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

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Fly  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Astana (TSE) ALA - TSE

$42 - $113

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Night train  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the night train from Almaty 2 to Astana Express

$19 - $29

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Drive  •  17h 11m

  1. Drive from Almaty to Astana 758 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Astana is to night train which costs $19 - $29 and takes 12h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Astana is to fly which costs $40 - $120 and takes 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Astana. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 44m.

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The distance between Almaty and Astana is 973 km. The road distance is 1212.7 km.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Astana without a car is to night train which takes 12h 44m and costs $19 - $29.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Almaty to Astana, including transfers.

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Almaty to Astana train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), depart from Almaty 2 station.

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The quickest flight from Almaty Airport to Astana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Astana is 1213 km. It takes approximately 17h 11m to drive from Almaty to Astana.

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  • Distance: 608 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

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

Bek Air, SCAT and three other airlines fly from Almaty to Astana hourly.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Almaty to Astana via Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Night train from Almaty 2 to Astana
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
railways.kz

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Lufthansa, Qazaq Air, Bek Air and two other airlines offer flights from Almaty Airport to Astana Airport.

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There are 786+ hotels available in Astana. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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

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