Zhangye West Railway Station

Zhangye Xi Train Station

Zhangye West Railway Station (or Zhangye Xi Train Station, 张掖西站), located in Ganzhou District, Zhangye City, Gansu Province (甘肃省张掖市甘州区), is one of the two train stations in Zhangye City (the other one being Zhangye Railway Station, 张掖站 in Chinese). Zhangye West Railway Station is mainly operating D trains (high speed) along the Lanzhou – Xinjiang High Speed Railway (兰新高铁线, hig speed rail), while Zhangye Railway Station is mainly handling the K, T, Z trains (conventional train) along the Lanzhou – Xinjiang Railway (conventional railway). The station is opened on December 26, 2014 and has 3 platforms.

Station Address: West Three Ring Rd and Minle Rd (西三环路与民乐路).

Arriving at Zhangye by Train

Travelers can take D trains from Lanzhou West, Xinning, Jiuquan South, Jiayuguan South, Yumen, Hami, Turpan North, Urumqi South, etc to get to Zhangye City (via Zhangye West).

Local Transportation to Zhangye West

Passengers can take bus 22 to get to Zhangye West. The new route for bus 22 in Zhangye was put into use from December 22, 2014.

Service time: 7:20 – 18:20. Price: CNY 1

Bus 22 (Zhangye West 张掖西站 – International Business and Trade City 新张掖国际商贸城), around 19 stops.

From Zhangye West to Major Attractions

To Giant Buddha Temple (张掖大佛寺)

The Giant Buddha Temple is located in Giant Buddha Temple Alley, Minzhu West Street, Ganzhou District (甘州区民主西街大佛寺巷). Travelers can take a taxi from Zhangye West to the temple and it will cost you CNY 8 (for reference). Also, the temple can be reach by bus 1, 11, and 13 at the Dafosi Square (大佛寺文化广场). 

To Danxia Geological Park, the rainbow mountains (丹霞地质公园)

Passengers can hire a taxi driver to the park and back, but the local taxi driver may charge you high fees (CNY 200). Alternatively, you can take a bus (CNY 1) to get to Zhangye West Bus Station (张掖市汽车西站) in West Ring Rd first, from where there are public bus bringing you to the geopark within 1 hour and cost you CNY 10. All the travel advice can been seen on Jesscia’s article China’s Rainbow Mountains – Danxia Geopark.

Train Schedule from Zhangye West to Major Cities

Zhangye West Railway Station handles passenger service along the Lanzhou – Xinjiang HSR. From here, travelers can take to Lanzhou West, Urumqi, Turpan, Hami, Jiayuguan, Xining, etc.

For more train schedule from Zhangye West, just try China Highlights. (Schedule below updated December 11, 2015)

Destination Train Nos. Duration Time Ticket Price (CNY)
First Class Second Class
Zhangye to Lanzhou D2754, D2706, etc 3h 179.5 149.5
Zhangye to Xining D2706, D2716, etc 1h40m – 2h 110 91.5
Zhangye to Jiayuguan D2741, D2751, etc 1h30m 78.5 65.5
Yumen D2703, D2705, etc 2-4h 125 104.5
Urumqi South D2701, D2705, etc 8-20h 478.5 398.5
Turpan North D2701, D2703, etc 7h20m 420 350
Hami D2703, D2705, etc 4h50m 282 235

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3 Replies to “Zhangye West Railway Station”

    • Hi, Jessica
      You are welcome!
      I am also happy to see my visitors finding the information I referred to be useful, and definitely your article is great. I saw your article was shared on my Google plus community (China Travel). I told you I was planning to run a China train travel blog, and now I am doing it.
      Hope that I can provide some useful information on China train travel to foreigners.

  1. hi there,
    i am currently in zhangye.plan to go to rainbow mountain tomorrow morning. I asked the receptionist where i can board bus 22 to head to the zhangye west bus station. She said it doesnt go there. Am currently at Ibis hotel which is about 1.7km from the giant buddha temple. is the bus station closeby?

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