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Flights to Xinjiang

Kanas Lake, Xinjiang, China

About Xinjiang

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Xinjiang is an autonomous region located in the northwest of China. It is the largest province-level division in the country and is home to around 25 million inhabitants. Xinjiang is a popular destination for adventurous travellers who wish to discover the region's natural beauty, rich Silk Road history and diverse culture. It's home to the dramatic landscapes of the Tian Shan Mountains and the Gobi Desert, providing great opportunities for exploration and adventure.

The cuisine in Xinjiang is rather unique - when visiting the region, you'll want to savour the exquisite flavours of Uighur dishes such as lamb kebabs (yang rou chuan), laghman, pilaf, samsa, mantou, nang, dapanji, chuchura and herbal teas. If you're a history buff, we recommend visiting the ancient Buddhist caves in Turpan, the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar and the Emin Minaret in Turpan.

Other activities that you can enjoy in the area include trekking, hiking in the mountains, camel rides in the desert and hot air balloon rides over the landscapes.

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Urumqi city, Xinjiang, China

Nearest airport to Xinjiang

If you're aiming to fly to Xinjiang, the best airport to fly to is Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport, located in Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region.


Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (URC)

Urumqi Diwopu International Airport is an airport that serves Ürümqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China. It is a hub for China Southern Airlines as well as a focus city for Hainan Airlines. Other airlines that operate flights to this airport include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Urumqi Air and XiamenAir, among others.

Direct flights to this airport are available from a selection of countries in the Middle East and Asia. Fly direct to Xinjiang from:
Aksu, Almaty, Altay, Aral, Ashgabat, Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Baotou, Bazhong, Beijing, Bishkek, Bole, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dubai, Dushanbe, Fuyun, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Hong Kong, Hotan, Huizhou, Islamabad, Jinan, Kanas, Karamay, Kashgar, Khujand, Korla, Kunming, Kuqa, Lahore, Lanzhou, Mianyang, Moscow, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Nanyang, Novosibirsk, Qiemo, Qingdao, Ruoqiang, Saint Petersburg, Sanya, Shache, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tacheng, Taipei, Taiyuan, Tashkent, Tashkurgan, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tianjin, Tumxuk, Vienna, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xuzhou, Yinchuan, Yining, Yiwu, Yutian, Zhaosu, Zhengzhou and Zhuhai.

A view of Urumqi city in Xinjiang, China, at night

Connecting flights to Xinjiang

If you can't find direct flights to Xinjiang from your preferred departure airport, don't worry! You can instead book a connecting flight that makes at least 1 stop before taking you to Xinjiang, from any departure city of your choice. Connecting flights are available from many major cities worldwide, however, you'll likely want to book a flight to Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG) before setting off on your transfer flight to Xinjiang. You can catch a connecting flight to Xinjiang at any of the cities listed above. Read our guide on booking connecting flights for more information.

Best connecting flight routes to Xinjiang:

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London (LHR) ➡ Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG) ➡ Urumqi (URC)

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New York (JFK) ➡ Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG) ➡ Urumqi (URC)

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Los Angeles (LAX) ➡ Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG) ➡ Urumqi (URC)

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Sydney (SYD) ➡ Guangzhou (CAN) ➡ Urumqi (URC)

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Vancouver (YVR) ➡ Chengdu Tianfu (TFU) ➡ Urumqi (URC)

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Flights to Xinjiang FAQs

Where can I book flights to Xinjiang?

You can book your flights to Xinjiang right here at Alternative Airlines! Use our search form at the top of the page to begin your search for flights to Xinjiang from any departure airport of your choice. We ticket over 600 airlines on our site and offer 40+ different ways to pay - the possibilities are endless!

Which airlines operate flights to Xinjiang?

The airlines that operate the most flights to/from Xinjiang are China Southern Airlines, Urumqi Air and Hainan Airlines. China Southern is a great airline to fly with if you're booking domestic flights in China and want to add Xinjiang/Urumqi to your trip! Urumqi Air offers direct flights between Xinjiang and other cities in China including Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Chengdu, among others. Hainan Airlines also operates similar routes to Urumqi Air between Urumqi and other cities in China.

Other airlines that fly to/from Xinjiang are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines and XiamenAir.

Can I buy flights to Xinjiang and pay later?

Absolutely! At Alternative Airlines, we offer flexible Buy Now Pay Later payment methods at checkout that can help you spread the cost of your flights to Xinjiang over time. Some of the pay-later plans we offer include Afterpay, Klarna, Atome, ShopBack PayLater, TendoPay, BillEase, Laybuy and many more. With these financing options, you won't need to pay the full cost of your tickets to Xinjiang upfront - you'll only need to pay a small payment at checkout and then pay in more manageable instalments over a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.

Repayment terms will differ depending on the payment method you have chosen. Please note that different payment methods will appear at checkout depending on the country you reside in and the currency you choose to pay for your flights with.

When is the best time to visit Xinjiang?

The ideal time to visit Xinjiang is in spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) as this is when the weather is mild and pleasant enough for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The summer months can be scorching hot and make exploring the Xinjiang region uncomfortable, while the winter months are extremely cold and less favourable with most travellers.