Liuyuan South Railway Station | Liuyuan Railway Station

There are two railway stations in Liuyuan and they are only 3.6km away. Liuyuan South Railway Station is for the high-speed trains and Liuyuan Railway Station is for the normal trains. Located on Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway, they usually serve as the transit station between Xinjiang and Dunhuang. Here is the specific information about the two railway stations in terms of the location, transportation, and main train routes.

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Liuyuan South Railway Station (柳园南站)

Location: Liuyuan Town, Guazhou County, Jiuquan City, Gansu Province (甘肃省酒泉市瓜州县柳园镇)

Liuyuan South Railway Station is about 3km from Liuyuan downtown. It was built in 2009 as a connecting station on Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway. So it now only serves high-speed trains on this route. As of November, 2019, there are 12 trains passing through Liuyuan South Railway Station and all of them are running between Urumqi and Lanzhou or Xining.

To Liuyuan downtown: about 3km, within 10 minutes’ drive.

To Dunhuang downtown: about 210km, 2.5h by car

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High Speed Trains in Liuyuan South Railway Station

Liuyuan South Railway Station now operates high-speed trains running between Urumqi and Lanzhou or Xining. As Dunhuang is a main tourist city in Gansu but there is no high speed trains connecting Xinjiang with Dunhuang directly, travellers who want to go to these two places are recommended to take a transfer in Liuyuan.

Liuyuan to Urumqi High Speed Trains

As of November, 2019, there are 4 daily high speed trains from Liuyuan South Railway Station to Urumqi with a duration of about 4.5 hours. All of them will pass Kumul (1.5h) and Turpan (about 3.5h). The four trains listed below are for your reference only. For real-time Liuyuan to Urumqi train information, please check Liuyuan to Urumqi Train Schedule | Urumqi to Liuyuan Train Schedule

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (RMB)
D2701 Liuyuan South Urumqi Railway Station 15:27 19:37 4h10min 247/395
D55 Liuyuan South Urumqi Railway Station 16:00 20:26 4h26min 247/395
D2703 Liuyuan South Urumqi Railway Station 17:13 21:27 4h14min 247/395
D2711 Liuyuan South Urumqi Railway Station 19:30 23:39 4h9min 247/395

How to Get from Dunhuang to Liuyuan South Railway Station

Dunhuang and Liuyuan South Railway Station are about 210km apart and it needs 2.5h to drive there. Taking a taxi will cost about CNY 500. Or you can take the long-distance bus at the bus station in both cities. But the bus schedule is not fixed and sometimes the bus may just depart as long as it is fully seated. Dunhuang Bus Station is about 1.6km from downtown. Liuyuan Bus Station is about 3.5km from Liuyuan South Railway Station and 200m from Liuyuan Railway Station.

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Liuyuan Railway Station (柳园站)

Location: Dongdajie, Guazhou County, Jiuquan City, Gansu Province (甘肃省酒泉市瓜州县东大街中段)

Liuyuan Railway Station is in Liuyuan downtown. It was firstly built in 1958 and got the name as Liuyuan Railway Station. Later in 2000, its name was changed into Dunhuang Railway Station. Then in 2006, after the present Dunhuang Railway Station was put into operation, it was changed back to its original name. Liuyuan Railway Station now operates normal trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Lanzhou, Urumqi, and other over 10 cities in China.

To Liuyuan downtown: 500m

To Dunhuang downtown: about 210km 2.5 hours’ drive from Dunhuang city.

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How to Plan a Dunhuang Tour

It usually takes at least 2 days to cover the main highlights in Dunhuang. Just like the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, the 2000-year-old Mogao Grottoes is the essence in a Dunhuang trip. Here you can admire thousands of colorfully painted Buddhist statues and have an eye-feast on the exquisite mural paintings. After that, you can go to the Echoing Sand Mountains to have fun in the vast desert and find out why Crescent Lake has never dried up for so many years. On the next day, go explore the remote wild Gobi desert landscape and several legendary historical sites such as Yumen Pass (Jade Gate Pass) which used to be a military defensive pass as well as an important border for international trade along the ancient Silk Road, and Yadan National Geological Park which features Yardang landforms in distinct shapes as you can imagine like Mongolian Bao, Stone Bird, Peacock and others. If you have more days, you can take an in-depth Gansu tour to Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan or travel a little farther to the beautiful Xian, Qinghai, Urumqi, and Kashgar.

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