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Xi'an - Zhangye Trains

Xi'an - Zhangye Trains

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jun. 29, 2021

Three pairs of high-speed trains and 20 pairs of normal-speed trains operate between Xi’an and Zhangye. The journey duration when taking a high-speed train is only about 7½ hours while it takes twice as long when taking a normal-speed train.

Xi'an–Zhangye High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,053–1,223 kilometers (654–760 miles)
  • Terminals: Xi’an North Railway Station, Zhangye West Railway Station
  • Duration: about 7½ hours
  • Main stops: Xianyang, Tianshui, Lanzhou, Xining

Xi'an to Zhangye High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 27, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2671 07:35 15:08 7 h 33 min
D2687 10:11 17:53 7 h 42 min
D2673 13:39 21:24 7 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.

Zhangye to Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 27, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2672 08:34 16:39 8 h 5 min
D2696 10:01 17:45 7 h 44 min
D2682 10:35 18:03 7 h 28 min
D2674 13:37 21:01 7 h 24 min

Xi'an to Zhangye High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

First Class Second Class
¥411 ($59) ¥324 ($47)

Xi'an–Zhangye Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Xi’an Railway Station, Zhangye Railway Station
  • Duration: 13–17½ hours
  • Main stops: Tianshui, Longxi, Lanzhou

Xi'an to Zhangye Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 27, 2020)   

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
T282 01:43 15:30 13 h 47 min
Z40 11:10 23:58 12 h 48 min
K679 20:28 11:29+1 15 h 1 min
K169 23:10 14:08+1 14 h 58 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.

“+1” means you will arrive on the second day.

Zhangye to Xi'an Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 27, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K170 01:23 18:32 17 h 9 min
Z106 05:18 19:21 14 h 3 min
T198 09:54 00:30+1 14 h 36 min
K368 16:34 09:25+1 16 h 51 min

Xi'an to Zhangye Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥427.5–435 ($61–62) ¥279.5–301 ($40–43) ¥152.5 ($22)

Travel Tips

If your budget is limited, you can consider taking an overnight normal-speed train, which can save a night’s hotel bill. Among the normal-speed trains, the Z trains are the fastest. 

You can also consider taking a flight. One pair of flights operates between Zhangye and Xi’an every day and the journey duration is about 2 hours. The full airfare is about 1,152 CNY (165 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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