How to get from Xian to Zhangye Danxia?

How to get from Xian to Zhangye Danxia?

Zhangye Danxia landform is located in Gansu province of western China, 917.5 km straight-line distance from Xian. It is a good choice to travel from Xian to Zhangye. Because there're multiple transport options between the two cities, including airplane, train and bus, etc.  Following are several transportation means from Xian to Zhangye we've listed for your selection.



Xian to Zhangye by Train

The train types you can take from Xian to Zhangye include bullet train(about 7 hours), direct train(about 12 hours), air conditioning express train(about 13 hours) and fast train(about 15 hours).

If you choose to take the bullet train line, the bullet trains start from Xian North Railway Station, pass Xianyang, Tianshui, Lanzhou West, Xining, and reach  the Zhangye West Railway Station with beautiful sceneries.

It is worth reminding that the railway line from Xian to Zhangye can be forwarded to Jiayuguan, Dunhuang and Turpan.  This means that you can not only visit zhangye danxia mountains, but also get a full experience of the whole Silk Road Travel.

So for this reason, the train tickets from Xian to Zhangye are quite hard to get according to our experience, thus, we kindly suggest you choose some alternative trains and seats in advance, so that your booking can be handled as early as possible.


Xian to Zhangye D-Trains Timetable

Train No.

Train Type

Depart

Arrival

Duration

1st Class

2nd Class

D2671

Bullet train

07:42

14:26

06h 44m

USD 66

USD 52

D2673

Bullet train

13:40

20:38

06h 58m

USD 66

USD 52

Xian to Zhangye Normal Trains Timetable

Train No.

Train Type

Depart

Arrival

Duration

Hard-sleeper

Soft-sleeper

T283

Express train

01:37

15:30

13h 53m

USD 42

USD 66

T197

Express train

03:39

17:26

13h 47m

USD 42

USD 66

K175

Fast train

04:07

19:21

15h 14m

USD 42

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Z293

Direct express

05:10

18:11

13h 01m

USD 41

USD 64

T205

Express train

05:32

18:34

13h 02m

USD 42

USD 64

K1351

Fast train

07:08

21:59

14h 51m

USD 42

USD 66

Z135

Direct express

07:34

19:29

11h 55m

USD 41

USD 64

Z231

Direct express

09:38

21:43

12h 05m

USD 41

USD 64

K367

Fast train

10:27

01:23+1

14h 56m

USD 42

USD 66

K595

Fast train

10:36

01:54+1

15h 18m

USD 42

USD 66

Z105

Express train

11:01

23:02

12h 01m

USD 41

USD 64

Z41

Express train

11:10

22:44

11h 34m

USD 41

USD 64

K679

Fast train

20:28

11:29+1

15h 01m

USD 42

USD 66

K4629

Fast train

22:00

12:41+1

14h 41m

USD 42

USD 66

K169

Fast train

23:10

14:08+1

14h 58m

USD 42

USD 66


Xian to Zhangye by Flight

There is only one direct flight from Xian to Zhangye every day. Besides, there will be a share flight each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This flight need to  transfer  through Lanzhou and has a total flying time of 2 h 20 min. The Zhangye airport is a nearest airport from rainbow mountains in China, so the non-stop flight from Xian to Zhangye is the best option. If you need to book discounted tickets, please feel free to contact us. Now let's have a look at Xian to Zhangye flight timetable.

Flight No.

Depart

Arrival

Duration

Days of Operation

MU9649

14:25

16:30

02h 05m

S M T W T F S

BK3101

08:35

13:25

02h 20m

T T S

HO1103

08:35

13:25

02h 20m

T T S


5 Common Questions Travelers Ask Us

Q1. How far is it from Xian to Zhangye?

The distance between Xian and Zhangye is 918 km. The road distance is 1137 km.

Q2. What is the cheapest way to get from Xian to Zhangye?

The cheapest way to get from Xian to Zhangye is to travel by train which costs $42-$46 and takes 12-15 hours.

Q3. What is the fastest way to get from Xian to Zhangye?

The quickest way to get from Xian to Zhangye is to fly which takes 2 h 05min and costs $80 - $180.

Q4. What is the best way to get from Xian to Zhangye?

If there're some good airfare price discounts, the best option is absolutely direct flights from Xian to Zhangye. And if not, choose the bullet trains.

Q5. Is there a direct bus between Xian and Zhangye?

No, there is no direct bus from Xian to Zhangye.

Zhangye Tours from Xian

Planning a Xian to Zhangye trip? We have designed the following itineraries to include the Zhangye Danxia Geopark  and other highlights in and around Zhangye. They are flexible and can be customized to suit your budget and interests.

12 Days China Silk Road Adventure from Xian

3 Days Xian to Zhangye Danxia Landform Tours