Trains set off from west Urumqi every 20 minutes from 8am to 10pm every day. It costs 30 to 36 RMB per ride depending on the class of your carriage. It takes from 2.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic. There is now also a train line, fast train (a little over 2 hours) is ¥24 for a hard seat, slow train (about 3 hours) is ¥12 but they leave far less frequently. Local buses cost ¥1 per ride, taxis start at ¥5 and you should be able to get to most places in town for less than ¥10. It's quite beautiful to walk around any time but in winter. The temperatures will stay between -20 and 0 C.