Flight Ticket Information About Shimkent

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Istanbul-Shimkent 1,570.30 TL
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Cheapest Shimkent Flights

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Qatar Airways
2 stop - 28h 40m
16 December 2021, Thursday 13:35
Air Astana
1 stop - 16h 50m
14 February 2022, Monday 13:10
Scat Airlines
direct-flight - 4h 30m
28 February 2022, Monday 21:10
Pegasus Airlines
4 stop - 47h 40m
18 December 2021, Saturday 05:50
Air Astana
direct-flight - 1h 20m
12 January 2022, Wednesday 22:00
1 stop - 7h
18 December 2021, Saturday 18:25
Air Astana
1 stop - 7h 45m
02 February 2022, Wednesday 22:15
Air Astana
direct-flight - 3h 20m
08 December 2021, Wednesday 16:45
Air Astana
direct-flight - 1h 50m
11 January 2022, Tuesday 10:35

Popular Domestic Flights From Shimkent

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Air Astana
1 stop - 16h 20m
09 January 2022, Sunday 22:00
Pegasus Airlines
direct-flight - 5h 20m
25 January 2022, Tuesday 05:30
Air Astana
direct-flight - 1h 15m
29 January 2022, Saturday 21:40
Air Astana
direct-flight - 4h 5m
08 January 2022, Saturday 04:20
Air Astana
1 stop - 24h 30m
05 February 2022, Saturday 10:45
Air Astana
direct-flight - 1h 45m
29 January 2022, Saturday 23:00

Information for Shimkent Flights

There are 35 flights operating between Istanbul and Shimkent. You may find frequent flights from Istanbul, Antalya and Aktau to Turkey, Shimkent.

Are you looking for cheap fares for Shimkent flights? In the coming 3 months: Almaata Shimkent 367 TL, Ankara Shimkent 3,436 TL and Antalya Shimkent 2,324 TL

Better to book your flight to Shimkent 35 days before departure to get the best fares on average.

June and May months are the highest season for Kazakhstan, Shimkent. The prices are higher compared to the other periods. You will find the cheapest flight prices in the following months: March and February.

Shymkent, the center of the South Kazakhstan Province of Kazakhstan and the 3rd largest city after Almaty and Astana, is one of the important metropolises of the country. Located at the Turkestan-Siberian railway junction, the city has a rich history and ancient architecture dating back to the 11th century, and is one of the country's major industrial and cultural centers with its green streets, crowded markets and vibrant nightlife.


BC as the oldest settlement in Kazakhstan in the excavations. Shymkent, with ruins dating back to the 7th century, was founded in the 12th century, 10 km east of the city of Sayram on the Silk Road. While it was previously a region of the Kokand Khanate, it became a province of the Bukhara Khanate in 1810 and the Russian Empire in 1864. The historical process of the city, which was named Chernyaev in 1914, including the invasions of Genghis Khan, Timur, the Dzungar conquerors, the Kokand and Bukhara khanates and the Russian Empire, ended with the name Shymkent in 1924. The name of the city, which is derived from two words, is a combination of the word "Grass" meaning grass greening on the ground and "city" meaning city center. It is also called Shymkent and Shymkent due to the difference in dialect in Kazakh and Uzbek.

Shymkent Attractions

Geographically, established in the Sayram River valley in Southern Kazakhstan, its climate is milder than the country and it is also known as one of the warmest places in Kazakhstan. It is known that Shymkent, one of the oldest cities in Kazakhstan, was founded on the historical silk road for the accommodation of small caravans. The city, which maintains this passageway feature in train stations and road traffic today, was considered one of the most important trade centers in Timurlenk time. While it was the most important city of the region in the fields of zinc, karakul sheep, horse, textile and pharmacy until the 1930s during the Soviet period, it is still among the leading cities of Kazakhstan in the cement, chemical industry, food and manufacturing industry.

For those who will go to visit the historical Turkestan and Otrar region, Shymkent is one of the most important places to stay as it is a center. You can explore the ancient cities of Otrar, Sayram and Turkestan, visit historical museums and theaters, visit parks and mosques, go to horse races or enjoy the nightlife.

Shymkent, which also has cultural richness, Zafer Park, Merkez Park, Afghan War Memorial and Farabi Tomb are places that must be visited. Abay Park and Ken-Baba, an ethnographic park, are especially popular with children. The Museum of Victims of Political Repression and Exile, which was opened in 2001 and contains the repressions of the Soviet era and the cultural elements of Kazakhstan that were erased from memory in this process, should be visited. The Shymkent Mosque, which has Uzbek architectural features, is one of the most important structures of the city with its rectangular structure, its large dome with a geometric pattern and shining like gold. Although Shymkent does not stand out much as a tourism city, it has a vibrant life cycle. Shymkent is also the starting point for the famous Aksu Natural Reserve Area. Aksu Reserve, created in 1926, is the first protected natural area of ​​Central Asia. Located on the western arms of the Tien Shan Mountains rising to a height of 3,000 meters, the reserve has about 500 species of living things and about 1,700 plant species. Of course, Kazakh horses are the most suitable vehicle for exploration in the area where creatures such as mountain goats, weasels, wild boars, vultures, gazelles, hawks and eagles can be observed in their natural habitats. A snow leopard, a red bear, or a lynx may be walking nearby as you admire the sunset, away from the bustle of modern life. In the natural park where you feel yourself in a vast world, your eyes enjoy the green.


While you've been to Shymkent, don't leave without seeing Sayram, which is located near the city. Located on the slopes of the Sayram Mountains, Sayram was founded on the banks of the Sayram River, which originates from this mountain and bears the same name. Sayram is also the birthplace of the first Turkish mystic, Ahmet Yesevi. The first mosque of Kazakhstan was also built in Sayram.

Eating and drinking

Kazakh cuisine, which is a rich and diverse table, stands out with meat dishes, dishes made from flour and horse milk. At the tables where sheep, cattle, horses, camels and various game animals are present, Kazkarta, which is horse dried horse meat, sausage, sur-meat, which is also made from dried sheep and beef, horse milk kumiss, subat and ırcık, a national drink, are fried in oil from dough. Baked bavsak is among the most consumed foods. There are many restaurants in the city where you can find local Kazakh dishes, but also in the market places and in the shops overflowing the streets, filling pita breads and packaged holiday candies with bows draw attention.


Air Astana and Azerbaijan Airlines have connecting flights between Istanbul and Chimkent. It is possible to reach the city from Shymkent International Airport by taxi.

FAQs about Shimkent Flights

  • Which airlines are flying to Shimkent?
    The airlines flying most frequently between Turkey and Shimkent are: Air Astana, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot, Scat Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways. The most popular route is Istanbul to Shimkent. Air Astana and Turkish Airlines are the most popular airlines for this route.
  • How much is the cheapest flight to Shimkent?
    In the next 3 months, the cheapest one way flight between Turkey cities and Shimkent is Adana to Shimkent at 11 December 2021 and the price of the flight is 8,580 TL. The cheapest roundtrip flight is from Almaata to Shimkent and it costs 930 TL.
  • How long does a flight takes to Shimkent?
    • Aktau Shimkent Flights: 2 hour
    • Antalya Shimkent Flights: 8 hour
    • Ankara Shimkent Flights: 11 hour 10 minutes
    • Moscow Shimkent Flights: 3 hour 55 minutes
    • Istanbul Shimkent Flights: 4 hour 30 minutes
  • How TURNA finds these low flight prices?
    TURNA has agreements with many airlines and get special fares and discounts. TURNA is the inventor of Smart Flight ® which connects the non-connected airlines. Smart Flight ® has a unique scientific algorithm and can find 70% cheaper routes which you cannot find on any other site.

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Shimkent Flight Ticket Prices

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Popular Flights Ticket Price
Adana - Shimkent 8,580.16
Almaata - Shimkent 450.40
Ankara - Shimkent 3,436.40
Antalya - Shimkent 2,899.11
Baku - Shimkent 2,286.61
Bodrum - Shimkent 11,412.16
Bishkek - Shimkent 1,532.52
Atyrau - Shimkent 1,244.02
Alanya - Shimkent 11,674.84
Gaziantep - Shimkent 9,858.66
Kyiv - Shimkent 4,128.17
Istanbul - Shimkent 2,535.46
Izmir - Shimkent 4,383.08
Saint Petersburg - Shimkent 2,501.39
Moscow - Shimkent 1,767.85
Rome - Shimkent 3,891.41
Aktau - Shimkent 682.08
Tashkent - Shimkent 2,024.07
Astana Nursultan - Shimkent 552.84
Ust Kamenogorsk - Shimkent 982.21
Uralsk - Shimkent 4,527.71
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