There are 5 ways to get from Almaty to Bishkek by train, car, bus, plane or shuttle

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

Train, drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Alma-Ata 1 to Otar Express / ...
  2. Drive from Otar to Bishkek

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Almaty Sayarn Bus Station to Zapadnyi Avtovokzal

$9

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Bishkek 149.4 miles

Fly  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Bishkek (FRU) ALA - FRU

$42 - $77

Private Transfer  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Almaty to Bishkek

$59

What companies run services between Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan?

operates a bus from Almaty to Bishkek 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 5 h. Alternatively, Air Astana flies from Almaty to Bishkek once daily.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Bishkek
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Alma-Ata 1 to Otar
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Almaty Sayarn Bus Station to Zapadnyi Avtovokzal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Bex
Phone
+996706663399
Email
support@bex.kg
Website
bex.kg
Shuttle from Almaty to Bishkek
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
bex.kg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Almaty and Bishkek is 195 km. The road distance is 239 km.

The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Bishkek is to bus which costs $10 and takes 6 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Almaty to Bishkek is to Private Transfer which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $59.

It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Almaty to Bishkek, including transfers.