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Urumqi Transportation

Urumqi Transportation

By air

Urumqi is served by the Urumiqi Diwopu International Airport, which is situated 16 kilometers from Urumqi city proper. There are flights to domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and international flights to Islamabad, Moscow, Tashkent, Novosibirsk, Alma-Ata, Bishkek and other cities.  

Shuttle buses (CNY10) are available, which leaves for Red Hill according to arrival flights, and leave for airports every 30 minutes.

Bus No.51 and No.12 bring people to airport. A taxi to the airport costs around CNY30 and CNY35 from airport to the city.

By train

Urumqi has two railway stations, South Railway Station and West Railway Station. There are trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Chengdu, Korla, Aksu, Alataw Pass, Alma-Ata, and some other cities.

South Railway Station is located Qingfeng Road. It is useful for travelers to north of Xinjiang. No.2, 8, 10, 16, 20, 36, 44, 50, 52, 58, 903, 906, 909, 915 will get to this station. West Railway Station is the departure station of trains to south of Xinjiang and many inland cities. No.18 will arrive at West Railway Station.

A taxi from South Railway Station to West Railway Station costs around CNY40 to 50. Bus.909 runs between the two stations.  

By long-distance bus

Urumqi is mainly served by three highways, Urumqi- Yining Highway, Urumqi-Kashgar Highway, and Urumqi- Kumul Highway. There are several bus stations in Urumqi.  Nanjiao Bus Station should be more useful for travelers. 

Jungong Bus Station (next to South Railway Station) has buses to Hutubi County, Manas, Kuitunshi, Shihezi.

Nanjiao (South Suburb) Bus Station (in Santunbei) has buses to Turpan, Karghalik, Kashgar, Korla, Hotan, Yarkand, Shanshan.

Beijiao( North Suburb) Bus Station (near South Bus Station) provides buses to Fukang, Jimusar and other cities.

Lianzigou Bus Station (Near Yangzi Zhonglu) has buses to Hami, Altay, Korla and many other cities of Xinjiang.

City transportation

---By public bus

Ticket price of a public bus is CNY1 before 22:00 and CNY1.5 after that .

---By taxi

All taxis are CNY6 flag-fall in 3 kilometers and CNY1.6 per km after that.