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Chengdu-Urumqi Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Mar. 14, 2024

The Chengdu-Urumqi train route goes through three provinces - Sichuan, Gansu, and Xijiang - from the west to the north of China. It overlaps part of the northern routes of the ancient Silk Road. You can see wonderful scenery on the way.

Two pairs of normal-speed trains operates on this route every day but there are no high-speed trains available.

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 2,862 kilometers (1,778 miles)
  • Terminals: Chengdu Railway Station, Urumqi Railway Station
  • Duration: 36 hours
  • Main stops: Chengdu, Lanzhou, Zhangye (the Rainbow Mountains), Jiayuguan, Urumqi

Chengdu to Urumqi Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 14th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z508 16:37 20:34 (next day) 27h 57m
Z372 23:58 06:17 (next two days) 30h 19m
  • For example, if departing at 20:08 on March 9 from Chengdu, you will arrive in Urumqi at 07:12 on March 11.
  • If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Urumqi to Chengdu Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 14th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z510 08:00 10:45 (next day) 26h 45m
Z374 15:43 23:21 (next two days) 31h 38m
  • For example, if departing at 21:39 on March 9 from Urumqi, you will arrive in Chengdu at 09:20 on March 11.

Chengdu to Urumqi Normal-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$108 (CNY775.5) US$69 (CNY491.5) US$41 (CNY290.5)

Urumqi Railway Station

Urumqi Railway Station began operation on August 12th, 2016. Please see the station information below:

  • Chinese name: 乌鲁木齐站
  • Address: 1 Gaotiebeiliu Road, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Urumqi, Xinjiang
  • Chinese address: 新疆维吾尔自治区乌鲁木齐市经济技术开发区高铁北六路1号

At Urumqi Railway Station, international trains depart to Almaty and Nur-Sultan (Astana) in Kazakhstan. You can find more information here: Urumqi–Almaty/Astana International Trains.

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