• Compare your options

    Plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search

  • Get information fast

    Your search results are displayed instantly

  • Door to door search

    Get anywhere from your current location

About Almaty

Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata (Russian: Алма-Ата) and Verny (Russian: Верный/Verný), is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,703,481 people, containing 9% of the country's total population. Almaty is considered a World City with a "Beta -" classification according to GaWC. It served as capital of the Kazakh state in its various forms from 1929 to 1997, under the influence of the then Soviet Union and its appointees. Alma-Ata was the host city for a 1978 international conference on Primary Health Care where the Alma Ata Declaration was adopted, marking a paradigm shift in global public health. In 1997, the government relocated the capital to Astana in the north of the country.

Important airports for Almaty

Questions & Answers

There are 565+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

More detail