Urumqi Train

Urumqi Railway Station

Urumqi Railway Station is a newly-built modern railway station. With a construction area of 27 acres or so, it is the largest railway station in Xinjiang. The station is about 7.5 miles (12 km) from Urumqi South Railway Station, 8 miles (13 km) from Diwopu Airport, and 8.5 miles (14 km) from Red Hill. This station is the terminal of Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway.

Address: No. 1, North 6th Gaotie Road, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Toutunhe District


Schedule and Ticket Booking

Urumqi Train Station operates high speed trains to Lanzhou, Kumul, Turpan, and Xining, and non-bullet trains to Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an etc.

  Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:

High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Sep 20, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
D56, D2706, D2708, D2712 from 08:23 to 11:5611h49m - 12h38mCNY 882/ 551
USD 126/ 79
Liuyuan South
D56, D2706, D2708, D2712 from 08:23 to 11:563h59m - 4h15mCNY 395/ 247
USD 56/ 35
Zhangye West
D56, D2706, D2708, D2712 from 08:23 to 11:567h20m - 8h9mCNY 642/ 401.5
USD 92/ 57
Turpan North
D8862, D56, D8802, D8804...
18 departures from 08:09 to 20:15
0h52m - 1h12mCNY 82/ 51.5
USD 12/ 7
D56, D8802, D8804, D2706...
12 departures from 08:23 to 19:17
2h23m - 2h55mCNY 266/ 166.5
USD 38/ 24
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on Sep 20, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Z70, Z180 at 13:59 and 19:4830h23m - 38h7mCNY 894/ 575
USD 128/ 82
Z42, T206 at 19:38 and 20:5140h21m - 44h59mCNY 1,074.5/ 695.5
USD 154/ 99
K596, Z232, T308, T198...
13 departures from 11:38 to 23:00
25h3m - 35h42mCNY 767.5/ 496.5
USD 110/ 71
K9718, 7552, T304, Y962...
32 departures from 07:57 to 23:59
1h20m - 3h30mCNY 150.5/ 48.5
USD 22/ 7
7552, T304, K1584, K596...
24 departures from 08:21 to 23:40
3h57m - 9h50mCNY 250/ 142
USD 36/ 20
K9718, Y962, T9526, 7556...
6 departures from 07:57 to 23:07
17h40m - 27h31mCNY 497.5/ 174.5
USD 71/ 25
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Urumqi Train Schedule

Station Plan

Urumqi railway station consists of a three-storey terminal building and two squares, the north square and south square.
 2F: waiting hall, check points, toilets, hot drinking water, service desk
 1F: platform, ticket office
 -1F: arrival hall
 North Square: bus stations, toilets, taxi stands, long-distance bus station
 South Square: bus stops

How to transfer between Urumqi Train Station and downtown/nearby cities

 By city bus: 909, 301, 5302, 5305, BRT 5, airport express line

For arrival passengers, please read the direction boards carefully to locate the bus.

 By taxi:
Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off at north square. The taxi pick-up point is at the north square, too, on its west side.
From/ To Duration (Minutes) Cost (CNY)
Urumqi South Railway Station 15 25
Diwopu International Airport 20 25
Red Hill 25 30

 By long-distance bus:
Passengers will arrive at the east side of the north square if they travel by long-distance bus. Destinations of this long-distance bus station include nearby cities such as Yining, Kumul, Turpan, Kashgar, Kurle. It also has coaches to other places such as Gansu, Ningxia, Henan, Chengdu, and Chongqing. Besides, it also operates international coach to Kazakhstan.

Transportation to famous downtown places from Urumqi Railway Station

 Red Hill
Take bus no. 307 at north square to Xinzhou City Garden, and then transfer to bus no. 73 to the destination.

 Xinjiang Regional Museum
Take bus no. 5301 to Huangjin Hospital, and then change to bus no. 311 to get there.

 Urumqi South Railway Station
Take bus no. 909 at north square to the south station.

 Diwopu International Airport
Take airport express line at north square to the airport.

Facilities and Services at the Station

 Ticket office
There are three ticket offices at the north and west sides of 1F and the north side of -1F. Currently, altogether 39 ticket windows are available for passengers to purchase, change, or refund tickets. Among them, ticket window no. 5 on 1F is bilingual ticket window.

 Waiting hall
Waiting hall is located on the 2F. Check points are installed at the east and west sides of the waiting hall. Check point A1 leading to platform 1 is at the east side and check point B16 leading to platform 9 is at the west sides. Passengers can go to platforms 2-8 through other check points including check points A2-A15 and B1-B15. Passengers should read their tickets carefully to get tickets checked at the right check point and then follow the direction boards to the platforms to board. Each check point has two channels. Please note that if you hold blue tickets, get your tickets checked at the automatic ticket machines; if you hold red tickets, your tickets will be punched manually.

Toilets and hot drinking water can be found at four corners in the waiting hall. LED screens are in the hall to show the detailed arrival and departure information. Besides, shopping area is available in the waiting hall for passenger’s convenience. At the north sides of the waiting hall, one can buy drinks and desserts; at the south side, one can find a bookstore. Also, automatic vending machines, restaurants, music teahouse, ATM machines are provided inside waiting hall.

 Volunteer service
About 150 volunteers are mainly serving at the exits/entrances and bus station or taxi stands all day. Passengers can ask for direction or seek advice from those volunteers.

 Service desks
Two service desks are provided at the east and west sides of the waiting hall respectively. Passengers can go to the service desk at east side to inquire about trains schedule, seek advice or lodge a complaint; and it also offers help for special passengers to board or get off. The service desk at the west side mainly provide services for the old, weak, sick, and disabled; mother and baby’s waiting area, and nursery room are also provided next to this service desk.
- Last modified on Sep. 16, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi Railway Station
Asked by AlexRee | Sep. 15, 2019 08:33Reply
Taxi in Urumqi
Train will leave from Urumqi railway station about 07.00 am. Are there taxis available service early morning (05.00 am) from hotel near red hill park to station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Selim from LATVIA | Sep. 16, 2019 04:15

It is downtown area, it is not hard to find taxi service. You can ask your hotel to find one for you if you cannot do it by your own.
Asked by Rieng from THAILAND | Aug. 22, 2019 02:03Reply
Train to Kuitun
Hi, I confuse about train station in Urumqi. If I take a train from Urumqi to kuitun or bole . Which station do I get on train between urumqi railway station or the west railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leon from HUNGARY | Aug. 22, 2019 02:41

K9717 use both stations. Except this one, other rides all use Urumqi railway station.
Asked by Harold from GEORGIA | Aug. 05, 2019 20:23Reply
Is there any train from Urumqi to Dunhuang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Davies from USA | Aug. 06, 2019 19:05

There is no direct rail service to Dunhuang. You can go to Yumen first and then change to anther train from Yumen to Dunhuang.
Asked by andrew mccarthy from JAMAICA | Mar. 27, 2019 15:12Reply
Transfer between Urumqi Railway Station and Downtown
I am interested in using the BRT-5 between Urumqi Railway Station and the Hongshuan exchange station. Could you please confirm if the route starts from the North or South Square of the railway station. I am also requesting details on the average time between BRT-5 departures from the Railway Station and the number of stops to the Hongshuan exchange station.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tilda | Mar. 28, 2019 20:23

I suppose you mean Hongshan (Red Hill)? BRT-5 does not go to Hongshan. You can use bus No. 301 instead from the North Square (it also have a stop at South Square). The bus runs every 10 to 15min. Hongshan should be the 16th stop if you board from North Square, (15th from South Square).
Asked by andrew mccarthy from JAMAICA | Mar. 27, 2019 14:26Reply
Airport Express Line
The article above mentions that transfer is possible from the Urumqi Railway Station (North) to the Diwopu Airport. I am interested in using this service from the Airport to the Railway Station, but didn't see it mentioned in the airport travel guide. Can you please provide details about the service e.g. which airport exits and terminal the service starts from, the cost and stops (if any) to the Railway Station.

Note that I am not interested in the airport shuttle to the south train station, unless it also goes to the North Train Station.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tilda | Mar. 28, 2019 20:44

I did not find offical information too, but it seems shuttle bus route No. 2 runs between the railway station and airport. Not sure which gate to use to board from airport, but it should not be too hard to find as it stops at every terminal. The bus runs around every 20 to 30min and takes around 25min on the way. The cost is CNY10. Not clear if there is a stop on the way or not, but railway station should be the last bus.
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