Rent a car in Kazakhstan and experience the best way to discover the vast, diverse landscapes of this fascinating country. Before setting off, it's essential to know about fuel prices and fuel stations to make your journey as smooth as possible.
Fuel prices in Kazakhstan
In Kazakhstan, fuel prices vary depending on the type of fuel. Here's a breakdown of the average costs (in Kazakhstani Tenge and Euros):
- 92 gasoline: 210 KZT/liter (approx. 0.45 EUR/liter)
- 95 gasoline: 230 KZT/liter (approx. 0.49 EUR/liter)
- 98 gasoline: 250 KZT/liter (approx. 0.53 EUR/liter)
- Diesel: 200 KZT/liter (approx. 0.43 EUR/liter)
- Gas (LPG): 110 KZT/liter (approx. 0.23 EUR/liter)
Fuel stations in Kazakhstan
Fuel stations are abundant in major cities and along main highways. However, in rural areas and the vast steppes of Kazakhstan, finding fuel stations can be challenging. It's advisable to fill up your tank whenever you have the opportunity.
Most fuel stations operate 24 hours a day and accept various payment methods, including credit and debit cards. It's always a good idea to have some local currency on hand in case a station doesn't accept cards.
In Kazakhstan, electric vehicle charging infrastructure is still limited but expected to grow in the future.
Where locals prefer to fuel in Kazakhstan
Locals often prefer fueling at KazMunayGas stations, as they offer high-quality fuel at reasonable prices. Additionally, these stations often provide additional services such as tire inflation and car washes.
Tips for drivers
- Try to fill up your tank whenever possible, especially if you plan to travel to rural areas or the steppes of Kazakhstan, where gas stations are not frequently found.
- Pay attention to fuel prices, as they can vary between different gas stations.
- Drive calmly to reduce fuel consumption.
- Always carry some cash in the local currency to pay for fuel in case credit or debit cards are not accepted.
- If you are using an electric car, plan your routes in advance considering the limited charging facilities.