Shymkent - is one of the fastest growing cities in the CIS. During the period of independence of Kazakhstan, the population of Shymkent grew by 68.5 per cent (405 of 500 in 1992 and 683 273 in 2013). The territory of the city has increased over the years of independence of Kazakhstan more than 2 times (130 km2 to the beginning of the 1990s and 400 km2 to 2011).

Road transport and roads

Length of roads: 2,810 km.

The network of roads and streets in Shymkent is one of the longest in Kazakhstan, the total length of which before the accession of the new territories was 1034 km; taking into account the annexed lands, the total length of all roads of the city is 2810 km.

It is also worth noting that the transcontinental road corridor "Western Europe – Western China" runs along Shymkent.

In addition, there is a large transport and logistics center in Shymkent, providing infrastructure for storage, processing and consolidation of goods and their customs clearance-an extremely relevant project for South Kazakhstan and Shymkent itself, meeting the growing needs of the region in the infrastructure for the processing of commodity flows and reducing the shortage of storage facilities in the region.

International bus station "Tau Samal»

Address: 160013, Shymkent, Ryskulov str., 162

Phone: +7 (7252) 451-241



Rail transport

Length of roads: km.

At the moment there is one railway station in Shymkent, but the city development plan includes the construction of a new station. Now from Shymkent station you can go to the capital of Kazakhstan, as well as to Almaty, Karaganda, Kokshetau, Petropavlovsk, Turkestan and other cities. From foreign cities you can reach Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tashkent, Yekaterinburg, Bishkek, Saratov, Samarkand.

Train station «Shymkent»

Address: Shymkent, street Tole bi Anarov, b/n, ug. he. Kabanbay Batyr

Phone: +7 (7252) 95 21 20, +7 (7252) 95 37 90


Air transport

Shymkent airport is an international airport that accepts all types of aircraft without restrictions. Working around the clock, it fully provides customs, border and sanitary quarantine control. There is a certificate of conformity of QMS to the requirements of international standards ISO 9001: 2008 and a certificate of a single international standard IQNet. 

The successful location at the crossroads of transport flows from Europe to South-East Asia, the Middle and Far East makes it very profitable to perform both direct and transit flights, located 100 km from Tashkent, 450 km from Bishkek, 700 km from Almaty at the intersection of international air routes R482, B142, B114, P206, B30. 

The airport is served by many airlines operating regular passenger flights related to the countries of far and near abroad, including: "air Astana", "scat", "Transaero", "FLYDibai", "BEKAIR", "S7". 

From Shymkent airport there are regular flights to all regional centers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as to the cities of the CIS, far and near abroad: Moscow, Novosibirsk, Istanbul, Antalya, Urumqi, Dubai.. 

In 2018, Shymkent airport served 817 thousand 73 passengers and handled 2 thousand 830 tons of cargo. 

As of 2019 the airport serves the following airlines:  



Air Astana

Almaty, Nur Sultan



Bek Air

Aktau, Atyrau, Nur-Sultan


Almaty, Nur Sultan

Qazaq Air

Aktobe, Almaty, Nur-Sultan

S7 Airlines



Aktau, Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Petropavlovsk, Moscow-Vnukovo, Istanbul

Sunday Airlines

Antalya, Phuket

Ural Airlines




International airport «Shymkent»

Address: 12 km North-West of Shymkent city center

Phone: +7 (7252) 45-50-31

Email address:


Gas supply

Length of gas pipeline networks: 1569.1.

Coverage of the population with gas supply is 80.5 %.

Energy infrastructure

Shymkent's demand for electricity in summer is 70-85 MW, in winter-80-135 MW, the city does not experience a shortage of electricity. The main sources of electricity are: JSC "3-Energoortalyk" (21 %), JSC " Zhambyl GRES "(42 %), LLP "Ekibastuz GRES-1" (33 %) and JSC "shardarinskaya HES" (4%). The length of power lines is 1956 km.

Heat supply

Shymkent is provided with centralized (40 %) and decentralized heat supply systems dispersed throughout the city (60 %). The city has a developed system of heat networks in the area of the largest heat sources.

Tariffs for industrial and municipal services


Name of services




Too " Energopotok»   

for individuals: for 1 kW/hour – 13.08 tenge;

for legal entities: for 1 kW/hour – 22.61 tenge.


Thermal energy

SCE "Katzelmacher-3»

for individuals: 1 Gcal – 4384,18,88 tenge;

for legal entities: 1 Gcal – 9550,13 tenge (without metering device) 1 Gcal - 20875,9 tenge (with metering devices).


Natural gas

SPF JSC " KazTransGas Aimak»

for individuals: for 1 m3 – 28.9 tenge;

for legal entities: for 1 m3 – 31,9 tenge


Water supply

Too " Water resources Marketing»

for individuals: for 1 m3 – 75.62 tenge;

for legal entities: for 1 m3 – 268.36 tenge;



for individuals: for 1 m3 – 31.37 tenge;

for legal entities: for 1 m3 – 136.82 tenge;

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