SCAT, Qazaq Air and 2 other airlines fly from Atyrau to Aktau 4 times a day. Alternatively, Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Atyrau to Aktau once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 13 min. Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) also services this route twice daily.
From Atyrau taxi to Atyrau airport, fly to Aktau airport, then taxi to Aktau. 1 h 27 min $142. From Makhambet train to Atyrau, train to Mangyshlak, then taxi to Aktau. 21 h 46 min $22. From Atyrau drive to Aktau. 12 h 54 min.