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Lanzhou-Turpan Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jun. 23, 2021

Currently, 18 pairs of normal-speed trains operate between Lanzhou and Turpan. High-speed train service is paused. Both cities are located on the ancient Silk Road. Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province and Turpan is an important city in Xinjiang Province.

Lanzhou-Turpan High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,700 kilometers (1,054 miles)
  • Terminals: Turpan North Railway Station, Lanzhou Railway Station / Lanzhou West Railway Station
  • Duration: 10½ to 11½ hours
  • Main stops: Liuyuan, Yunan, Jiayuguan, Zhangye

Lanzhou-Turpan High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 18th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2701 08:07 18:40 10 h 33 min
D55 08:35 19:31 10 h 56 min
D2703 08:53 20:25 11 h 32 min
D2711 10:57 22:15 11 h 18 min

Please note: The trains listed above are only some 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.

Turpan-Lanzhou High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 18th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D56 09:11 20:20 11 h 9 min
D2706 11:06 22:11 11 h 5 min
D2708 12:06 23:38 11 h 32 min
D2712 12:44 23:45 11 h 1 min

Lanzhou-Turpan High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

First Class Second Class
¥799–804 ($114) ¥499.5–502.5 ($71)

Lanzhou-Turpan Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Lanzhou Railway Station, Turpan Railway Station / Turpan North Railway Station
  • Duration: 15½ to 21 hours
  • Main stops: Liuyuan, Yunan, Jiayuguan, Zhangye

Lanzhou-Turpan Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 18th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K2059 08:06 06:15 22h 9m
T307 15:04 07:45 16h 41m
K595 19:44 16:08 20h 24m
T379 21:06 17:53 20h 47m

Please note: The trains listed above are only some 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.

Turpan-Lanzhou Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 18th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K2060 00:09 21:51 21h 42m
T270 13:18 08:45 19h 27m
Z42 20:18 11:52 15h 34m
Z306 21:49 14:53 17h 4m

Lanzhou-Turpan Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Superior Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$144 (CNY1,004) US$78 (CNY542) US$49 (CNY343) US$29 (CNY201)

Travel Tips

Please pay attention to the stations and make sure you go to the right one.

There are three different types of normal-speed trains. Z trains are the fastest. The journey duration when taking a Z train from Lanzhou to Turpan is about 15 hours.

If the train schedules match your tour plan, you can also consider an overnight Z train. Not only can you save a night's hotel bill but you'll also have a bed to sleep in.

If you're doing a Silk Road trip from Xi'an to Urumqi, Lanzhou and Turpan will probably be two stations in your tour plan. Considering the reasonable transportation and budget, you could choose either Xi'an or Urumqi as your first/last station.

If Urumqi is your last station, you could travel from Turpan to Urumqi and then finish your tour in Urumqi.

Please be aware that Turpan Railway Station is located about 50 kilometers away from Turpan city center. To reach the city center:

  • Take a taxi, which costs about 90 CNY.
  • Go to Daheyan Bus Terminal and take an express bus to Turpan Bus Terminal, which is in the city center area. The price is about 12.5 CNY.

Turpan North Railway Station is close to the city center, being about 5 kilometers away.

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