Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the far northwest of China. It is also a large city that farthest from the sea and coastline in the world. Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province, also a vital transportation hub transfer to the northwest cities like Urumqi. A Lanzhou Urumqi tour is popularly chosen as a wonderful chance to explore the Ancient Silk Road, Hexi Corridor and the mystery of landforms like desert, gobi, snow mountains, plateau range, sea of rape flowers, rainbow mountains... Traveling to Lanzhou in half day from Urumqi was impossible in the past. There were only normal trains (trains name after T, Z, K, etc.) available, which took 16.5~24.5 hours.But now travelers can take High Speed Trains from Urumqi to Lanzhou within 12 hours.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Lanxin (Lanzhou – Xinjiang) High Speed Rail stretches 1777 kilometers (1105miles) through 3 provinces in northwestern China, including 799 km in Gansu, 268 km in Qinghai and 710 km in Xinjiang. Aside from the first high speed railway built in the alpine sandstorm area of northwest China, It also enjoys the reputation of one of the 8 most beautiful High Speed Rails in China.
Currently there are 4 D-series morning high speed trains traveling from Urumqi to Lanzhou every day. The whole train journey takes 11~12 hours with short stops in midway stations, including some wonderful tourist cities like Xining (西宁), Zhangye (张掖), Jiayuguan (嘉峪关), etc.
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)
The current Urumqi Railway Station is a newly build one, while the original Urumqi Railway Station changes its name to Urumqi South Railway Station. Urumqi Railway Station enjoys the reputation of largest railway station and transport hub of Xinjiang Province. There are under panning metro lines that will connect Urumqi Railway Station and the city center. 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 located about 5.2 km (3.2miles) from the city center and 19 km (11.8miles) from the Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场). It mainly provides stopover service for the High Speed Trains departing from Urumqi Railway Station and Reaching to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kunming, Xining, Chongqing, Xian, Hangzhou, etc. About 28 bus lines are available there.
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)
The currently Lanzhou West Railway Station is a newly built one, while the old one has no longer in use. The new Lanzhou Railway Station was put into operation in 2014. It is the main High Speed Railway Station of Lanzhou that provides service for High Speed Trains including Fuxing Bullet Trains. Lanzhou west railway station integrates almost every existing land transportation mean, including bus, taxi, metro, intercity rail, etc. 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 located in the most prosperous area – Chengguan District, which is also the city center of Lanzhou. From Lanzhou Railway Station by bus, you can get to Zhangye Zhangye Road Commercial Street within 40 minutes and get to Gansu Provincial Museum within 50 minutes. There is no metro line available, but with plans. Compare with the High Speed Trains, Lanzhou Railway Station enjoys more normal trains. Check more about Lanzhou Railway Station>
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 >>
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 >>
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