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Duration 4 days 14h
Distance 4210.5 km
Average price $118
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The average train between Sochi and Almaty takes 4 days 14h and the fastest train takes 4 days 10h. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from Sochi to Almaty. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Sochi
  2. Saratov 1 Pass
  3. Almaty
3 days 17h
$67 - $189

Sochi to Almaty train times

Trains run five times a week between Sochi and Almaty. The service departs Sochi at 19:10 in the evening, which arrives into Almaty at 10:02. All services require a transfer at SARATOV 1 PASS and take an average of 4 days 14h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Sochi to Almaty. However, there are services departing from Sochi and arriving at Almaty 2 via Saratov 1 Pass. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 17h.

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The distance between Sochi and Almaty is 2979 km. The road distance is 4210.5 km.

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Sochi to Almaty train services, operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), depart from Sochi station.

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Sochi to Almaty train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Almaty 2 station.

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Almaty is 3h ahead of Sochi. It is currently 6:17 AM in Sochi and 9:17 AM in Almaty.

There are 73+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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