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Lanzhou West to Xi'an North

Train Number:G438Start Station:Lanzhou WestEnd Station:Xi'an North
Train TypeGStart Time:14:26End Time:16:57
Intermediate Stations:Lanzhou West, Xi'an North, Zhengzhou East, Shijiazhuang, Beijing West
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Lanzhou West 14:26 14:26 0 mins
7 Xi'an North 16:57 17:01 4 mins
12 Zhengzhou East 18:51 18:54 3 mins
16 Shijiazhuang 20:21 20:30 9 mins
18 Beijing West 21:42 21:42 0 mins

G438 is a G train route originating from Lanzhou West at 14:26, and arriving at the final destination of Xi'an North at 16:57. The duration of the total journey is 2 hrs 31 mins. There are 5 stops in total: Lanzhou West, Xi'an North, Zhengzhou East, Shijiazhuang, Beijing West. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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