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Transportation to and from Almaty Airport


What is the distance from Almaty Airport to the centre of Almaty?

Via Suyunbay Avenue you can get from Almaty Airport into the city centre (Astana Square). The distance is 15 kilometres / 9.3 miles and the journey time by car 30 minutes. Astana Square is the second largest square of Almaty after Republic Square.

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

Public transport

Bus to Almaty

There are several buses that run between Almaty Airport and the city. The options are bus numbers 79 (Green bus), 86, 92 (Green bus) and 106. Amongst other stops, these buses stop at bus station Sayakhat, which is near railway station Almaty-2. This is one of the two train stations in Almaty, together with railway station Almaty-1. There is one important difference: Almaty-2 is located in the centre of the city while Almaty-1 is situated a few kilometres outside the city, relatively close to the airport.

Bus tickets
Travel time to the centre of Almaty is approximately 45 minutes, for which tickets are available from the bus driver. The price of a bus ticket is 80 KZT. The bus stop at Almaty Airport is located in front of the terminal. Before leaving the airport, you can consult the information desk at the airport about travel options and prices. At the airport, you can buy an “Onay” transport card for public transport in Almaty. Please consult buses to and from Almaty Airport for more information.

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Tours and transport

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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