Astana – Match Day Buses

The Association of Tartan Army Clubs (ATAC) have been liaising with the Embassy in Astana and the local Mayors office re transportation on match day in Kazakhstan.

Whilst we recognise that local taxis are relatively inexpensive, we have also considered the number of folks trying to find their way back into the centre at 11.p.m. Accordingly the Mayor’s office have agreed to provide a number of buses for Scottish supporters. The return trip has a cost we believe of less than £1. ATAC have agreed that we will charge £2 per person return with any surplus monies going to our friends at the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal – it will also cover any buses not running at capacity.

Discussions with the Embassy are ongoing to identify a suitable location and departure time in the City Centre – those registering interest in the buses will be advised. Expectation is that this will be adjacent to the “Old Town” with bars and restaurants close by. As soon as we have nay further information we will publish it through here and in across our social media channels. Details should also be on our Sporran guide to be published ahead of the game.

Our member club WESTA have agreed to co-ordinate on behalf of ATAC. To reserve seats (and to help us identify how many buses to request) email  atac.astana@outlook.com

Pickup: Congress Hall (off Kenesary Street)
Departure Time: 18:45-19:00
On return the buses will be located near the Scotland section and will have two drop offs: Baiterek Tower and Congress Hall
Seats to be booked and paid (£2 return) for in advance
Bags can be left onboard but at your own risk.
Seats are £2 per person with any surplus going to the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.

Message from Ambassador to Hungary

Ambassador Iain Lindsay has the following words of welcome and advice for the Scotland fans heading to Hungary at the end of the month. He does confirm that you need to carry your passport with you at all times. You must be able to show some form of ID if requested. A photocopy is not acceptable and we have had it on good authority that you will not get into the stadium without it.

ATAC are finalising the Sporran Guide for this trip contain this and other advice along with our other features like winning words. Official travel advice for visiting Hungary can be found on the website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/hungary. We thank Iain and his staff at the UK embassy in Budapest for his welcome and look forward to visiting.