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There are 4 ways to get from Semey to Ürümqi by train, car or plane

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Train  •  31h 19m

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

$19 - $29

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Drive  •  15h 55m

  1. Drive from Semey to Ürümqi 786.7 miles

$110 - $170

Fly from Semiplatinsk  •  12h 19m

  1. Fly from Semiplatinsk (PLX) to Urumqi (URC) PLX - URC

$102 - $238

Train to Ust-Kamenogorsk, fly  •  15h 52m

  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 - $30 and takes 31h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Semey to Ürümqi is to fly which costs $100 - $240 and takes 12h 19m.

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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 31h 19m.

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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 31h 19m and costs $18 - $30.

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It takes approximately 31h 19m 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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The best way to get from Semey to Ürümqi is to train which takes 31h 19m and costs $18 - $30. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $240 and takes 12h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Semiplatinsk Airport to Urumqi Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 5m 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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Map of how to get from Semey to Ürümqi.
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  • Distance: 575.9 miles
  • Duration: 31h 19m

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

You can take a train from Semey to Ürümqi via Aktogay in around 31h 19m. Alternatively, Qazaq Air, Air Astana and China Southern Airlines fly from Semey to Ürümqi 6 times a week.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Semiplatinsk to Urumqi via Almaty
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Almaty
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Astana, Almaty
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Semiplatinsk to Urumqi via Almaty
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Semiplatinsk to Urumqi via Almaty, Astana
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Astana
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Urumqi via Almaty
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Aktogay
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
railways.kz
Train from Aktogay to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
22h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz

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

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

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There are 61+ hotels available in Ürümqi. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Semey to Semiplatinsk Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $4 - $5.

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