There are 4 ways to get from Astana to Semey by train, car or plane

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Train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Astana to Semipalatinsk Express

$12 - $20

3 alternative options

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Astana to Semey 466.6 miles

Fly to Ust-Kamenogorsk, train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Astana (TSE) to Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK) TSE - UKK
  2. Take the train from Zaschita to Semipalatinsk

$102 - $294

Fly to Pavlodar, train  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Astana (TSE) to Pavlodar (PWQ) TSE - PWQ
  2. Take the train from Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.) to Semipalatinsk

$89 - $271

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Astana and arriving at Semipalatinsk. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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The distance between Astana and Semey is 625 km. The road distance is 746.5 km.

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The best way to get from Astana to Semey without a car is to train which takes 11 h 39 min and costs .

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The train from Astana to Semipalatinsk takes 11 h 39 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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The quickest flight from Astana Airport to Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Astana to Semey is 746 km. It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to drive from Astana to Semey.

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Bek Air, SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Astana Airport to Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Semey. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Astana to Semey.
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  • Distance: 390.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 39 min

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

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Astana to Semey 4 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Astana to Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Astana to Pavlodar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Astana to Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Astana to Pavlodar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Bek Air
Flights from Astana to Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Semipalatinsk
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
railways.kz
Train from Zaschita to Semipalatinsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.) to Semipalatinsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
railways.kz

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