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

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Fly  •  4 h 12 min

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

$42 - $113

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Train  •  14 h 45 min

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

$18 - $28

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Drive  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Astana 758 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Astana is to train which costs $17 - $29 and takes 14 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Astana is to fly which costs $40 - $120 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Almaty to Astana. However, there are services departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Astana via Chu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 45 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 14 h 45 min and costs $17 - $29.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 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 4 h 12 min and costs $40 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $17 - $29 and takes 14 h 45 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, Bek Air, SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Almaty Airport to Astana Airport.

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  • Distance: 608 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Bek Air, SCAT and two other airlines fly from Almaty to Astana hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Almaty to Astana via Chu in around 14 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Astana
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Almaty to Astana via Zhezkazgan
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Almaty to Astana via Balhash
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
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 Chu
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chu to Astana
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
railways.kz

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