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Xi'an-Xining Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Apr. 17, 2024

20 pairs of high-speed trains and 17 pairs of normal-speed trains operate between Xi'an and Xining every day.

Xi'an-Xining High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Xi'an North Railway Station, Xining Railway Station
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Main stops: Tianshui, Lanzhou

Xi'an to Xining High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 9th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2649 07:04 11:36 4h 32m
D2569 12:39 17:01 4h 22m
D2727 13:20 17:53 4h 33m
D2695 15:56 20:28 4h 32m
  • 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.

Xining to Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 9th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2736 07:20 12:42 5h 22m
D2682 10:10 15:46 5h 36m
D2696 11:55 17:43 5h 48m
D2708 17:55 23:18 5h 23m

Xi'an to Xining High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

First Class Second Class
US$59 (CNY413.5) US$37 (CNY257.5)

Xi'an-Xining Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Xi'an Railway Station, Xining Railway Station
  • Duration: 9½-12½ hours
  • Main stops: Lanzhou, Tianshui

Xi'an to Xining Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 9th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z273 07:10 17:14 10h 4m
Z41 08:25 17:35 9h 10m
Z165 09:27 19:06 9h 39m
K1309 23:08 10:53 (next day) 11h 45m
  • 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.

Xining to Xi'an Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 9th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z232 08:10 19:52 11h 42m
Z106 10:21 21:18 10h 57m
K178 11:00 00:52 (next day) 13h 52m
K2188 19:50 08:26 (next day) 12h 36m

Xi'an to Xining Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$44 (CNY312) US$29 (CNY200) US$17 (CNY115)

Travel Tips

You can also consider taking a flight. There are about five pairs of flights between Xi'an and Xining every day. The airfare is about 900 CNY.

Station Information

Please note that Xi'an North Railway Station is about 40 minutes' drive from the city center. Many public buses operate to the station: 108, 263, 264, 265, 266, 329, 360, 362, 723, and 727.

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