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

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Fly  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Astana (TSE) to Shimkent (CIT) TSE - CIT

$60 - $70

Cheapest option

Train  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Astana to Chimkent Express

$21 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  21 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Astana to Shymkent 923.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Astana to Shymkent is to train which costs $21 - $35 and takes 15 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Astana to Shymkent is to fly which costs $60 - $70 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Astana and Shymkent is 997 km. The road distance is 1477.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Astana to Shymkent, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Astana and arriving at Chimkent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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

Bek Air, SCAT and two other airlines fly from Astana to Shymkent every 4 hours. Alternatively, Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Astana to Shymkent once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 15 h 40 min.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Astana to Shimkent via Almaty
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Bek Air
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Flights from Astana to Shimkent via Almaty
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $280
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Chimkent
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
railways.kz

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