There are 7 ways to get from Semey to Karaganda by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train via Astana  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Astana Express
  2. Take the train from Astana to Karaganda Pass Express

$17 - $26

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Train, bus  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Astana Express
  2. Take the bus from Astana to Karagandy

$17 - $36

Train  •  28 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Karaganda Pass

$18 - $29

Drive  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Semey to Karaganda 466.2 miles

Train to Ust-Kamenogorsk, fly to Karaganda  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
  2. Fly from Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK) to Karaganda (KGF) UKK - KGF

$83 - $241

Train to Ust-Kamenogorsk, fly to Astana, train  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
  2. Fly from Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK) to Astana (TSE) UKK - TSE
  3. Take the train from Astana to Karaganda Pass

$71 - $201

Train to Pavlodar, fly to Astana, train  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.)
  2. Fly from Pavlodar (PWQ) to Astana (TSE) PWQ - TSE
  3. Take the train from Astana to Karaganda Pass

$62 - $186

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Semipalatinsk and arriving at Karaganda Pass. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 28 h 2 min.

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The distance between Semey and Karaganda is 510 km. The road distance is 745.9 km.

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The best way to get from Semey to Karaganda without a car is to train which takes 15 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 37 min to get from Semey to Karaganda, including transfers.

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Semey to Karaganda train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), depart from Semipalatinsk station.

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The quickest flight from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Karaganda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Semey to Karaganda train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Karaganda Pass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Semey to Karaganda is 746 km. It takes approximately 11 h 43 min to drive from Semey to Karaganda.

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SCAT offers flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Karaganda Airport.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Karaganda. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Semey to Karaganda.
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  • Distance: 318.9 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Semey to Karaganda via Astana in around 15 h 37 min.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Karaganda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Pavlodar to Astana
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Pavlodar to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Bek Air
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
28 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.)
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
Saparzhai
Bus from Astana to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
saparzhai.kz
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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