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Flights to Balkhash

Book flights to Balkhash

Balkhash is a large lake in southeastern Kazakhstan, stretching roughly 600 kilometres long. Interestingly, it's divided by the Saryesik Peninsula into two halves with distinct characteristics. The western portion holds the majority of the lake's surface area but is shallower and filled with freshwater. This area is popular for fishing and swimming in the summer months. The eastern section, by contrast, is much deeper and saltier, resembling seawater. Balkhash is surrounded by diverse landscapes, with the Chu-Ili Mountains rising to the south and the vast Betpak-Dala desert stretching to the west.

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Airports near Balkhash

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Balkhash, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Balkhash becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Almaty International Airport

Located approximately 600 kilometres southeast of Balkhash, Almaty International Airport is the closest major international airport. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers.


Astana International Airport

Situated around 800 kilometres northwest of Balkhash, Astana International Airport serves as the main gateway to the capital city of Kazakhstan. It offers both domestic and international flights, connecting travellers to various destinations.


Shymkent International Airport

Positioned approximately 1,000 kilometres southwest of Balkhash, Shymkent International Airport is another option for travellers. It provides domestic and limited international flights, making it suitable for those looking to explore the southern regions of Kazakhstan.


Karaganda Airport

If you prefer a more local airport, Karaganda Airport is located around 700 kilometres northeast of Balkhash. While it is not as well-connected as the international airports mentioned above, it offers domestic flights and could be reached via a connecting flight from Almaty or Astana.

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Buy your flights to Balkhash and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Balkhash offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Balkhash

Exploring Balkhash's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Discover the Unspoiled Beauty of Lake Balkhash

Dive into the serene beauty of one of the largest lakes in Asia. Experience the unique phenomenon of its half-fresh, half-salty water and enjoy a variety of water sports activities.

Explore the Rich History of Balkhash City

Step back in time as you wander through the city's historical landmarks. Learn about the city's mining history and its role in the Soviet Union's industrial development.

Experience the Thrill of Hunting and Fishing

Immerse yourself in the local culture by joining a hunting or fishing expedition. Experience the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of a successful catch in the wild landscapes surrounding Balkhash.

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