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Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Train

There are 5 pairs of trains operated daily to serve passengers travelling from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang or from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan currently. The trains take around 3.5 - 6.5 hours and the total running distance between Jiayuguan and Dunhuang is around 363 kilometers (225 miles). A ride on a hard sleeper is CNY 107.5.

Basic Facts of Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Train

Duration: Around 3.5 - 6.5 hours
Distance: Around 363 kilometers (225 miles)
Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Operated at: Jiayuguan Railway Station, Dunhuang Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Diwopu, Yumen, Shulehe, Qiaowan, Liugou, Guazhou

Jiayuguan to Dunhuang Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Y66701:49 - 06:304h41m
K966703:16 - 08:104h54m
K4103:47 - 09:065h19m
K36704:07 - 08:384h31m


Dunhuang to Jiayuguan Train Tiemtable

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K4307:30 - 12:064h36m
K36909:12 - 13:544h42m
K966918:46 - 23:264h40m
Y66920:07 - 23:573h50m
See more Dunhuang Schedule

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

Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 284.5
USD 43
CNY 158.5 - 197.5
USD 24 - 30
CNY 107.5
USD 16
CNY 53.5


Other Transportation Mean: Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Flight

Flight is also a frequently used way for passengers travelling from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang or from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan presently. The flight only needs around 1 hour for the journey and the ticket fare for an economy class seat is CNY 180 - 190. However, there is only one pair of direct flights available between these two cities. The flight from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan often takes off at about 08:30 and the flight from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang always takes off at about 22:30. So when planning a trip, you’d better double check the departure time on your travel time.

Travel Tips of Jiayuguan

As a cultural city well-known for Silk Road and Great Wall, Jiayuguan features plenty of relics. The top attractions include Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, and The First Fire Tower of the Great Wall.

Bus line 4 and line 6, both being operated from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. are available for tourists to Jiayuguan Pass. No public transport is in service for tourists to Overhanging Great Wall and the First Fire Tower of the Great Wall. If by taxi, it takes about CNY 50 to either of them. Actually, the most convenient way is to visit these attractions together by chartering a minibus. It costs about CNY 150 - 180 per day.

Each of these three attractions has separate tickets, and tourists also can buy combo tickets to visit the Jiayuguan Pass, together with the First Fire Tower and Overhanging Great Wall. The combo ticket costs CNY 110 from May to October, and CNY 90 from November to April.

 Major Rail Lines from Jiayuguan to:
 Major Rail Line from Dunhuang to:
- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Train
Asked by Earth from THAILAND | May. 24, 2019 04:40Reply
Is it have a bus from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang?
I think this route has only rides in early morning and late night. So anyone know is it has a bus direct from jiayuguan tomDunhuang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aidan from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 26, 2019 21:00

I am not sure if this information is updated. I saw some one says online that there are 3 buses a day from Jiayuguan Long distance bus center to Dunhuang, at 9am, 10:30am and 2:30pm. It should take around 4 hours on the way. You may need to find it out in Jiayuguan on spot.
Asked by Steven from GERMANY | May. 06, 2019 03:20Reply
From Dunhuang to Jiayuguan in June 09
Do you think I will be able to get a ticket at the time of departure? I am not sure if I can finish my visiting in Dunhuang as plan.
Answers (1)
Answered by Damon from BELGIUM | May. 06, 2019 17:07

See from the recent availability, it should be possible to get a seat on the day at station. However, June 9 is the last day of a 3-day holiday, so it is very hard to say. Maybe you can check the tickets often online firstly and make decision according to the tickets.
Asked by Jonathan from THAILAND | Jan. 07, 2019 02:35Reply
All the rides to Dunhuang are in early morning, no afternoon one?
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Answered by Amelia from INDONESIA | Jan. 07, 2019 19:05

Indeed all the rides are in early morning, or should say midnight. However, these rides did save you time for day time visiting. If you want to travel in afternoon, you may need bus etc instead.
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