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Bus

Two bus/minibus terminals are strung close together along Tauke Khan 2km west of the Yasaui Mausoleum. Vehicles to Shymkent leave when full and are most frequent before 10am. Avtovokzal Merey, first up on the left, has minibuses to Shymkent (600T, 2½ hours) and some services to Taraz and Almaty. Avtovokzal Altyn Orda, almost opposite, has more comfortable Shymkent vans (900T), a bus to Bishkek (2800T, 11 hours) at 6pm, and comfortable buses to Taraz (1500T), Shymkent (500T) and Almaty (4500T).

Coming by road from Shymkent, you can disembark your minibus when the mausoleum looms into view on your left as you enter Turkestan.

Train

The train station, at the far end of Tauke Khan, is 3km past the bus stations. Train services:

Aktobe

Cost (T)

19,024

Frequency

Tue & Thu

Time (hr)

23¼

Almaty

Cost (T)

3432-11,535

Frequency

1-4 daily

Time (hr)

13½-21

Aral

Cost (T)

3836-12,626

Frequency

3-5 daily

Time (hr)

12¾-15¼

Bishkek

Cost (T)

11,978

Frequency

Tue & Sun

Time (hr)

16

Kyzylorda

Cost (T)

2088-3416

Frequency

6-10 daily

Time (hr)

3½-7½

Shymkent

Cost (T)

1758-2837

Frequency

6-10 daily

Time (hr)

2¾-3¾

Tashkent

Cost (T)

10,690

Frequency

daily

Time (hr)