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Flights to Ürümqi

The best price found from United States to Ürümqi is on April 23rd, 2017, travelling with . See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $600.00
URC
Urumqi

Getting around by air

Ürümqi Airport

Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport is a big domestic and international hub, and its international destinations include Almaty (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Tbilisi (Georgia), Istanbul (Turkey), Islamabad (Pakistan), Seoul (South Korea), Dubai (UAE), Moscow (Russia), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Tehran (Iran). Some of these flights are seasonal, however, and schedules change with great regularity.

You can get to Ürümqi by direct flights from almost anywhere in China. Destinations within Xīnjiāng include Altay (Ālètài), Hotan (Hétián), Kashgar (Kāshí), Kuqa (Kùchē), Tǎchéng and Yīníng. China Southern has the most flights to and around Xīnjiāng, with a central booking office in the Southern Airlines Pearl International Hotel.

Transport Options

The airport is 16km northwest of the centre; a taxi to central Ürümqi costs about ¥40 to ¥50, though avoid the touts inside the terminal and head for the official taxi stand outside, where drivers will automatically use a meter. An airport bus (¥10) runs straight south through town via Hóngshān Intersection to the train station every 30 minutes. In the city centre, an airport shuttle (¥15, free for China Southern passengers) leaves from the Southern Airlines Pearl International Hotel every 30 minutes starting at 7.30am. You’ll need to arrive at least 10 minutes earlier to get a seat.