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Xi'an - Xining Trains

Xi'an - Xining Trains

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jul. 2, 2021

Seven pairs of high-speed trains and nine 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 2, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2671 07:35 13:14 5 h 39 min
D2673 13:39 19:16 5 h 37 min
D2699 16:18 21:48 5 h 30 min
D2569 17:30 22:58 5 h 28 min
  • 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 2, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2688 07:32 13:19 5 h 47 min
D2692 10:24 15:55 5 h 31 min
D2682 12:36 18:03 5 h 27 min
D2694 14:37 19:47 5 h 10 min

Xi'an to Xining High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

First Class Second Class
¥377.5–413.5 ($53–59) ¥242.5–257.5 ($34–36)

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 2, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z377 03:39 13:26 9 h 47 min
T389 07:09 18:30 11 h 21 min
Z165 11:22 21:07 9 h 45 min
K1309 23:23 11:43+1 12 h 20 min
  • Please note: The trains listed above are only some of the ones in operation. The timetable is just for your reference.
  • “+1” means you will arrive on the second day.
  • 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 2, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
T390 08:10 20:22 12 h 12 min
Z266 10:55 21:49 10 h 54 min
K178 11:10 01:05+1 13 h 55 min
Z378 22:55 09:46 10 h 51 min

Xi'an to Xining Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥312 ($49) ¥200 ($32) ¥115 ($17)

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.

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

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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