How To Get From Astana Airport (Nursultan Airport) To City Center

Last updated on May 21st, 2021 at 02:10 pm

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We will tell you how to get from Astana airport to city center. The distance from Nursultan Airport to city center is 18 kilometers and it takes from 25 minutes by taxi to 30-40 minutes by taxi. In this guide you will learn about the best way and the cheapest to commute from Astana airport to city center. Prices are so affordable less than $1 USD by regular bus and less than $10 USD by taxi.

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Astana Airport (Nursultan Airport) To City Center

Bus From Astana Airport (Nursultan Airport) To City Center

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There are 2 buses going from Astana airport (Nursultan Airport) to city center. The Buses Number 10 and 12. The Bus Number 10 runs every 5-7 minutes and The Bus Number 12 runs every 15 minutes for getting to and from the city and it will take 30-40 minutes. The buses are running from 6 am until 11 pm. You have to walk 150 meters on the right side to get the bus in the airport. The bus fare from Nursultan Airport to city is 180 KZT which is half dollar.

You can get The Express Bus Number 100 which is faster since it has less stops than regular buses number 10 and 12. It will take 30 minutes from Nursultan Airport to city. Bus fare for The Express Bus is 250 KZT less than $1 USD.

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Taxi From Astana Airport (Nursultan Airport) To City Center

The taxi fare from Astana airport to city center will be around 3000 KZT which is $6-7 USD. It will take around 25 minutes. Make sure you get an official taxi to avoid scams in Astana airport. Nursultan airport distance to city center is 18 kilometers. The taxis will be available 24 hours and they are cheap option if you are in a hurry or bringing so much luggage.


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