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Turpan Train Schedule & Stations

There are two railway stations for passenger use in the city:
Turpan Railway Station only operates non-bullet trains to and from Urumqi, Kumul, Lanzhou, Xi'an, Hohhot, Shenyang, Changchun, Fuzhou, Kashgar, Chengdu, Chongqing and Beijing etc.

Turpan North Railway Station is an important stop on the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway. It mainly serves high speed trains to or from Lanzhou, Xining, Kumul, Urumqi, Shanshan. Also a few non-bullet ones are operated there, including those to/from Xi'an, Lanzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Jinan, Chongqing and Beijing.

Turpan Train Schedule and Ticket Booking

High Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Urumqi South
D8801, D8803, D8803, D8805...
10 departures from 11:15 to 22:15
0h48m - 1h3mCNY 78/ 49
USD 11/ 7
Jiayuguan South
D56 at 11:135h1mCNY 455/ 284.5
USD 67/ 42
D8802, D56, D8806, D8804...
7 departures from 10:32 to 20:03
1h38m - 1h55mCNY 184/ 115
USD 27/ 17


Normal Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Z70, Z180 at 15:32 and 20:5528h50m - 37h00mCNY 838.5/ 542.5
USD 123/ 80
Z42, Z306 at 20:18 and 21:4939h48m - 42h21mCNY 1,037/ 672
USD 153/ 99
Z136 at 21:0949h9mCNY 1,263.5/ 763.5
USD 186/ 112
K596, T270, Z106, T308...
10 departures from 13:03 to 23:52
24h23m - 32h3mCNY 735.5/ 476.5
USD 108/ 70
T197, K9721, Z293, T9515...
30 departures from 05:18 to 21:33
1h23m - 2h9mCNY 105.5/ 71.5
USD 16/ 11
K2060, K1504, K454, T304...
18 departures from 00:09 to 23:52
2h35m - 4h9mCNY 158.5/ 107.5
USD 23/ 16
K2060, K1504, K454, K596...
15 departures from 00:09 to 23:52
15h34m - 22h57mCNY 564/ 367
USD 83/ 54
K453, T269, K9787, K9719...
10 departures from 00:15 to 21:28
12h27m - 20h41mCNY 415.5/ 257.5
USD 61/ 38
  The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

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Turpan Railway Station

Address: Daheyan Town, Gaochang District

The station is a little bit far from downtown, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away. To reach downtown from the station, passengers need to walk about 550 yards (500 meters) to the nearby Daheyan Bus Center, and then take a bus. The bus departs around every 30 minutes or once fully occupied; ticket price is CNY 11 and duration is about an hour. Taxi should be another option and it takes about 50 minutes and CNY 90-100; if you share the taxi with others, it is around CNY 20-30 per person.

 How to get to famous sites from Turpan Train Station
There is no direct public transport to main scenic spots from the station. Passengers need to go to the downtown by the above mentioned bus, and then head for the attractions sites.

Karez System Museum: Take bus No. 1 from Turpan Bus Center to Ya Er Xiang Township Government and then change to Bus No. 3 to get there.

Emin Minaret: From the Bus Center, travelers can walk about 700 yards to Da Shi Zi bus stop and take bus No. 1 to Da Zhai Road. It is about 2,000 yards (1,900 meters) away from Emin Minaret.

Grape Valley: Upon arrival in downtown, walk about 1,500 yards (1,400 meters) to the East Gate of Ancient City, and then take bus no. 4 to get there.

Flaming Mountain: You may take a taxi to get there after arrival at the downtown Bus Center. The taxi fare would be around CNY80 by meter.

Ancient City of Jiaohe: After the bus trip to downtown, you may take the bus No. 1 to the final stop, and then take a taxi at about CNY 20 or a horse cart at about CNY 30 to get there. If by taxi directly from downtown, it takes about CNY 30-40.

North Railway Station:
You are recommended to take a taxi. It costs CNY 80-100 per taxi and CNY 20-30 per person if you share the taxi with others.

As public transport is not very well developed there, car pool or car rental is a frequently used way of transfer. It may cost around CNY400-500 per day. You may also join in a day tour as well to save you time and trouble.

Turpan North Railway Station

Address: At Northwest of Turpan, 550 yards (500 meters) south of the Jiaohe Airport

The North Station is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) away from downtown area which is much closer in distance compared with the Turpan Railway Station. Travelers can take the bus No. 202 to downtown. By taxi, it would be around 20 to 30 minutes and cost about CNY 30.

 How to get to Major Sites from Turpan North Train Station:

Turpan Jiaohe Airport: Airport shuttle bus travels between airport and the railway station every day which takes about 10 minutes and is free of charge. Also, you can go on foot by following the signs on the ground. It takes about 10 minutes also.

Karez System Museum: It takes around 15 minutes by taxi and costs around CNY15. You may also take the bus or a taxi to the downtown first and then take bus No.3 to get there.

Emin Minaret: Travelers can take bus No. 202 to Da Shi Zi and then change to bus No. 1 to Da Zhai Road, finally walk 2,000 yards to get there. If by taxi, the duration is about 30 minutes and costs around CNY40.

Grape Valley: It is about 9 miles between and takes around 20 minutes by taxi. The taxi will cost around CNY30. Travelers may also transfer to downtown first and then go for there by bus No. 4.

Flaming Mountain: It is about 25 miles between. Travelers may take a taxi or rent a car for this trip. The fare is around CNY90-100.

Ancient City of Jiaohe: It takes around 30 minutes by taxi and costs around CNY30-40. Travelers may also transfer to downtown first, arrange the luggage at the hotel, then take bus No. 1 to Ya Er Xiang Township Government and finally take a taxi to get there.
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Turpan Train Schedule & Stations
Asked by silvia from INDONESIA | Aug. 05, 2019 20:08Reply
Transportation to Dunhuang
Is there any transportation to Dunhuang from Turpan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kristan from INDONESIA | Aug. 06, 2019 02:26

No direct rail, but you can go to Yumen first and then from Yumen to Dunhuang
Asked by Haven from FRANCE | Jul. 11, 2019 02:28Reply
How many stops between Turpan North and Kumul?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jul. 11, 2019 19:30

Thank you for your inquiry.

In total, there are Shanshan North and Tuha Station set between Turpan and Kumul on high speed rail line. However, not every train stop at both stations along the way. You can click the train number to check stopovers on our website in details.
Asked by ian from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 18, 2018 18:41Reply
train travel to turpan
is their a bullet ride from Xi'an to turpan if so how long does it take
Answers (2)
Answered by TCG | Feb. 19, 2018 00:31

There are only 16 normal speed rides running from Xi'an to Turpan every day, no bullet type available. The fastest one between these 2 cities is Z41(11:10+09:09),which needs 22 hours. You can check more details on our website.
Answered by Ken from SINGAPORE | Apr. 17, 2018 10:16

There is no direct HSR from Xi'an to Turpan. However, you may take HSR from Xi'an North Stn to Lanzhou West, total journey about 3.5hrs, Y175. Turpan is on the HSR line between Urumqi and Lanzhou.
Asked by Ray from CANADA | Dec. 21, 2016 11:55Reply
Is there a left luggage facility at Turpan Railway Station to leave luggage for a day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tyler from USA | Dec. 22, 2016 00:10

There seems no offical left luggage in the turpan station, but you can find one at the Daheyan bus center. Usually passengers need to go to Daheyan bus center to take the bus to turpan downtown. There is the left luggage office, should be working from 8:30am to 5:30pm. You can only collect it during the working time.
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