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Urumqi - Turpan Train

The distance from Urumqi to Turpan is around 160 kilometers (100 miles). To finish a distance like this, train is definitely the best option. Each day, there are over 12 pairs of high speed trains running between, taking 1-1.5 hours at a cost of CNY 49/78. Over 30 pairs of normal trains are also in service, taking 1.5-3 hours at the cost of CNY 114.5/78.5.

Urumqi – Turpan High Speed Trains



Open Date: December 26, 2014
Top Speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
Running Distance: 158 kilometers (98 miles)
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
Operated at: UrumqiUrumqi South, Turpan North
Stations along the way: Urumqi, Urumqi South, Turpan North

Urumqi to Turpan High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D880209:37 - 10:300h53m
D5610:18 - 11:110h53m
D880611:40 - 12:401h00m
D880413:53 - 14:460h53m
D881016:30 - 17:230h53m
D880817:00 - 18:001h00m
D881219:08 - 20:010h53m
See more Urumqi Schedule

Turpan to Urumqi Bullet Train Timetable 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D880111:15 - 12:130h58m
D880312:09 - 12:570h48m
D880514:25 - 15:200h55m
D880717:36 - 18:240h48m
D880918:37 - 19:330h56m
D881118:50 - 19:450h55m
D5519:58 - 21:011h3m
D881322:15 - 23:100h55m

Ticket Fare for Urumqi – Turpan High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 78 - 82
USD 11 - 12
CNY 49 - 51.5
USD 7 - 8


Which one to Choose, Urumqi Railway Station or Urumqi South Railway Station

It mainly depends on two aspects: convenience for transfer and ticket availability.

1. Travelers can choose a station closer to their staying places or more convenient for transfer. For example, Urumqi Railway Station is closer to Diwopu Airport, about 14km (8.5 miles); however, there is no direct bus running between. Travelers need to take a taxi. The South Station is a little far in distance, but direct airport shuttle bus is available. To the city center area near the Red Hill, the South Station is closer in distance, and many direct buses can be used. A taxi would take around 15-20 minutes or so without traffic problem

2. For most rides, Urumqi Station is the original station, thus more tickets can be offered here. If there is no ticket available from South Station, travelers may check the ticket availability from this station.

Normal Trains of Urumqi - Turpan

There are over 23 pairs of normal rides a day. Although the normal Z, T, K rides take around 1.5 to 3 hours on the way, a little longer than high speed type, they are still good complementarities, especially for travelers who need to depart at early morning or late night. For this short trip, hard seats can be considered as well.

Urumqi to Turpan Train Schedule: 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T30409:14 - 11:282h14m
T952612:05 - 14:011h56m
Z10617:23 - 18:431h20m
Around 30 departures in total: departure time from 05:58 to 23:33; duration from 1H28M to 2H23M.

Turpan to Urumqi Train Timetable: 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T30707:47 - 09:231h36m
T30316:51 - 18:532h2m
K150317:17 - 19:182h1m
Around 30 departures in total: departure time from 04:35 to 20:14; duration from 1H25M to 2H12M.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 111.5 - 114.5
USD 16 - 17
CNY 77.5 - 78.5
USD 11 - 12
CNY 23.5 - 24.5
USD 3 - 4

As mentioned, there are two stations in Urumqi, passengers are highly recommended to double check which is the correct one to board the train before departure. Also, for these normal rides, both Turpan Railway Station and Turpan North station are used as well. Travelers need to pay extra attention on it when choosing the ride you need.

Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:

Major Rail Line from Turpan to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi - Turpan Train
Asked by Ashly from PARAGUAY | Dec. 19, 2019 18:17Reply
Hi, I am planning a trip along the old Silk Road by rail.
I am wondering if I can ask to have these tickets delivered to my hotel in Beijing where I will stop for 1 days before flying to Xinjiang?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 22, 2019 16:26

Thank you for your inquiry.

We are pleased to offer ticket booking and delivery service for you. If all your train trips are 25 days within the hotel checkout date from Beijing, the time is enough for us to arrange delivery to hotel in Beijing. You can leave us detailed hotel information, we will contact the hotel in advance.
Asked by Leslie Spiess from USA | Jul. 01, 2019 19:50Reply
How far is Turpan airport from Turpan high speed train station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ellie | Jul. 02, 2019 20:24

1.5km, 20min walking. There is also shuttle bus
Asked by Dean from USA | May. 27, 2019 17:21Reply
Group ticket booking
We are a group of 16 and want to buy round trip ticket Urumqi to Turpan. You can arrange paper tickets send to our hotel Chenmao Yilite Hotel (Urumqi South Railway Station Wanda)? Also, can you arrange a bus pick up from Turpan North and send us back to station? Please kindly answer, thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 28, 2019 00:38

Thank you for your inquiry.

We are pleased to offer ticket booking service and arrange paper ticket delivery to your hotel. You can choose the trains and seat class you need online first and submit the booking request. Our operator will contact you by email as early as possible.

However, we are sorry that we cannot offer car rental service. Sorry for the helplessness for this part of travel. Hope for your kind understanding.
Asked by Fisher from GREECE | Feb. 01, 2019 23:26Reply
Is there any public bus etc. from Turpan North Station to the city?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jaqueline from FINLAND | Feb. 02, 2019 18:45

Yes, there is bus No. 202 in service there. It can take you to Dashizi in the city center. Taxi can be found as well, around 25min on the way.
Asked by Kevin from HUNGARY | Nov. 02, 2018 01:38Reply
How far is Turpan Station to the city center? Is there any bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sheridan | Nov. 04, 2018 16:12

The station is still a little far from the city center area, about 50km. You may go by carpool or take a bus from the long distance bus station nearby to the city center.
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