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Wuhan - Xining Train

Up to now, high speed trains are still not available between Wuhan and Xining. However, there are about 5 pairs of normal speed trains serving between the 2 cities with the duration of about 20 - 27 hours in total. The running distanceof these overnight sleeper trains is about 1,700 - 1,950 km (1,056 - 1,212 mi). The lowest price is CNY 415 for a hard sleeper ticket, and CNY 630 for a soft sleeper ticket. Passengers can also transfer in Xi'an for high speed trains, which can cut down the journey time to about 8 - 10 hours.

Basic Facts:

 Duration: 20 - 27 hours
 Operated at: Wuchang Railway Station/ Hankou Railway Station, Xining Railway Station
 Distance: about 1,700 - 1,950 km (1,056 - 1,212 mi)
 Top speed: 140/ 160 km/h (87/ 99 mph)
 Major stations along the way: Xiangyang East, Xiaogan, Xinyang, Zhumadian, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Baoji, Gangu, Lanzhou

Wuhan to Xining Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z23022:54 - 19:49+20h55m
Z26423:00 - 19:23+20h23m
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Xining to Wuhan Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z23208:05 - 06:00+21h55m
Z26610:51 - 08:42+21h51m
See more Xining Schedule 

1. "+" means the trains arrive on the next day.
2. The above timetables are only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search tool on the top of this page. 

Wuhan - Xining Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 611
USD 90
CNY 377 - 397
USD 55 - 58
CNY 206 - 217
USD 30 - 32


Transfer in Xi'an for High Speed Trains

Besides the 5 pairs of normal speed trains, passengers can also transfer in Xi'an for high speed trains.
Route  Schedule Duration Ticket Fare (Second Class Seat)
Wuhan - Xi'an North About 12 pairs from around 09:30 - 18:00 4 - 5 hours CNY 454.5
Xi'an North - Xining About 12 pairs from around 07:30 to 18:00 4 - 5 hours  CNY 232.5
Total - 8 - 10 hours CNY 687
For your information, there are high speed railway connecting Wuhan and Xining actually. However, currently, the number of passengers travelling between the 2 cities is not very big, so there is no through bullet trains operated between the 2 cities yet. If the number of passengers of this line keep increasing in the future, China Railway Cooperation may arrange through bullet trains on this line by then.

Other Transportation Option: Wuhan - Xining Flight

There are 1 - 2 pairs of flights operated between Wuhan and Xining on a daily basis as well. The flight time is only about 2.5 hours in general; and the prices of the tickets normally fluctuating within the range of CNY 600 - CNY 1,500. Thus, passengers are recommended to take a trip by air when there is a discount of the flight tickets or when they have a tight time arrangement. Passengers can also try taking a connecting flight in Xi'an or Chengdu with the total flight time of about 3 - 4 hours.
Major Rail Lines from Wuhan to:


 Major Rail Lines from Xining to:

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Let Me Say about
Asked by Wendell from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 24, 2019 18:34Reply
No train from Wuhan to Xining in Jan?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 25, 2019 18:10

Thank you for your inquiry.

During winter time, this train runs every other day only. In Jan, 2020, Z264 runs on each even days only. Sorry about the inconvenience caused.
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