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You can take "gypsy cabs" for 300-400 tenge anywhere in the city. Bargain if they try to overcharge.
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Busses run to and from the center and all of the microdistricts. The cost was 35 tenge as of 2011 but prices were set to rise
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"Marshrutkas" are mini-busses that run largely the same routes as the busses. They cost 40 tenge as of 2011 but prices were set to rise. They can be very crowded during rush hour (e.g. standing room only, with low ceiling)
  
 
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Revision as of 15:46, 1 May 2013

Shymkent (Kazakh: Шымкент) is a city in the Kazakh Desert, and is the third largest city in Kazakhstan.

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By bus

As of May 2010, there are overnight buses from Almaty's Sayran bus station that leave at roughly half hour intervals from 18:00-21:00 everyday. The journey takes approximately 12 hours, KZT2400 [update Aug 2012].

Overnight buses will arrive at the Samal bus station, 5km out from the city center. From there, you can take buses from 35tenge to 40tenge for a marshrutka to the center. Taxis to the center are also available for 300-400tenge.

Get around

You can take "gypsy cabs" for 300-400 tenge anywhere in the city. Bargain if they try to overcharge. Busses run to and from the center and all of the microdistricts. The cost was 35 tenge as of 2011 but prices were set to rise "Marshrutkas" are mini-busses that run largely the same routes as the busses. They cost 40 tenge as of 2011 but prices were set to rise. They can be very crowded during rush hour (e.g. standing room only, with low ceiling)

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Sleep

  • Hotel Ordabasy, Kazybek Bi 1 (Located on the corner of the Ordabasy plaza where Tole Bi and Kazybek Bi intersect), 53 64 21. checkout: 10:00. This mid-range hotel is conveniently located at Ordabasy plaza, in front of the large MiG monument. As of May 2010, a double-room goes for 6400KZT with a private bath, satellite tv, and balcony (if facing the street). No late check-out is available. DB:6400/night.


Contact

+7-7252 is the area code for Shymkent.

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