The cheapest times to fly from URC to IST are

  • October 29th to April 1st (except the week of January 15th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from URC to IST is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1790 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $546 for Wednesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Urumqi (URC) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $548 to $1004 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $552. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1790. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1238 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $557 can be considered a good price for a round-trip URC to IST flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the URC to IST route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

URC to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the URC to IST flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ürümqi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $246 (30%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $550. Return trip prices are from the IST to URC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from URC to IST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from URC to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air China, atlasglobal, China Southern, Pakistan, S7, Sichuan Airlines, Somon Air, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Diwopu Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2934 miles or 4722 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from URC to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop URC to IST flight is about 6 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Urumqi and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from URC to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code URC
Origination airport name Diwopu Airport
City Urumqi
Country China
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 87.5

Return Airport

Destination code IST
Destination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8


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