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As the capital city of Gansu, Lanzhou is a vital transportation hub to Urumqi and other cities of Gansu. More importantly, Lanzhou is the first city along the Yellow River and an important city on the ancient Silk Road which has left us much history and historical relics. Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the most northwest place of China. Its name means the beautiful pasture in Mongol language. A Lanzhou Urumqi tour is dream tour for people who want to explore the mystery land, Hexi Corridor and Ancient Silk Road. High Speed Trains has shortened the traveling time between Lanzhou and Urumqi from 24 hours to within 12 hours.
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Lanzhou Urumqi High Speed Railway, which is also known as Lanxin (Lanzhou- Xinjiang) High Speed Rail, is the first long-distance high speed railway for exploration along ancient Silk Road. It also enjoys a reputation of “steel silk road”. The whole Lanxin High Speed Rail measures about 1777 km (1105 miles). High Speed Trains along the rail pass Xining (Qinghai), Zhangye (Gansu), Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Hami (Xinjiang), Turpan, and finally reach to Urumqi. The traveling time of the High Speed Trains varies from 11.5 hours to 12 hours, which is about 12 hours faster than the normal trains.
Lanzhou West Railway Station
Location: No.197, Xijinxi Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou, Gansu (甘肃省兰州市七里河区西津西路197号 – 兰州西站)
Lanzhou West Railway Station is not the only railway station of Lanzhou, but it is the mainly used High Speed Railway Station, especially for the High Speed Trains travel to Urumqi. Lanzhou West Railway Station is located about 10 min’s driving to the Gansu Provincial Museum. Metro line 1, Metro line 2, taxi and more than 15 bus lines are available there. Check more about Lanzhou West Railway Station>
Lanzhou Railway Station
Location: Huochezhandong Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Gansu (甘肃省兰州市城关区火车站东路 – 兰州站)
Lanzhou Railway Station is the oldest railway station of Lanzhou. Though metro line 1 is expected to open in 2019, there are Intercity High Speed Trains connect Lanzhou Railway Station and Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport, and more than 20 bus lines connect there with the city. Currently, Lanzhou Railway Station enjoys the all normal trains (trains named after T, K, and Z) and only one High Speed Train (D55) connecting with Urumqi. The High Speed Train departs at 8:20 and arrives at 20:00. Check more about Lanzhou Railway Station>
Urumqi Railway Station
Location: No.1, Gaotiebeiliu Road, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Urumqi (新疆维吾尔自治区乌鲁木齐市经济技术开发区高铁北六路1号 - 乌鲁木齐站)
Urumqi Railway Station is the largest railway station and transportation hub in Xinjiang. It is located about 20 min’s driving to the Giant Buddhist Temple and 23 min’s to Water grinding ditch scenic area (Red Mountain included). The waiting hall of Urumqi Railway Station is above the rail lines, making it easy to get to the platform. Most of the connecting buses depart/arrive at the North Square. Currently, it is the main departure and arrival railway station of Urumqi. Check more about Urumqi Railway Station>
Urumqi South Railway Station
Location: No.135, Nanzhan Road, Shayibake District, Urumqi (乌鲁木齐沙依巴克区南站路135号 - 乌鲁木齐南站)
Urumqi South Railway Station is the former Urumqi Railway Station. Its name was changed in 2014. It mainly provides service for High Speed Trains departing from Urumqi Railway Station and reaching to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu, Xining, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, etc. Thus, Most of the High Speed Trains and normal trains stop both at Urumqi Railway Station and Urumqi South Railway Station. 28 bus lines are available there, by which you can get to Red Mountain, Giant Buddhist Temple, etc.
Class of Ticket
Usually, there are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed trains, 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 Train>
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>
Top 3 High Speed Train tours chosen by most customers to explore High Speed Train in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
Urumqi - Tianchi Lake
Urumqi - Southern Pasture
Tianshui - Lanzhou - Zhangye
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