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

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Train  •  31 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Aktogay Express
  2. Take the train from Aktogay to Urumchi Express

$19 - $30

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Drive  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Semey to Ürümqi 786.7 miles

$110 - $170

Train, fly  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
  2. Fly from Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK) to Urumqi (URC) UKK - URC

$114 - $265

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The cheapest way to get from Semey to Ürümqi is to train which costs $18 - $35 and takes 31 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Semey to Ürümqi is to train and fly which costs $110 - $270 and takes 14 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Semey to Ürümqi. However, there are services departing from Semipalatinsk and arriving at Urumchi via Aktogay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 19 min.

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The distance between Semey and Ürümqi is 921 km. The road distance is 1258.8 km.

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The best way to get from Semey to Ürümqi without a car is to train which takes 31 h 19 min and costs $18 - $35.

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It takes approximately 31 h 19 min to get from Semey to Ürümqi, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Urumqi Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Semey to Ürümqi is 1259 km. It takes approximately 15 h 55 min to drive from Semey to Ürümqi.

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  • Distance: 575.9 miles
  • Duration: 31 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Semey to Ürümqi via Aktogay in around 31 h 19 min.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Almaty
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Astana, Almaty
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Almaty
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Aktogay
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
railways.kz
Train from Aktogay to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
22 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz

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S7 Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Air Astana offer flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Urumqi Airport.

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