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

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Fly  •  6 h 12 min

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

$154 - $385

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Train  •  40 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Astana to Urumchi

$28 - $45

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Drive  •  27 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Astana to Ürümqi 1245.7 miles

$170 - $260

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Astana and arriving at Urumchi. Services depart twice a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 40 h 35 min.

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The distance between Astana and Ürümqi is 1460 km. The road distance is 1993.1 km.

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The best way to get from Astana to Ürümqi without a car is to train which takes 40 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Astana to Ürümqi, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Astana to Ürümqi is to fly which takes 6 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 40 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Astana Airport to Urumqi Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Astana to Ürümqi is 1993 km. It takes approximately 27 h 18 min to drive from Astana to Ürümqi.

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

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Map of how to get from Astana to Ürümqi.
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  • Distance: 912.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

China Southern Airlines and Air Astana fly from Astana to Ürümqi twice daily. Alternatively, Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Astana to Ürümqi twice a week. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 40 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Astana to Urumqi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Astana to Urumqi via Almaty
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Astana to Urumqi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
40 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
railways.kz

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There are 85+ hotels available in Ürümqi. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Astana to Astana Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 51 min and costs .

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