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Urumqi-Xining Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jul. 1, 2021

Currently, four pairs of high-speed trains run between Urumqi and Xining. The journey duration on a high-speed train is over 9 hours, which is quite a long time.

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,598 kilometers (993 miles)
  • Terminals: Xining Railway Station, Urumqi Railway Station
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Main stops: Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Liuyuan, Turpan

Urumqi to Xining High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 18th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D56 08:18 17:39 9 h 21 min
D2706 10:10 19:48 9 h 38 min
D2708 11:13 21:13 10 h
D2712 11:46 21:23 9 h 37 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.

Xining to Urumqi High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 18th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2701 10:29 19:37 9 h 8 min
D55 10:50 20:32 9 h 42 min
D2703 11:11 21:20 10 h 9 min
D2711 13:06 23:10 10 h 4 min

Urumqi to Xining High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

First Class Second Class
¥882 ($126) ¥551 ($79)

Travel Tip

You can also consider taking a flight. Three pairs of flights operate between Urumqi and Xining every day and the journey duration is about 2½ hours. The full airfare is about 1,720 CNY (246 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.

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