Xining Railway Station Guides

Opened in 1959, rebuilt in 2014, Xining Railway Station (Chinese name: 西宁站, Xining Zhan) is located in Chengdong District, 2.5km northeast of Xining downtown. It covers 61,000 square metres, and has 9 platforms, 21 railway tracks. As the first station on Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Xining Railway Station combines both ordinary passenger train station (denoted with letter Z/T/K) and high-speed train station(G/D/C series) that handles 75 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Lanzhou-Wulumuqi High-speed Railway.

Xining Railway Station

Station Layout

Xining Railway Station has 3 floors.

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

Map and Location

Address: No.128 Huzhuzhong Road, Chengdong District, Xining, Qinghai Province, China

Xining Railway Station is located in Chengdong District, 2.5km northeast of Xining downtown, 27km northwest of Xining Caojiapu Airport.

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

Public Transportation

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

How to get to Xining Railway Station?


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

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

Taxi Fee in Xining

Day(6:00~23:00) Night (23:00~6:00)
0~3 km RMB8 RMB9
3km -10km RMB1.6 per km RMB1.9 per km
Above 10km RMB1.9 per km RMB2.2 per km

Taxi to Xining Railway Station


There are 15 bus routes to or pass Xining Railway Station, including bus 31, bus 16, bus 104, airport bus, etc. The bus stations are on station square.

Bus to Xining Railway Station

How to get to Xining Airport (XNN)?

Xining Caojiapu International Airport(XNN) is located 27km southeast of Xining Railway Station. How to get to Xining Airport from Xining Railway Station? Please click on here to get guides.

Xining Airport


Step 1: Arrive at Xining 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 Xining Railway Station

Ticket offices

2 ticket offices are on 1F, and 2 ticket offices on 2F.

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 Xining 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 Xining Railway Station by taxi, bus or car.

Arrivals at Xining Railway Station

Foods and Restaurants

There are some food options in departures hall, including Chinese foods, rice, noodles, hamburgers and chips.

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