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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 Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K971807:55 - 02:49+18h54m
Y96209:00 - 04:11+19h11m
T952610:58 - 04:37+17h39m
T951617:00 - 10:38+17h38m
755618:22 - 21:53+27h31m
K978623:05 - 20:00+20h55m
See more Urumqi Schedule

Kashgar to Urumqi Train Timetable

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K978814:00 - 07:40+17h40m
T951815:15 - 09:38+18h23m
755816:00 - 16:30+24h30m
T952820:02 - 13:19+17h17m
Y96421:10 - 15:27+18h17m
K972022:46 - 17:59+19h13m
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 Sep 27, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 497.5 - 521.5
USD 71 - 74
CNY 325.5
USD 46
CNY 177.5
USD 25

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 Sep. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi - Kashgar Train
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
Asked by Mehran Akbar from PAKISTAN | Sep. 08, 2019 02:15Reply
Kashgar to kunming
Kindly guide me, I wanna travel from Kashgar to kunming by train, is it suitable for first time? My routes are 1)Kashgar to urumqi 2) urumqi to chengdu 3) chendgu to kunming.
Is this all travel will be suitable for me from pakistan or by air will be better?
Answers (3)
Answered by Andrew | Sep. 09, 2019 00:31

Your train route is workable but it should take quite a long time / days on the way. Flight will be much faster.
Answered by Mehran from PAKISTAN | Sep. 11, 2019 04:31

How much time it takes dear?
Answered by Andrew | Sep. 12, 2019 03:53

maybe over 60 hours
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.
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