Beijing to Kashgar Travel 2024 - Transfer, Map and Tours

Beijing is the capital as well as the premier tourist destination of China. Many travelers plan a China tour from Beijing, and spend several days exploring China's long history, rich culture as well as modern structures here. Located in westernmost China, Kashgar is a mysterious place with authentic Uyghur culture and fascinating atmosphere of the ancient Silk Road. If you want to experience the diversity of Chinese culture, traveling from Beijing to Kashgar is a really good idea.

The linear distance between Beijing and Kashgar is about 3,400 kilometers (about 2,100 miles). There is no direct train running from Beijing to Kashgar, so taking a flight is the most effecient way. For travelers with enough time, taking a Silk Road tour with Beijing and Kashgar is highly recommended.

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Beijing to Kashgar Flight – The Most Convenient Way

Taking a flight is the most convenient way to transfer between Beijing and Kashgar. There are 2 ~ 3 daily direct flights operating from Beijing to Kashgar every day, including 2 nonstop flights (one departing from Beijing Daxing International Airport and the other departing from Beijing Capital International Airport) and 1 stopover flight (from Beijing Capital International Airport) with an one hour's stop in Urumqi. The whole trip takes about 4.5 hours.

Airport Information

Beijing Daxing International Airport (北京大兴国际机场, IATA: PKX)
Location: Daxing District, Beijing & Guangyang District, Langfang City, Hebei 北京市大兴区礼贤镇、榆垡镇及廊坊 市广阳区交汇处
Transportation: It is about 46 km, 1 hour's drive from city center (Tiananmen Square); about 67 km, 1.5 hours' drive from the Beijing Capital International Airport; around 85 km, 2 hours' drive from Tianjin Binhai Airport.

Beijing Capital International Airport (北京首都国际机场, IATA: PEK)
Location: Jichang West Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京朝阳区机场西路
Transportation: It is about 30 km, 40 minutes' drive from city center (Tiananmen Square); about 67 km, 1.5 hours' drive from the Beijing Daxing International Airport; about 70km, 1.5 hours' drive from Mutianyu Great Wall.

Kashgar International Airport (喀什国际机场, IATA: KHG)
Location: Yinbin Avenue, Kashgar City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 中国新疆维吾尔自治区喀什地区喀什市迎宾大道
Transportation: It is 9 kilometers, about 20 minutes' drive to Kashgar Old City; 8 kilometers, about 20 minutes' drive to Abakh Hoja Tomb; 9.5 kilometers, about 20 minutes' drive to Id Kah Mosque; 7 kilometers, about 20 minutes' drive to Kashgar Railway Station.

Check the real-time Beijing to Kashgar (Kashi) flight schedule below with updated airline company, flight numbers, times, tickets and fares.


Beijing to Kashgar Train - Transfer Needed

At present, there is no train from Beijing to Kashgar directly, you have to make a transfer if you insist on a train travel. Generally, you can take a high speed train from Beijing to Xian or Lanzhou, and then take a normal train to Kashgar.

Beijing to Kashgar Train Trip via Xian

There are frequently high speed trains running from Beijing to Xian, and the fastest train takes only 4.5 hours. All the high speed train depart from Beijing West Railway Station to Xian North Railway Station. As you get to Xian, you need to transfer to Xian Raiway Station and take the 38.5 hours’ train to Kashgar. Only one daily train is available from Xian to Kashgar.

Beijing to Kashgar Train Trip via Lanzhou

Beijing West Railway Station operates 2 daily high speed train to Lanzhou West Railway Station, taking about 7~9 hours. Both Lanzhou West Railway Station and Lanzhou Railway Station run normal trains to Kashgar, taking about 30~36 hours.

How to Plan a Beijing Kashgar Tour

Usually, a classic Beijing Kashgar tour takes about 1 week days. It usually needs at least 3 days to enjoy the highlights of Beijing, including magnificent historical sites like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Beijing Hutongs, etc., and some modern architectures such as 798 Art Zone, Olympic Park, China Zun (CBD of Beijing), etc. Of course, hiking to the Great Wall is a must and Mutianyu Great Wall is most recommended because of its relative peaceful environment and great magnificence. If you travel with kids, you can add some museums and local shows into your itinerary.

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After your Beijing experience, you can take a flight or a train to Kashgar. A classic Kasgar tour takes 4 ~ 5 days, and you can visit breathtaking Karakul Lake, Kashgar Old Town with traditional living quarters and cultural Abakha Hoja Tomb and Id Kah Mosque, century-old Ancient Tea House, famous Kashgar Bazaar, etc., as well as Tashkurgan - the home to China's only Caucasian ethnic group.

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