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There are 3 ways to get from Astrakhan to Makhachkala by train, car or plane

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Train  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the train from Astrachan to Mahachkala D

$14 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  7h 54m

  1. Drive from Astrakhan to Makhachkala 309.4 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Astrakhan (ASF) to Makhachkala (MCX) ASF - MCX

$104 - $151

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The cheapest way to get from Astrakhan to Makhachkala is to train which costs RUB 900 - RUB 2100 and takes 11h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Astrakhan to Makhachkala is to fly which costs RUB 6500 - RUB 10000 and takes 6h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Astrachan and arriving at Mahachkala. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 58m.

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The distance between Astrakhan and Makhachkala is 378 km. The road distance is 495.1 km.

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The best way to get from Astrakhan to Makhachkala without a car is to train which takes 11h 58m and costs RUB 900 - RUB 2100.

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The train from Astrachan to Mahachkala takes 11h 58m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Astrakhan to Makhachkala train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Astrachan station.

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The best way to get from Astrakhan to Makhachkala is to train which takes 11h 58m and costs RUB 900 - RUB 2100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs RUB 6500 - RUB 10000 and takes 6h 54m.

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There is no direct flight from Astrakhan Airport to Makhachkala Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 20m and has one stopover.

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Makhachkala is 1h behind Astrakhan. It is currently 12:38 AM in Astrakhan and 11:38 PM in Makhachkala.

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  • Distance: 235.9 miles
  • Duration: 11h 58m

What companies run services between Astrakhan, Russia and Makhachkala, Russia?

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Astrakhan to Makhachkala twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 11h 58m. Alternatively, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Pobeda Airlines LLC and three other airlines fly from Astrakhan to Makhachkala 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Astrakhan to Makhachkala via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Astrakhan to Makhachkala via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Nordavia
Website
nordavia.ru
Flights from Astrakhan to Makhachkala via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Astrakhan to Makhachkala via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Astrachan to Mahachkala
Ave. Duration
11h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$14 - $21
2nd Class (Kupé)
$21 - $35

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Astrakhan to Makhachkala train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Mahachkala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Astrakhan to Makhachkala is 495 km. It takes approximately 7h 54m to drive from Astrakhan to Makhachkala.

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S7 Airlines, Nordavia, UTair Aviation and two other airlines offer flights from Astrakhan Airport to Makhachkala Airport.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Makhachkala. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Astrakhan to Astrakhan Airport is to taxi which takes 9m and costs RUB 260 - RUB 310.

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