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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 55 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

$43 - $66

1 alternative option

Drive  •  32 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Shymkent to Aktau 1363.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Shymkent to Aktau is to train which costs $40 - $70 and takes 44 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shymkent to Aktau is to fly which costs $85 - $250 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Shymkent to Aktau, including transfers.

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

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

Airlines
Bek Air
Flights from Shimkent to Aktau
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
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
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
$22 - $35
Website
railways.kz
Train from Kandagach to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
23 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
railways.kz

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