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Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Train

At present, 3 pairs of trains are in service between Jiayuguan Railway Station and Dunhuang Railway Station, taking about 4.5-6.5 hours. The ticket price for a hard sleeper is CNY 119. 

The high speed trains connecting the two cities are presently out of service.  If coming into service again, the travel time will be only 2.5 - 3 hours. 

Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Non-bullet Train

Basic Facts

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 Normal Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K966703:01 - 07:234h22m
K36705:41 - 10:515h10m
753508:15 - 14:196h4m

Dunhuang to Jiayuguan Non-bullet Train Tiemtable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K36909:34 - 14:174h43m
753715:20 - 21:406h20m
K966918:24 - 23:154h51m
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 Normal Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 158.5
USD 23
CNY 107.5
USD 16
CNY 22.5 - 53.5
USD 3 - 8


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 Lines from Dunhuang to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Jiayuguan - Dunhuang Train
Asked by Teresa from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 04, 2019 01:02Reply
Is it easy to find taxi service at Dunhuang train station after 9pm?
What would be the cost to Wan Sheng International Hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Odalys from GREECE | Nov. 04, 2019 16:45

You can find taxi or private car service even at night time, the cost should be around CNY30 to the hotel. Mang hotels in Dunhuang offer free pick up service from railway station or airport. If you can get in touch with your hotel, you can ask about it.
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?
Answers (1)
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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