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Urumqi Diwopu International Airport

Urumqi International Airport is 16 km northwest of the city center. It is a national civil airport built in 1939. So far from 1950, after several expansions and continued construction, it has become a hub in western China and is responsible for 13 airports in Xinjiang transit task, connecting with 53 domestic cities. It has currently opened a total of 113 flight routes, including 99 domestic routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, etc. The airport also serves a Central Asian hub, operating on international routes to Islamabad, Tashkent, Novosibirsk, Moscow, Islamabad and other cities.

Distance to city center: 16 km

Transportation to city center:

Airport bus

Free shuttle buses are operated between T2 and T3 and the interval is around 30 minutes. The buses can be found at Gate 1, Arrival Hall of T2 and at the elevator outside Exit 1, Arrival Hall of T3. The buses operate from the first flight till the last flight and a single journey takes about 5 minutes. Shuttle buses to downtown operate from 06:30 to 23:00 in summer time and 07:30 to 22:20 in winter with a ticket fare of CNY15.
 
Taxi
The airport is close to the city center, so taxi is another good choice. Generally, the taxi fare from the airport to downtown is around CNY 30 to 40 by meter. When taking a taxi, it is suggested to require the taxi drivers to charge by meter; otherwise, it is advised to negotiate a reasonable price before boarding one.

Railway Stations

Urumqi Railway Station

Urumqi Railway Station, originally named Urumqi South Railway Station, was operated since 1962. It is the second railway station along the Eurasian Continental Bridge. The station operates high speed trains to Lanzhou, Kumul, Turpan, and Xining, as well as ordinary trains to Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian etc.
Address: No.1, North 6th Gaotie Road, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Toutunhe District

Urumqi South Railway Station

Urumqi South Railway Station mainly operates ordinary trains to major inland cities and southern Xinjiang. From South Railway Station, passengers can reach Beijing, Xian, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou and other cities. Built in 1962, the train station is the essential point of the second Eurasian Continental Bridge, and also one of the most important railway stations in Xinjiang. Rail lines going through there include Lanxin Line, Southern Xinjiang Line, and Northern Xinjiang Line.
Address: between Qingfeng Road and Nanzhan Road in Saybagh District
 

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