Kazakhstan Transportation

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    Astana Airport Terminal - Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan Transportation

  • Almaty International Airport

    Located in the center of Asia, Almaty International Airport (ALA) is the main hub for travel to the newly independent republics of Central Asia. It is also served by a few airlines from Western Europe and the Far East.The problem with traveling to and from Kazakhstan, especially from Europe, is that most flights arrive around midnight or later, and...

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  • Four-Wheel-Drive Buses

    Many of the main roads in Kazakhstan are not well maintained. However, it is still possible to travel safely throughout most of the country by automobile. In the mountains, on the other hand, most of the roads are dirt tracks that are frequently wiped out from rock or snow slides, or washed out from heavy rains or melting snow. The only way to get...

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  • Flying to Almaty from west Coast of US

    To get to Almaty, Kazakhstan from the west coast of US, I flew LAX-Incheon-Almaty on Asiana.My itinerary included 11 hr long layover in Incheon. Because my flights were on 1 itinerary, my checkin bags were sent directly to Almaty. I didn't have to worry about the bags except for my backpack while touring in South Korea for a few hours. I'd have...

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  • Taxis in Almaty

    In Almaty, don't look for any taxi with the taxi sign on top. Anyone can work as a taxi driver if he owns his own car. Some work as a taxi driver full time while others do it part time. These part time drivers basically pick up passengers while they are out do run errands. If a passenger is going the way same, that the driver may take him, for a...

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  • SCAT Airlines

    This is Kazakhstan's "other" airline--surely a throwback to the Aeroflot era. It's listed in Lonely Planet, and there is a web site, but the site is in Russian only. Using a list of cities written in Cyrillic, it's possible to puzzle out the schedule, but its not possible to make a reservation on line. The temptation might be to just turn to Air...

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  • Kazakhstan's National Airline - Air...

    In order to reach Astana I had to take an Air Astana flight from Moscow (SVO) at 9:50am and then fly to Almaty arriving at 4:15PM local time. That was a 4 hour and 25 minute trip. There were a few time zones changes as you can see!Then there was about 1 hour layover in Almaty before boarding for another Air Astana flight on to Astana for another 1...

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  • Kazachstan by train

    Kazachstan has a big railway system.There are frequent trains connecting the major cities.The train has three chlasses.Busines: Two beds Kupe: Four beds togehtherPlatskart: Open wagon with many peopleThe conductor has tea and mineral water but you should bring your cup withBuying tickets: It is not easy to buy tickets. Some ticket sellers are...

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  • More travelling from Kazakhstan

    RailThere are rail connections with the Russian Federation (travel time to Moscow is now three days) and with other Central Asian Republics. However, tourists are advised that robberies on trains have been reported. Although we never got ripped off.AIR and BUSin Kazakhstan. The connection from there to Kyrgyzstan is via frequent bus services to...

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  • traveling by road from Kazakhstan

    Driving through the heart of the Zailiysky Steppes, with their wide greens filled with beautiful poppy fields in the Summertime we headed off to another stan Roadwe went in 1991 when there were no tourists going to Biskek in Kyrgyzstan and we had to hitch a ride by car. There are buses going now and it's probably safer that way. We got a lift with...

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  • The Center. Central Kazakhstan...

    The Center. Central Kazakhstan has one of the largest lakes in the world. The unique Lake Balkhash is one-half salt, one-half fresh water. Some archaeological and ethnographical sites have been preserved in Central Kazakhstan. There are Bronze Age and Early Iron Age sites and New Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements in the Karkarala Oasis. The...

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  • Transportation: Tickets for...

    Transportation: Tickets for the Moscow-Almaty flight are sold out long in advance. The introduction of additional flights along that route are being delayed by the sluggish repairs of airport facilities.Permission for our flight from Moscow to Baikonur was very difficult to obtain and required approval by government officials both in Moscow and at...

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  • There are special tourist...

    There are special tourist services which offer a horse riding in the mountaines. Even if you are scared of horses, don't worry, they will give you the most friendly one:)

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  • It is possible to get here...

    It is possible to get here mostly by airplane.As you already noticed the territory is huge & you'll have to use airplane even to get to another city. It's ridiculous that the ticket from Almata to Astana costs about 300$, almost the same price is from Almata to Bankok for instance.The local airlines just try to make money on it,though offering not...

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  • Trolleybuses are best in...

    Trolleybuses are best in Almaty [see pic]. Watch out for pickpockets. They are not pervasive in their presence but DO exist. Around the country, car or bus is better than train. Probably best for long distance is domestic air, which is quite reasonably priced: don't forget Kazakhstan takes several hours to overfly; Moscow takes as much as six hours...

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  • Around Kazakhstan, you'll see...

    Around Kazakhstan, you'll see plenty of non-engine-powered transportation. This little parade was passing down a street in Zhambyl.

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  • I flew to Almaty from Moscow...

    I flew to Almaty from Moscow on Kazakh Airways (which I believe is now defunct). Several Western airlines now fly to Almaty direct from Europe--probably a better, if more expensive, choice. KazAir was just fine as 'BabyFlots' go--my favorite part of the trip was when they served tea by bringing around a standard issue, orange-painted teakettle. Our...

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  • The bus I took from China to...

    The bus I took from China to Kazakstan. I was lucky to get the last seat before departure even though I did book in advance.

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Kazakhstan Hotels

  • Saltanat Residence

    Furmanov Str. 164, Almaty, 050021, Kazakhstan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Radisson Sas Hotel, Astana

    Sarky Arka 4, Astana, Kazakhstan, 010000, KZ

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Renaissance Atyrau Hotel

    Best and most expensive business Hotel to stay in Atyrau. However this is not saying much. This...

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  • Cosmonaut Hotel

    162-a Krivoguza street, Karaganda, 100019, Kazakhstan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Grand Hotel Victory

    Building 25A 13 Microdistrict, Aktau, 130000, Kazakhstan

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Eastern Albion

    13 Aiteke Bi Street, Aktobe, 463022, KZ

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Renaissance Aktau

    Microdistrict 9 Mangystau Reg, AKTAU, 130000, KZ

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Eastern Albion

    13 Aiteke Bi Street Aktobe I

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Best Eastern Soonkar Hotel

    57 SEMBINOVA STREET, ASTANA 473000, Kazakhstan nul

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