The cheapest times to fly from CIT to VKO are

  • March 26th to May 27th
  • July 16th to October 14th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CIT to VKO is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1990 for Monday flights during late October, or as low as $628 for Saturday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Moscow

Flying from Shimkent (CIT) to Moscow (VKO) will usually cost between $677 to $1990 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1079. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October, with an average price of $1885. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $806 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1648 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIT to VKO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CIT to VKO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CIT to VKO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIT to VKO flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shymkent. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.6, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to VKO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CIT. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Moscow, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Shymkent. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $566 (30%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1221. Return trip prices are from the VKO to CIT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CIT to VKO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 2 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from CIT to VKO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) in Moscow

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from VKO
  • Usually 61.77% less expensive than VKO
  • Nonstop flights available

See CIT to SVO flights


Flight Hacking CIT to VKO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CIT to VKO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Novosibirsk (CIT > OVB > VKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $570
  • Average savings: $1079 (65.44%)

See CIT to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (CIT > IST > VKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $582
  • Average savings: $1067 (64.71%)

See CIT to OVB flights

Hack #3: Dubai (CIT > DXB > VKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $800
  • Average savings: $848 (51.46%)

See CIT to DXB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CIT to VKO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, atlasglobal, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, Emirates, S7, Scat Air, Turkish Airlines, UTair, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Vnukovo Airport to Shymkent Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1700 miles or 2736 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CIT to VKO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIT to VKO flight is about 4 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Shimkent and Moscow?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from CIT to VKO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCIT
Origination airport nameShymkent Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeVKO
Destination airport nameVnukovo Airport


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