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

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Fly, train  •  6 h 57 min

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

$57 - $138

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Train  •  21 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Turkestan Express

$16 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Turkestan 513.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Turkestan is to train which costs $16 - $25 and takes 21 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Turkestan is to fly and train which costs $55 - $140 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Almaty to Turkestan. However, there are services departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Shojtobe via Turkestan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 35 min.

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The distance between Almaty and Turkestan is 702 km. The road distance is 821.4 km.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Turkestan without a car is to train which takes 21 h 35 min and costs $16 - $25.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Almaty to Turkestan, including transfers.

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Almaty to Turkestan 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 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Turkestan is 821 km. It takes approximately 11 h 32 min to drive from Almaty to Turkestan.

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  • Distance: 438.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Almaty to Turkestan twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 20 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Almaty to Shimkent
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Kokbulak to Shojtobe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Turkestan
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
railways.kz

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Turkestan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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 $1.

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