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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K978609:52 - 05:18+19h26m
K971811:30 - 06:32+19h2m
T952612:05 - 03:54+15h49m
755613:40 - 12:35+22h55m
T952015:38 - 07:20+15h42m
K673616:50 - 11:49+18h59m
T951617:48 - 08:32+14h44m
K672619:10 - 13:39+18h29m
Z651622:00 - 09:30+11h30m
See more Urumqi Schedule

Kashgar to Urumqi Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Y96400:25 - 18:0617h41m
K673803:05 - 23:1820h13m
T951817:00 - 07:26+14h26m
755817:20 - 18:10+24h50m
K672818:40 - 10:47+16h7m
T952819:36 - 10:32+14h56m
Z651821:30 - 09:00+11h30m
T952222:25 - 13:50+15h25m
K972023:20 - 16:18+16h58m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 484.5 - 496.5
USD 71 - 73
CNY 317.5 - 325.5
USD 47 - 48
CNY 173.5 - 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:

Major Rail Line from Kashgar to:
- Last updated on Jul. 21, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi - Kashgar Train
Asked by Ibrahim from PAKISTAN | Jul. 20, 2023 18:42Reply
Urumqi to Guangzhou
I want to go by train from Urumqi to Guangzhou??
Answers (1)
Answered by Nick | Jul. 21, 2023 01:13

It takes about 50 hours to get and the softer sleeper is in super hot demand. So if you plan to travel this way, book a train ticket online as early as possible.
Asked by MK Mehsud from PAKISTAN | Apr. 30, 2023 11:34Reply
Bullet train from Kasghar to Chongqing Yubei
Hi. This is MK Mehsud from Pakistan. I want to know is there any train service from Kasghar to Chongqing Yubei.? And how much it will cost?
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Answered by Eric | May. 04, 2023 01:59

There is no direct train. It's recommended to make a transfer in Urumqi. The hard sleeper from Kashgar to Urumqi costs around CNY300 and from Urumqi to Chongqing costs around CNY500. The hard seat tickets cost much less but it's tired to sit for that long, at leaast 50 hours in total.
Asked by Imran Khan from PAKISTAN | Apr. 29, 2023 02:14Reply
Urumqi to Shanghai bullet train
Hi. I'm Imran from Islamabad Pakistan. I want to know that is there any bullet train service available from Urumqi to Shanghai? How much is minimum fare and distance??
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny | May. 03, 2023 23:00

Actually, no high speed train is available between two cities and there are only normal speed trains which take about 41.5 hours to 43.5 hours. A hard seat costs about CNY385 and a hard sleeper costs around CNY650. It is more recommended to book a flight.
Asked by Imran Khan from PAKISTAN | Apr. 29, 2023 02:11Reply
Kashgar to Urumqi Bullet train
Hi. I'm Imran from Islamabad Pakistan. I want to know that is there any bullet train service available from Kashgar to Urumqi? How much is minimum fare??
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | May. 03, 2023 22:53

Only normal speed train is available, taking at least 11.5 hours and costing around CNY 300 for a hard seat. There is no bullet 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.
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