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Beijing-Urumqi Trains

Beijing-Urumqi Trains

Written by FabioUpdated May. 1, 2023

The train route between Beijing and Urumqi is more than 3,000 kilometers long. Only two pairs of normal-speed Z trains run between the cities, with a duration of 31–38 hours. High-speed trains are unavailable on this route.

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 3,144–3,404 kilometers (1,954–2,115 miles)
  • Terminals: Beijing West Railway Station, Urumqi Railway Station
  • Duration: 31–38 hours
  • Main stops: Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Jiayuguan, Liuyuan, Hami, Turpan

Beijing to Urumqi Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 1st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z69 10:00 17:02 (next day) 31h 2m
Z179 21:04 11:05 (next two days) 38h 1min

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

Urumqi to Beijing Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 1st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z70 14:10 20:22 (next day) 30h 12m
Z180 19:33 09:55 (next two days) 38h 22m

Beijing to Urumqi Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$123 (CNY849) US$78 (CNY536) US$46 (CNY317)

Train Travel Tips

It is a very long journey to travel by train between Beijing and Urumqi. In order to have better sleep and a more comfortable experience, you are highly recommended to book a sleeper instead of a hard seat. Each sleeper has a pillow, sheet, and covered blanket.

The fastest option between the cities is taking a flight. A flight takes about 4 hours so saves a lot of time. The airfare costs much more than a train ticket, though.

You can compare the schedules and prices between flights and train journeys before you decide which transportation to use. Airlines sometimes offer good discounts during the off-season.

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