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Guangzhou - Xining Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jun. 18, 2021

Currently, only two pairs of normal-speed trains operates between Guangzhou and Xining so the choice is very limited.

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Guangzhou Railway Station, Xining Railway Station
  • Duration: 33 hours
  • Main stops: Changsha, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Lanzhou

Guangzhou to Xining Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on April 17th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z265 10:32 19:23 (next day) 32h 51m
Z230 10:55 19:49 (next day) 32h 54m

Please note: 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 Guangzhou Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on April 17th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z232 08:05 17:35 (next day) 33h 30m
Z266 10:51 21:01 (next day) 34h 10m

Guangzhou to Xining Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$136 (CNY927.5) US$78 (CNY529.5) US$47 (CNY313.5)

Travel Tips

If you have been unable to book one of the direct trains above, you can consider transferring in Xi'an or Lanzhou. There are more trains running from Guangzhou to Xi'an and from Guangzhou to Lanzhou.

You can also consider taking a flight. Seven pairs of flights operate between Guangzhou and Xining every day and the journey duration is about 3½ hours. The full airfare is about US$394 (CNY2,700)

However, you can check to see if there are any discounts in advance. Sometimes, you can find very good discounts, such as 70% off in May 2023.

Booking Your Train Tickets with China Highlights

Buying China train tickets online with a travel agency like China Highlights is the most convenient. China Highlights make train ticket online booking available to you to save you a lot of time and hassle. All inquiries will be handled by our local travel specialists who have a lot of experience in booking train tickets and are good at planning train travel routes.

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