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.
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- SCAT Airlines
- Bek Air
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Almaty
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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!
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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