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Travelling to Uralsk (Oral)

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10/9/2013 04:21 EST

Does anyone know the best route to Uralsk from the UK. The flights seem to be cheaper to Almaty than Astana though Astana is closer. There only seems to be two airlines offering flights to Uralsk, one of which has had a recent crash in January. I understand that the runway is under reconstruction at Uralsk airport. Is it better to take the train? What are the travel times from Almaty/Astana to Uralsk by the fastest trains?

Any advice/shared experiences appreciated.

10/21/2013 05:38 EST


My name's Albina. Uralsk is my hometown, but now i live in Astana.

There are 2 airlines flying from astana or almaty to uralsk: SCAT (their Challenger crashed almost a year ago), and Bek Air. Air astana refused to fly there because of the airport conditions.
Flights are regular, almost every day. I think it won't be a problem to get a ticket on arrival to astana or almaty. Round ticket astana-uralsk-astana costs around $350.
Going there by train is too long - 36 hours :-D. Not a good idea. Round ticked costs nearly $150.

If any more questions, you are welcome!

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10/23/2013 04:26 EST

Hi Albina

Thank you for the information. I should be on my way to your hometown this time next week!

I will try and book a flight with Bek Air

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