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About Semey

Located in Kazakhstan's Eastern Kazakhstan province, the city of Semipalatinsk is located 840 kilometers north of Almaty, near the border with Siberia. According to 2006 data, there is a population of about 300 thousand people in the city which lies along the River of Irtysh. In the city where semi-arid climate is experienced, the summers are warm and the winters are very cold. In the city, which has very little rainfall all year round, it is usually snowing in the winter months. The lowest temperature in the city is calculated as -48 degrees Celsius, while the highest temperature can reach 42 degrees Celsius. Among the important people lived in the city are Abay Qunanbayuli, the father of Kazakh poetry, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, and Russian saxophonist Sergey Letov.

Transportation to Semey City Center from Airport

When you land on Semipalatinsk Airport, which is located 6 kilometers far from the city center of Semey, you can go to the town center by taking taxis or buses. At Semipalatinsk Airport, taxis may be a little expensive especially at night time; however, these vehicles are doubtlessly much more practical, comfortable and quicker compared to the buses. Generally preferred by the passengers who travel during the daytime, buses have much more reasonable prices than taxis.

For travelling between Semipalatinsk Airport and the city center, another option could be to come to the central spots of the city by buses, and then to travel towards other regions by switching to alternative vehicles such as buses and minibuses. If you are planning to go to a different town than the city, you can directly go to the bus terminal from airport and then continue your journey by taking a bus here.

In the city, taxi fares are quite affordable in general. However, if you need to travel between farther distances, you can travel more cheaply by preferring public transportation vehicles such as minibuses and buses or taxis.

It is possible to travel to Astana, Almaty and Moscow from the airport through flights held continuously.

Taxi

Passengers who take a taxi from Semipalatinsk Airport can reach the city center that lies 6 kilometers far within 10 minutes under normal conditions. It is also extremely east to find a taxi at the airport during the day and night. In order to reach the city center from Semipalatinsk Airport by taxi, you can the taxi over the local currency of Kazakhstan or Dollars, and easily carry your suitcases and other stuff till the place you are going to stay at by taxi. If you want to travel by taxi over a fixed price determined beforehand, do not forget to negotiate with the driver before you take the taxi.

Bus

You can reach the city center in about 15 minutes by taking the buses numbered 33 from Semipalatinsk International Airport. In the region, airport buses usually start working very early in the morning and render transfer services to the passengers until evening. With the airport bus, you can go to the bus terminal in the city center, and if you want, you can switch to the buses going to other cities from here. You can learn about the bus routes, fares, departure times and other issues at the airport desk. 

Car Rental

There are local rental alternatives for passengers who want to rent a car at Semipalatinsk International Airport. You can reserve any car if you contact the rental companies on the Internet or phone beforehand. Moreover, daily car rental fees are not so high in the region. Thus, it is possible to make use of car rental as an affordable option particularly for long-term journeys. 

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2017

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