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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 Nur-Sultan and Karaganda with Almaty and the airport.

How many terminals does Almaty Airport have?

The airport has one terminal. If everything works according to plan, a second terminal will be put into use at Almaty Airport in the summer of 2024.

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

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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
  • Aeroflot
  • Lufthansa
  • SCAT Airlines
  • Azerbaijan Airlines


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.


Aksunkar Airport Hotel, Almaty

Situated a few steps from Almaty International Airport, Aksunkar Hotel boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site. Certain units include a seating area for your convenience.


GG Group Hotel, Almaty

Set in Almaty, 3.8 km from Almaty 1 Train Station, GG Group Hotel offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar.

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.


Renion Park Hotel, Almaty

Located in Almaty, 500 metres from Ascension Cathedral, Renion Park Hotel provides accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a shared lounge and a restaurant.


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.


  1 review

Have you visited Almaty Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Almaty Airport and gave a score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Alastair Munro
5 months ago

Do not accept a taxi ride from anyone at the arrivals door of the airport main hall. I was told it was. a metered taxi. It turned out to be an 'online' metered taxi and I was charged 21000 Tenge to go to a City Centre Hotel. The average fare should have been around 4000 Tenge! Total scam and Rip Off! Lesson learned for me!

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