Urumqi Airport Guide to Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC)

Urumqi Airport (URC)

Use this website to quickly find the most important information about Urumqi Diwopu International Airport: Flights, Departures, Arrivals, Parking, Car Rentals, Hotels near the airport and other information about Urumqi Airport. Plan your travel to URC Airport with the information provided in this site.


Urumqi Airport is the 15th busiest airport in China.


Urumqi Airport handled in 2016 over 20,200,767 passengers.

Terminals + info

Urumqi Airport consist of four passenger terminals (Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4), even the last one is still not completed. It is an important transportation hub in western China and in Central Asia, since it connects Urumqi with major cities like Tbilisi, Astana, Seoul, Baku, Novosibirsk, etc.


For further details regarding the airport terminals, please see the information attached below:


Terminal 1

Terminal 1 hosts certain local and provincial low-cost carriers’ operations within China.


Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is the domestic terminal, where many of the domestic flights in Urumqi Airport are operated. It mainly operates Air China domestic flights.

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Terminal 3

Terminal 3 is exclusively the international terminal, even hosting some domestic flights, mainly China Southern Airlines.

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Terminal 4

Also known as the North Terminal, is still under construction.

Facilities and Services + info

Find attached the services available at Urumqi Airport:

  • ATMs
  • Baby care rooms
  • Check-in counters
  • Check-in kiosks
  • Baggage claim carousels
  • Changing rooms
  • Duty free shop
  • Food, drink and retail concessions
  • Information desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Luggage lockers
  • Luggage wrapping
  • First aid rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Airport lounges
  • Business Hall.

Transport + info

Urumqi Airport has at their passengers’ disposal the means of transport displayed below:


Train: Urumqi counts with a train station, even it is 25 kilometers away from the airport. You can get there anyway from Urumqi Airport.

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Bus: It is easy to get to Urumqi downtown from the airport by the Airport Shuttle Bus and Urumqi City Buses.

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Taxi: Transferring by taxi to Urumqi city centre turns to be fast and safe. It will take you no more than 35 minutes.

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Car rental: By car is the easiest way to see on your own Urumqi and Xinjing region. You should take into account that it is compulsory to have a Chinese driving license to rent a car in China. You can also rent a car through our online search engine!

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Find below several contact information regarding Urumqi Airport:


Airport inquiries: +86 3801453 3802695

Lost & found: +86 0991 3801654.


Diwopu, Urumqi County,
Urumqi, Xinjing Uygur Autonomous Region

Phone: +86 991 3804224.

About Urumqi

Urumqi, commonly known as Ürümqi, is the largest and capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, located in the northwest of the People’s Republic of China. It is, in fact, the largest city in Central Asia. During the Tang dynasty, Urumqi was a major hub on the world known Silk Road, which later on the 19th century developed as a major cultural and commercial centre. Urumqi city lies at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains, that makes its climate cold. Given its low temperatures on Winter, the best time to visit the region goes between May to October. The Xinjiang region highlights for its multiculturalism – At least 49 minority ethnic groups coexist. Due to this fact, there is a great mixt between cultures, which is reflected especially in its cuisine. As interesting spots to see, you shouldn’t miss the Grand Bazaar, the Hong Shan, which stands for the symbol of Urumqi, People’s Square, Urumqi Tatar Mosque; outside the city of Urumqi, approximately at two hours, there is the Heavenly Lake Scenic Area, a well-known and beautiful place, which highlights for its alpine scenery. Do not forget to also visit outside the city the Shuimogou Hot Springs, where you’ll be able to take a bath!

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