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【Part 4; Bus】Four exciting episodes in Urumqi

 


 
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 【Part 4; Bus】

The next day on 14 March 2019, I took a long distance bus from Urumqi to Almaty.

 

I checked out the hotel at 11:35 and went here first ↓

 

 However, this bus terminal is out of service from 1 February 2019.

 

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The notice says the new bus terminal is next to the Urumqi North Railway Station.

 

 

This building next to the station is the new one.

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gate for the ticket office

 For your information, 

乌鲁木齐 Urumqi 

霍尔果斯 Khorgas 

阿拉木图 Almaty 

 You can show this to the staff.

 

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The ticket price is 440 RMB (70 USD) for an upper seat and 460 RMB for a lower seat. 

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The bus departs at around 19:00 every day. Twice a day in summer if there are many passengers. Most of them are vendors so it takes a long time at customs (or pay an extra charge to skip the check).

 

The bus departed at 18:40 on 14 March. I arrived at Khorgas border the next morning. I've checked at the Chinese immigration from 15:30 to 18:40, then passed the Kazakh immigration at 20:00. I finally arrived at Almaty at 2:00 on 16 March (Chinese time). 

 

If you have money, I recommend you to take a flight.