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Lanzhou - Jiayuguan Train

Over 10 pairs of high speed trains are available between Lanzhou / 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 CNY215/218. 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 May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D274306:40 - 11:555h15m
D270108:08 - 14:025h54m
D5508:27 - 14:205h53m
D270308:43 - 14:375h54m
D275308:52 - 15:036h11m
D271109:32 - 15:205h48m
D274909:48 - 15:375h49m
D267111:05 - 16:425h37m
D268713:36 - 19:095h33m
D274114:18 - 19:495h31m
D275716:43 - 22:215h38m
D267317:02 - 22:565h54m
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Jiayuguan to Lanzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D267207:05 - 12:595h54m
D274208:08 - 13:515h43m
D269608:38 - 14:145h36m
D267412:15 - 17:315h16m
D271215:13 - 20:555h42m
D275616:00 - 21:435h43m
D5616:26 - 22:065h40m
D270616:49 - 22:115h22m
D274617:16 - 23:065h50m
D270817:41 - 23:426h1m
D275018:10 - 23:575h47m
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 May 7, 2019)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 344 - 349
USD 52 - 53
CNY 215 - 218
USD 33

Normal Trains of Lanzhou - Jiayuguan

Lanzhou to Jiayuguan Train Schedule:

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T28309:58 - 18:008h2m
T19712:03 - 19:387h35m
Z29313:28 - 20:577h29m
Z13515:18 - 22:337h15m

Jiayuguan to Lanzhou Train Timetable:  

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z4204:55 - 12:097h14m
Z29406:17 - 13:347h17m
T20608:01 - 15:457h44m
T660222:30 - 07:11+8h41m
K17022:40 - 08:08+9h28m
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 May 7, 2019)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 522
USD 79
CNY 285 - 319
USD 43 - 48
CNY 182 - 223
USD 28 - 34
CNY 102
USD 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, K1662, 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 modified on Jan. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou - Jiayuguan Train
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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