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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Karaganda by plane, train, bus, car ferry, night 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.

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Fly to Karaganda  •  9h 5m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Karaganda (KGF) IST - KGF

$294 - $630

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Bus, train  •  5 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Varna
  3. Take the train from Varna to Minsk-Passajirskii
  4. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Karaganda Pass

$109 - $329

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Fly to Astana, train  •  10h 12m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Astana (TSE) IST - TSE
  2. Take the train from Nur-Sultan 1 to Karaganda Pass

$177 - $436

Bus  •  4 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Igdir
  2. Take the bus from Yerevan to Ufa
  3. Take the bus from Ufa to Yekaterinburg 839
  4. Take the bus from Yekaterinburg to Karagandy

$125 - $199

Bus, train via Moscow  •  4 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the train from Constanta to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Khmelnytskyi
  4. Take the train from Chmelnizkij to Moskva Kievskaja D
  5. Take the train from Moskva Kasanskaja to Karaganda Pass D

$154 - $350

Bus, car ferry, train  •  4 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
  2. Take the car ferry from Baku to Aktau
  3. Take the train from Mangystau to Nur-Sultan Nurly Zhol
  4. Take the train from Astana-Nurly Zhol to Karaganda Pass

$158 - $272

Night train, train  •  5 days 1h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse 462
  3. Take the train from Ruse to Minsk-Passajirskii
  4. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Moskva Belorusskaja D
  5. Take the train from Moskva Kasanskaja to Karaganda Pass D

$115 - $340

Drive  •  2 days 20h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Karaganda 3189.2 miles

$650 - $950

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Karaganda is to bus which costs 700 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 4 days 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Karaganda is to fly which costs 1.600 ₺ - 3.600 ₺ and takes 9h 5m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Karaganda is 3531 km. The road distance is 5102.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Karaganda without a car is to bus and train via Moscow which takes 4 days 20h and costs 850 ₺ - 2.000 ₺.

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It takes approximately 9h 5m to get from Istanbul to Karaganda, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Karaganda is to fly which takes 9h 5m and costs 1.600 ₺ - 3.600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 4 days 16h.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Karaganda Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 10m and has one stopover.

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Karaganda is 3h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 10:37 AM in Istanbul and 1:37 PM in Karaganda.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Karaganda is 5103 km. It takes approximately 2 days 20h to drive from Istanbul to Karaganda.

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Turkish Airlines, Air Astana, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Karaganda Airport.

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  • Distance: 2206.9 miles
  • Duration: 9h 5m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Karaganda, Kazakhstan?

Air Astana, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Istanbul to Karaganda 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Karaganda via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, Igdir, Echmiadzin, Yerevan, Yerevan, Ufa, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, and Karagandy in around 4 days 16h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Karaganda via Almaty
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Astana
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Astana via Almaty
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Karaganda via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Astana via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Karaganda via Minsk
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Astana
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Astana via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Nur-Sultan 1 to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
Book at
bilet.railways.kz
Train from Mangystau to Nur-Sultan Nurly Zhol
Ave. Duration
45h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $80
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
Book at
bilet.railways.kz
Train from Astana-Nurly Zhol to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
Book at
bilet.railways.kz
Romanian Railways (CFR)
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Constanţa to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Khmelnytskyi
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
$35 - $55
2nd class
$50 - $75
1st class
$80 - $120
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Ruse to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
34h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $140
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$12 - $15
Coupe
$17 - $21
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Varna to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
39h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$13 - $17
Coupe
$19 - $24
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
3 days 8h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Igdir
Ave. Duration
18h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Avazar Bus
Website
avazar-bus.am
Bus from Yerevan to Ufa
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
avazar-bus.am
Ufa Regional Transportation
Website
rb7.ru
Bus from Ufa to Yekaterinburg
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
rb7.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Yekaterinburg to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
M-Bus
Phone
056 844 966
Website
mbus-bg.com
Bus from Burgas to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com
Ferry operators
Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company
Phone
(+99412) 404 37 00
Email
contact@asco.az
Website
asco.az
Car ferry from Baku to Aktau
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
asco.az
Book at
public.acsc.az

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There are 135+ hotels available in Karaganda. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31m and costs 100 ₺ - 130 ₺.

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