Urumqi Transportation

As the capital city of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi provide convenient transportation linking with plane around as well as lots of far away from it. In order to get you know more about Urumqi transportation, this part provides you information about plane, train, long-distance bus, subway, bus, etc. Here are the details.

How to Get to & Leave Urumqi

By Air

Urumqi is one of the cities that one of China's seven civil aviation administrations locates. Also, it is the eight major aviation hub ports in China. By 2013, Urumqi international airport operates 145 domestic routes (17 in Xinjiang), 25 lines of the international routes, and 1 for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan areas. Passengers can take plane to 15 15 countries, 23 international city, and 55 domestic cities here.

Urumqi Diwopu International Airport
The airport is located in Diwopu, with 16 miles away from the city proper. It offers flights to places like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Tashkent, Novosibirsk, Moscow, etc.
Tel: 0991-3801453

Airport Transportation

  • Airport shuttle bus (airport –city center)
    Price: 15 yuan each.
    business time: 6:30 a.m. to 11.p.m. in summer and 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. in winter.
    Departure time: In summer, it departs every 30 minutes from 06:30 to 08:00, and every 1 hour from 8:00 to 23:00; in winter days, the shuttle bus departs every 30 minutes from 07:00 to 09:00, and every 1 hour from 09:00 to 23:00.Other buses: Bus. No.27, 51 and 306
    Business Time: 7:30-23:30 for Bus No.27 and 51, 7:30-21:00 for Bus No. 306
  • Taxi
    It takes you about 35 yuan from the airport to the city proper. The starting price and distance are 6 yuan and 3 miles respectively. It takes you 1.9 per mile after 10 miles.


There are 2 major railway stations in Urumqi, and they are Urumqi Railway Station and Urumqi West Railway Station. Now railway to Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Korla, Aksu, etc. has been available. International railway trains to Alma-Ata are available.

  • Urumqi Railway Station
    It is situated in Qingfeng Road, and offers trains to northern places in the autonomous region.
    Bus: BRT1 No.1, 10, 16, 20, 36, 44, 50, 52, 58, 903, 906, 909, 915
  • Urumqi West Railway Station
    It offers train lines to southern areas of the autonomous region and lines to other places in China.
  • Urumqi Railway Station -- Urumqi West Railway Station
    Passengers could take train to the Urumqi West Railway Station from Urumqi Railway Station. It takes you 2 yuan each. Or you could take Bus No. 909 from Urumqi Railway Station. Taking taxi costs you 40 to 50 yuan or so.


Urumqi is an important transport hub that links West Asia, East Asia and even Europe. Many national expressways going through here make it a key point in national expressway net. By 2017, the total highway mileage here reached 2,942 miles. The main long-distance bus stations here are Jungong Coach Station (军供客运站), Nanjiao Coach Station (南郊客运站), Mingyuan Coach Station (明园客运站), Beijiao Coach Station (北郊客运站) and Zhanzigou Long-Distance Coach Station (辗子沟长途客运站).

  • Jungong Coach Station (军供客运站)
    Location: No.5 Urumqi Nanzhan Road, it is next to the Urumqi Railway Station
    Tel: 0991-5596315
    Bus: BRT No.1, Bus. No.8, 10, 16, 20, 36, 44, 50, 52, 58, 903, 906, 909, 915
    There are coach lines to Hutubi (呼图壁), Manasi (玛纳斯), Fangcaohu (芳草湖), Xinhu (新湖), Kuitun (奎屯) and Shihezi (石河子)
  • Nanjiao Coach Station (南郊客运站)
    Location: No. 5 Yanerwo(燕尔窝) Road, Tianshan District
    Bus: No. 7, 9, 39, 51, 55, 68, 910
    There are coach lines to Khotan, Kashgar, Aksu, Shache (莎车), Yecheng (叶城), Turpan, Toksun (托克逊), Sanshan (鄯善) and Korla (库尔勒)
  • Mingyuan Coach Station (明园客运站)
    Location: No.138 Youhao North Road
    Tel: 0991-4291561
    Bus: BRT1, Bus No.52
    There are coach lines to Karamay.
  • Beijiao Coach Station (北郊客运站)
    Location: No. 437 Nanhu North Road, Shuimogou District
    Tel: 0991-4875555
    Bus: Bus No. 45, 906, 103, 529, 914, 921, 75, 901
    There are coach lines to Fukang (阜康), Qitai (奇台) and Jimusar (吉木萨尔)
  • Zhanzigou Long-Distance Coach Station (辗子沟长途客运站)
    Location: No. 49 Heilongjiang Road, Saybagh District
    Tel: 0991-5878614
    Bus: It is near the Yangzijiang Road, you could take Bus No.51 there.
    There are coach lines to many places like Yining (伊宁), Huocheng (霍城), Qingshuihe (清水河), Gongliu (巩留), Xinyuan (新源), Zhaosu (昭苏), Tekesi (特克斯), Horgos (霍尔果斯), Nileke (尼勒克), Bole City (博乐市), etc.

Get Around


There are 7 subway lines in Urumqi. Some of them are still under construction, but those established are quite convenient for passengers.


Urumqi offers a complete bus system, and there are busses available to each distinct and areas. In addition to the common bus, there are various BRT lines providing convenience to people.


Taxi is also a convenient way offering convenience for passengers here. For visitors, taxi could help them save lots of time when they get to new places. There are a great deal of taxi here, but it’s normal for you to wait for a long time when in rush hour. The start price is 10yuan for 3 miles, and after that, 1.3 yuan each mile will be the price.

Tips: It’s normal that if you are asked to register at roadside checkpoints in the evening when you get out of the city. In addition, men are not allowed to sit on co-pilot's seat. It is a taxi rule there.