Almaty Airport

General information

Kazakhstan’s largest airport is located in the southeast of the country, near the border with Kyrgyzstan. Almaty’s official name was Alma-Ata till 1994. The airport is mainly used by Air Astana and SCAT Airlines.


Where is Almaty Airport situated?

Almaty Airport is situated northeast of the city. The M36 motorway connects the cities of Astana and Karaganda with Almaty and the airport.

How many terminals has Almaty Airport?

The airport has one terminal.

Airport Map



The distance from Almaty Airport to the centre of Almaty is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Almaty.

From ALA Airport to Almaty City centre by Car
15 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Almaty Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Almaty Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Almaty Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Almaty Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Almaty is about KZT 4000.-. Book your taxi at Almaty Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ALA Airport to Almaty City centre by Taxi
15 km
30 min
KZT 4000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Almaty Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Almaty Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Almaty Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Almaty Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Almaty Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Almaty Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Almaty Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air Astana
  • Aeroflot
  • Lufthansa
  • SCAT Airlines
  • Bek Air


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Almaty Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Almaty Grand Erbil Hotel, Almaty

Situated in Almaty, Almaty Grand Erbil Hotel features a spa and wellness centre with a sauna, hammam and indoor pool. Free WiFi and free private parking are available on site.


Inn Dovlat, Almaty

Inn Dovlat is located in Almaty, within 15 km of Ascension Cathedral and 15 km of Gvardeytsev-Panfilovtsev Park. The property is situated 30 km from Medeo, 13 km from Almaty Central Mosque and 13 km from Vosmoye Chudo Sveta Water Park.


Hotel Shugla, Almaty

Situated just 2 km from Almaty Train Station, Mini Hotel Shugla features a 24-hour front desk. Free private parking and free WiFi are available on site. The rooms come with heating, air conditioning and a desk.

Hotels in Almaty

Looking for the best hotels in Almaty? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Worldhotel Saltanat Almaty, Almaty

Located in the elegant Old Town district of Almaty, this 4-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. A gym is also available.


Plaza Hotel Almaty, Almaty

Plaza Hotel Almaty is set 300 m from centre of Almaty at the intersection of Kozhamkulov and Karasai Batyr Streets, 15 km from Medeo and 19 km from Shymbulak.


Kazakhstan Hotel, Almaty

Offering stylish rooms with great views, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour restaurant serving European and Turkish cuisine, this design hotel in Almaty is 5 km from the Atakent Exhibition Centre.

Things to do

It is possible to book tours in the city and near Almaty Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Tour & transport

Almaty International Airport Private One-Way Transfer

Enjoy a private one-way transfer service in a 4-seater sedan from Almaty International Airport to the city center. Green Path Transfers provide a punctual, safe, and convenient transfer service 24 hours a day all year round, using low-emission vehicles.


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