There are 3 ways to get from Ürümqi to Astana by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Astana (TSE) URC - TSE

$133 - $314

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Train  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Urumchi to Aktogay Express
  2. Take the train from Aktogay to Astana Express

$29 - $44

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Drive  •  27 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Ürümqi to Astana 1248.1 miles

$180 - $260

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No, there is no direct train from Ürümqi to Astana. However, there are services departing from Urumchi and arriving at Astana via Aktogay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between Ürümqi and Astana is 1460 km. The road distance is 1996.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Astana without a car is to train which takes 2 days 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Ürümqi to Astana, including transfers.

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Ürümqi to Astana train services, operated by China Railways, depart from Urumchi station.

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Astana is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Urumqi Airport to Astana Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Ürümqi to Astana train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Astana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ürümqi to Astana is 1997 km. It takes approximately 27 h 16 min to drive from Ürümqi to Astana.

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China Southern Airlines and Air Astana offer flights from Urumqi Airport to Astana Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ürümqi to Astana.
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  • Distance: 912.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

What companies run services between Ürümqi, China and Astana, Kazakhstan?

China Southern Airlines and Air Astana fly from Ürümqi to Astana 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ürümqi to Astana via Aktogay in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Urumqi to Astana
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Urumqi to Astana
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Train operators
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Urumchi to Aktogay
Ave. Duration
41 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Aktogay to Astana
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
railways.kz

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There are 758+ hotels available in Astana. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Urumqi Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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