There are 8 ways to get from China to Kazakhstan by plane, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Chengdu to Almaty  •  10 h 47 min

  1. CTU - ALA

$103 - $323

7 alternative options

Fly Beijing to Almaty  •  9 h 21 min

  1. PEK - ALA

$216 - $306

Fly Beijing to Astana  •  10 h 19 min

  1. PEK - TSE

$196 - $437

Fly Chengdu to Astana  •  11 h

  1. CTU - TSE

$223 - $1,204

Fly Beijing to Shimkent  •  11 h 57 min

  1. PEK - CIT

$191 - $424

Train  •  3 days 22 h

$117 - $176

Train via Sanmenxia South  •  3 days 22 h

$137 - $178

Drive  •  2 days 2 h

  1. 3048.1 miles

$430 - $650

What companies run services between China and Kazakhstan?

China Southern Airlines, Hainan and four other airlines fly from Chengdu to Almaty every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Almaty via Shanghai Railway, Shanghai, Xining, Ürümqi South, Urumchi, Almaty 2, and Sayahat in around 3 days 22 h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Chengdu to Almaty via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
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
Flights from Beijing to Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Beijing to Astana via Almaty
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Chengdu to Astana via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Chengdu to Astana via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Beijing to Shimkent via Astana
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Beijing to Shimkent via Almaty
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Flights from Beijing to Shimkent via Almaty, Astana
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Almaty via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Beijing to Almaty via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Beijing to Astana via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Chengdu to Astana via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chengdu to Astana via Zhengzhou, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Almaty via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Beijing to Almaty
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Beijing to Astana
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chengdu to Astana via Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Chengdu to Almaty via Xi An
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Beijing to Shimkent via Almaty
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
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
Flights from Beijing to Shimkent via Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
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
Bek Air
Flights from Beijing to Shimkent via Astana
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Train operators
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Xining
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $50
Hard Sleeper
$75 - $90
Soft Sleeper
$110 - $150
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xining to Ürümqi South
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$65 - $90
1st Class Seat
$95 - $140
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Urumchi to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
2 days 5 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Sanmenxia South to Ürümqi South
Ave. Duration
30 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Sanmenxia South
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $95
1st Class Seat
$130 - $150
Business Class Seat
$250 - $290

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Questions & Answers

The distance between China and Kazakhstan is 3553 km. The road distance is 4877 km.

The cheapest way to get from China to Kazakhstan is to train which costs ¥750 - ¥1200 and takes 3 days 22 h.

The quickest way to get from China to Kazakhstan is to fly which takes 9 h 21 min and costs ¥1300 - ¥2000.

It takes approximately 10 h 47 min to get from China to Kazakhstan, including transfers.