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Departure Airport: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Arrival Airport: Nur-Sultan Nazarbayev International Airport (NQZ)
Flight duration from İstanbul to Nur-Sultan: 3 hours 55 minutes

Nur-Sultan attracts more and more visitors every year, and more flights are organised to reach this Central Asian city. Pegasus Airlines offers direct flights between İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport once a week. You can check our flights to find more about the affordable flights to Kazakhstan and Nur-Sultan.

About Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, also known as Astana International Airport, is the main airport to reach Nur-Sultan. The airport's terminals are T1 for international flights and T2 for domestic flights. Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport acts as an important hub in the Central Asia region to reach some of the other important destinations in the area, such as Russia, Mongolia, and China.

Transportation from Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to City Centre

After your flights to Nur-Sultan, you will have many different transportation alternatives. It is possible to use public transport options from Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to Nur-Sultan city centre. Two regular bus lines travel between the airport and Nur-Sultan city centre, number 10 and number 12. In addition to these two regular bus lines, one express line enables direct transfer to the airport, which is express bus 100. All of these bus lines between the city centre and the airport operate between 06:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. More information about the schedules and prices of the regular bus lines and an express bus line that operates between Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport and the city centre can be found here.

In addition to bus lines, it is possible to take a taxi to travel between Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport and the city centre. The other option for travelling between the airport and the city centre is renting a car. Car rental is a good option if travellers plan to visit other cities in Kazakhstan.

Public Transport

Compared to the other parts of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan offers a relatively limited transportation system for passengers to move around the city. A new metro line is being constructed in the city, but currently, buses and taxis are the only modes of transport. Municipal buses in Nur-Sultan are the best way to move around the city and reach different districts. The buses can be used by a transportation card called the TransCard, which enables access to all buses in the city. If you would like to know more about the TransCard in Nur-Sultan and bus schedules, you can check out this website.

Nur-Sultan offers extensive accommodation options for different budgets. It is possible to find 5-star resorts in the city as well as cheaper hotel and hostel options. To learn more about hotels in Nur-Sultan, you can check our hotel page here.

Nur-Sultan and Kazakhstan, in general, have a rich food culture that mainly consists of meat and dairy products. While the Kazakh pilaf is the most famous dish in the country and Nur-Sultan, there are other options such as Koktal, a type of smoked fish, Kuurdak, a kind of meat and potato dish, and Lagman, which is a traditional soup prepared with beef.

About Visa

Kazakhstan offers visa-free travel options to numerous countries around the world, including Russia, the EU countries, Turkey, the UK, the US, Canada, and many others. Travellers from other countries, who need a visa, can apply for one depending on their travel purpose: tourism, business, or education. Please check which category your country belongs to before taking your flights to Nur-Sultan. You can learn more about Kazakhstan visas, visa requirements, and the visa application process on the official website.

Neighbouring Cities

Almaty: 1,000 km

Semey: 617 km

Omsk (Russia): 450 km

Pavlodar: 403 km

Karaganda: 189 km

Weather

Weather in Nur-Sultan can be considered as humid continental weather with hot summer days and cold winter days. The average temperatures can reach up to 40°C during summer and down to -18°C during winter days.

Essential Numbers

Country Code: +7

Fire: 101

Police: 102

Ambulance: 103

Common emergency number: 112

Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana, is a relatively new city in Kazakhstan and the city underwent a total reconstruction project. Bayterek Tower, an important observation tower in the town, is one of the first places that attract attention. Also, Hazret Sultan Mosque and Nur Astana Mosque are two of the impressive mosques that reflect the region's architecture. The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, a 62-metre-high pyramid, is one of the symbols in the city.

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