Built in 1953, Kashgar Airport is the second largest airport in Xinjiang Province. With more than 60,000 square meters available for ground handling of aircrafts along with an area of 28,000 meters devoted to runway traffic, the airport is quite capable of accommodating incoming and outgoing flights to destinations including but not limited to Urumqi, Hotan, Kuqa and Aksu. It also has international flights available to cities such as that of Kirghizia and Uzbekistan. In the large and spacious main terminal building, restaurants, stores, and several airline ticket offices are available for the comfort and convenience of travelers.
Distance to city center: 10 km
Transportation to city center:
There are regular bus services between the Airport and the city center. With a fare of just CNY10 per person, the bus is able to drop passengers at any hotel in the city. Its driver is also able to recommend its passengers hotel according to their needs. Bus No.2 plies the route from the airport to downtown district.
A ride from the airport to the downtown area will only cost you about CNY 10.
As one of the most important cities on the Silk Road, Kashgar is also a transportation hub in western China. The city's railway station, being the last station in southern Xinjiang, is only about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away from the city center and takes about 15 minutes' drive. It is also connected with city center by buses No.26 and No.28. Currently, there are three pairs of trains running to and from Urumqi here. In the future, international trains to Pakistan will also be operated from here.