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Urumqi - Kashgar Train

There are 7 pairs of normal trains a day between Urumqi and Kashgar. These rides run a total distance of 1,475 kilometers (917 miles) taking 17.5 to 25 hours on the way. For such a long distance trip, travelers are surely advised to buy a sleeper bed to guarantee a good rest. The hard sleeper ticket is around CNY349.5 per person and the soft sleeper bed is about CNY521.5 per person.

Although Kashgar is an important trading center on Silk Road, up to now, direct rail connection from Kashgar is very limited to other cities out of Xinjiang. Thus, Urumqi plays an irreplaceable role in connecting Kashgar with other cities of China.

Urumqi to Kashgar Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K971807:57 - 02:44+18h47m
Y96209:00 - 04:56+19h56m
T952610:50 - 04:35+17h45m
T951617:00 - 10:38+17h38m
755618:22 - 21:53+27h31m
K978623:22 - 19:25+20h3m
See more Urumqi Schedule

Kashgar to Urumqi Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K978814:00 - 08:24+18h24m
T951815:15 - 09:40+18h25m
755816:00 - 16:30+24h30m
T952820:00 - 12:59+16h59m
Y96421:10 - 15:19+18h9m
K972022:45 - 18:06+19h21m
1. The above timetables are only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search tool on the top of this page.
2. "+" indicates the second day.

Ticket Fare for Urumqi - Kashgar Train

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 497.5 - 521.5
USD 73 - 77
CNY 325.5 - 349.5
USD 48 - 51
CNY 177.5
USD 26

Stations along the way: Urumqi South, Turpan, Malan, Heshuo, Yanqi, Korla, Luntai, Kuqa, Xinhe, Aksu, Bachu, Atushi

Travel Tips

1. In Urumqi, all these 5 rides stop at both Urumqi Railway Station and the South Station. Travelers can choose the suitable station to use based on their staying places and connection trips. Usually it would be better to leave around 30 to 60 minutes for connection at the same station. If passengers need to transfer between the two stations, by taxi, it would be better to leave around 1.5 to 2 hours between.

2. Kashgar Railway Station is located at North Century Avenue. It is not a very big station, the entrance is in the middle of the building, and baggage room and ticket office are set up on its two sides. As only a few rides are operated daily there, the station may not open in early morning or late night unless there is a train departure or arrival. Currently travelers can reach the station by city bus No. 6, 18, 21, 26 and No. 28. Except the city bus, taxi can also be used to transfer to Abakh Khoja Tomb and other scenic sites.

Urumqi - Kashgar Train vs. Flight

In addition to these 5 pairs of rail rides, flight is another frequently way used for transfer between. A flight without stopover usually takes about 2 hours. They are good choices for those traveling in a hurry. However, the flight ticket fare is much higher unless there is a good discount offered by airlines. The full price for economy class is around CNY2,820 per person, a good discounted ticket may be even less than CNY500 occasionally. Travelers may check the flight fare as well for better arrangement.
The Urumqi – Kashgar Railway is planned to be extended to Pakistan. There are two routes under planning now: one from Kashgar to Gwadar, the other to Kasachi. This project is aimed to be completed around year 2030 or so. At that time, a direct rail transfer between China and Pakistan will become possible.

  Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:
- Last modified on Jul. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi - Kashgar Train
Asked by KOOLI Slaheddine from CANADA | Jul. 11, 2019 11:51Reply
Train no T9518 from Kashi to Urumqi
We want to travel by tain on october 15 th this year .
Do the train has a private cabin for 2 people ? and can we find food on board ?
How much is the price for 2 seniors ,please ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Trenton from USA | Jul. 11, 2019 19:38

There are no cabin for 2 people only. The best type is soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers. I think the ticket price is around USD73 per person. There would be food for sale and you can also take some of your own too.
Asked by Sanderson from DENMARK | May. 27, 2019 17:21Reply
What is the opening time of Ancient city of Kashgar?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lacey from USA | May. 28, 2019 00:39

It opens 24 hours, a living area of local people. But it seems there is opening performance around10:30am. Not sure if it is a fixed time or can be different on different day or season.
Asked by M Anwaruhaq from PAKISTAN | Mar. 12, 2019 03:50Reply
I want to go Shanghai..did Kashgar Guangyuan and Guangyhan Shanghai root is easier to travel or Kashgar to urumqi and urumqi to Shanghai is easier as compare to above
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Answered by Orlando | Mar. 12, 2019 23:36

The total duration for both routes are almost the same, but the waiting time in Urumqi between two trains should be shorter. If you want to depart in morning time, then use Guangyuan, you can also experience high speed ride for the Guangyuan to Shanghai trip also.
Asked by M.Anwarulhaq from PAKISTAN | Mar. 11, 2019 06:25Reply
Did there Any direct or indirect train available for Shanghai from Kashgar
Answers (1)
Answered by Irene | Mar. 11, 2019 18:50

You an go from Kashgar to Urumqi and then from Urumqi to Shanghai.
Asked by Saleem from PAKISTAN | Aug. 11, 2018 10:56Reply
I want see hard train and soft train video
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy | Aug. 13, 2018 02:27

I did not find video, but you can found some photos on this website, the train ticket type page. The photos can you show the difference of two classes.
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