There are 3 ways to get from Almaty to Aktau by plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Aktau (SCO) ALA - SCO

$138 - $421

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Tschelkar Express
  2. Take the train from Tschelkar to Mangyshlak

$52 - $78

1 alternative option

Drive  •  41 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Aktau 1783 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Aktau is to train which costs $50 - $80 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Aktau is to fly which costs $130 - $430 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Almaty and Aktau is 2072 km. The road distance is 2852.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Almaty to Aktau, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Aktau is 2853 km. It takes approximately 41 h 42 min to drive from Almaty to Aktau.

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Map of how to get from Almaty to Aktau.
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  • Distance: 1294.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Almaty, Kazakhstan and Aktau, Kazakhstan?

Bek Air, Air Astana and SCAT fly from Almaty to Aktau every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Almaty to Aktau via Tschelkar and Mangyshlak in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Aktau
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Astana
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Atyrau
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Aktau
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Shimkent
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Aktau
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Kokshetau
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Tschelkar
Ave. Duration
26 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
railways.kz
Train from Tschelkar to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
29 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
railways.kz

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