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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Almaty by plane, bus, train, ferry, car ferry, night train 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.

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Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Almaty (ALA) IST - ALA

$112 - $252

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Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  10h 3m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Almaty (ALA) SAW - ALA

$134 - $417

Bus, train  •  4 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
  2. Take the train from Baku-Pass to Aksarayskiy 369
  3. Take the train from Aksaraiskaia to Atyrau
  4. Take the train from Atyrau to Almaty 2

$112 - $198

Ferry, car ferry, bus, train via Petropavlovsk  •  5 days 6h

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the car ferry from Haydarpaşa to Illichivsk
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Belgorod
  4. Take the train from Belgorod to Petropavlovsk D
  5. Take the train from Petropavlovsk to Almaty 2

$181 - $320

Bus, train via Kurgan  •  5 days 22h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Mineralnye Vody
  3. Take the train from Mineralnie Wodi to Kurgan D
  4. Take the train from Kurgan to Almaty 2

$142 - $302

Ferry, car ferry, bus, train  •  5 days 22h

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the car ferry from Haydarpaşa to Illichivsk
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Belgorod
  4. Take the train from Belgorod to Kurgan D
  5. Take the train from Kurgan to Almaty 2

$184 - $327

Night train, train  •  6 days 7h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kazatin Tovarnij
  3. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Minsk-Passajirskii
  4. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Ekaterinburg Pass. D
  5. Take the train from Ekaterinburg Pass. to Almaty 2

$149 - $345

Drive  •  2 days 22h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Almaty 3402.6 miles

$700 - $1,100

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Almaty is to bus and train which costs 600 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 4 days 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Almaty is to fly which costs 600 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 8h 54m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Almaty is 3909 km. The road distance is 5444.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Almaty without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 days 5h and costs 600 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8h 54m to get from Istanbul to Almaty, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Almaty Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 20m.

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Almaty is 3h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 12:21 PM in Istanbul and 3:21 PM in Almaty.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Almaty is 5444 km. It takes approximately 2 days 22h to drive from Istanbul to Almaty.

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Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan, Ukraine International Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Almaty Airport.

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There are 706+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Almaty.
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  • Distance: 2443.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 54m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Almaty, Kazakhstan?

Air Astana, Turkish Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Almaty every 2 hours.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Atyrau
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Astana
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Shimkent
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Aktau
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Somon Air
Website
somonair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Turkmenistan Airlines
Website
flyturkmenistanairlines.eu
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Almaty via Ashgabat
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Almaty
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Almaty via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Train operators
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Baku-Pass to Aksarayskiy
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$10 - $12
2nd class (coupe)
$12 - $14
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Aksaraiskaia to Atyrau
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Belgorod to Petropavlovsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Mineralnie Wodi to Kurgan
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$50 - $80
2nd Class (Kupé)
$95 - $150
Train from Kurgan to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
41h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Belgorod to Kurgan
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$40 - $65
2nd Class (Kupé)
$75 - $120
Train from Ekaterinburg Pass. to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Atyrau to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
34h 31m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
railways.kz
Train from Petropavlovsk to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
22h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
railways.kz
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
23h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
$40 - $60
2nd class
$60 - $85
1st class
$95 - $130
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Odessa to Belgorod
Ave. Duration
20h 21m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
MiminoTrans Ge
Bus from Batumi to Mineralnye Vody
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
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facebook.com
Ferry operators

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