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Chengdu-Xining Trains

The Chengdu–Xining train route is one section of the Sichuan–Tibet Railway. Both high-speed trains and normal-speed trains run on this route — one pair of high-speed trains has been in operation on this route since October 15th, 2019.

Chengdu–Xining High-Speed Trains

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Chengdu to Xining High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D768 11:56 22:09 10 h 13 min

For 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.

Xining to Chengdu High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D766 07:58 17:51 9 h 53 min

Chengdu to Xining High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

First Class Second Class
¥455 ($67) ¥285 ($42)

Chengdu–Xining Normal-Speed Trains

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Chengdu to Xining Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z322 21:37 12:06 + 1 day

14 h 29 min

K1058 21:47 12:45 + 1 day 14 h 58 min

Please note: The trains listed above are only two of the ones in operation. The timetable is just for your reference. 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.

Xining to Chengdu Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K2634 19:15 10:28 + 1 day 15 h 13 min
K1060 21:55 12:25 + 1 day 14 h 30 min

Chengdu to Xining Normal-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥400 ($58) ¥262 ($38) ¥138 ($20)

Xining is located at the junction of the Qinghai–Tibet Railway and has the best transportation connections. All the trains from other locations – such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou – that travel to Tibet will stop at Xining Railway Station.

More choices of train are available at Xining Railway Station if you want to travel to Tibet by train.

Train or Airplane — Which Is Better?

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$42 for second class
US$67 for first class
US$38 for a hard sleeper
US$58 for a soft sleeper
US$121–215 for economy class
Duration 10 hours 15 hours 1½ hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More legroom than on an airplane Spacious Cramped
Pros 1. Reasonable ticket prices
2. High-speed trains are fast and punctual
3. You can walk around on the train to stretch your legs
4. Enjoy the views from the windows on the way
1. Reasonable ticket prices
2. Save a night's accommodation bill
3. Save more time in the day for sightseeing
4. It is more comfortable and interesting to take a sleeper train
5. Enjoy the views from the windows on the way
1. The fastest mode of transportation between Chengdu and Xining
2. The airfare can be competitive when there are discounts