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The transportation in Kashgar is well developed. Kashgar Airport situates on the northwest of this city and it is 9 kilometers away from the proper city. There are daily flights to Urumqi and other cities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Apart from domestic lines, the airport also has regular international flight routes. Kashgar can be also reached by railway from Urumqi. If you plan to travel on route to Pakistan you may take a bus from Kashgar to Khunjerab Pass; if you plan to travel on route to Kyrgyzstan you may take a bus from Kashgar to Torugart Pass. The transportation network within the city is convenient too; however, the public transportation means in surrounding area are limited. Since Kashgar is not a big city, it is nice to hire a donkey cart or just walk around Kashgar by foot.

Getting to Kashgar by Air

Kashagr Airport is located to the northwest of Kashgar, 9 km away from city proper. So far, the airport has opened domestic lines to Urumqi, Kuqa, Hetian etc. as well as international lines to Osh in Kirgizstan and Andizhan in Uzbekistan. The airport strengthens the connections between Urumqi and Kashgar. Currently, there are 14 flights between Kashgar and Urumqi daily.

Getting to Kashgar by Train

Kashgar is the terminus of Nanjiang Railway. The Railway Station is located to the east of Kashgar, 6km away from the downtown area. Kashgar Railway Station offers two trains to Urumqi every day. The trains will travel for 24 hours and stop by Atushi, Aksu, Kuqa, Korla and Turpan. Visitors can go to the station by taxi or No. 28 Bus.

Getting around Kashgar by City Bus

The public transit system within Kashgar is well developed. It is the most convenient and economical way to travel around Kashgar by bus. So far Kashgar offers 30 bus lines which can lead to every place in the city. Most of the buses are equipped with ticket sellers. The ticket fare ranges from 1 yuan to 2 yuan.

Getting around Kashgar by Tax

It is the quickest and best way to travel around Kashgar by taxi. The starting fare of taxis in Kashgar is 5 yuan and then 1.3 yuan per kilometer after exceeding 3 kilometers. Kashgar is not a big city, thus it will take you less than 10 yuan if your destination is within the city.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:51