Taxi Astana airport report

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Taxi Astana airport report

Postby Uzh » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:21 am

Bradt guide say that there is a taxi-kiosk where you can buy a taxi-voucher. This is no longer true. At the tourist information they told me, that the kiosk no longer exist. Good news for the taxi-mafia. One man is waiting for you and it seems that no matter what you do, you will end in his car.

First, i asked at the tourist information the price (4000 - 5000 tenge). The man standing next to me, he followed me since my arrival. Even i talk to him many times, he should let me alone. Outside, i went to a driver, the guy followed me. The driver said, that i should take another car, so i followed him, the man to. Finally it was the car of this man. They asked for 14500. I left, both guys walked with me, shouting other prices. I went to the next official taxi, got in and asked the price. But there was again the man at the door, who startet to talk about the price, not the driver. I said many times, that he should go, finally he gave up. I paid 5000. It seemed to me, that the drivers are well organized to rip off tourists.

My advise is, go direct to the first official taxi driver and talk only to the driver.
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Re: Taxi Astana airport report

Postby Milad » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:07 am

Alternatively, use Yandex Taxi and pay ~ 2000 tenge.
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Re: Taxi Astana airport report

Postby StephParis » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:47 am

There is no bus going to the center from the airport ?
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Re: Taxi Astana airport report

Postby pvanpeters » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:45 pm

StephParis wrote:There is no bus going to the center from the airport ?

There is, but a lot of flights arrive at night and as far as i know the bus doesn't run at night.
Furthermore, while in summer maybe no big deal, but when you arrive at night with -35 outside it is not really that attractive to walk from a bus stop to your hotel a few blocks further ;)

Wrt to the taxi fares, i don't know how it is now in the new international terminal, but in the 'old' (now domestic) terminal I have been there often in 2016-2017, there used to be a counter in the corner of an offical taxi service, you would order it there and the taxi fair would be normal.
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Re: Taxi Astana airport report

Postby Julia » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:50 pm

https://m.2gis.kz/nur_sultan/station/95 ... 27848%2F18

Three buses # 10, 12, 100 Express going to the city. Can check their routes on 2gis app or site.
But they don't operate at night.
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Re: Taxi Astana airport report

Postby StephParis » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 pm

Julia wrote: Three buses # 10, 12, 100 Express going to the city.


Thanks for the output !
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