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Urumqi is the capital city as well as the transport hub in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It used to play a very important linking role on the Ancient Silk Road during China’s Tang Dynasty. Nowadays, travelers can explore on the Silk Road by high speed train on Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Rail.
As the capital city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, High speed trains are available from Urumqi to Turpan (吐鲁番), Hami (哈密), Jiayuguan (嘉峪关), Zhangye (张掖), Xining (西宁), Lanzhou (兰州) and more destinations in Northwestern China.
Urumqi High Speed Rail Map
Due to the rapidly construction speed of the High Speed rail, exploring the mysterious northwest china by High Speed Trains has gradually became a popular tourist style. Below are some of the most popular high speed train routes from Urumqi, which may be helpful for you to plan a wonderful train tour!
Railway Stations: Urumqi - Lanzhou, Lanzhou West
Distance: about 1777km (1104 miles)
Duration: 11 hours 45 minutes ~ 12 hours 38 minutes
Since the operation of Lanzhou Urumqi High Speed Rail, which is also called Lanxin (Lanzhou - Xinjiang) High Speed Rail or modern "steel silk road", a sharp growing number of travelers starts their exploration along Ancient Silk Road by Bullet Trains. High Speed Trains along the rail make stopover at most of the tourist wonders in Gansu Province and Xinjiang Province, including Jiayuguan (where the greatest, oldest and most legendary Jiayuguan Pass located in), Zhangye (the most beautiful Danxia landforms), etc.
Generally, there are 4 pairs of daily D-trains traveling between Lanzhou and Urumqi. The High Speed Trains traveling from Lanzhou to Urumqi are available from 07:50am to 10:40am, while the Urumqi Lanzhou trains are available from early 8:40am to 11:45am.
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Railway Stations: Urumqi - Liuyuan South (柳园南站)
Distance: about 791km (491.5 miles)
Duration: 4 hours 26 minutes ~ 4 hours 41 minutes
Liuyuan South Railway Station is the nearest bullet railway station to Dunhuang - the Oriental Buddha Park of ancient grottoes, exquisite mural paintings and statues of Buddha. Currently, there are 4 morning D-trains connecting Urumqi and Liuyuan South Railway Station. After a brief stay at Liuyuan South Railway Station, those trains travel to Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Xining and finally end at Lanzhou. The Liuyuan South Railway Station is located about 2.5 hours' drving to Mogao Caves in Dunhuang.
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Railway Stations: Urumqi - Turpan North
Distance: about 446km (277 miles)
Duration: 58 minutes ~ 1 hour 23 minutes
Turpan is located in the central part of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. At present, more than 10 high speed trains are running from Urumqi Railway Station to Turpan North Railway Station which takes only about 1 hour. The daily High Speed Trains traveling from Urumqi to Turpan are available from 08:04am to 20:37pm. Thus about every 1 hour, there is a high speed train available.
Railway Stations: Urumqi - Xining
Distance: about 1598km (993 miles)
Duration: 9 hours 31 minutes ~ 10 hours 05 minutes
Urumqi and Xining are both important cities in the northwest China. Actually, Xining is a must-passing city along the Lanzhou Urumqi High Speed Rail. There are 4 D-trains connecting the two cities. All of the 4 trains travel from Lanzhou and finally end at Urumqi. The earliest High Speed Train departs from Xining at10:17am, while the last one departs at 12:50.
Xining Railway Station
Till the end of August 2018, the direct high speed bullet trains traveling from Urumqi can only reach as far as to Lanzhou, but there are extended high speed trains departing from Lanzhou to Xian (about 3 hours), to Beijing (for 8.5~9 hours), to Shanghai (nearly 11 hours), to Chongqing (7~7.5 hours), etc.
Interested in exploring on ancient Silk Road with the important destinations, including Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Turpan, Urumqi? Want to move around the northwest China by high speed train? If you say yes, please contact our professional travel consultants without any doubt. They are here ready to help you customize your China Silk Road Tour by High Speed Train that you just need to tell your ideas and requirement and they will make everything for you, including high speed train tickets, private transfer service, accommodation and other detailed tour arrangement.
In Urumqi, there are 2 train stations delivering high speed bullet trains to/off Urumei, including the Urumqi Railway Station and Urumqi South Railway Station. They both are frequently-used train station in Urumqi. Constructed as the biggest railway terminus of Urumqi, the newUrumqi Railway Station is located in 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). And the old Urumqi South Railway Station is located in 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). Check more Urumqi Transportation Guide - How to Get to & around Urumqi >>
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