There are 4 ways to get from Almaty to Bishkek by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  5 h 7 min

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

$11 - $12

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Bishkek 149.4 miles

Fly  •  3 h 46 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

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The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Bishkek is to bus which costs $11 - $12 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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

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The distance between Almaty and Bishkek is 195 km. The road distance is 239.1 km.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Bishkek without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $11 - $12.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Almaty to Bishkek, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Bishkek is to bus which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $11 - $12. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Almaty Airport to Bishkek Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Bishkek is 239 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Almaty to Bishkek.

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  • Distance: 121.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

Sayran bus station operates a bus from Almaty to Bishkek 5 times a day. Tickets cost $7 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
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Bus operators
Sayran bus station
Bus from Almaty Sayarn Bus Station to Zapadnyi Avtovokzal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
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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