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

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Fly  •  3 h 34 min

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

$60 - $70

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Train  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Astana to Chimkent Express / ...

$21 - $35

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Drive  •  21 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Astana to Shymkent 923.7 miles

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Astana and arriving at Chimkent. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 h 14 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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The best way to get from Astana to Shymkent without a car is to train which takes 23 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Astana to Shymkent, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Astana to Shymkent is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 23 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Astana Airport to Shimkent Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Astana to Shymkent is 1478 km. It takes approximately 21 h 12 min to drive from Astana to Shymkent.

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Bek Air, Air Astana and SCAT offer flights from Astana Airport to Shimkent Airport.

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Map of how to get from Astana to Shymkent.
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  • Distance: 623.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Bek Air, SCAT and Air Astana fly from Astana to Shymkent 5 times a day. Alternatively, Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Astana to Shymkent 5 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 23 h 14 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
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $280
Bek Air
Flights from Astana to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Chimkent
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
railways.kz

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There are 62+ hotels available in Shymkent. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Astana to Astana Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 51 min and costs .

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