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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 Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z29217:34 - 07:52++38h18m
T30619:08 - 09:46++38h38m
Z13820:16 - 08:38++36h22m
Z23022:48 - 10:03++35h15m
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Urumqi to Wuhan Train Timetable:


(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z23218:00 - 06:02++36h2m
T30818:10 - 09:23++39h13m
Z13620:00 - 09:35++37h35m
Z29420:30 - 11:00++38h30m
See more Urumqi Schedule 
Notes:
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 Sep 27, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 956 - 985
USD 136 - 140
CNY 617 - 637
USD 88 - 90
CNY 341 - 352
USD 48 - 50

 

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.
 
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 Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:

- Last modified on Aug. 27, 2019 -
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