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About Atyrau Airport

The airport, which started to be built in Atyrau on the Caspian Sea during the period when Kazakhstan was a member of the Soviet Union, was opened in 1966. The airport, which was turned over to a semi-private institution in 1994 after Kazakhstan gained its independence, started to make a great contribution to the country's economy thanks its proximity to the oil exploration areas in the Caspian Sea. Atyrau Airport, which is one of the most important airports of the Turkic Republics, was taken over by a state-owned company in 2001. There are regular flights to Istanbul, Moscow, Amsterdam, Baku and Batumi from Atyrau Airport, which gained its new terminal building in 2007.

Getting to the City Center from Atyrau Airport

There are direct and connected flights from Atyrau International Airport, located 8 kilometers from the city center, to cities such as Almaty, Amsterdam, Aktau, Istanbul and Moscow. In case you need to travel from the airport, serving to its passengers with a smaller terminal, to Atyrau center, you can use the taxis standing just outside the exit of the terminal, rent a car from the terminal or agencies close to the airport, make benefit from the comfort of the private shuttles if you are travelling with a group, or prefer a more affordable journey by taking a bus to the city center.

Taxi 

Taking a taxi among the taxis waiting in front of the Atyrau International Airport terminal to get to the city center from the airport is one of the easiest and most comfortable options on this route. Moreover, the taxi fares at the airport are not too high compared to the city and the whole country. If you want, you can agree with other passengers at the airport willing to go to the center and share the taxi fare, thus have a more affordable journey by reducing the amount you will pay in total. However, the close proximity of the Atyrau International Airport to the center allows you to use these vehicles without paying a high fare even if you are travelling alone.

Car Rental

You can also opt for getting to the center of Atyrau by renting an affordable car from the airport or the city center. Renting a car might also be useful for travelling to other close by destinations than the city center. You can consult to the information desks which you can find by following the signs at the airport after landing and get information about the car rental options at or around Atyrau International Airport.

Private Shuttle

You can also choose getting to the city center from Atyrau International Airport by taking a private shuttle. You can get information about how to book a private shuttle from the information desks at the airport, or request your shuttle to pick you up from airport terminal by booking online or getting in contact with your hotel in advance. Private shuttle vehicles might be useful for one passenger, as well as families of 4 or 5 or larger groups. You can get information about the passenger capacity and fares of the shuttles in advance and book a shuttle serving in Atyrau. Private shuttles take you to the door of your desired destination, and thus provide the visitors of the city a comfortable and joyful journey.

Bus

It is possible to get to Atyrau city center with the buses operating in line with the schedules of the flights from the airport. Bus schedules on the other hand might change according to the season. After landing to the airport, you might get information about the schedule of the buses departing from the stops outside the airport terminal and other means of transportation used to get to the city center.

Last Updated: 04 Aug 2017
Getting to Atyrau Airport from the City Center

Atyrau International Airport, located only 8 kilometers outside of the city, offers direct and connected flights to many cities, especially like Aktau, Almaty, Amsterdam, Moscow and Istanbul. The airport's proximity to the center of Atyrau provides comfort and the possibility of an affordable journey for the passengers coming to the airport from the center. You may arrive at the terminal of the Atyrau International Airport at the end of a 10-20 minute journey after leaving the city center, regardless of which means of transportation you prefer. Taxis, rental cars, buses and private services are among the options you can use to reach the airport from the city center.

Taxi 

It might be a bit difficult to find a taxi at the city center of Atyrau, especially during the night. On the other hand, you can find a taxi during the day in the city center more easily and arrive at the airport. Since the distance between the airport and the city is just 8 kilometers, you should not expect to pay a high taxi fare. If you are travelling from a more distanced location, you can go to the airport by taking a taxi from the center after arriving here by bus or try to negotiate a bit with the driver.  Taxi fares can be slightly higher than normal during the night, or on special days and public holidays such as festivals.

Car Rental

You can also reach Atyrau International Airport by renting a car from the local rental companies located in the center of Atyrau. Both the car rental fares and gas prices are not too high in the city. Thanks to this, you can get to the airport with a private and comfortable vehicle or you can travel to other areas near the city with the car you rent. There are car parks and waiting areas at Atyrau International Airport for those passengers arriving by car. Thus, when you enter the airport, you can deliver your car to the rental company or you can leave it in the parking lot for a while.

Private Shuttle

Shuttles are one of the fastest and most comfortable means of transportation available to the passengers travelling between Atyrau city center and the airport. If you prefer using these private shuttles, whose passenger capacity is dependent on your needs, you would be picked up from your location to arrive to the airport. To book these shuttle services, which is usually provided by tour operators, you may contact your hotel or make a deal with an affordable provider by researching yourself.

Bus

As an alternative to all these means of transportation, those who wish to use a more affordable option can reach from the center by bus. Schedules of the buses that you may use to reach Atyrau Airport from the city center are changeable according to the season. You can get detailed information about the stops of the buses that generally operate from early hours of the morning till night from the hotel you are staying at. You can either take a taxi to the bus stop or walk.

Airport Information

Atyrau International Airport, serving to the passengers just 8 kilometers outside of the city center, is small in size but offers many services that passengers may need. You can wait for the departure time of your plane in the comfortable lounges at the airport, and you can use the car park with a sufficient width when you arrive at the airport with your private vehicle. The airport also offers different options including the restaurants and cafes where you can try tastes from Kazakhstan and world cuisine, information desks and ATM machines. If you want to buy something peculiar from the city and Kazakhstan, you have the chance to have a look at the souvenir items at the terminal without leaving the airport.

Last Updated: 04 Aug 2017

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