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Named after the fortress of the Great Wall in the west end, Jiayuguan is popular scenic city in the northwest of China, and The Lanzhou Xinjiang High Speed Railway makes it fast and convenient to travel the Capital city of Gansu Province, Lanzhou together with Jiayuguan not far away. Most people choose to make a short layover in Jiayuguan from Lanzhou, Zhangye and then continue exploration of Dunhuang and more destinations on the ancient “Silk Road” to feel different landscape, culture and history of China.
There are over 30 trains bounding for Jiayuguan from Lanzhou, including about 12 high speed D trains. The first bullet train leaves around 6 am and the last one departs at 5 pm from Lanzhou West Railway Station to Jiayuguan South Railway Station, and the duration for the high speed bullet train is usually about 5.5h to 6h. Besides bullet trains, there are also normal trains (Z, T, K Trains) running from Lanzhou Railway Station to Jiayuguan Station, and the duration is about 7h to10h. The first normal train operates around 4 am and the last train leaves at 10 pm. Among all the normal trains, the Z train is the fastest.
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With a total length of 727km, The Lanzhou Jiayuguan High Speed Rail starts from Lanzhou West Railway Station (兰州西站), runs northwestward, passes by Qinghai Province and finally reach Jiayuguan South Railway Station (嘉峪关南站). Along the journey, you will stop at Xining (西宁)，Zhangye West (张掖西), Jiuquan South(酒泉南) , from these of which you can travel and transfer to more Chinese destinations conveniently.
Lanzhou Jiayuguan Rail Map
Lanzhou West Railway Station (兰州西站)
Location: 197 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou City (兰州市七里河区西津西路197号)
Located in the west of Lanzhou city, Lanzhou West Railway Station is about 9km to the city center and 12km to Lanzhou Railway Station with a metro station around it. It is the terminal station of Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Rail and operates trains to Xining, Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Urumchi, etc.
Jiayuguan South Railway Station (嘉峪关南站)
Location: 嘉峪关市镜铁区文殊镇雄关大道 Xiongguan Avenue, Manshu town, Jingtie District, Jiayuguan
Located in the southern outskirt of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan South Railway Station has been put into use since 2014. It only operates bullet trains to some major cities and scenic cities in western China such as Lanzhou, Xian, Dunhuang, Zhangye, etc. It now mainly serves Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway.
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check all types of seats on China high speed trian>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 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. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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