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

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Train  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Astana to Karaganda Pass Express

$4 - $7

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Bus  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Astana to Karagandy

$4 - $16

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Astana to Karaganda 139.1 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  2h 54m

  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 3h 10m.

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

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

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The distance between Astana and Karaganda is 193 km. The road distance is 222.6 km.

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The best way to get from Astana to Karaganda without a car is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs $4 - $7.

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The train from Astana to Karaganda Pass takes 3h 10m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Astana to Karaganda is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs $4 - $7. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $17 and takes 4h 39m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Astana to Karaganda is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Astana to Karaganda.

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  • Distance: 120.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Astana to Karaganda hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 3h 10m. Alternatively, Saparzhai operates a bus from Astana to Karaganda every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 4h 30m. 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
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
Saparzhai
Bus from Astana to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
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Taxi from Astana to Karaganda
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Aparu Taxi
Phone
+7 (7232) 58-41-11
Website
aparutaxi.kz

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