Getting Around in Ust-Kamenogorsk

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In a growing economy like Ust-Kazakhstan, transportation is important. The city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, also known as Oskemen, is the capital of the East Kazakhstan Province in Kazakhstan. In Ust-Kamenogorsk, transportation ranges from private cars to airplanes.


In Ust-Kamenogorsk, there is a tramway system that covers the greater metro area. The public transportation has 4 different transportation routes. An above ground train style, the tram is regarded for the quality of service and the speed that people find themselves going from Point A to Point B. This method of transportation is ideal for those looking for a quick and efficient local method of transportation. A regular train will have to be taken leave the city perimeters. 


The city of Ust-Kamenogorsk has a bus station for people looking for a low cost method of transportation. This method is frequented mostly by students and others on low budgets. While traveling by bus is a little rough, as the roads are not in the best shape, they are efficient. The drivers are able to keep their schedules with few interrupts. They are competent, and their companies have trained them fairly well. A nice thing about the bus system is that travelers can actually catch a direct bus from Ust-Kamenogorsk to China.


Oskemen Airport is a small airport located in the city. This airport has 6 different airlines and private jets taking travelers over the Central Asian. Most flights connect with a local Russian flight in a major city like Moscow. The airlines at this airport are associated with domestic Russian airlines. While the airport is small, there are number resources available to travelers. The airport offers Internet services, and there are number of eateries in the area that allow visitors to grab a quick bite on site to avoid a delay in getting back to the airport.

There are trains available out of the Ust-Kamenogorsk, but they are fairly slow and the routes take long then the buses.

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