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Shanghai - Xining Trains

Currently, only three pairs of normal-speed trains operate daily between Shanghai and Xining so the available choices are limited.

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Shanghai Railway Station, Xining Railway Station
  • Duration: 25–34½ hours
  • Main stops: Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Xi’an, Tianshui, Lanzhou

Shanghai to Xining Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 24, 2020)   

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z376 08:57 13:26+1 28 h 29 min
K2186 11:03 21:24+1 34 h 21 min
Z164 20:08 21:07+1 24 h 59 min
  • 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.
  • “+1” means you will arrive on the second day.
  • “+2” means you will arrive on the third day.

Xining to Shanghai Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 24, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K2188 08:40 18:01+1 33 h 21 min
Z166 09:30 11:51+1 26 h 21 min
Z378 22:55 05:29+2 30 h 34 min

Shanghai to Xining Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥687.5 ($98) ¥434.5 ($62) ¥254.5 ($36)

Travel Tips

Considering the long journey duration, we recommend you consider the Z trains that run between Shanghai and Xining.

You can also consider taking a flight. Four pairs of flights operate between Shanghai and Xining every day and the journey duration is about 2½ hours. The full airfare is about 2,290 CNY (327 USD).

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 April 2020.