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Turns out there's no direct easy way. Best way is to get a ticket to Beynou, and change an hour later for the train to Kungrad. From there local Uzbekistan transport will get one closer. I ended up getting a shared taxi from Kungrad to Nukus (10,000 soms), then decided to go via Khiva. Nukus to Khiva was 25000 soms in a shared taxi, and from there bus ...


According to this conversation, there is no ferries across the Caspian sea on this route (except some rumours I don't believe to), and all people suggests two types of trip: Plane company "Skat", phone in Astrakhan: 8(8512) 39 03 62, 8(8512) 39 41 95 Train from Astrakhan to Mangystau (20km from Aktau) I think the second one is exactly you are looking for....


It appears you asked the same question in the Caravanistan forum. All of this answer will be based on the info there but since you seemed not satisfied with it you should come back here after your trip and give an answer based on your personal experience. As reported in the forum post, there are ATMs in Beyneu so you can always withdraw some tenge. I also ...


There's a train to Aktau that will set you back 20-30$ According to Caravanistan, there are shared taxis that will take you there too, for about 500 tenge, though from my searching around everyone seems to take the train there and there is little mention, if any, of marshrutkas and taxis to Aktau.

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