From Aerovokzal line 92 bus to Almaty airport, fly to Urumqi airport, then bus to Ürümqi. 5 h 5 min $173. From Almaty bus to Nianzigou Bus Station. 0 h $66. From Almaty 2 train to Urumchi. 33 h 20 min $26. From Almaty drive to Ürümqi. 11 h 3 min $109.
Train, bus or fly from Almaty to Ürümqi?
China Southern Airlines and Air Astana fly from Almaty to Ürümqi twice daily. Alternatively, operates a bus from Almaty to Ürümqi once daily. Tickets cost $67 and the journey takes 0 h.