Nur-Sultan(Astana) and traveling

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Please see Visa policy of Kazakhstan

About Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Nur-Sultan is the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997 with a population of  880 191. Astana in Kazakh literally means “the Capital”. Previous names are Akmoly, Akmolinsk, Tselinograd, and Akmola. The city is located in the central part of the country on the Esil river in a very flat, semi-arid steppe region.


How To Reach to Nur-Sultan (Astana)?

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport Astana

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (TSE) is located about 10-15 km from downtown Nur-Sultan (Astana) city center and 7-9 min from Nazarbayev University, where the conference will take place. Major airlines (Air Astana, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways and others) and their worldwide partners have convenient connecting flights to Nur-Sultan.


According to recent data, 19 local and international airlines with direct flights to 27 destinations perform their flights to Nur-Sultan (Astana) airport: Moscow, Tashkent, Kiev, Minsk, Tbilisi, Bishkek, Baku, Kazan, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Vienna, Abu – Dhabi, Dubai, Istanbul, Beijing, Antalya, Urumqi, Sharjah, London, Seoul, Paris

Tel:+7 (7172) 70-29-99


Map of Kazakhstan and Nur-Sultan City map

You can use 2GIS – Offline maps. You can download it through:

App Store:

Google Play:

In order to use the offline map, you should choose your city as Nur-Sultan.


Access to Conference Venue

Transportation logistics:

Taxi Service:

In case you travel on your own, you may get a taxi at the airport.

  1. You can find Astana taxi (Call center:15800)  at Airport and train stations. Average taxi cost is about 1000-2000 KZT from the Astana International Airport (TSE) to Nazarbayev University.
  2. You can also use Yandex Taxi. You can download the application in the App Store and Google Play:


Public Transport:

Public bus lines from Airport to Nazarbayev University. Bus numbers:  #10, 12.

You can check public bus lines from train stations to Nazarbayev University in 2GIS – Offline map.

(Ticket costs: 180 KZT, payment: cash or Scan the QR code with bank App).


Note: To enter the university, you need to show your passport or national ID card to security at the main gate of the University!!!

Campus Maps:

Please follow the link to get the map of Nazarbayev University:  Map of Campus.

Exchange Currency: 

You can always exchange your currency (USD, EURO, POUND, CNY, Ruble, JPY…) to Kazakh Tenge in banks or in exchange centers. There is one bank on the Campus of University.  You can also find several banks find nearby University. You can see the exchange rate here:


Wi-Fi Access
The network is free to access at the campus.


Mega Silk way

There is a Mega Silk way mall opposite to Nazarbayev University, which contains shopping mall, food court, and restaurants and various attractions.


All restaurants accept payment by card ( Visa, Master Card).

Restaurants close to Nazarbayev University are listed below:

Rumi (in Mega Silk way)

AddressHoursQabanbayBatyr Ave 62, Nur-Sultan 010000

Wall street

AddressQabanbayBatyr Ave 60/20, Nur-Sultan 020000

Pane & Vino (in Mega Silk way)

AddressQabanbayBatyr Ave 62, Nur-Sultan 010000

Ocean Basket Mega Silkway (in Mega Silk way)

AddressQabanbayBatyr Ave 62, Nur-Sultan 010000

Kunde Social café (in Nazarbayev University)

AddressTuran Ave 64, Astana 020000, Nur-Sultan 010000

Midpoint Cafe&Catering (in Nazarbayev University)

AddressTuran Ave 64, Nur-Sultan 020000

La Tartine(in Nazarbayev University)

AddressQabanbayBatyr Ave 53, Nur-Sultan 010000

Korean House Mega Silkway (in Mega Silk way)

AddressNur-Sultan 010000

PINTA Bar&Grill (in Mega Silk way)

AddressHoursQabanbayBatyr Ave 62, Nur-Sultan 010000

Yakitoriya   (in Mega Silk way)

Address:   QabanbayBatyr Ave 62, Nur-Sultan 010000

The Leprechaun

AddressQabanbayBatyr Ave 58b, Nur-Sultan 010000

Salad Bar

AddressSauran 42, Nur-Sultan 010000


Sightseeing in Nur-Sultan:

«Astana-Baiterek» Monument

Heritage facilities of EXPO («Nuralem» sphere, two thematic pavilions , Art-centre , Congress-centre and zone of best practices)

Museum of SakenSeifullin

Khan Shatyr

The Ferris Wheel «Ailand»

The Oceanarium «Ailand»

National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation