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

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Train, drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Otar
  2. Drive from Otar to Bishkek

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Bus  •  5h 7m

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

$10

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Almaty to Bishkek 239.1 km

Fly  •  4h 18m

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

$56 - $141

Private Transfer  •  3h 6m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Almaty to Bishkek

$54

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The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Bishkek is to bus which costs $9 - $11 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Bishkek is to Private Transfer which costs $54 and takes 3h 6m.

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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 5h 7m and costs $9 - $11.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m 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 5h 7m and costs $9 - $11. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Almaty Airport to Manas Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Bishkek is 239 km. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Almaty to Bishkek.

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Air Astana offers flights from Almaty Airport to Manas Airport.

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There are 419+ hotels available in Bishkek. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Almaty to Bishkek.
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  • Distance: 194.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

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

Sayran bus station operates a bus from Almaty Sayran Bus Station to Zapadnyi Avtovokzal every 2 hours. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 5h. Alternatively, Air Astana flies from Almaty to Bishkek once daily.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Manas
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Otar
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
bilet.railways.kz
Book at
bilet.railways.kz
Second Class (coupe)
$3 - $5
First Class (Lux)
$5 - $8
Third Class (Platzkart or Seating class)
$1 - $3
Bus operators
Sayran bus station
Website
xn--80aa0arnd.kz
Bus from Almaty Sayran Bus Station to Zapadnyi Avtovokzal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
xn--80aa0arnd.kz
Bex
Phone
+996706663399
Email
support@bex.kg
Website
bex.kg
Shuttle from Almaty to Bishkek
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
bex.kg

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The best way to get from Almaty to Almaty Airport is to line 92 bus which takes 53 min and costs $1.

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