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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Beijing (PEK) to Almaty (ALA) PEK - ALA

$215 - $305

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Beijing to Omsk
  2. Take the train from Omsk to Petropavlovsk
  3. Take the bus from Petropavl to Astana
  4. Take the bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station

$507 - $651

Drive  •  38 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Beijing to Almaty 2341.6 miles

$330 - $490

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Beijing to Almaty is to fly which costs ¥1400 - ¥2100 and takes 8 h 40 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Beijing to Almaty is to fly which costs ¥1400 - ¥2100 and takes 8 h 40 min.

More details

The distance between Beijing and Almaty is 3273 km. The road distance is 3746.6 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Beijing to Almaty without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 days 4 h and costs ¥3400 - ¥4500.

More details

It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Beijing to Almaty, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Beijing Airport to Almaty Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 10 min.

Search flights

Almaty is 2 h behind Beijing. It is currently 5:20 AM in Beijing and 3:20 AM in Almaty.

Yes, the driving distance between Beijing to Almaty is 3747 km. It takes approximately 38 h 38 min to drive from Beijing to Almaty.

Get driving directions

Hainan, Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Beijing Airport to Almaty Airport.

Search flights

There are 556+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Beijing to Almaty.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 2045.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

What companies run services between Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan?

Air Astana, Hainan and four other airlines fly from Beijing to Almaty every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Beijing to Almaty
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Beijing to Almaty via Astana
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Beijing to Almaty via Seoul
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Beijing to Almaty
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Beijing to Almaty via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Beijing to Almaty via Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Train operators
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Beijing to Omsk
Ave. Duration
3 days 17 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$460 - $600
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Petropavl to Astana
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Travel Insider: Top Japan travel tips by Beatrix Holland, Bali: What to do if Mount Agung erupts and How to get from London City Airport into central London - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The best way to get from Beijing to Beijing Airport is to subway which takes 30 min and costs ¥25.

More details