Lanzhou West Railway Station Guides
Opened on Dec 26, 2014, Lanzhou West Railway Station (Chinese name: 兰州西站, Lanzhou West Zhan) is located in Qilihe District, 9km west of Lanzhou downtown. It covers 44,300 square metres, and has 13 platforms, 28 railway tracks. Lanzhou West Railway Station is one high-speed railway station that handles 97 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Xuzhou-Lanzhou High-speed Railway and Lanzhou-Urumqi High-speed Railway.
Lanzhou West Railway Station has 3 floors.
|Mezzanine of 2F||Commercial Area and restaurants, including Chinese foods, rice, noodles, KFC|
|2F level||Departures, waiting room|
|1F Level||Taxi drop-off areas, entrance, ticket offices, waiting room, platforms, railway tracks|
|B1 Level||Arrivals, exits, taxi pick-up areas, bus station, 150 metres underground passage to the metro line 1 station, station square|
Map and Location
Address: Xijinxi Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
Lanzhou West Railway Station is located in Qilihe District, 9km west of Lanzhou downtown, 12km west of Lanzhou Railway Station, 60km southeast of Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport.
How many railway stations in Lanzhou?
There are two major railway stations in Lanzhou: Lanzhou West Station, and Lanzhou Station.
Lanzhou West Railway Station is located in Qilihe District, 9km west of Lanzhou downtown.
Lanzhou Railway Station is located in Chengguan District, 2km south of Lanzhou downtown.
The public transports at Lanzhou West Railway Station are included metro line 1, taxi and bus.
Metro Line 1
Lanzhou West railway station can be reached by Metro Line 1.
The metro station: North Square of Lanzhou West Station(兰州西站北广场站)
The metro station location: B1 floor on north station square (D and C entrance / exit), 150 metres from the north exit of Lanzhou West Railway Station.
The first train: 06:46, the last train: 22:16, interval: 7 minutes
Ticket price: RMB2-8
Taxi is one convenient and fast, but also the most expensive way to get to or leave Lanzhou West Railway Station.
The taxi fare from Lanzhou downtown to Lanzhou West Railway Station is around RMB18, 25 minutes.
Taxi drop-off areas are on 1F, and pick-up areas are on B1 floor
Taxi Fee in Lanzhou
|3km -10km||RMB1.4 per km||RMB1.6 per km|
|Above 10km||RMB2.1 per km||RMB2.3 per km|
There are 27 bus routes to or pass Lanzhou West Railway Station, including bus 1, bus 5, bus 18 and bus 31, airport bus, etc. The bus stations are on B1 floor of north station square.
How to get to Lanzhou Airport (LHW)?
Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport(LHW) is located 60km northwest of Lanzhou West Railway Station. How to get to Lanzhou Airport from Lanzhou West Railway Station? Please click on here to get guides.
Step 1: Arrive at Lanzhou West Railway Station by metro, taxi, car or bus 45 minutes before train departure.
Step 2: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.
Step 3: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you.
Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport to station staff to check in . The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure
Step 6: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?
3 ticket offices are on 1F.
Do you need to collect train tickets?
Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most high-speed and bullet train routes from or to Lanzhou West Railway Station.
It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.
How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get guides.
If you still need to pick up train tickets, please click on here to get guides.
Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits.
Step 2: Please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.
Step 3: Leave Lanzhou West Railway Station by metro, taxi, bus or car.
Foods and Restaurants
There are some food options in departures hall, including Chinese food, fast food and KFC.