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Wuhan - Lanzhou Trains

Wuhan - Lanzhou Trains

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jul. 7, 2021

The Wuhan–Lanzhou train route links the two capitals of Hubei and Gansu provinces. Nine pairs of trains operate on this route daily, three pairs of which are high-speed trains.

Wuhan–Lanzhou High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,397 kilometers (868 miles)
  • Duration: 6½–8 hours
  • Terminals: Wuhan Railway Station, Lanzhou West Railway Station
  • Main stops: Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Lanzhou

Wuhan to Lanzhou High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G640 10:26 18:18 7 h 52 min
G96 12:36 19:19 6 h 43 min
G844 16:51 23:50 6 h 59 min

Please note: The timetable above is only for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, please use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlight train ticket service.

Lanzhou to Wuhan High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G866 07:19 15:32 8 h 13 min
G642 08:48 16:23 7 h 35 min
G846 10:33 18:35 8 h 2 min

Wuhan to Lanzhou High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Business Class Superior Class First Class Second Class
¥2,035 ($290) ¥1,225.5 ($175) ¥1,048 ($150) ¥654 ($94)

Wuhan–Lanzhou Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 17–25 hours
  • Terminals: Wuchang Railway Station, Lanzhou Railway Station
  • Main stops: Wuhan, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou

Wuhan to Lanzhou Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z126 16:30 11:30+1 19 h
T306 29:08 15:30+1 20 h 22 min
Z138 20:16 15:03+1 18 h 47 min
Z264 22:54 16:26+1 17 h 32 min
  • Please note: The timetable above is only for your reference.
  • “+1” means you will arrive on the second day.
  • If you want up-to-date schedules, please use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Lanzhou to Wuhan Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z232 11:09 06:02+1 18 h 52 min
T308 12:50 09:23+1 20 h 33 min
Z128 15:19 11:51+1 20 h 32 min
K228 21:36 22:38+1 25 h 2 min

Wuhan to Lanzhou Normal-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥553–581 ($79–83) ¥357–371 ($51–53) ¥189.5–201 ($27–29)

Train or Airplane - Which Is Better?

Which one is better depends on the reason you are traveling.

If you are traveling for business, an airplane is better because it is the fastest mode of transportation from Wuhan to Lanzhou or vice versa. Airfares can be competitive when there are discounts.

If you are traveling as a tourist, it is better to take a high-speed train. This is because it’s fast, you can enjoy the views from the windows during the journey, and the price is reasonable.

It is not recommended to take a normal-speed train, however, as the journey takes too long and the facilities and environment on these trains are not very good.

Please see the detailed information below:                                      

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$94 for second class
US$150 for first class
US$53 for a hard sleeper
US$83 for a soft sleeper
US$205 for economy class
Duration 6½–8 hours 17–25 hours 2½ hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More legroom than on an airplane Spacious Cramped
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