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Xi'an - Urumqi Train

At present, over 12 pairs of normal speed trains are running overnight between Xi'an Railway Station and Urumqi Railway Station. The journey time is 24 – 37 hours. Xi'an to Urumqi distance by train is 2,547 – 2,894 kilometers (1,583 – 1,798 miles).

Passengers can make a high speed train transfer in Lanzhou or Xining, which can cut the total journey time to 14 – 15.5 hours.


Xi'an to Urumqi Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T28301:43 - 06:38+28h55m
T19703:39 - 08:26+28h47m
K17504:07 - 12:07+32h00m
Z29305:10 - 07:52+26h42m
T20505:31 - 07:52+26h21m
Z13507:34 - 08:38+25h4m
T30707:41 - 09:46+26h5m
K153707:47 - 14:04+30h17m
Z23109:38 - 10:03+24h25m
K59510:37 - 16:59+30h22m
Z10511:01 - 12:00+24h59m
Z4111:10 - 11:10+24h00m
K67920:28 - 06:28++34h00m
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Urumqi to Xi'an Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K59611:38 - 20:58+33h20m
Z10617:45 - 19:21+25h36m
Z23218:00 - 19:39+25h39m
T30818:10 - 21:40+27h30m
T19818:40 - 00:30++29h50m
Z4219:38 - 20:41+25h3m
T28419:45 - 00:56++29h11m
Z13620:00 - 22:33+26h33m
Z29420:30 - 22:54+26h24m
T20620:51 - 00:37++27h46m
K135222:06 - 06:40++32h34m
K17622:44 - 07:46++33h2m
K68022:58 - 10:42++35h44m
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Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the search box on top of this page.

Ticket Fare of Xi'an - Urumqi Trains

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 779.5 - 792.5
USD 111 - 112
CNY 496.5 - 506.5
USD 70 - 72
CNY 273.5 - 278.5
USD 39 - 40

 Running routes:
 Most of them: Xianyang, Xingping, Wugong, Yangling, Caijiapo, Baoji, Tianshui, Wushan, Gangu, Longxi, Dingxi, Lanzhou, Xining, Wuwei South, Wuwei, Jinchang, Shandan, Zhangye, Zhangye West, Qingshui, Linze, Jiuquan, Jiuquan South, Jiayuanguan, Diwopu, Yumen, Shulehe, Liuyuan, Kumul, Tuha, Shanshan, Shanshan North, Turpan, Turpan North, and Urumqi South

 K1582/K1584: Pucheng East, Yan'an, Zizhou, Jingbian, Dingbian, Zhongwei, Wuwei, Jinchang, Zhangye, Qingshui, Jiuquan, Jiayuanguan, Yumen, Liuyuan, Kumul, Shanshan North, Turpan North, and Urumqi South

Travel Tips for Xi'an - Urumqi Train

1. A soft sleeper or hard sleeper berth is highly recommended when you travel for such a long journey, and you should book sleeper tickets in advance as they are always in great demands
2. Bring some food or drink as it is expensive onboard.
3. Although the beautiful scenery along the way may give you some relief from the long boring journey, you should also download some videos, bring some snacks or chat with travel companions to kill the time.
4. You'd better bring a portable charger device as only a few sockets are available in each sleeper carriage, and none is provided in hard seat carriage. 

A faster transfer by high speed train in Lanzhou or Xining

After Xi'an- Lanzhou High Speed Railway was put into operation on July 9th, 2017, Lanzhou and Xining can be easily reached by high speed trains from Xi'an. If you are tired of a long and boring journey by normal rail, then you can take high speed trains to Lanzhou or Xining first and then take other high speed trains to Urumqi along Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway. Traveling like this will save a lot of time.
Total Duration  Total Ticket Fare
First Class Seat Second Class Seat
Transfer in Lanzhou  14 – 15.5 hours  About CNY113.5 About CNY735.5
Transfer in Xining About CNY1108.5 About CNY722.5

Xi'an - Urumqi Train vs. Flight

Direct flights are available between the two cities, taking about 3 hours. This is a good choice for those who need to travel in a hurry, or those traveling in low season. But in peak season, the flight ticket may be expensive. Also, flight delays caused by weather change or air traffic control may affect the trip performance.

In contrast, a transfer by high speed train may also be a good experience for budget travelers. Compared with normal rail ride, it saves a lot of time. Compared with a flight trip, it costs less. The beautiful scenery along the way will also be a great gift for this journey.
Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:


 Major Rail Lines from Urumqi to:

- Last modified on Oct. 31, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Urumqi Train
Asked by Cweepong from MALAYSIA | Dec. 02, 2019 05:54Reply
10days trip Xi'an to Xinjiang
Any train tickets for Xi'an to Xinjiang can stop any station anytime, the tickets price all in, maybe cheaper for 10days travel. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Fredrik | Dec. 03, 2019 01:30

Do you mean you want to get off the train during the trip, then get on another train by one ticket? As far as I know, it is not possible in China.
Asked by mohd shahrir ali from MALAYSIA | Oct. 30, 2019 23:53Reply
Im planning to do xian-urumqi-xian in autumn next year. Is there any dates which i should avoid? tha
Answers (1)
Answered by Robin | Oct. 31, 2019 03:30

There is no public holiday in Sep, just avoid the end of Sep as it will be influenced by the National holiday day from Oct 1 to 7.
Asked by Tonya from HUNGARY | Jun. 04, 2019 03:16Reply
Urumqi South Station is not used anymore?
I saw they all stop at the north station. There is no option of South Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonas from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 04, 2019 17:13

South Station is still in service but did less frequently used now. For this trip to or from Xi'an, they did use the main station (I suppose it is the one you mentioned as north station).
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