Karaganda is the biggest mining Soviet city in the country.
From Astana, trains run frequently during the day. Tickets cost from 850 tenge third class. Slower trains take 5hr 15min, faster ones taken less than 3 hours. Tickets can be bought online.
Within Karaganda the buses cost 65 tenge per ride. Information on their routes is available here, or [here. A Russian language smartphone app for the bus09.kz is also available called Smart Transport by developer Проект Bus62.
- KarLag museum - in Dolinka village, 40 km from Karaganda. Ticket 700 tenge, photos 300 tenge extra, English-speaking guide cost 800 tenge. To reach there, take bus 121 from Karaganda to Dolinka, once there at the highway junction take local bus 5 or 205 or 239 (ride 3 stops) which go along the main village road (R-191).
- Karaganda regional museum
- Monument to Cosmonautics
- Hostel Ekonom, ul Keramicheskaya 86a, ☏ . Dorm bed from 1700 tenge.