Travel /Accommodation/ Visa
Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (NQZ) is located about 10-15 km from downtown Nur-Sultan city center.
The following taxi companies are recommended:
1) Astana taxi - http://astana-taxi.kz/ - tel: 158 00
Average taxi fare is 2000 - 2500 KZT (6- 7 USD)
The following buses are going from the airport to the NU campus (it takes 15 - 20 min. from airport to NU Campus):
3) # 100
The price for a bus ticket is 180 KZT (0.5 USD)
Nu campus access:
The Nazarbayev University address is 53 Kabanbay Batyr avenue
NU campus has 2 entrances
The 1st is from Kabanbay batyr avenue
The 2nd is from Turan avenue.
Please see the campus map
Please note that the conference venue is block – C3
NU Accommodation is in block 21
LIST OF RECOMMENDED HOTELS AND CONTACTS:
- Wyndham Garden Astana, +7 7172 79-00-00
- Park Inn by Radisson Astana, +7 7172 670000
- Hilton Garden Inn Astana, +7 7172 75 6700
- Hotel ibis Astana, +7 7172 708200
- Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel Astana, +7 7172 70 15 15
- Best Western Plus Astana, +7 7172 27 7999
- Astana Marriott Hotel, +7 7172 62 07 70
Participants can also apply for accommodation at the Nazarbayev University campus/ Campus Inn Hotel. For booking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
VISA TO KAZAKHSTAN
Under this link you can check if you need a visa for staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Please also read the information on the pages below, where you can find information about:
To apply for visa support, please contact email@example.com at least 1 month before your arrival date.
Nur-Sultan (Astana) city tour (hop-on, hop-off bus tour) is organized for GSPP conference participants on the 3rd day of the conference.
6 lingual audioguide will be provided.
If you are interested to take the city tour you are kindly asked to fill in this form and gather at the lobby of the Block C3 (in front of midpoint cafe) on October 17 (time will be announced later)
Date: October 17, 2020
Route: Mega silk way mall - National museum - Pyramid - Baiterek - Duman oceanarium - Khan shatyr entertainment center - Mangilik el Arch - Mega silk way mall / EXPO
Payment: tickets are purchased on the bus
Price: 3 000 kzt. (please bring cash)
The bus stops next to Mega silk way mall (it is just across the road from the central entrance of NU from Kabanbay batyr avenue)
For more detailed information please visit the official website http://redbus.kz/en
You may contact Madina Lukpanova,
+7 701 271 07 40,
by the COB on October 17, 2020
The map of the city tour is attached below
The national currency of Kazakhstan is tenge.
US dollars, euros and other major currencies can be easily exchanged for tenge and back at official exchange offices and banks.
Most European and international credit and debit cards
including Visa, Master Card, Euro Card are accepted in most hotels, major stores and restaurants.
3G, 4G Mobile network coverage is available throughout Kazakhstan, although coverage may be limited in remote areas.
Internet access: free Wi-Fi is available at airports and railway stations of major cities (Astana and Almaty). In addition, there are Internet cafes in the cities.
Two-pin sockets are used.
Weather in Kazakhstan
Summer in Kazakhstan is hot, and winter is cold, since Kazakhstan has a rather large territory, the weather can vary significantly in different parts of the country. The average temperature of the coldest month in the winter of January is -20 ° C in the north and -5 ° C in the south. Due to the dry weather and the bright sun, the temperature of -15 ° C can be felt as -5 ° - 0 ° C.
Snowy winters are ideal for winter sports at ski resorts.
The average temperature of the hottest month of summer - July – is + 20 ° С in the north and + 30-35 ° С in the south. Beach holidays on the sea and lakes of Kazakhstan are popular among tourists during the hot summer. August and September are ideal for trekking in the mountains in the east and southeast of Kazakhstan.
Weather forecast for the beginning of October 2020 + 15 / + 7, cloudy, rainy.