Places in Kazakhstan

Travel to Kazakhstan

Flying to Kazakhstan

Air Astana ( is the national airline and runs non-stop flights from the UK to Nur-Sultan (Astana). There are no direct flights from the USA.

The major airport is: Almaty Airport.

Flight times:

To Nur-Sultan (Astana): from London - 6 hours 20 minutes; New York - 15 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: ALA. Location: The airport is located 15km (9 miles) northeast of central Almaty. Money: ATMs are available within the terminal, and there is a bureau de change service for passengers... Read more

Other airports in Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (Astana International Airport)

Airport Code: TSE. Location: Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport is located 16.7 km (4.2 miles) southeast of the capital... Website: Public transport description: Taxis are available.

Travel by rail

Services run twice a week from Almaty to Urumchi in China and every other day to Moscow (journey time - 3 days). Trains also connect Moscow and Nur-Sultan (Astana) every two days. Between Tashkent and Almaty, there are trains about twice a week.

Foreign visitors should exercise caution when using trains other than the Moscow trains; violent crime against Westerners is on the increase.

Getting to Kazakhstan by boat

Main ports: Aqtau, Atyrau, Oskemen, Pavlodar and Semey. Freight is carried on the Caspian Sea to Iran and Russia.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.