Urumqi Railway Station Guides

Opened on Aug 12, 2016, Urumqi Railway Station (Chinese name: 乌鲁木齐站, Wulumuqi Zhan) is located in Toutunhe District, 12km northwest of Urumqi downtown (The former Urumqi Railway Station has been renamed to Urumqi South Railway Station). Urumqi Railway Station covers 102,000 square metres, and has 9 platforms, 16 railway tracks. It is one high-speed railway station that handles 43 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Lanzhou-Wulumuqi High-speed Railway.

Urumqi Railway Station

Station Layout

Urumqi Railway Station has 3 floors.

Mezzanine of 2F Commercial Area and restaurants, including Chinese foods, rice, noodles, KFC
2F level Taxi drop-off areas, entrance, ticket offices, Departures, waiting room
1F Level Entrance, platforms, railway tracks, bus station, North station square, South station square
B1 Level Arrivals, exits, taxi pick-up areas

Map and Location

Address: Gaotiebeiliu Road, Toutunhe District, Urumqi, Xinxjiang Province, China

Urumqi Railway Station is located in Toutunhe District, 12km northwest of Urumqi downtown, 14km southeast of Urumqi Diwopu Airport.

Map of Urumqi Railway Station, Map of Urumqi high speed train station, location

Public Transportation

The public transports at Urumqi Railway Station are included taxi and bus.

How to get to Urumqi Railway Station?


Taxi is one convenient and fast way to get to or leave Urumqi Railway Station.

Taxi drop-off areas are on 2F and pick-up areas are on B1 floor

The taxi fare from Urumqi downtown to Urumqi Railway Station is around RMB24, 25 minutes.

Taxi Fee in Urumqi

Day(6:00~22:00) Night (22:00~6:00)
0~3 km RMB10 RMB10
3km -10km RMB1.3 per km RMB1.5 per km
Above 10km RMB1.95 per km RMB2.15 per km

Taxi to Urumqi Railway Station


There are 11 bus routes to or pass Urumqi Railway Station, including bus 29, bus 54, bus 301, bus BRT5, airport bus, etc. The bus stations are on north station square.

Bus to Urumqi Railway Station

How to get to Urumqi Airport (URC)?

Urumqi Diwopu International Airport(URC) is located 14km northwest of Urumqi Railway Station. How to get to Urumqi Airport from Urumqi Railway Station? Please click on here to get guides.

Urumqi Airport


Step 1: Arrive at Urumqi Railway Station by 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?

departure hall at Urumqi Railway Station

Ticket offices

4 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 Urumqi 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 Urumqi Railway Station by taxi, bus or car.

exit at Urumqi Railway Station

Foods and Restaurants

There are some food options in departures hall, including Chinese food, fast food and KFC.

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