Zhangye Railway Station | Zhangye West Railway Station

There are two railway stations in Zhangye. Zhangye West Railway Station is the high speed railway station while Zhangye Railway Station is for normal trains. Here is the detailed information about these two stations including the location map, instruction, major high speed trains, etc.

Where are Zhangye Railway Stations – Zhangye Railway Stations Map

Zhangye West Railway Station is in downtown area while Zhangye Railway Station is about 8.5km from downtown, so both of them are quite accessible. The map below shows the specific location of the two railway stations, airport, and other main attractions in Zhangye.

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Zhangye West Railway Station (张掖西站)

Zhangye West Railway Station is in Danxia Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye City (张掖市甘州区丹霞路), only about 3km, 10 minutes by car from downtown. All the high speed trains via Zhangye will stop at this railway station. It becomes convenient for tourists to travel between Zhangye and Xian, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xining, Dunhuang, Urumchi, etc. It now mainly serves Lanzhou-Zhangye High-Speed Railway and Lanzhou- Urumchi High-Speed Railway.

To Zhangye downtown: about 8.5km, 15min by car.

To Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park: about 50km, 70min by car.

To Matisi Temple: about 58km, 70min by car.

To Pingshanhu Grand Canyon: about 57km, 1h by car.

To Zhangye Ganzhou Airport: about 27km, 40min by car.

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How to Get to Zhangye Danxia Geopark from Zhangye West Railway Station

Zhangye West Railway Station is about 36km, 50 minutes’ drive (about CNY 150 by taxi) from Zhangye Danxia National Geopark. There is no direct bus between these two places. If you want to get there by public transportation, you need to get to Zhangye Bus Station (张掖汽车站) first, which is 3km away (10 minutes by car, 40 minutes by bus). As of November, 2019, the bus station operates hourly bus to Danxia Geopark from 9:00 to 12:00 and another two at 15:30 and 16:30. The bus runs about 1h to get there.

How to Get to Matisi Temple from Zhangye West Railway Station

Matisi Temple is 58km from Zhangye West Railway Station. It needs about 75min to drive there. Honestly speaking, it is not very convenient to get to Matisi Temple by public bus. Zhangye South Bus Station (张掖汽车南站), about 3km (10min by car, 30min by bus) from Zhangye West Railway Station, operates bus to Matisi Temple. But it won’t take you to the site directly. After you get off, there is still a 9km distance and you need to take a taxi there.

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Zhangye Railway Station (张掖火车站)

Zhangye Railway Station is in Dongyuan Town, Ganzhou District, Zhangye City (张掖市甘州区东园镇). It was firstly built in 1955 to meet the basic transportation needs of the people coming and leaving Zhangye. It operates normal trains to major cities in western China and some other big cities like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Dunhuang. It now mainly serves Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway.

To Zhangye downtown: about 8.5km, 15min by car.

To Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park: about 50km, 70min by car.

To Matisi Temple: about 66km, 1.5h by car.

To Pingshanhu Grand Canyon: about 54km, 1h by car.

To Zhangye Ganzhou Airport: about 30km, 40min by car.

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Zhangye High Speed Trains

Only Zhangye West Railway Station serves high speed trains. It greatly shortens the transfer time between Zhangye and other northwestern cities such as Xian, Lanzhou, Xining, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, and Urumchi.

Xian to Zhangye High Speed Train

As of November, 2019, there are about 20 trains from Xian to Zhangye, 3 of which are high speed trains running about 7.5h and the others are normal trains that need at least 13h. All the three high speed trains are listed below but they are for your reference only. For real-time and specific Xian Zhangye train information, please check Xian to Zhangye Train Schedule>>

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (RMB)
D2671 Xian North Zhangye West 07:36 15:08 7h32min 324/470.5
D2687 Xian North Zhangye West 10:11 17:47 7h46min 324/470.5
D2673 Xian North Zhangye West 13:39 21:24 7h45min 324/470.5

Lanzhou to Zhangye High Speed Train

From 6:30 to 17:00, there are about 12 daily high speed trains from Lanzhou to Zhangye. The duration is about 4.5h. The schedule below is for your reference only. There are also normal trains running between Lanzhou and Zhangye and it needs about 6h. For real-time and specific Lanzhou Zhangye train information, please check Lanzhou to Zhangye Train Schedule>>

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (RMB)
D2701 Lanzhou West Zhangye West 8:07 12:17 4h10min 149.5/239
D2749 Lanzhou Railway Station Zhangye West 11:58 16:21 4h23min 152.5/244
D2741 Lanzhou West Zhangye West 14:18 18:35 4h17min 149.5/239
D2673 Lanzhou West Zhangye West 17:02 21:24 4h22min 149.5/239

How to Plan a Zhangye Tour

Generally speaking, 2-3 days will be sufficient to travel in Zhangye. For most people, Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is what attracts them here. So it can be your first stop and you can appreciate both Linze Danxia Scenery and Binggou Danxia Scenery there. On the next day, you can take a visit to the temples in Zhangye such as Giant Buddha Temple and Matisi Temple. If you have another day, don't miss Pingshan Grand Canyon and Badan Jilin Desert.

Have already come to Zhangye, why not continue to know and see more of the beautiful Gansu and Silk Road? Only for another 2 hours, you can get to Jiayuguan to see the westernmost starting point of Great Wall of Ming Dynasty - Jiayuguan Pass. Keep travelling northwestwards and for about 3 hours and you will get to Dunhuang, home to Mogao Grottoes. If you have more days, you can extend your tour to Xinjiang, or travel to Beijing and Xian before going to Zhangye.

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