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There are 4 ways to get from Karaganda to Bishkek by train, car or plane

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Train  •  18h 33m

  1. Take the train from Karagandy to Bischkek 2 306

$58 - $83

Cheapest option

Train via Lugovoy  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the train from Karaganda Pass to Lugovaya Petropavlovsk
  2. Take the train from Lugovaya to Bischkek 2 455Ч

$29 - $48

2 alternative options

Drive  •  14h 16m

  1. Drive from Karaganda to Bishkek 612.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  10h 59m

  1. Fly from Karaganda (KGF) to Manas (FRU) KGF - FRU

$101 - $317

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The cheapest way to get from Karaganda to Bishkek is to train via Lugovoy which costs $28 - $50 and takes 19h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Karaganda to Bishkek is to fly which costs $100 - $320 and takes 10h 59m.

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The distance between Karaganda and Bishkek is 782 km. The road distance is 980.5 km.

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Bishkek without a car is to train which takes 18h 33m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 18h 33m to get from Karaganda to Bishkek, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Bishkek is to train which takes 18h 33m and costs $55 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $320 and takes 10h 59m.

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There is no direct flight from Karaganda Airport to Manas Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 5m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karaganda to Bishkek is 981 km. It takes approximately 14h 16m to drive from Karaganda to Bishkek.

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Lufthansa, SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Karaganda Airport to Manas Airport.

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There are 395+ hotels available in Bishkek. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Karaganda to Bishkek.
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  • Distance: 488.7 miles
  • Duration: 18h 33m

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

Kyrgyz Railway operates a train from Karaganda to Bishkek once a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 18h 24m. Alternatively, Air Astana, SCAT and Lufthansa fly from Karaganda to Bishkek twice daily.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Karaganda to Manas via Almaty
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Karaganda to Manas via Almaty, Astana
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,900
Flights from Karaganda to Manas via Ust-Kamenogorsk, Almaty
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Train operators
Kyrgyz Railway
Phone
996312927471
Email
info@railway.aknet.kg
Website
kjd.kg
Train from Karagandy to Bischkek 2
Ave. Duration
18h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
kjd.kg
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Karaganda Pass to Lugovaya
Ave. Duration
12h 47m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
Book at
bilet.railways.kz
Uzbek Railways
Website
railway.uz
Train from Lugovaya to Bischkek 2
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
eticket.uzrailway.uz
Book at
eticket.uzrailway.uz

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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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