Almaty-Urumqi bus: reports, Q&A

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Hello. Does anyone know if it would be possible to take a bicycle on the Urumqi to Almaty bus? Many thanks
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do u know if it is possible to catch it in zharkent, towards china..? thanks..
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You cannot catch the bus in Zharkent. Can you take a bike along? Dunno, please let us know if you find out.
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Bus from Urumqi (China) to Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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I live in China, Xian. So today I have been told that to buy a train ticket from Urumqi to Almaty, I need to buy it directly in Urumqi... which sounds impossible for me right now.
Do anybody now if there is a bus between Urumqi and Almaty?

Thanks!
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Re: Bus from Urumqi (China) to Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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I've been told that this train can be booked online on 12306(dot)com. I had a look but didn't go through with it as my plans changed. The site is in Chinese and google couldn't translate, so you'll need to enlist a Chinese speaker's help.
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Re: Bus from Urumqi (China) to Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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Hi, I can speak Chinese and still I was unable to use 12306(dot)com due to problems with the app. Also, I was told I need to collect the ticket in train station in person too... All in all, I think trying to buy a bus ticket might be the best.
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Re: Bus from Urumqi (China) to Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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Don't waste your time! You cannot buy tickets to Almaty on 12306.cn.
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Re: Bus from Urumqi (China) to Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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The only bus it seems goes from Khorgas on the Chinese side to Zharkent 33km into Kazakhstan. First take the ivernight train from Urumqi to Yining, then bus to Khorgas (25rmb/2 hours).
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Are you saying the Urumqi-Almaty bus got cancelled? Or they just did not want to sell you a ticket at the bus station? Or it was sold out? Are you certain of the cancellation?
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