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Beijing-Dunhuang Trains

Only one pair of trains runs between Beijing Railway Station and Dunhuang Railway Station. The trains are K41 and K43, taking more than 36 hours to complete the trip. Direct high-speed trains are currently unavailable between the cities.

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 2,482 kilometers (1,542 miles)
  • Terminals: Beijing Railway Station, Dunhuang Railway Station
  • Duration: 36 hours
  • Main stops: Datong, Jining, Hohhot, Zhangye, Jiayuguan

Beijing to Dunhuang Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 16, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K41 20:45 08:11, the third day 35 h 26 min

The timetable above is for your reference only. Check out the Beijing to Dunhuang up-to-date schedules.

Dunhuang to Beijing Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 16, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K43 07:28 19:39, the second day 36 h 11 min

Beijing–Dunhuang Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥779.5 ($112) ¥496.5 ($71) ¥273.5 ($39)

Beijing–Dunhuang Connection Trains

If you want to shorten the travel time by train, you can make a transfer in Lanzhou instead. High-speed trains operate between Beijing West Railway Station and Lanzhou / Lanzhou West railway stations.

Please leave at least one hour for a connection, even if the transfer is in the same railway station. You can take one high-speed train and one normal-speed train to connect the trips too, based on your schedule.

If you prefer to take a normal-speed train for the journey, it is highly recommended to buy a soft sleeper or hard sleeper berth rather than a hard seat.

This will make for a more comfortable trip for such a long-distance journey. Also, you can take some snacks, drinks, books, or downloaded videos with you to pass the time on the way.