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Urumqi Transport

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2017/9/17

Urumchi is located on Lanzhou-Sinkiang railway, part of the Asia-Europe continental bridge. There are trains from Urumchi to Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Chengdu, from Kuerle to Xi'an, and from Urumchi to Almaty. Within the district, there are trains from Urumchi to Kuerle, Akesu, Alashankou, Kuitun, from Kuerle to Akesu, from Kuitun to Alashankou.

Urumqi Railway Station

Urumqi Railway Station is located at the eastern foot of Yamalike Hill, Saybagh District, Urumqi.

Urumqi Railway Station is an important point on the second Euro-Sino Continental Railway. It is also an important external gateway enabling the construction of two aspects of civilization in Xinjiang (material civilization and philosophical civilization). Urumqi Railway Station was opened in 1962. There are many railway lines running through it, such as the Lanxin Line, the Southern Xinjiang Line, and the Northern Xinjiang Line.

Passenger transport includes luggage/parcel consignment services.

Cargo transport includes retail transport, container cargo transportation and cargo storage, Explosives and dangerous chemicals are not transported together.

Station facilities

Station facilities include: the Ticket Concourse, General Waiting Room, Soft Seat Waiting Room and VIP Waiting Room. The station can accommodate 7,000 passengers at a time. The waiting room has advanced facilities and is spacious and bright. Advanced facilities include a closed circuit TV anti-thief monitoring system, fire alarm and emergency lighting system, an integrated information management system, electronic ticketing system, a Mishina security inspection system, passenger escalator, LED color screen, international PA system, multifunctional automatic passenger inquiry machine, automatic broadcasting system, phone inquiry system, internet access and centrally controlled air-conditioning.

Station Transport

It is quite convenient for passengers to take a taxi or bus from Urumqi Railway Station.

Passengers can find a taxi station on the right of the Railway Station. The starting rate is 6 yuan, 1.3 yuan per kilometer (0.8 yuan per mile) after the first 3 kilometers (2 miles) in the day time and 1.5 yuan per kilometer (1.0 yuan per mile) after midnight. After dark, it is preferred if men not to seat in the front passenger seat and you should register at the police station if you want to go out of the city.

Most of city buses in Urumqi are conductor-less buses. The price is one yuan in the daytime and 1.5 yuan after midnight. It is quite convenient for passengers to reach the railway station from Urumqi bus station. There are also many city bus routes from the railway station to the city center.


Do in Rome as the romans do, and please respect the folk customs of ethnic minorities in the station.
BRT 1 is available in the station, which can take you to Urumqi city center.

Urumqi West Railway Station

Urumqi West Railway Station is a comprehensive station with Freight transport and passenger transport combined as one, where there are trains departing for Zhengzhou, Korla, Hami, Yining, Jinan, Hankou, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Xian, Lanzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Wuxi and Kashgar.

Location: 456, Zhanqian Avenue, Tunhe District, Urumqi
Tel: 0991- 7936172
Getting there: bus 18, 66, 202 and 909
Opening time: all day

A List of Urumqi Railway Ticket Agencies

1.Urumqi Heilongjiang Road Ticket Agency
Location: Nianzigou Long-Distance Bus Station, Heilongjiang Road, Urumqi
Hot line: 0991- 7999193
Office hours: 7: 30 a.m. to 10: 30 p.m.

2.Urumqi Jiangsu West Road Ticket Agency

Location: No. 4, Jiangsu West Road, Urumqi
Hot line: 0991- 7922332
Office hours: 9: 30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m.

3.Urumqi Huanghe Road Ticket Agency

Location: No. 329, Huanghe Road, Urumqi
Hot line: 0991- 7752865
Office hours: 7: 30 a.m. to 10: 30 p.m.

4.Urumqi Nanhu North Road Ticket Agency

Location: No. 2, Nanhu North Road, Urumqi
Hot line: 0991- 7973351
Office hours: 7: 30 a.m. to 10: 30 p.m.