How to get to Astana?
Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan. The city is quite young, but very interesting. If you decide on such a trip, then you need to figure out how to get to Astana and what kind of transport to choose for it.
The capital of Kazakhstan can be reached by air, train, bus and personal transport.
The air mode of transport is the fastest. The planes depart from Moscow's Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports and fly to Astana International Airport, while the journey time is just over 3 hours. The minimum cost of tickets without a transfer is from 12 000 rubles.
The distance to Astana is quite significant,and the train from Moscow travels for more than two days. Trains to Astana from the Moscow (Kazanskaya) station depart. From St. Petersburg train arrives in 2 days and 15 hours.
Traveling by rail, it should be noted thaton the way to Astana you will have to undergo passport and customs control, so it is necessary to prepare a passport and accompanying documents if you travel with children.
Distance from Moscow to Astana by roadis 2900 km. The bus goes for a long time and is not very convenient. If you want to get by bus, then it's better to consider the interchange variant (Kazan, Ufa, Nizhny Novgorod). For residents of St. Petersburg it is possible to travel only with transfers in major cities along the route.
Personal motor transport
This is another kind of extreme travel. In addition to a considerable distance, you will face many troubles connected with the strictness of customs control. Experienced travelers strongly do not recommend to go to Astana by car. If you have no other way out, then be patient and very carefully declare all your property on the border (including a phone, a camera, a camera, etc.).
Information on the mode of movement to different cities can be found in other our articles.