There are 6 ways to get from Bishkek to Astana by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Bishkek to Astana  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Bishkek (FRU) to Astana (TSE) FRU - TSE

$82 - $213

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Astana Express

$27 - $38

4 alternative options

Bus to Almaty, fly to Astana  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
  2. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Astana (TSE) ALA - TSE

$57 - $131

Fly Bishkek to Karaganda, train  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Bishkek (FRU) to Karaganda (KGF) FRU - KGF
  2. Take the train from Karaganda Pass to Astana

$92 - $277

Train  •  31 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bischkek 2 to Astana AVE

$35 - $45

Drive  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Astana 762.5 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bishkek to Astana is to bus and train which costs $26 - $40 and takes 20 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bishkek to Astana is to fly which costs $80 - $220 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Bishkek and Astana is 954 km. The road distance is 1220 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Bishkek to Astana, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bischkek 2 and arriving at Astana. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 31 h 13 min.

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What companies run services between Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Astana, Kazakhstan?

Air Astana flies from Bishkek to Astana 6 times a week. Alternatively, Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ) operates a train from Bishkek to Astana 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 31 h 13 min.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Bishkek to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bishkek to Astana via Almaty
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Bishkek to Karaganda via Almaty
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Bishkek to Karaganda via Astana, Almaty
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bishkek to Karaganda via Dushanbe, Almaty
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Bishkek to Karaganda via Tashkent, Almaty
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $490
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Almaty to Astana via Zhezkazgan
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Almaty to Astana via Balhash
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bishkek to Karaganda via Almaty
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Bishkek to Karaganda via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Karaganda Pass to Astana
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Astana
Ave. Duration
12 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
railways.kz
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Website
kjd.kg
Train from Bischkek 2 to Astana
Ave. Duration
31 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7

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