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There are 4 ways to get from Almaty to Aktau by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 13 min

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

$138 - $421

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Train  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Mangyshlak

$53 - $80

2 alternative options

Train via Atyrau  •  2 days 10 h

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

$57 - $87

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 23 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 13 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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The best way to get from Almaty to Aktau without a car is to train which takes 2 days 10 h and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Almaty to Aktau, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Aktau is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $130 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $90 and takes 2 days 10 h.

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The quickest flight from Almaty Airport to Aktau Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Aktau is 1 h behind Almaty. It is currently 4:43 PM in Almaty and 3:43 PM in Aktau.

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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Lufthansa, Bek Air, SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Almaty Airport to Aktau Airport.

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  • Distance: 1294.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

SCAT, Air Astana and two other airlines fly from Almaty to Aktau 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Almaty to Aktau via Atyrau and Mangyshlak in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Aktau
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Atyrau
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Astana
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Aktau
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Shimkent
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Aktau
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Atyrau
Ave. Duration
36 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
railways.kz
Train from Atyrau to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
20 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
2 days 23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
railways.kz

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There are 46+ hotels available in Aktau. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Almaty Airport is to line 92 bus which takes 31 min and costs $1.

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