There are 3 ways to get from Almaty to Taraz by train, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Djambul Express

$8 - $14

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Taraz 311.2 miles

Fly, train  •  7 h 40 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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Djambul. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 50 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 best way to get from Almaty to Taraz without a car is to train which takes 10 h 50 min and costs .

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The train from Almaty 2 to Djambul takes 10 h 50 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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The quickest flight from Almaty Airport to Shimkent Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Taraz is 498 km. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to drive from Almaty to Taraz.

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SCAT, Air Astana and Qazaq Air offer flights from Almaty Airport to Shimkent Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Taraz. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Almaty to Taraz.
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  • Distance: 283.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

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

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Almaty to Taraz 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Djambul
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chimkent to Djambul
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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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