There are 5 ways to get from Almaty to Semey by plane, train or car

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Fly to Ust-Kamenogorsk, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK) ALA - UKK
  2. Take the train from Zaschita to Semipalatinsk

$72 - $203

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Train  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Alma-Ata 1 to Semipalatinsk Express

$15 - $24

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Fly to Pavlodar, train  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Pavlodar (PWQ) ALA - PWQ
  2. Take the train from Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.) to Semipalatinsk

$114 - $320

Train via Charskaya  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Charskaya Express
  2. Take the train from Charskaya to Semipalatinsk Express

$15 - $24

Drive  •  16 h

  1. Drive from Almaty to Semey 701.5 miles

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No, there is no direct train from Almaty to Semey. However, there are services departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Semipalatinsk via Charskaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 53 min.

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The distance between Almaty and Semey is 836 km. The road distance is 1122.4 km.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Semey without a car is to train which takes 17 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Almaty to Semey, including transfers.

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Almaty to Semey train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), depart from Almaty 2 station.

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The quickest flight from Almaty Airport to Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Almaty to Semey train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Semipalatinsk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Semey is 1122 km. It takes approximately 16 h to drive from Almaty to Semey.

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Bek Air, Air Astana and SCAT offer flights from Almaty Airport to Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Semey. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Almaty to Semey.
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  • Distance: 522.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Almaty to Semey via Charskaya in around 17 h 53 min.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Almaty to Ust-Kamenogorsk via Karaganda
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Almaty to Pavlodar
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Almaty to Pavlodar
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Zaschita to Semipalatinsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.) to Semipalatinsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Charskaya
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
railways.kz
Train from Charskaya to Semipalatinsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
railways.kz
Train from Alma-Ata 1 to Semipalatinsk
Ave. Duration
19 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
railways.kz

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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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