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There are 5 ways to get from Ürümqi to Karaganda by plane, train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Karaganda  •  11h 51m

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Karaganda (KGF) URC - KGF

$167 - $409

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Train  •  46h 17m

  1. Take the train from Ürümqi Station to Astana Urumqi – Astana
  2. Take the train from Nur-Sultan 1 to Karaganda Pass 050X / ...

$37 - $295

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Fly to Astana, train  •  10h 17m

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Astana (TSE) URC - TSE
  2. Take the train from Astana-Nurly Zhol to Karaganda Pass

$140 - $324

Night bus, train  •  39h 3m

  1. Take the night bus from Ürümqi to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Karaganda Pass Almaty / ...

$76 - $92

Drive  •  24h 49m

  1. Drive from Ürümqi to Karaganda 1216.3 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Ürümqi to Karaganda is to train which costs ¥250 - ¥2100 and takes 46h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Ürümqi to Karaganda is to fly and train which costs ¥950 - ¥2300 and takes 10h 17m.

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The distance between Ürümqi and Karaganda is 1284 km. The road distance is 1946.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Karaganda without a car is to train which takes 46h 17m and costs ¥250 - ¥2100.

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It takes approximately 11h 51m to get from Ürümqi to Karaganda, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Karaganda is to fly which takes 11h 51m and costs ¥1100 - ¥2900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥250 - ¥2100 and takes 46h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Urumqi Airport to Karaganda Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 20m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ürümqi to Karaganda is 1946 km. It takes approximately 24h 49m to drive from Ürümqi to Karaganda.

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines, China Southern Airlines, SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Urumqi Airport to Karaganda Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Karaganda. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ürümqi to Karaganda.
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  • Distance: 802.4 miles
  • Duration: 11h 51m

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

Air Astana, China Southern Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ürümqi to Karaganda 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ürümqi to Karaganda via Ürümqi Station, Astana, Nur-Sultan 1, and Karaganda Pass in around 46h 17m.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Urumqi to Karaganda via Astana, Almaty
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Urumqi to Astana
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Urumqi to Karaganda via Almaty
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Urumqi to Karaganda via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Urumqi to Astana
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana-Nurly Zhol to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
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bilet.railways.kz
Train from Nur-Sultan 1 to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
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bilet.railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
11h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
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bilet.railways.kz
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi Station to Astana
Ave. Duration
41h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $280
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$27 - $40
Hard sleeper
$55 - $65
Soft sleeper
$80 - $100
Kyrgyz Railway
Phone
996312927471
Email
info@railway.aknet.kg
Website
kjd.kg
Train from Astana to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
kjd.kg
Bus operators
night bus
Night bus from Ürümqi to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Urumqi Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs ¥15.

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