The cheapest times to fly from SAW to URC are

  • June 4th to June 24th
  • October 29th to March 25th (except the week of January 22nd)

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 SAW to URC is mid December. Prices can be as high as $6886 for Friday flights during late January, or as low as $1126 for Saturday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to Ürümqi

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Urumqi (URC) will usually cost between $1126 to $2868 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $1246. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $2296. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1050 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1370 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to URC flight.

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

SAW to URC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to URC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to URC, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAW. Fridays 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 $780 (38%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1331. Return trip prices are from the URC to SAW 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 SAW to URC 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 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAW to URC

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SAW to URC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bishkek (SAW > FRU > URC)

  • Price for both tickets: $592
  • Average savings: $779 (56.82%)

See SAW to TBS flights

Hack #2: Tbilisi (SAW > TBS > URC)

  • Price for both tickets: $639
  • Average savings: $731 (53.36%)

See SAW to FRU flights

Hack #3: Baku (SAW > GYD > URC)

  • Price for both tickets: $714
  • Average savings: $656 (47.88%)

See SAW to GYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Azerbaijan Airlines, China Southern, El Al, Hainan, Lufthansa, S7, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Diwopu Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2912 miles or 4686 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to URC flight is about 6 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Urumqi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from SAW to URC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAW
Origination airport name Sabiha Gokcen Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.9
Longitude 29.3

Return Airport

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


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