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Wuhan - Urumqi Train

Though there is no high speed train running between Wuhan and Urumqi yet, tourists can still take normal speed trains to make a trip between the 2 cities. Now, there are 4 pairs of normal trains operated on this line with the total running distance of about 3,400 - 3,600 km (2,113 - 2,237 mi). A one-way journey takes about 35.5 - 40 hours. The maximum ticket fare of this line is CNY 348 for a hard seat and CNY 631 for a hard sleeper.

Basic Facts:

  Duration: about 35.5 - 40 hours
  Operate at: Hankou/ Wuchang, Urumqi South
  Distance: about 3,400 - 3,600 km (2,113 - 2,237 mi)
  Top speed: 140/ 160 km/h (87/ 99 mph)
  Major stations along the way: Guangshui, Xi'an, Baoji, Lanzhou, Lanzhou West, Xining, Jiayuguan, Hami, Turpan

Wuhan to Urumqi Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z29217:19 - 07:08++37h49m
T30619:08 - 09:23++38h15m
Z13820:26 - 08:49++36h23m
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Urumqi to Wuhan Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T30817:40 - 09:14++39h34m
Z13619:45 - 09:31++37h46m
Z29420:02 - 11:15++39h13m
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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 you will arrive in the third day.

Wuhan - Urumqi Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 952 - 982
USD 140 - 144
CNY 616 - 637
USD 91 - 94
CNY 341 - 352
USD 50 - 52


Transfer in Lanzhou for High Speed Trains

Transferring in Lanzhou can also be a good choice if the tickets of the trains above have been sold out or you don’t want to sleep on the trains for 2 nights. So far, there are 5 pairs of high speed trains connecting Lanzhou and Wuhan, and 4 pairs of bullet trains linking Lanzhou and Urumqi.
Route Schedule Duration Ticket Fare (Second Class Seat)
Wuhan - Lanzhou West  About 5 pairs from
around 10:26 to 16:51 
7 - 9 hours   CNY 629
Lanzhou/ Lanzhou West - Urumqi  About 4 pairs from
around 07:50 to 10:40 
11 - 12 hours  CNY 551
Total 18 - 21 hours  CNY 1,180
For tourists who are going to transfer between Lanzhou West Railway Station and Lanzhou Railway Station, city buses can be a good way. Currently, city buses 1, K102 and 302 are operated between the 2 stations; a one-way ride takes about 70 minutes. And the route takes about 20 minutes by taxi.

The Lanzhou Subway Line 2 is expected to open in 2019. Lanzhou Railway Station and Lanzhou West Railway Station will be connected by this subway line by then.

Other Transportation Option: Wuhan - Urumqi Flight

A more time-saving way of travelling between Wuhan and Urumqi is travelling by plane. Currently, there are 8 pairs of flights operated between the 2 cities, and the number may be increased in peak season. The economy fares of this route change within the range of CNY 450 - 2,200.
Major Rail Lines from Wuhan to:


 Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Wuhan - Urumqi Train
Asked by Cornelius from LITHUANIA | Dec. 24, 2019 18:36Reply
Can I take power bank on the train from Urumqi to Wuchang?
Is there USB plug in hard sleeper cabin?
Answers (1)
Answered by Taleen from MALAYSIA | Dec. 25, 2019 18:11

You can take power bank with you. There is no USB plug, only a few normal type of plugs in the passage and they were shared by the whole carriage. You may not always find one at the time.
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