There are 4 ways to get from Astana to Karaganda by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Astana to Karaganda Pass Express

$4 - $7

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Astana to Karagandy

$4 - $17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Astana to Karaganda 139.1 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Astana to Karaganda 139.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Astana to Karaganda is to train which costs $4 - $7 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Astana to Karaganda is to taxi which takes 2 h 54 min and costs $50 - $60.

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The distance between Astana and Karaganda is 193 km. The road distance is 223 km.

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The train from Astana to Karaganda Pass takes 3 h 10 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Astana and arriving at Karaganda Pass. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Astana to Karaganda every 4 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, Saparzhai operates a bus from Astana to Karaganda every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Avtovokzaly.ru also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
Saparzhai
Bus from Astana to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
saparzhai.kz
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
Taxi from Astana to Karaganda
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Aparu Taxi
Phone
+7 (7232) 58-41-11
Website
aparutaxi.kz

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