The cheapest times to fly from SDF to TSE are

  • April 30th to May 13th
  • October 8th to April 1st (except the week of December 17th)

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 SDF to TSE is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $9149 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1026 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Nur-Sultan

Flying from Louisville, KY (SDF) to Astana (TSE) will usually cost between $1268 to $2755 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $1352. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $3227. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1874 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1653 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDF to TSE flight.

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

SDF to TSE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SDF to TSE flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Louisville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TSE, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SDF. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Nur-Sultan, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Louisville. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $480 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1622. Return trip prices are from the TSE to SDF 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 SDF to TSE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SDF to TSE

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 SDF to TSE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SDF > JFK > TSE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $622 (37.63%)

See SDF to JFK flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SDF > LAX > TSE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1164
  • Average savings: $489 (29.58%)

See SDF to LAX flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (SDF > MIA > TSE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1243
  • Average savings: $410 (24.8%)

See SDF to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SDF to TSE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6120 miles or 9849 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SDF to TSE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDF to TSE flight is about 11 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Louisville, KY and Astana?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSDF
Origination airport nameLouisville International-Standiford Field Airport
CityLouisville, KY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeTSE
Destination airport nameNursultan Nazarbayev International Airport


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