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Xi'an - Urumqi Trains

Xi'an - Urumqi Trains

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jul. 2, 2021

Currently, only normal-speed trains are available between Xi’an and Urumqi, with 18 pairs in service daily. Z trains are the fastest of these with a journey duration of 24 hours while K trains are the slowest normal-speed trains with a journey duration of 30 to 36 hours.

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Xi’an Railway Station, Urumqi Railway Station
  • Duration: 24–36 hours
  • Main stops: Tianshui, Longxi, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Hami, Turpan

Xi'an to Urumqi Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 26, 2020)   

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration  
T282 01:43 06:26+1 28 h 43 min
T306 07:41 09:58+1 26 h 17 min
Z40 11:10 11:10+1 24 h
K4629 21:30 08:15+2 34 h 45 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.

Urumqi to Xi'an Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 26, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K593 09:44 20:58+1 35 h 14 min
Z106 17:39 19:21+1 25 h 42 min
T284 19:30 00:56+2/td> 29 h 26 min
K680 22:58 10:42+2 35 h 44 min

Xi'an to Urumqi Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥751.5–780.5 ($107–111) ¥487.5–506.5 ($70–72) ¥268.5–278.5 ($38–40)

Travel Tip

You can also consider taking a flight. About 20 pairs of flights operate between Xi’an and Urumqi every day and the journey duration is about 3½ hours. The full airfare is about 2,145 CNY (306 USD).

However, you can check to see if there are any discounts in advance. Sometimes, you can find very good discounts, such as 80% off in April 2020.

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