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Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport

General information

Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport is a big airport in the north of Kazakhstan, a new international terminal (T1) opened in 2017. The airport is mainly used by Air Astana and SCAT Airlines, two airlines from Kazakhstan. In March 2019, the name of the capital of Kazakhstan changed in honour of Nursultan Nazarbayev from Astana to Nur-Sultan, the name of the airport changed as well.


Where is Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport situated?

Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport is located south to the modern capital of the country. The M36 motorway is located near the airport, which is a major thoroughfare in Kazakhstan.

How many terminals does Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport have?

The airport has two terminals since the summer of 2017, when the new international terminal T1 was inaugurated. T2 is now only used for domestic flights. The terminals are next to each other and have both six jet bridges.

Airport Map



The distance from Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport to the centre of Nur-Sultan is 16 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Nur-Sultan.

From NQZ Airport to Nur-Sultan City centre by Car
16 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Nur-Sultan is about KZT 4000.-. Book your taxi at Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From NQZ Airport to Nur-Sultan City centre by Taxi
16 km
25 min
KZT 4000.-

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Car rental

At Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air Astana
  • SCAT Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • LOT
  • flydubai


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


AirportHotel, Nur-Sultan

Situated in Nur-Sultan, in the building of Astana International Airport, AirportHotel features accommodation with a bar and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive.


Wyndham Garden Astana, Nur-Sultan

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Wyndham Garden Astana offers accommodation in Astana, a 5-minute walk away from MEGA Silk Way shopping centre and Expo 2017 Astana. The hotel has a fitness and spa centre and conference halls.


Hilton Astana, Nur-Sultan

Set within Expo-2017 exhibition complex in Astana, Hilton Astana welcomes guests with a restaurant, rooftop bar with a city view and indoor swimming pool.

Hotels in Nur-Sultan

Looking for the best hotels in Nur-Sultan? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Rixos President Hotel Astana, Nur-Sultan

Located in Astana’s government district, this 5-star hotel has 2 elegant restaurants and a large Anjana SPA with a swimming pool. Its air-conditioned rooms and suites include a spa bath and free WiFi.


Best Western Plus Astana Hotel, Nur-Sultan

Featuring free WiFi, Best Western Plus Astana Hotel offers accommodation in the central area of Astana on the lively Dostyk Avenue. Guests are offered a wide selection of meals at the on-site restaurant.


Comfort Hotel Astana, Nur-Sultan

Offering a shuttle service, free parking and a free gym with sauna are offered by this 4-star hotel in the Chubary district of Astana. It is a 5-minute walk from the City Circus and the Ishim River.


  1 review

Have you visited Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport and gave a score of 4 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

3 months ago

We've just came back form Nur Sultan and like to suggest two edits:

- You can not pay the driver on the bus anymore, payment can be done only by card or app. If you don't have mobile internet connection or you're in the city only for few hours and don't want to buy a special card, you can ask one of the locals to pay for you in the app and give him the cash (that's what we did).

- It's worth noting that there's luggage storage at the airport. It cost around 1800T for few hours.

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