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

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Fly  •  3 h 46 min

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

$42 - $113

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Train  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Astana Express

$19 - $29

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Night train  •  12 h 44 min

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

$19 - $29

Drive  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Astana 758 miles

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Astana. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 53 min.

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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 train which takes 12 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min 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 best way to get from Almaty to Astana is to fly which takes 3 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Almaty Airport to Astana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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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 17 h 11 min to drive from Almaty to Astana.

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

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  • Distance: 608 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

Bek Air, SCAT and three other airlines fly from Almaty to Astana hourly. Alternatively, Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Almaty to Astana 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $29 and the journey takes 12 h 53 min.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Almaty to Astana via Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Astana
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
railways.kz

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There are 758+ hotels available in Astana. Prices start at $29 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 .

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