There are 4 ways to get from Almaty to Taraz by train, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Djambul Express

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Taraz 311.2 miles

Fly to Zhambyl  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Zhambyl (DMB) ALA - DMB

$66 - $438

Fly to Shimkent, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Shimkent (CIT) ALA - CIT
  2. Take the train from Chimkent to Djambul

$56 - $136

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The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Taraz is to train which costs $9 - $14 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Taraz is to fly which costs $65 - $440 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Almaty and Taraz is 453 km. The road distance is 497.9 km.

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The train from Almaty 2 to Djambul takes 7 h 26 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Djambul. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

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

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Almaty to Taraz twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 7 h 26 min. Alternatively, Bek Air, SCAT and Air Astana fly from Almaty to Taraz every 4 hours.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Zhambyl via Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Almaty to Zhambyl via Zhezkazgan, Astana
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Bek Air
Flights from Almaty to Zhambyl via Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Djambul
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chimkent to Djambul
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
railways.kz

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