There are 7 ways to get from Bishkek to Astana by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly from Manas  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Manas (FRU) to Astana (TSE) FRU - TSE

$82 - $213

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Bus, night train  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
  2. Take the night train from Almaty 2 to Astana Express

$27 - $37

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Bus to Almaty, fly  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
  2. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Astana (TSE) ALA - TSE

$57 - $131

Train to Zhambyl, fly  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bischkek 2 to Djambul
  2. Fly from Zhambyl (DMB) to Astana (TSE) DMB - TSE

$82 - $211

Train via Chu  •  26 h

  1. Take the train from Bischkek 2 to Lugovaya
  2. Take the train from Lugovaya to Chu
  3. Take the train from Chu to Astana

$29 - $40

Train  •  27 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bischkek 2 to Lugovaya
  2. Take the train from Lugovaya to Astana Express

$28 - $39

Drive  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Astana 762.5 miles

$65 - $95

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No, there is no direct train from Bishkek to Astana. However, there are services departing from Bischkek 2 and arriving at Astana via Lugovaya and Chu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h.

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The distance between Bishkek and Astana is 954 km. The road distance is 1220 km.

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The best way to get from Bishkek to Astana without a car is to train which takes 26 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Bishkek to Astana, including transfers.

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Bishkek to Astana train services, operated by Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ), depart from Bischkek 2 station.

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The best way to get from Bishkek to Astana is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 26 h.

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The quickest flight from Manas Airport to Astana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bishkek to Astana is 1220 km. It takes approximately 17 h 24 min to drive from Bishkek to Astana.

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Air Astana offers flights from Manas Airport to Astana Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bishkek to Astana.
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  • Distance: 596.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Astana, Kazakhstan?

Air Astana flies from Bishkek to Astana 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bishkek to Astana via Lugovaya and Chu in around 26 h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Manas to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Manas to Astana via Almaty
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Zhambyl to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Almaty to Astana via Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Website
kjd.kg
Train from Bischkek 2 to Djambul
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Train from Bischkek 2 to Lugovaya
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $13
Website
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Lugovaya to Chu
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chu to Astana
Ave. Duration
13 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
railways.kz
Train from Lugovaya to Astana
Ave. Duration
18 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
railways.kz
Night train from Almaty 2 to Astana
Ave. Duration
12 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7

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The best way to get from Bishkek to Manas Airport is to line 380 bus which takes 1 h and costs .

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