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About Aktau Airport

Aktau International Airport, which is the main airport of Aktau, one of the most visited cities of Kazakhstan, has been carrying passengers since 1996. Some of the airline companies with direct flights to Aktau International Airport are SkyBus (Batum), SCAT Airlines (Istanbul Atatürk, Astana, Krasnodar, Shymkent, Tbilisi, Volgograd, Yerevan, Aktobe etc.), Qazaq Air (Altyrau), Azerbaijan Airlines (Baku), AtlasGlobal (Istanbul Atatürk), Air Astana (Almaty, Astana, Altyrau), Aeroflot (Moscow-Sheremetyevo). Aktau International Airport has a capacity of carrying 450 passengers per hour. To reach the city center from the airport, you can benefit from taxi, bus, car rental, airport shuttle, transfer services. Services inside Aktau International Airport consist of VIP and CIP halls, duty-free shops, tourist information desks, cafe, restaurant and bars, market, health services etc.

Getting to the City Center from Aktau Airport

The transportation system in Aktau, the second largest and modern city in Kazakhstan, is highly developed and practical. The main transportation means in the city are buses, matryoshka and taxis. Apart from this, other cities in Kazakhstan and neighboring countries of Kazakhstan are directly connected to Aktau by sea. Aktau Port is one of the leading ports in the region and most famous ports in terms of commerce and transportation.

Addresses in Aktau are generally expressed as 14-42-30. While 14 is the number of the province/region, 42 is the building number and 30 is the apartment number. As the streets in the city are not named, they can create some problems for tourists in terms of transportation. There are many train services from the Mangestau train station, 12 kilometers outside of the city.

It takes about 2 days to travel with the trains that provide transportation service between Astana, another important city of Kazakhstan, and Aktau. The train journey between Almaty and Aktau takes 3 days and the train journey between Atyrau and Aktau takes 1 day. The main means of public transportation you can use to get to the city center from Aktau Airport are buses and minibuses (matryoshka). Apart from that, you can also go to the city center at very reasonable prices thanks to the private transfer services affiliated with the airport or other transportation companies.

It is possible to make your transportation in the city in the most practical way by paying a little more where car rental and taxi services are also highly developed.

Bus

With the Aktau local buses waiting right outside the airport terminal, you can reach the city center or other points of the city at reasonable prices. Bus tickets cost 25 Tenges. By taking these buses that take you from the airport to one of the city's central points, you reach the city in 40-45 minutes.

Matryoshka

The size and appearance of the matryoshka are like minibuses. These much smaller than the normal local buses but they provide access to more points in the city. The fact that the matryoshka and bus routes in the city are connected with each other makes it possible to reach any point of the city in a very short time. Some of the matryoshka you can see in Aktau city center go to the airport. The departure points and destinations of most of these are written on the vehicles.

Taxi

If you want to get to the city center from Aktau Airport by taxi, you need to pay approximately 1600 Tenge. You are likely to see many taxi stands ready at the exit of Aktau Airport's arrival terminal. You can choose the vehicle you want to travel with and tell where you want to go or show it on the map to the driver.

You must bargain with the taxi drivers because the fares that Aktau taxi drivers demand are usually open to it. It is possible to get this journey of 23 kilometers in 30-35 minutes on average with a taxi.

It is possible to have more detailed information from the most popular taxi company (+777 753 33 55) among the ones waiting at the airport's exit which is also offering the most affordable options.

Car Rental

If you have already looked through many car rental companies in Aktau Airport in advance and made your choice, you can rent a car at much more affordable prices. So as long as you benefit from car rental services, where the pre-booking system is much more economical, you can pick your cat at the airport in a short time after a few small transactions. It takes approximately 25-30 minutes to drive from the airport to the city center of Aktau. Renting a car in the city where traffic is not too crowded is one of the best options.

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2017
Getting to Aktau Airport from the City Center

It is possible for you to travel to the airport at more affordable prices by contacting the companies that provide private transfer service from Aktau city center to Aktau International Airport in advance and by making a reservation. It is possible to reach Aktau Airport in 25-30 minutes by private transfer service at a charge of 15-20 Euros.

You can reach the airport at a much more affordable price by booking online at Booking.suntransfers.com or by calling +44 (0) 2035885280. Apart from that, buses and matryoshka, the main means of public transportation in Aktau, also have direct services to the airport.

Taxi and car rental services are also available for those who prefer not to use public transport.

Bus

There are buses that provide direct transportation services from the airport to the city center. There are also bus services from Aktau city center and many other regions to Aktau Airport. All you need to do is get a map of the city bus routes from the nearest travel information office.

Matryoshka

As there are many routes of minibus-like matryoshka vehicles, it is very easy to get to any point of the city in a very short time with these. As minibuses are not affiliated to a particular company, the routes, working hours and fares of each minibus are different. It is therefore not possible to come across any map showing the routes of matryoshka in any part of the city. Most of these vehicles are working till late hours in the evening, and usually the ticket costs around 35 Tenges. As you can get a very convenient way of travelling around the city with these vehicles, there also matryoshka vehicles that provide transportation service to Aktau Airport. These vehicles usually depart from the city center.

Taxi

The taxi fares in Aktau starts from an average of 200 Tenges. But if you are a foreigner, you will be probably asked for a higher price: 300 Tenges. Officially affiliated taxi drivers are usually from the Caucasus. Local taxi drivers often speak English.

Car Rental

There are much more car rental opportunities available in the city center than Aktau Airport. If you choose a domestic car rental company, make sure that there is another branch of the company in Aktau Airport. This would be a great convenience for you; you can deliver your vehicle at the airport on your return trip. Many of the foreigners who come to Aktau as tourists or for longer stays prefer car rental options, as the city does not offer many options in terms of public transport unfortunately.

Airport Information

Aktau Airport is located 23 kilometers north-west of the city center. Some of the facilities within the Aktau International Airport terminal building, which has been active since 1983, are 258 car capacity parking area for private vehicles, information desks, souvenir shops, markets, cafés, restaurants and bars, travel agencies and tour operators, VIP, CIP and conference rooms, health services, duty free shops, taxi services, car rental companies, exchange office, bank and ATM equipment, ticket sales points, free internet access, smoking and recreation areas.

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2017

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