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

$56 - $88

1 alternative option

Drive  •  41 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Aktau 1783 miles

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

Air Astana, Bek Air 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 3 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Kzyl-Orda
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Shimkent
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Almaty to Aktau via Astana
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
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
4 h 30 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
$30 - $50
Website
railways.kz
Train from Tschelkar to Mangyshlak
Ave. Duration
29 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
railways.kz

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Almaty to Aktau?

The distance between Almaty and Aktau is 2072 km. The road distance is 2853 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Almaty to Aktau?

The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Aktau is to train which costs $55 - $90 and takes 2 days 8 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Almaty to Aktau?

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

How long does it take to get from Almaty to Aktau?

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