Urumqi Flights

At present, Urumqi Diwopu (Diwobao) International Airport has become one of the most important national gateway hub to connect western China with Central Asia, West Asia and Europe. About 150 air routes of over 40 airlines have been opened in this airport for passengers traveling at home or abroad. Travelers are able to reach here from 31 international cities and 54 domestic cites of around 20 countries and regions, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, Moscow, Istanbul, Almaty, Tashkent and so on. 
 Located to the northwest of the city, Urumqi Diwopu (Diwobao) International Airport is about 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) from the downtown area. So far, this airport owns three terminals: T1 and T2 are mainly for the domestic flights; T3 is the largest and newest terminal building and serves both domestic flights and international flights. There is one airport shuttle bus line and three city bus lines to downtown area, as well as long-distance buses to over 40 cities in Xinjiang. 


Urumqi International Flight Schedule

From Frequency(weekly) Duration
Moscow  11 departures  5h
Almaty  12 departures  1h35m - 1h45m
Teheran 4 departures  4h25m
Islamabad  5 departures  2h40m
Novosibirsk  6 departures  2h25m - 2h30m
Astana  8 departures  2h20m
More international destinations: Krabi, Ashkhabad, Dushanbe, Osh, Tbilisi, Shymkent, Seoul, Bishkek, Baku, Kuala Lumpur, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Tashkent, Frankfurt, Frunze…

How much does it cost for flights to China Urumqi from overseas destinations?

The ticket fare of about CNY 1, 000 - 6, 000 for direct flights from some cities or regions in Central Asia and West Asia to Urumqi is frequently seen, such as Almaty, Teheran, Islamabad, Novosibirsk, Astana… As for Moscow, the cost on the ticket varies from CNY 2, 500 to CNY 20, 000; if you can get some discounts, you may only pay CNY 4, 000 - 6, 000 on average. You can get real-time flight ticket prices or prices of more flights via the search box on page top.

Urumqi Domestic Flight Schedule

To Frequency (daily) Duration Full Fare of Economy Class Seat
Beijing  19 departures  2h5m - 2h20m CNY 2,630
Shanghai  12 departures  5h20m - 5h40m  CNY 3,280
Guangzhou  8 departures  5h20m  CNY 3,410
Shenzhen  3 departures  5h20m - 5h40m  CNY 3,460
Zhengzhou  12 departures  4h10m - 4h40m  CNY 2,810
Yining 10 departure  1h5m - 1h15m  CNY 1,740
Lanzhou  13 departures  2h45m - 3h  CNY 1,734
Hohhot   3 departures  3h30m CNY 2,087
Xi'an  17 departures  3h30m - 4h5m  CNY 2,200
Tacheng  5 departures  1h - 1h15m  CNY 1,200
More domestic destinations: Shache, Altay, Karamay, Kuqa, Kashgar, Korla, Khotan, Xuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanning, Guilin, Xining, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Changsha, Changchun, Dalian, Shenyang, Baotou, Jinan, Nanjing, Yinchuan, Wenzhou, Yantai…

Tips on Finding Cheap Flights to Urumqi

1. Book the tickets 1-3 months ahead and you may have greater chance to catch the tickets with high discounts.

2. Focus on the changes of ticket fare on the airlines’ official websites or some booking Apps. Kill the special ticket without hesitation. There are some discounted tickets provided for passengers every now and then.

3. Try to travel in off seasons, which is in general cheaper than traveling in hot seasons. The domestic ticket usually enjoys 30%-60% off discount in low season from November to next March, while the discount in high season from April to October is usually 20%-40% off.

4. Usually, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in a week and the early and late flights in a day cost you less.

5. Airlines often want passengers to choose their flights on back trip to increase their occupancy, so it's much cheaper to buy international round-trip tickets than to buy two one-way tickets.

6. The ticket fare of low-cost airline is usually cheaper than traditional airlines. But their service and baggage allowance may not be that satisfied.

Popular Airlines Flying to Urumqi

 International Airlines: Aeroflot Russian International Airlines, Air Astana, Siberia Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Kyrgyastan-EX, Somon Air, Tajikistan Airlines, Korean Air, Air Bishkek, AFL, Uzbekistan Airways, Scat Air…

 Domestic Airlines: Tianjin Airlines, Okay Airways, Spring Airlines, West Air, Capital Airlines, China United Airlines, Lucky Airlines, Qingdao Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airline, Sichuan Airline, Shenzhen Airline, Shandong Airline, China Eastern Airlines, Urumqi Air…

Why not take a train?


- Last updated on Nov. 03, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi Flights
Asked by Sanjiv from INDIA | Jan. 15, 2017 06:29Reply
Visa to visit Urumqi
I am an indian citizen . I have the usual regular visa to visit china . I use this visa to visit shenzhen and shanghai . Is this the very same visa that will also permit me to visit Urumqi and Kashgar ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sherry from MALAYSIA | Jan. 15, 2017 20:20

The visa would work, you do not need other document to enter Urumqi or Kashgar
Asked by Ata Ul Haq from PAKISTAN | Jun. 27, 2016 09:56Reply
Hello Sir, I want to travel from Islamabad to Beijing via Urumqi.
I shall be flying to Beijing by Southern airlines. We shall have 2 hour stop over and also change of aircraft. Can anybody guide me that where we shall go through immigration check? Further, whether we will collect also our luggage there as well
Answers (2)
Answered by Luna | Jun. 27, 2016 19:53

After your arrival at T3 in Urumqi, you will go through the passport control on 1F and then claim your luggage at the Baggage Claim Hall, go through Costoms Inspection. After that there will be a transferpassage and staff there will guide you to the counter for transfer process. After you go through the security check on the 2F, you can wait for your next trip then.
Answered by Ata Ul Haque from PAKISTAN | Jun. 28, 2016 06:10

Thanks for guidance
Asked by mashhood from CHINA | Nov. 10, 2014 04:14Reply
hello sir,,,i am a student in china ...i am a pakistani..i want to go back to pakistan..
i want to buy tickets ..but i diont find a contact number of your airline....kindly give me your id or contact number or qq...i want to talk with you about tickets
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Answered by Travel China Guide | Nov. 10, 2014 20:15

Thank you for your inquiry.
We are TravelChinaGuide instead of the airline. The information on our website is for reference. If you need to contact the airline, we suggest you to search for the official website of the airline. Hope for your understanding. Thank you!
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