There are 3 ways to get from Shymkent to Aktau by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 5 min

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

$89 - $248

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Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Chimkent to Mangyshlak

$43 - $64

1 alternative option

Drive  •  32 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Shymkent to Aktau 1363.2 miles

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The distance between Shymkent and Aktau is 1504 km. The road distance is 2181.1 km.

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The best way to get from Shymkent to Aktau without a car is to train which takes 2 days 6 h and costs .

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

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The best way to get from Shymkent to Aktau is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Shimkent Airport to Aktau Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Aktau is 1 h behind Shymkent. It is currently 12:08 PM in Shymkent and 11:08 AM in Aktau.

Yes, the driving distance between Shymkent to Aktau is 2181 km. It takes approximately 32 h 17 min to drive from Shymkent to Aktau.

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SCAT and Bek Air offer flights from Shimkent Airport to Aktau Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Aktau. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shymkent to Shimkent Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Shymkent to Aktau.
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  • Distance: 940 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

SCAT and Bek Air fly from Shymkent to Aktau once daily. Alternatively, Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Shymkent to Aktau once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Shimkent to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Bek Air
Flights from Shimkent to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chimkent to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
railways.kz

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