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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 Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K971807:52 - 01:06+17h14m
K978612:27 - 07:28+19h1m
T952612:37 - 03:47+15h10m
T951617:56 - 08:59+15h3m
755619:21 - 19:58+24h37m
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Kashgar to Urumqi Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K978815:39 - 10:20+18h41m
755816:36 - 16:38+24h2m
T951818:10 - 08:38+14h28m
T952821:00 - 11:50+14h50m
K972023:36 - 18:00+18h24m
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 Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 497.5 - 521.5
USD 77 - 81
CNY 325.5 - 349.5
USD 50 - 54
CNY 177.5
USD 28

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:

Major Rail Line from Kashgar to:
- Last modified on Jan. 21, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi - Kashgar Train
Asked by Susan from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 20, 2020 03:13Reply
Border crossing Urumqi
Is it possible in 2020 to cross the border from China to go to Kashgar? Can you assist travellers to buy train tickets between the two countries? A friend and I are thinking about travelling from Beijing to Xi'an then Urumqi. Also, was is the best time to travel?
Much appreciated
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 21, 2020 22:02

Thank you for your inquiry.

The trip from Urumqi to Kashgar is considered domestic trip within China mainland. We are pleased to offer ticket booking service for your trip Beijing/Xi'an/Urumqi/Kashgar. You can submit your booking request on our website once your schedule is confirmed. For visiting in Urumqi and Kashgar, most people choose summer time.
Asked by Collier from CHILE | Dec. 18, 2019 22:16Reply
Transfer from Urumqi airport to Urumqi train station
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from USA | Dec. 19, 2019 17:35

You can use taxi service or the Airport Express line 2. The express will stop at the North Square of Urumqi station.
Asked by M mukeem from PAKISTAN | Nov. 15, 2019 20:12Reply
I need journey travel from kashgar to kunming so deatail me what price by train
What train price fare from kashgar to urumqi ?and from urumqi to kunming please detail me fastly by train price and how many kilometres? And how many days this journey? Please be fastly
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Answered by Olive | Nov. 17, 2019 19:41

The lowest price should be around CNY950 istaking hard sleeper beds and it takes 3 days on the way
Asked by Usman from PAKISTAN | Oct. 15, 2019 02:19Reply
How much feat urumqi to guanzhou
Answers (1)
Answered by Dylan | Oct. 16, 2019 02:56

around USD45 for a hard sleeper
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