There are 3 ways to get from Shymkent to Aktau by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Shimkent (CIT) to Aktau (SCO) CIT - SCO

$89 - $248

Cheapest option

Train  •  44 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chimkent to Kandagach Express
  2. Take the train from Kandagach to Mangyshlak Express

$45 - $68

1 alternative option

Drive  •  32 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Shymkent to Aktau 1363.2 miles

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

SCAT and Bek Air fly from Shymkent to Aktau twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shymkent to Aktau via Kandagach and Mangyshlak in around 44 h 47 min.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Shimkent to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Shimkent to Aktau via Almaty
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Bek Air
Flights from Shimkent to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chimkent to Kandagach
Ave. Duration
20 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
railways.kz
Train from Kandagach to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
23 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
railways.kz

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Shymkent to Aktau?

The distance between Shymkent and Aktau is 1504 km. The road distance is 2181 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Shymkent to Aktau?

The cheapest way to get from Shymkent to Aktau is to train which costs $45 - $70 and takes 44 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Shymkent to Aktau?

The quickest way to get from Shymkent to Aktau is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $85 - $250.

How long does it take to get from Shymkent to Aktau?

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Shymkent to Aktau, including transfers.