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There are 3 ways to get from Astana to Turkestan by plane, train or car

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Fly, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Astana (TSE) to Shimkent (CIT) TSE - CIT
  2. Take the train from Kokbulak to Shojtobe

$65 - $78

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Train  •  28 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Astana to Turkestan Express

$26 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  23 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Astana to Turkestan 1016.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Astana to Turkestan is to train which costs $26 - $40 and takes 28 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Astana to Turkestan is to fly and train which costs $65 - $80 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Astana to Turkestan. However, there are services departing from Astana and arriving at Shojtobe via Turkestan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 42 min.

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The distance between Astana and Turkestan is 909 km. The road distance is 1626.4 km.

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The best way to get from Astana to Turkestan without a car is to train which takes 28 h 42 min and costs $26 - $40.

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Astana to Turkestan, including transfers.

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Astana to Turkestan train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), depart from Astana station.

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The quickest flight from Astana Airport to Shimkent Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Astana to Turkestan train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Turkestan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Astana to Turkestan is 1626 km. It takes approximately 23 h 18 min to drive from Astana to Turkestan.

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  • Distance: 568 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Astana, Kazakhstan and Turkestan, Kazakhstan?

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Astana to Turkestan 3 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 27 h 32 min.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $280
Bek Air
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Kokbulak to Shojtobe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Turkestan
Ave. Duration
27 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
railways.kz

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Bek Air, SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Astana Airport to Shimkent Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Turkestan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Astana to Astana Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 51 min and costs $1 - $2.

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