Guide to Driving In Kazakhstan - Drive Safe in Kazakhstan

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Kazakhstan and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

20-60 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

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drink and drive limit
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You drive in Kazakhstan on the Right side  
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The currency in Kazakhstan is KZT
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To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Kazakhstan 0.40 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Kazakhstan

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Kazakhstan?

Driving in Kazakhstan
Pocket guide to driving in Kazakhstan
Profile:
Kazakhstan
Astana
KZT
Driving in Kazakhstan
SPEED: (kph)
20-60
90
110
Speed limit in Kazakhstan
Holiday:
Rush hour in Kazakhstan
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Kazakhstan
FUEL:
0.43
0.45
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Kazakhstan
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Kazakhstan
MIN AGE:
18
23
Min driving age in Kazakhstan
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Kazakhstan
EMERGENCY:
121
Emergency phone number in Kazakhstan
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Kazakhstan
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Kazakhstan
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Kazakhstan
  • Some areas cannot be accessed - see FCO advice before travelling.
  • Many areas are very isolated and have no settlements, water or phone coverage.
  • It's cold and snowy in winter - not the best time to travel

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Kazakhstan by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Kazakhstan has many regulations regarding parking and you may not park on bridges, overpasses, 50m from railway crossings nor on dual carriageways near residential areas.
 
Paid parking
 
There is plenty of paid parking in the cities and many parking garages have security guards – a necessary precaution. Always use these where possible. 
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police but on the whole it’s only obstructive parking that is dealt with. 
 
Disabled parking
 
You won’t find any concessions for disabled drivers but if you talk to the garage attendant and explain your difficulty, you’ll usually get some help.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The emergency number in Kazakhstan is 112 for all emergency services.

What to do in an emergency

Some parts of Kazakhstan are very remote and if travelling there take plenty of extra fuel and water. If you have a problem with your car you should phone the number given to on the rental documents or attached to the windscreen of your car. However in some places there is no mobile phone signal so a satellite phone can be a necessity. If you are driving your own vehicle, ask your emergency assistance company to recommend a partner in Kazakhstan.

In the event of an accident you must stop. If there is only slight damage, you can sort this out amongst the affected parties. You need to call the police if there is severe damage to cars or property or if there are any injuries, even if yours is the only car involved. The police will tell you whether they need to attend or not. You must exchange details with anyone else involved in the incident.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

In Kazakhstan the people speak Kazakh but Russian is widely recognised and spoken:
 
Good Morning - Dobraye utra
Goodbye - Paka
How are you? -  Kak dila?
Pleased to meet you - Ochen priyatna
Yes - Da
No - Net
I have broken down -  Ya razbil
Where is the police station? - Gde politseyskiy uchastok ?
I have a flat tyre - U menya yest' spustilo koleso
I have been in an accident - Ya byl v avarii
Where is? -  Gde nakhoditsya?
Where can I buy petrol? - Gde ya mogu kupit' benzin ?

Kazakhstan Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Kazakhstan by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.45 0.40
May, 2019 0.46 0.41
Apr, 2019 0.46 0.41
Mar, 2019 0.45 0.43
Feb, 2019 0.45 0.43
Jan, 2019 0.45 0.43

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Kazakhstan and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
About the Author -

Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Visitor Comments

  • 10/29/2018

    Edison

    Thank you for the information, can l convert a UAE or South Africa driving licence to a Kazakhstan driving licence and what are the costs and times taken to do so
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