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Xian to Lanzhou Train Schedules, Tickets and Stations

Enjoying a travel from the ancient capital city Xian to the Lanzhou, the City of Yellow River! The Xian Lanzhou High Speed Train will take you to enjoy the antique architectures and historical relics in Xian and the featured sites in Lanzhou. Usually, from Xian, there are around 40 high speed trains setting off to Lanzhou West Station, including G trains and D trains, from around 07:30 to 21:00. With very fast speed, the trains can transfer you from Xian to Lanzhou for only about 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Check the real-time train schedule at below and choose you most suitable train and type of seat to start your speedy and comfortable high speed train tour!

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Xian to Lanzhou High Speed Train Route

Built for about 568 kilometers in full length, the Xian Lanzhou High Speed Train connects the two major cities with really short transferring time of about 3 hours. The railway passes several places in Shaanxi Province and Gansu Province, including Xianyang (咸阳), Baoji (宝鸡), Tianshui (天水), Dingxi (定西), etc., therefore, visitors could also take Xian Lanzhou High Speed Train to see the Maijishan Grottoes and other interesting places along the way to west. Check the detailed railway map at below!

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Xian Lanzhou High Speed Rail Map

Xian Lanzhou High Speed Rail Map

Xian North Railway Station (西安北站)

Location Yuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区元朔路).

Xian North Station is a large high speed train station of Xian, launching hundreds of high speed trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, etc. It is about 20 kilometers from Xian downtown area, which takes about 1 hour from the Terracotta Warriors and the city center area including the Muslim Quarter by driving. From the city center, visitors usually take the Metro Line 2 at Bell Tower to get to the station for about 30 minutes. Also, taxis, bus, airport shuttle bus, etc. are available for reaching this station. Learn more about Xian North Railway Station >

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Lanzhou West Railway Station (兰州西站)

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).

Lanzhou West Station is a major used High Speed Railway Station in Lanzhou City, especially for the High Speed Trains to Urumqi and from Xian. Lanzhou West Railway Station is located about 10 min’s driving to the Gansu Provincial Museum. Taxi and more than 15 bus lines are available there to transfer you to other places in this city of Yellow River.

Note: if you have any questions about the local transfer and train stations in Xian and Lanzhou, please directly contact our Travel Consultant for help!

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High Speed Train Tips

Class of Ticket

On high speed D trains from Xian to Lanzhou, there are two kinds of tickets are provided, including First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. On the high speed G trains, there are three kinds of tickets, the Business Class Seats or Premier Class Seats, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat, among which, the Business Class is the most expensive but most comfortable type. You can choose your ideal kind according your needs and budget. 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>

Baggage Allowance

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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