The current time in Kazakhstan can either be GMT +4, GMT +5 or GMT +6. How? Kazakhstan covers two time zones as shown below on the map of Kazakhstan and it stopped observing the Daylight Saving Time (DST) since 2005.
Therefore, time difference in winter and summer may vary depending on the country you live in. In winter time difference between London and Astana is GMT +6 and in summer GMT +5.
If you take another city, say, Atyrau, which is located on a different time zone from Astana and compare it to London time, the difference in winter is GMT +5 and in summer GMT +4.
So, please be careful on the dates in March and April when the DST changes occur. Double check the time in Kazakhstan and don't be late to work or any meetings. Especially, don't miss your planes, trains and buses.
The old capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty Time Zone is the same as Astana Time Zone. So there is no time difference between them two.
"Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits."
Author Unknown "to me" ;)
To give you an idea of the local Kazakhstan time right now I find it easier to compare it to the local time in world's major cities.
|Astana, Almaty, Atbasar, Balhash, Karaganda, Kokchetau, Otar, Petropavlovsk, Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan, Zheskazgan|
|Aktau, Aktobe, Aral, Atyrau, Kazalinsk, Kostanai, Kyzyl-Orda|
Kazakhstan doesn't operate DST (Daylight saving time) since 2005.
Click on the map below to see
Kazakhstan on the Daylight Saving World Subdivisions map from WikiPedia.
Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. You can't save time to spend it on another day.Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow."
Here is a Time Zone Map to check the current time in other locations.