Lanzhou - Xinjiang High Speed Train

4 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 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 Jul 11, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D270108:07 - 19:5211h45m
D5508:26 - 20:3612h10m
D270308:43 - 21:2412h41m
D271111:13 - 23:3512h22m

See more Lanzhou Schedule 
 

Urumqi to Lanzhou Bullet Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jul 11, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D5608:23 - 20:2011h57m
D270610:10 - 22:1112h1m
D270811:00 - 23:3812h38m
D271211:56 - 23:4511h49m
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 Jul 11, 2019)

First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 882 / USD 130CNY 551 / USD 81

 
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 over 14 pairs of regular trains between Lanzhou Railway Station and Urumqi Railway Station/ South Railway Station. The duration is between 16.5 - 26.5 hours. The ticket fare is CNY630/671 for a soft sleeper, CNY388/408/415 for a hard sleeper, and CNY213/217 for a hard seat.


Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:
 
 Major Rail Line from Lanzhou to:
- Last modified on May. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou - Xinjiang High Speed Train
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
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Answered by Gunner from FRANCE | May. 20, 2019 03:14
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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?
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Answered by Aaron from CANADA | Mar. 27, 2019 00:22
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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.
Asked by Edmond from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 26, 2018 15:29Reply
Is there a high speed train from Lanzhou to Urumqi on the 21/01/2019
I searched initially that there was one on the 20/01/2019, and then that one disappeared, so I have booked hotels to take a train on the 21/01/2019, but then that trip has disappeared. Is it still possible to take a train from Lanzhou to Urumqi on the 21/01/2019
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 27, 2018 00:58
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Thank you for your inquiry.
Based on the recent schedule, the high speed rail service is still available between this two cities. We have already adjust the schedule on our website. You can check the schedule again online. We are deeply sorry about the confusion and inconvenience caused to you. Hope for your kind understanding.
Asked by Cristian from SWITZERLAND | Oct. 24, 2018 06:01Reply
Is high speed train Urumqi lanzhou operating? Cannot find ticket
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Answered by Joseph from SINGAPORE | Oct. 25, 2018 03:34
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They are not available at this time for mid Nov., but should be released later.
Asked by Asaf Yakir from ישרא׌ | Aug. 24, 2018 23:49Reply
D56 station in urumqi
We have a D56 train tomorrow, and cant figure out if its from urimqi or irumqi south station
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Answered by Neil | Aug. 25, 2018 01:03
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D56 departs from Urumqi, NOT Urumqi South.
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