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Kashgar Railway Station and Kashgar Train Schedules


As a westernmost frontier city in Southern Xinjiang with profound historical and cultural ambience, Kashgar is accessible by train as well, apart from the fast air travel. Currently, there are some normal speed trains running to Kashgar from Urumqi, other places in Xinjiang and a few cities in western China, such as Xian, Chengdu and Lanzhou. High speed bullet train service is not available. Kashgar Railway Station is the one and only train station handling the trains to and off Kashgar. If you want to take a train to Kashgar or get around Kashgar by train, please check the following Kashgar train schedules and Kashgar Railway Station guide for a better trip planning.

Major Train Schedules of Kashgar Railway Station

Where to take a train to Kashagr?

At present, Kashgar is linked by two railways in Xinjiang - the Southern Xinjiang Railway and Kashgar-Hotan Railway. The Southern Xinjiang Railway (Nanjiang Railway 南疆铁路) starts from Turpan, stretches along the south of Tianshan Mountains and north of Tarim Basion, passes by Korla (库尔勒), Kuqa (库车), Aksu (阿克苏), Artux (阿图什) and ultimately stops in Kashgar. Kashgar-Hotan Railway is constructed between Kashgar and Hotan along the Taklamakan Desert via Shache and Yecheng. It is a segment of the planned Xinjiang-Tibet Railway. Besides, through combined railway, Urumqi, Yining (Ili), Xian, Tianshui, Lanzhou, Chengdu and some other places also have trains to Kashgar.

Kashgar Railway Station Kashgar Railway Station

Below are the major Kashgar train schedules running to Kashgar Railway Station

Trains from Xinjiang Regions to Kashgar
Train Route Train Type Train Time Departure Station Frequency
(per day)
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Urumqi ⇄ Kashgar K, Y, T Train 14.5~24 hours Uurmqi Station 6 trains Urumqi to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Urumqi Trains
Turpan ⇄ Kashgar K, Y, T Train 12.5~22 hours Turpan/Turpan North Station 8 trains Turpan to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Turpan Trains
Korla ⇄ Kashgar K, Y, T Train 9.5~16 hours Korla Station 8 trains Korla to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Korla Trains
Hotan (Khotan) ⇄ Kashgar K, Y, T Train 5.5~6.5 hours Hotan Station 5 trains Hotan to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Hotan Trains
Kuqa ⇄ Kashgar K, Y, T Train 7~12 hours Kuqa Station 8 trains Kuqa to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Kuqa Trains
Aksu ⇄ Kashgar K, Y, T Train 5~9 hours Akus Station 8 trains Aksu to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Aksu Trains
Shache ⇄ Kashgar K, Y, T Train 2~2.5 hours Shache Station 5 trains Shache to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Shache Trains
Trains from Other Regions to Kashgar
Xian ⇄ Kashgar T Train 38.5 hours Xian Station 1 train Xian to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Xian Trains
Dunhuang ⇄ Kashgar K, T Train 19.5~23.5 hours Liuyuan Station 2 trains Dunhuang to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Dunhuang Trains
Lanzhou ⇄ Kashgar K, T Train 30~36 hours Lanzhou Station 3 trains Lanzhou to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Lanzhou Trains
Zhangye ⇄ Kashgar K, T Train 24.5~30 hours Zhangye Station 2 trains Zhangye to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Zhangye Trains
Jiayuguan ⇄ Kashgar K, T Train 22.5~27 hours Jiayuguan Station 2 trains Jiayuguan to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Jiayuguan Trains
Tianshui ⇄ Kashgar T Train 35 hours Tianshui Station 1 train Tianshui to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Tianshui Trains
Chengdu ⇄ Kashgar T Train 48.5 hours Chengdu Station 1 train Chengdu to Kashgar Trains
Kashgar to Chengdu Trains

Note: The above train information is listed for reference only. For checking the latest train timetable and asking other questions about traveling to Xinjiang and China, please feel free to contact us.

Kashgar Railway Station Location & Transportation

Kashgar Railway Station 喀什火车站(喀什站)

Address: Shiji North Avenue, Kashgar City, Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang 新疆喀什地区喀什市世纪大道北路

Kashgar is not very big and the major attractions are mostly located in the downtown area. So, it’s easy to transfer to downtown and visit the landmarks. If you plan to visit Tashkorgan and Karakul Lake, taking our private car is the best way to go.

Kashgar Railway Station Location Map Kashgar Railway Station Location Map (Zoom in to enlarge map)

Kashgar Railway Station Transfer Guide:

Kashgar Railway Station to Downtown Kashgar: about 6 km, 20 minutes by driving; 45 minutes ~ 1 hour by city bus.

Kashgar Railway Station to Kashgar Old Town: about 7 km, 25 minutes by driving; 50 minutes ~ 1 hour by bus.

Kashgar Railway Station to Id Kah Mosque: about 6 km, 25 minutes’ drive; 45 minutes ~ 1 hour by city bus.

Kashgar Railway Station to Abakh Hoja Tomb: about 3 km, 15 minutes by driving; 40 minutes ~ 50 minutes by bus.

Kashgar Railway Station to Kashgar Bazaar (Sunday Livestock Market): about 5 km, 20 minutes by driving; 40 minutes ~ 1 hour by city bus.

Kashgar Railway Station to Shipton’s Arch: about 66 km, 1.5 hours’ drive.

Kashgar Railway Station to Kashgar Airport: about 7 km, 15 minutes by driving; 1.5 hours by bus.

Kashgar Railway Station to Karakul Lake: about 200 km, 4 hours’ drive.

Kashgar Railway Station to Tashkurgan: about 300 km, 6 hours’ drive.

China Train Travel Tips

Class of Ticket

You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>

Board & Get off

1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. learn more >>

Baggage Allowance

Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>

Facilities and Service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>

How to Plan A Kashgar Xinjiang Tour

How to Get to Kashgar: From mainland cities - you can take domestic flights from Beijing (about 6~7 hours), Xian (about 4 hours), Chengdu (about 6~7 hours), Shanghai (about 8 hours), Guangzhou (about 8 hours), Jinan (about 7 hours), Zhengzhou (about 7 hours), etc., or provincial flights from Urumqi (about 2 hours), Korla (about 1.5 hours), Yili (about 1.5 hours). From the borders - you can also get to Kashgar from land border ports, such as Kalasu Port, Irkeshtam Port, Torugart Port, Khunjerab Port. If you need transfer, we can send a tour guide and driver to pick up you from the borders.

Best Time to Visit Kashgar: suitable for travelling all year around, but May to October is most comfortable and beautiful.

Top Places to Visit Kashgar: Kashgar Old City, Karakul Lake, Tashkurgan (Stone City, Golden Grassland), Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar Bazaar

Plus arrival and departure days, you’d better plan at least 4 days for your Kashgar trip. If you want to extend your trip to Tashkurgan, you need at least 5 days. You can spend 2 days exploring attractions in Kashgar city and its old town, such as Kashgar Bazaar, Kashgar Old City, Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Hoja Tomb, Ancient Tea House, etc., then have a day trip to Karakul Lake from Kashgar. If you want to experience something more authentic, Tashkurgan, about 3.5 hours’ drive from Kashgar, is strongly recommended.

☛ 4 Days In-depth Kashgar Tour to Karakul Lake
☛ 5 Days Legendary Pamirs Tour from Kashgar to Tashkurgan

After Kashgar tour, you can take a flight to Urumqi to marvel at the alluring Heavenly Lake and visit the mummy and Silk Road exhibitions in Xinjiang Regional Museum, then keep traveling to Turpan to see the grape valleys, visit historical Jiaohe Ancient City, etc. For an in-depth Silk Road journey, you can travel from Kashgar to Hotan, Kuqa, Taklamakan Desert, etc., which usually need about 8~13 days. If you love landscape, don’t miss out the Kanas Lake in northern Xinjiang.

☛ 6 Days Urumqi to Kashgar Dream Tour - Best Xinjiang Tour for the First-timers
☛ 8 Days Urumqi Turpan Kashgar Xinjiang Tour
☛ 13 Days Xinjiang Silk Road Adventure Tour

Kashgar and Xinjiang regions can also be connected to other Silk Road destinations easily, such as Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Xian, etc. Qinghai, Tibet, Inner Mongolia are also some recommended extensions of Kashgar Xinjiang trip. Find recommended Silk Road tours here or contact us to tailor-make a trip of your own if you want to discover more destinations.

☛ 10 Days Classic Silk Road Tour from Xian
☛ 11 Days Wild In-depth Silk Road Adventure Tour
☛ 15 Days Classic Ancient China Silk Road Tour with Bullet Train Experience

Urumqi Tour Our clients in Kashgar Zhangye Danxia Tour Erin Family (USA) Visited Zhangye Danxia Geopark

Recommended Kashgar Tours

Top 3 Kashgar tours chosen by most customers to explore Kashgar in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Abakh Khoja Tomb
10 Days Classic Silk Road Tour (Xian/Dunhuang/Turpan/Kashgar)

Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar

Charming Tajik lady in Tashkurgan
5 Days Legendary Pamirs Tour from Kashgar to Tashkurgan

Kashgar - Karakul Lake - Tashkurgan - Kashgar

Tashkurgan Fort (Stone City Ruin) in the morning of September
8 Days Classic Xinjiang Tour including Urumqi Turpan Kashgar Tashkurgan

Urumqi - Turpan - Kashgar - Tashkurgan

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