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Xi'an - Tianshui Train

At present, Xi'an and Tianshui are connected by about 40 pairs of high speed trains and over 30 pairs of normal speed trains daily. The former have a distance as long as 299 km (186 mi) to run and the duration of them is about 1.5 - 2 hours. A second class seat ticket costs no less than CNY 92.5. The latter need about 3 - 6 hours to complete a single ride.

Xi'an - Tianshui High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

Open date: July 9, 2017
Duration: about 1.5 - 2 hours
Distance: 299 km (186 mi)
Top speed: 250/ 350 km/h (155/ 217 mph)
Operated at: Xi'an North Railway Station, Tianshui South Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Xianyangqindu, Yangling South, Qishan, Baoji South

Xi'an to Tianshui High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D267107:35 - 09:261h51m
D268710:04 - 11:551h51m
D265912:43 - 14:301h47m
D266715:05 - 16:561h51m
G9716:35 - 18:011h26m
About 30 departures in total: departure time from 07:42 to 20:42; duration from 1H37M to 1H55M.
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Tianshui to Xi'an Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D268008:14 - 09:571h43m
D265410:01 - 11:441h43m
D266213:48 - 15:311h43m
D266416:31 - 18:141h43m
D269821:05 - 22:541h49m
Around 35 departures in total: departure time from 07:26 to 20:54; duration from 1H32M to 1H54M
Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Xi'an - Tianshui High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 276.5 - 301.5
USD 43 - 47
CNY 125.5 - 160.5
USD 19 - 25
CNY 83.5 - 100.5
USD 13 - 16


Normal Train of Xi'an - Tianshui

Basic Facts:

Operated at: Xi'an Railway Station, Tianshui Railway Station
Duration: about 3 - 6 hours
Distance: 328/ 340 km (204/ 211 mi)
Top speed: 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (75/ 87/ 99 mph)
Major stations along the way: Xianyang, Xingping, Yangling, Caijiapo, Baoji

Xi'an to Tianshui Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z27307:25 - 10:363h11m
T11708:24 - 11:543h30m
Z4108:43 - 12:013h18m
Z23109:12 - 12:423h30m
Z21709:48 - 13:033h15m
Over 30 departures in total: departure time from 00:05 to 23:37; duration from 2H54M to 4H31M

Tianshui to Xi'an Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z27405:36 - 10:014h25m
K42013:14 - 18:104h56m
Z10615:01 - 19:254h24m
Z4216:20 - 20:414h21m
T30816:55 - 21:404h45m
Over 30 departures in total: departure time from 01:17 to 21:42; duration from 3H58M to 6H11M
Note: The above timetables are only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search tool on the top of this page.

Xi'an - Tianshui Normal Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 152.5
USD 24
CNY 104.5
USD 16
CNY 50.5


How to Reach Maiji Grottoes from Railway Stations in Tianshui

Both of the two stations are directly connected to the Maiji Grottoes. Departing from Tianshui South Railway Station, passengers can take bus no. 60 to the scenic area. The duration is about 2.5 hours with the price of CNY 7. If starting from Tianshui Railway Station, passengers can choose bus no. 34 with the price of CNY 5 to arrive at the scenic area directly. The duration is around 2 hours.
Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:
Major Rail Line from Tianshui to:
- Last modified on Jan. 06, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Tianshui Train
Asked by Greyson from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 05, 2020 23:33Reply
Traveling from Xi'an to Tianshui, how to avoid standing tickets?
I heard sometime people got standing ticket, is it true? I am traveling with senior people, we want to avoid this problem on our first train trip.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 06, 2020 17:29

Thank you for your inquiry.

If you book second class seat, we will not book standing tickets for you. For second class seat, the seat will be assigned when tickets are booked. If there are only standing tickets for sale, we will inform you first and book it after your permission. Please rest assured.
Asked by Redmond | Jun. 03, 2019 02:48Reply
May I know how to assign a non-smoking carriage/seat?
Answers (1)
Answered by Johnny from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 03, 2019 18:10

It is recommended to take a high speed ride. Smoking is banned on high speeds. If you saw someone smoking on a high speed ride, you can report them! On normal type of ride, however, there is no strict line of smoking or non-smoking. Although it says that passengers should not smoke inside carriage area, but the space between carriage is fine. So the smell still influence the inside of carriages.
Asked by Lam Kong Yeoh from MALAYSIA | May. 16, 2019 05:31Reply
Tianshui South by taxi to Maji Grottoes
How much is the taxi from Tianshui South Railway station to Maji Grottoes, how many passengers per taxi and how long the journey please?
Any difficulty finding taxi for the return to tianshui south?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carey from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 17, 2019 04:08

Taxi could costs CNY200 and max 3 or 4 people. The duration is at least 1 hour. You can ask the driver to see if he can wait you outside for your visiting and take you back to the station. The cost could be more than doubled. If you are not tight in time, you can consider bus service, No. 60 which runs between South Station and Maji Grottoes. The bus takes around 2 hours on the way.
Asked by Jae from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Feb. 11, 2019 01:58Reply
Which station is closer to the Maiji Grottoes?
I am wondering which is better to use and is it east to find a taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Solomon from ARGENTINA | Feb. 11, 2019 18:38

The distance is almost the same from both stations, they are not far from each other. However, different stations support different trains. If you want to use high speed rides, you need to use Tianshui South Station. It is not hard to find taxi at a railway station.
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