There are 3 ways to get from Almaty to Yining/Qulja by train, car or plane

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Train  •  43 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Urumchi Express
  2. Take the train from Ürümqi to Yining Station Shanghai

$38 - $75

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Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Yining/Qulja 271.3 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Yining (YIN) ALA - YIN

$124 - $315

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The distance between Almaty and Yining/Qulja is 357 km. The road distance is 434.1 km.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Yining/Qulja without a car is to train which takes 43 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 43 h 21 min to get from Almaty to Yining/Qulja, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Yining/Qulja is to train which takes 43 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 11 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Almaty Airport to Yining Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Yining/Qulja is 2 h ahead of Almaty. It is currently 10:38 PM in Almaty and 12:38 AM in Yining/Qulja.

Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Yining/Qulja is 434 km. It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to drive from Almaty to Yining/Qulja.

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Air Astana, Uzbekistan and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Almaty Airport to Yining Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Yining/Qulja. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Almaty Airport is to line 92 bus which takes 31 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Almaty to Yining/Qulja.
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  • Distance: 223.4 miles
  • Duration: 43 h 21 min

What companies run services between Almaty, Kazakhstan and Yining/Qulja, China?

You can take a train from Almaty to Yining/Qulja via Urumchi, Ürümqi South, Ürümqi, and Yining Station in around 43 h 21 min. Alternatively, China Southern Airlines, Air Astana and Uzbekistan fly from Almaty to Yining/Qulja every 4 hours.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Almaty to Yining via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Almaty to Yining via Urumqi, Altay
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Almaty to Yining via Urumqi, Tacheng
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Almaty to Yining via Tashkent, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $460
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
33 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
railways.kz
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Ürümqi to Yining Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
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Hard/Soft Seat
$10 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$22 - $27
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $45

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