of the Great Wall
 In Zhangye: Danxia National Geological Park, Giant Buddha Temple, Wooden Pagoda Temple, Bell and Drum Tower
 In Kumul (Hami): Tianshan Mountains, Barkol Lake
 In Turpan: Grape Valley, Aydingkol Lake, Flaming Mountain, Ancient City of Jiaohe
 In Urumqi: Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi), Southern Pastures (West White Poplar Gully)

 See more: 8 Most Scenic Train Rides in China

Regular Trains between Lanzhou and Urumqi

In addition, there are about 15 pairs of regular trains between Lanzhou Railway Station/West Railway Station and Urumqi Railway Station. The duration is between 17 - 25 hours. The ticket fare is CNY585 for a soft sleeper, CNY370 for a hard sleeper, and CNY217 for a hard seat.

Major Rail Lines from Lanzhou to: 
Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:
- Last modified on Dec. 10, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou - Xinjiang High Speed Train
Asked by Alonso from ITALY | Apr. 21, 2020 17:28Reply
Please tell if Zhangye West Station is the final stop of train D2757?
If not, which station is the final stop?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 23, 2020 17:45

Thank you for your inquiry.

Zhangye West Station is not the final stop of D2757 or any other high speed rides for this trip. For D2757, the train goes to Jiayuguan South finally. Zhangye West is its 5th stop. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Eva Tee from MALAYSIA | Aug. 27, 2019 01:34Reply
Are there luggage space provided for first class tickets on D55 ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy | Aug. 27, 2019 18:41

Yes, the luggage racks are above the seats.
Asked by sarbiland khan from PAKISTAN | May. 19, 2019 01:45Reply
is there a hop on hop off option for tourists on the urumqi lanzhou high speed train
Answers (1)
Answered by Gunner from FRANCE | May. 20, 2019 03:14

There is no such ticket. If you get off the train, you cannot back again with same ticket
Asked by Ashley | Mar. 26, 2019 17:41Reply
Is it easy to change trains at Lanzhou West Station?
I am thinking about a train from airport to the station and then to Zhangye. Is it easy to make this change at West Station? Or it is faster by bus or taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aaron from CANADA | Mar. 27, 2019 00:22

To use the transfer service, 30min between would be enough if you have paper tickets in hand. The duration by taxi and train should not be a big difference. If there is a train at suitable time, I will use train service.
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