Plan your Urumqi tour? Over a dozen of daily flights running between Beijing and Urumqi ( Capital of Xinjiang), which take more than 4 hours’non-stop flight. The flight time is basically longer than that of almost all flights wittin West Europe. China is huge geographically.
The 4 hour flights are largely operated by Air China, Southern China Airline and Hainan Airline. Don’t get confused when you use different airlines for different termnals. Terminal 3 for Air China, Terminal 2 for Southern China Airline and Terminal 1 for Hainan Airline.
Urumqi Diwobao Airport is about 20 northwest of the center of Urumqi. The city of Umruqi has three terminals. Terminal 1 is designated for accommodating the passerngers going on Urumqi and 5 Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan…); Terminal 2 for passengers using Southern Airline and also for Internatonal flights to Macao, Hong Kong…; Terminal 1 for Air China and domestic flights.
At the time of writing, only one fast and direct train connecting Beijing and Urumqi – T69(10:13 – next day 18:59), 33 hours and 46 minutes. The train starts from Beijing West Railway Station.
Urumqi Railway Station is located in the south of the city of Urumqi.
Tip: Hassle-free Urumqi Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Urumqi Guided Tours: