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

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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.

The travel time from Astana airport to city center is around 25 minutes by taxi to 30-40 minutes by taxi.

The cheapest to commute from Astana airport to city center for less than $1 USD by regular bus and less than $10 USD by taxi.

SIM CARD AT ASTANA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Astana airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Astana. Read here best Kazakhstan sim card for tourist and best Kazakhstan eSim

You can find the cheapest Kazakhstan eSim with Airalo Kazakhstan eSim prepaid for $4 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $9 USD with 3 GB data. For $13 USD with 5 GB data and for $18 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

MTX Connect eSim Kazakhstan for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Holafly Kazakhstan eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 7 GB data valid for 15 days. 

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WHERE TO STAY IN KAZAKHSTAN

You can find accommodation in hostels starting from $10 USD. You can always look for better but more expensive options if you prefer starting from $30-50 USD you will find a decent room.

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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 a 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 a cheap option if you are in a hurry or bringing so much luggage.

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN KAZAKHSTAN

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Traveling in Kazakhstan is easy and you can manage to get through the day with less than $10 USD per day for basic local food, water and tea since it is so popular in Kazakhstan. 

You can find accommodation in hostels starting from $10 USD. You can always look for better but more expensive options if you prefer starting from $30-50 USD you will find a decent room.

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CURRENCY AND ATMS IN KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakhstan’s official currency is Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT). 1 USD = 420 KZT. There are many money changers or currency exchanges in the airports, train stations, and streets of Kazakhstan. There are ATMs in the cities everywhere even small ones. 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT KAZAKHSTAN

I would say summer is the best time to visit Kazakhstan. The weather is warm and it’s perfect for outdoor activities. Summer lasts from the end of May until mid-September. If you want to experience the winter in Kazakhstan, visit here in November until the end of April. But we are warning you of the strong cold air that can be up to -50 °C!

You can also visit during spring (from mid-April to end of May) and autumn which is also a short season in Kazakhstan (from end of September to beginning of November).

Click here to get real time weather updates in Kazakhstan.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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