Lanzhou Train

Lanzhou Railway Station

Lanzhou Railway Station is an important transportation terminal both in Chinese Silk Road and Eurasian Continental Bridge. The station also functions as a window for the northwest area looking into the rest areas in China. It is either a starting point or a terminal point of five main railways to Lianyungang, Baotou, Alataw Shankou (Pass) in Xinjiang, Xining and Chongqing.

Address: No. 393 of East Huochezhan Road


Arrival and Departure

Facing to the north, the station is composed of a large square and a three-story station building. Passengers can take taxis and buses to reach the square, and there are parking lots for buses, taxis and personal cars in the square. When passengers arrive at the station from other cities, then need to note that there are two exits, eastern exit and western exit. Getting out of the eastern exit, you can have easy access to the public buses, and the western exit leads to taxi stands. It’s quite difficult to get a taxi out of the exits, so you are suggested to walk a few minutes to the front street to hail a taxi to the downtown area.

Lanzhou Railway Station

Ticket Office

The station entrance is in the middle of the station building. You can find the Ticket Hall to the west of the entrance, very obvious. There are two Ticket Offices in the hall, one is in service 24 hours with 24 windows open for ticket selling, and the other is usually open during the busy season, such as in holidays, school vacations and spring festivals.

Waiting Room

After purchasing the ticket, you can get to the entrance, where you can take the escalators to the second floor. You may find your waiting room according to the information presented on the LED screen. In the waiting room, there are listed facilities and services as below.

 International Waiting room: Foreign passengers can get into the room. There are books, magazines and music in multiple languages accessible.

 Soft seat/sleeper Waiting Room: The room also has books, magazines and newspaper services. The passengers in this room can board the train in advance under the station staff’s guide.

 VIP Room: There are also VIP rooms available, charging an extra fee of CNY 10 per pax. Passengers can utilize the WI-FI there for free.

 Mother & Baby Room: There will be station staff to guide and help the passengers to board in prior.

Soft Sleeper Cabin
Soft Sleeper Cabin

Other services:

 Battery Charging: On the pillars of the waiting room there are sockets that you can charge your mobile phones, laptops and other electronic gears.

 Left Luggage: Near the station entrance, there is left luggage service. It charges about CNY 5 for a small bags and CNY 10 around for a large piece of luggage in 24 hours.

 News Stands: In the waiting hall, there are newsstands, where you can do some reading to kill the time.

 Drinking Water: In the drinking center, you can get boiled water for free, just take a bottle with you.

 Wheelchairs: On the first floor of the waiting hall, there are wheelchairs available for the physically challenged passengers.

 English-speaking Service: In the central check-in counter, International and soft seat/sleeper room, English-speaking service is available.

Train Schedule

 Major Rail Lines from Lanzhou to:


High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
D2743, D2701, D55, D2703...
16 departures from 06:40 to 20:52
2h2m - 2h35mCNY 93/ 58
USD 14/ 9
D2680, G866, D2652, G834...
41 departures from 07:00 to 19:00
2h37m - 3h23mCNY 231.5/ 174.5
USD 35/ 26
D2566, D2570, D2568 from 08:38 to 15:006h27m - 6h53mCNY 517.5/ 353
USD 78/ 53
D2701, D55, D2703, D2711 from 08:08 to 09:3212h10m - 12h29mCNY 882/ 551
USD 134/ 83
D754, D752 at 09:11 and 15:356h40m - 7h6mCNY 356/ 222
USD 54/ 34


Normal Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
K453, K543, K169, Z6205...
30 departures from 04:11 to 21:55
2h56m - 5h50mCNY 146.5/ 100.5
USD 22/ 15
K453, K543, Z6205, K2059...
23 departures from 04:11 to 21:55
7h15m - 10h40mCNY 275/ 182
USD 42/ 28
K378, K680, Z274, K1616...
31 departures from 00:28 to 23:52
2h5m - 4h25mCNY 163.5/ 86.5
USD 25/ 13
K9667, Y667, K367 from 16:52 to 19:0012h27m - 15h18mCNY 398.5/ 261.5
USD 60/ 40
K378, K680, Z274, K1616...
34 departures from 00:28 to 23:52
3h55m - 5h14mCNY 194.5/ 105.5
USD 29/ 16
K1616, K9664 at 03:55 and 20:008h8m - 10h39mCNY 250/ 142
USD 38/ 22
K378, T118, K2188, Z42...
7 departures from 00:28 to 16:05
23h19m - 30h2mCNY 685/ 436
USD 104/ 66
Beijing West
T176, Z22, Z152, Z76...
5 departures from 15:05 to 21:10
15h58m - 21h15mCNY 527.5/ 343.5
USD 80/ 52
K778, Z232, Z136, Z266...
5 departures from 08:10 to 21:36
30h19m - 38h28mCNY 850.5/ 496.5
USD 129/ 75
Shenzhen West
K132 at 13:1244h3mCNY 879.5/ 566.5
USD 133/ 86
T176, Z22, Z56 from 15:05 to 21:1011h24m - 13h35mCNY 405.5/ 247.5
USD 61/ 38
K378, K680, Z274, K170...
35 departures from 00:28 to 23:52
8h2m - 10h29mCNY 296/ 174
USD 45/ 26
K596, T114, K306, K1042 from 10:46 to 22:0528h48m - 33h46mCNY 674/ 428
USD 102/ 65
K454, K1060, K988, K1618...
9 departures from 00:04 to 23:35
10h50m - 12h10mCNY 346/ 208
USD 52/ 32
Z232, T308, Z136, Z266...
6 departures from 11:09 to 21:36
18h53m - 25h2mCNY 549.5/ 343.5
USD 83/ 52
K378, Z274, K420, K596...
22 departures from 00:28 to 23:45
14h18m - 18h24mCNY 443.5/ 272.5
USD 67/ 41
Z274, K1028 at 01:40 and 23:4527h10m - 32h10mCNY 699/ 444
USD 106/ 67
K886, 2636, K1518, Z312...
5 departures from 09:03 to 20:07
15h42m - 19h00mCNY 409.5/ 244.5
USD 62/ 37
K987, K2611, K1517, K177...
18 departures from 04:04 to 18:34
2h29m - 3h51mCNY 124.5/ 86.5
USD 19/ 13
K2059, K679, T283, T197...
16 departures from 08:20 to 20:54
16h32m - 23h52mCNY 598/ 388
USD 91/ 59
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See detailed Lanzhou Train Schedule 


 How to reach the station?
You can take any of the listed buses to reach the Lanzhou Railway Station square: No. 1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16, 31, 33, 110, 114, 124, 126, 131, 137, 181, 302, 601, 801 and K102.

From West Railway Station, you can take the bus No. 1, 31 and K102 to this train station directly.

You can take the airport shuttle bus to HNA Business Hotel, and then you walk along the Dingxi Road westwards about 150 yards to take the bus No. 124, 12, 114 or 33 to the railway station.

 How to get around from the train station?
To Waterwheel Garden: Walk to the front of the station square, you will find the Lanzhou Railway Station bus stop, where you can take the bus No.6 to Shengwei Station. Then walk northwards about 760 yards to the garden. Alternatively, take the bus No. 7 or 126 to Jinchanglu Beikou station, then walk about 820 yards to the destination.

To Gansu Provincial Museum: Take the bus No.1, 31, 302 or 137 to Qili Heqiao Station, which is about 380 yards from the museum. You can cover this distance in some minutes of walking.

To Zhongchuan Airport: Take a direct train to the airport which is available daily from  07:38 to 20:58. Duration is about 50 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 26 for a first class seat and CNY21.5 for a second class seat.

- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou Railway Station
Asked by Benjamin Leong from MALAYSIA | May. 04, 2019 01:07Reply
Ive 2 pax here from Lanzhou to Lhasa. If I want a private berth what would you recommend?
Answers (1)
Answered by Marian from USA | May. 04, 2019 22:48

The problem is that the best class on these trains are soft sleeper cabin which is for 4 people. Each passenger can also only buy one ticket, so you cannot buy 2 tickets each people to get a private cabin of your own.
Asked by Sam from MALAYSIA | Apr. 30, 2019 04:22Reply
Staying overnight at the station
I will arrive around 2am to collect train tickets to lhasa for the next day 8am. so I'm thinking to just stay and wait at the station from about 2am till 8am. how's the condition at the station? is it open 24hours, with proper seating chairs, air conditioned?
Answers (1)
Answered by Omari from ROMANIA | May. 06, 2019 01:15

The station open 24 hours a day but the situation of waiting hall is not so good. The waiting room is usually crowded, so you may need some time to find a seat. You can only sit there during waiting time.
Asked by Kambalah from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 18, 2019 18:44Reply
Hi, can I take metro line from Lanzhou station to Lanzhou zhongchuan airport? many minutes rides. Ty
Answers (1)
Answered by Jaxson from USA | Apr. 19, 2019 03:43

There is no metro line. You may consider rail service which takes 43 to 64min on the way.
Asked by Ruth from USA | Mar. 29, 2018 20:20Reply
How long is the train ride from Lanzhou to Jingyuan?
How may times each day do they leave for Jingyuan?
Answers (3)
Answered by Charles | Mar. 30, 2018 01:09

Do you refer to Jingyuan near Baiyin city? If so, there is no direct rail connection, you may need to go to Baiyin West first and then to Jingyuan. The duration may around 4 hours. Maybe it is better to take a bus which is around 2 or 3 hours.
Answered by Ruth from USA | Mar. 30, 2018 10:56

It is the Jingyuan located along the Yellow River about 100 miles northeast of Lanzhou.
Answered by Geiser | Mar. 31, 2018 03:23

Yes, it is about 85 miles northeast of Lanzhou.
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