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There are 8 ways to get from Semey to Karaganda by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Astana  •  15h 36m

  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  •  16h 40m

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

$17 - $36

Train  •  28h 2m

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Karaganda Pass

$19 - $29

Drive  •  11h 43m

  1. Drive from Semey to Karaganda 466.2 miles

Train to Ust-Kamenogorsk, fly to Karaganda  •  12h 30m

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

$118 - $321

Fly Semiplatinsk to Karaganda  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Semiplatinsk (PLX) to Karaganda (KGF) PLX - KGF

$106 - $564

Train to Ust-Kamenogorsk, fly to Astana, train  •  13h 5m

  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  •  13h 26m

  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

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The cheapest way to get from Semey to Karaganda is to train which costs $16 - $27 and takes 15h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Semey to Karaganda is to fly which costs $100 - $600 and takes 9h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Semipalatinsk and arriving at Karaganda Pass. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 28h 2m.

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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 15h 36m and costs $16 - $27.

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It takes approximately 15h 36m 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 best way to get from Semey to Karaganda is to train which takes 15h 36m and costs $16 - $27. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $600 and takes 9h 12m.

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There is no direct flight from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Karaganda Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Semey to Karaganda.
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  • Distance: 318.9 miles
  • Duration: 15h 36m

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

You can take a train from Semey to Karaganda via Astana in around 15h 36m. Alternatively, Qazaq Air and Air Astana fly from Semey to Karaganda twice a week.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Karaganda via Almaty
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Karaganda via Astana, Almaty
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Flights from Semiplatinsk to Karaganda via Almaty
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Pavlodar to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Karaganda via Astana, Almaty
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Pavlodar to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Bek Air
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Astana
Ave. Duration
11h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Karaganda Pass
Ave. Duration
28h 2m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.)
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
Saparzhai
Bus from Astana to Karagandy
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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

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SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Karaganda Airport.

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There are 116+ hotels available in Karaganda. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Semey to Semiplatinsk Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $4 - $5.

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