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

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Train  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Djambul Express

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 52m

  1. Drive from Almaty to Taraz 311.2 miles

Fly to Zhambyl  •  7h 11m

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

$66 - $438

Fly to Shimkent, train  •  7h 52m

  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 10h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Taraz is to fly which costs $65 - $440 and takes 7h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Djambul. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 50m.

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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 10h 50m and costs $9 - $14.

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The train from Almaty 2 to Djambul takes 10h 50m including transfers and departs four 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 best way to get from Almaty to Taraz is to train which takes 10h 50m and costs $9 - $14. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $65 - $440 and takes 7h 11m.

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There is no direct flight from Almaty Airport to Zhambyl Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 283.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 50m

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

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Almaty to Taraz 4 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 10h 50m. Alternatively, SCAT, Air Astana and two other airlines fly from Almaty to Taraz 4 times a day.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Zhambyl via Astana
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Djambul
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chimkent to Djambul
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
railways.kz

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

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Air Astana and SCAT offer flights from Almaty Airport to Zhambyl Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Taraz. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Almaty Airport is to line 92 bus which takes 31m and costs $1.

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