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Lanzhou - Jiayuguan Train

About 11 pairs of high speed trains are available between Lanzhou West Railway Station and  Jiayuguan South Railway Station, where the west end of Ming Great Wall is located. It takes 4.5-5 hours to finish this 710-kilometer-long (about 441 miles) journey and the ticket fare for a second class seat is CNY215. The normal speed overnight sleeper trains also run between, taking a longer time of 6-11 hours and costing CNY223 at most for a hard sleeper.

A high speed rail trip saving some time is a good option for those who travel in a hurry. The facilities and environment on high speed trains are much better. Budget travelers would like to choose the overnight sleeper trains which save the day time and one-night accommodation fee, but sometimes, 20 – 30 minute delays may occur and the facilities on normal speed trains are kind of backward. 

Lanzhou - Jiayuguan High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: December 26, 2014
 Distance: 710 kilometers (441 miles)
 Top Speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
 Duration: 4.5 – 5 hours
 Stations along the way: Ledu South, Haidong West, Minhe South, Xining, Minle, Menyuan, Zhangye West, Qingshui North, Gaotai South, Linze South, Jiuquan South

Lanzhou to Jiayuguan High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
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Jiayuguan to Lanzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. Please search for real-time schedule by the tool on page top. 

Ticket Fare of Lanzhou – Jiayuguan High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat

Normal Trains of Lanzhou - Jiayuguan

Lanzhou to Jiayuguan Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z620507:46 - 15:207h34m
T30715:04 - 23:027h58m
K150320:06 - 05:15+9h9m


Jiayuguan to Lanzhou Train Timetable:  

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z4204:36 - 11:527h16m
Z29406:08 - 13:277h19m
K45413:45 - 23:4710h2m
T660222:30 - 06:58+8h28m
1. The timetable listed above is for reference only. Please search for real-time schedule by the tool on page top.
2. "+" indicates the second day.

Ticket fare:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 253 - 285
USD 37 - 42
CNY 169 - 190
USD 25 - 28
CNY 91 - 102
USD 13 - 15
 Stations along the way: Yongdeng, Gulang, Tianzhu, Wuwei South, Wuwei, Jinchang, Shandan, Zhangye, Zhangye West, Linze, Gaotai, Qinghsui, Jiuquan, Jiuquan South

All of them run between Lanzhou Railway Station and Jiayuguan Railway Station. Among them, Z type trains generally take the shortest time of 6 hours. If passengers have to travel by normal speed trains, Z types should be the top options. Also, they are advised to choose the overnight sleeper trains including K367, K595, K9661/K9662, T6601/T6602, Y668, Y672, and K9668, which depart in the evening and arrive in the next morning. Traveling by overnight trains can save one-night hotel expenses and the day time. Usually, it is advised to buy a soft sleeper or hard sleeper berth in advance. In this case, passengers can lie down to have a rest.
Major Rail Lines from Lanzhou to:

Major Rail Lines from Jiayuguan to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou - Jiayuguan Train
Asked by Thelma from GERMANY | Nov. 05, 2019 19:36Reply
Bus service between Jiayuguan and Lanzhou?
Is there anyone used bus service before? Where can I take a bus from Jiayuguan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sukhveer from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 06, 2019 17:20

I know there is an afternoon train at 17:30 from Jiayuguan Long Distance Bus Station to Lanzhou. It should take around 10 hours on the way considering the distance. The bus station is at No. 312 West Lanxin Street.
Asked by Saul from MEXICO | May. 08, 2019 03:45Reply
From Lanzhou West Station to Lanmei Boutique Hotel Xinyuan Branch
How to go? By taxi, how much it approximately costs?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vadim from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 08, 2019 18:32

If you take bus, you can use bus No. K102 (the 9th stop) or bus 31 (the 14th stop) first and then finally walk around 800m to the hotel. Bus service can be a little bit challenged so for more convenient way, taxi is indeed better. It takes around 30min on the way and may cost around CNY30 to 40.
Asked by Lay from MALAYSIA | Jan. 09, 2019 00:53Reply
Is second class seat good enough for 5 hours trip?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gloria from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 09, 2019 18:07

Second class seat is OK and acceptable by most people. The space is larger than much economy class on flight. However, indeed a 5 hours trip is still a little tired and boring, movies would be good to kill time. If you do not mind using sleeper bed on overnight rides, I think T6601 is also very good option. You can reach your destination after you good sleep.
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