There are 4 ways to get from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Novosibirsk (OVB) URC - OVB

$73 - $383

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Urumchi to Aktogay Express
  2. Take the train from Aktogay to Novosibirsk(RUS) AVE

$35 - $66

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Nianzigou Bus Station to Almaty
  2. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Kokshetau
  3. Take the bus from Kokshetau to Petropavl
  4. Take the train from Petropavlovsk to Novosibirsk(RUS)

$127 - $178

Drive  •  25 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk 1206.7 miles

$170 - $260

What companies run services between Ürümqi, China and Novosibirsk, Russia?

China Southern Airlines and S7 Airlines fly from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk via Aktogay in around 4 days 16 h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Urumqi to Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Urumqi to Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Kokshetau
Ave. Duration
16 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
railways.kz
Train from Petropavlovsk to Novosibirsk(RUS)
Ave. Duration
13 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
railways.kz
Train from Aktogay to Novosibirsk(RUS)
Ave. Duration
2 days 21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
railways.kz
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
$13 - $21
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Nianzigou Bus Station to Almaty
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
lonelyplanet.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Kokshetau to Petropavl
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk?

The distance between Ürümqi and Novosibirsk is 1294 km. The road distance is 1931 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk?

The cheapest way to get from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk is to train which costs ¥210 - ¥420 and takes 4 days 16 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk?

The quickest way to get from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk is to fly which takes 6 h 7 min and costs ¥460 - ¥2500.

Is there a direct train between Ürümqi and Novosibirsk?

No, there is no direct train from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk. However, there are services departing from Urumchi and arriving at Novosibirsk(RUS) via Aktogay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 16 h.

How long does it take to get from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk?

It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Ürümqi to Novosibirsk, including transfers.