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There are 6 ways to get from Karaganda to Aktau by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Karaganda  •  12h 15m

  1. Fly from Karaganda (KGF) to Aktau (SCO) KGF - SCO

$252 - $765

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Karaganda Pass to Astana-Nurly Zhol Almaty / ...
  2. Take the train from Nur-Sultan Nurly Zhol to Mangystau Nur-Sultan

$34 - $102

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Train to Astana, fly  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Karaganda Pass to Astana-Nurly Zhol
  2. Fly from Astana (TSE) to Aktau (SCO) TSE - SCO

$196 - $622

Train via Sekseūil  •  43h 40m

  1. Take the train from Karaganda Pass to Saksaul 618Х
  2. Take the train from Saksaul to Mangystau Almaty

$45 - $84

Bus, train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Karagandy to Astana
  2. Take the train from Astana-Nurly Zhol to Mangyshlak D

$66 - $105

Drive  •  46h 19m

  1. Drive from Karaganda to Aktau 1727 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Karaganda to Aktau is to train via Sekseūil which costs $40 - $85 and takes 43h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Karaganda to Aktau is to train and fly which costs $190 - $650 and takes 8h 6m.

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The distance between Karaganda and Aktau is 1803 km. The road distance is 2763.2 km.

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Aktau without a car is to train via Sekseūil which takes 43h 40m and costs $40 - $85.

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It takes approximately 12h 15m to get from Karaganda to Aktau, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Aktau is to fly which takes 12h 15m and costs $250 - $800. Alternatively, you can train via Sekseūil, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 43h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Karaganda Airport to Aktau Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 20m and has one stopover.

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Aktau is 1h behind Karaganda. It is currently 3:40 PM in Karaganda and 2:40 PM in Aktau.

Yes, the driving distance between Karaganda to Aktau is 2763 km. It takes approximately 46h 19m to drive from Karaganda to Aktau.

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Air Astana and SCAT offer flights from Karaganda Airport to Aktau Airport.

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Map of how to get from Karaganda to Aktau.
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  • Distance: 1127.2 miles
  • Duration: 12h 15m

What companies run services between Karaganda, Kazakhstan and Aktau, Kazakhstan?

SCAT, Air Astana and Bek Air fly from Karaganda to Aktau every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karaganda to Aktau via Karaganda Pass, Saksaul, and Mangystau in around 43h 40m.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Karaganda to Aktau via Almaty
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Karaganda to Aktau via Almaty, Shimkent
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Karaganda to Aktau via Almaty, Astana
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Karaganda to Aktau via Ust-Kamenogorsk, Almaty
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Karaganda to Aktau via Almaty, Kokshetau
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Astana to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Astana to Aktau via Aktyubinsk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Astana to Aktau via Shimkent
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Karaganda to Aktau via Almaty
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Flights from Karaganda to Aktau via Almaty, Atyrau
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Astana to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Astana to Aktau via Atyrau
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Bek Air
Flights from Astana to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Karaganda Pass to Astana-Nurly Zhol
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
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bilet.railways.kz
Train from Karaganda Pass to Saksaul
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
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bilet.railways.kz
Train from Saksaul to Mangystau
Ave. Duration
20h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
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bilet.railways.kz
Train from Nur-Sultan Nurly Zhol to Mangystau
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $85
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
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bilet.railways.kz
Train from Astana-Nurly Zhol to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
46h 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
Book at
bilet.railways.kz
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Karagandy to Astana
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Saparzhai
Bus from Karagandy to Astana
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
saparzhai.kz

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Karaganda Airport is to taxi which takes 24m and costs $5 - $7.

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