There are 4 ways to get from Karaganda to Almaty by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 44 min

  1. KGF - ALA

$88 - $280

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Express

$17 - $26

2 alternative options

Night train  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Express

$17 - $26

Drive  •  14 h 23 min

  1. 624.5 miles

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

SCAT and Air Astana fly from Karaganda to Almaty twice daily. Alternatively, Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Karaganda to Almaty 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 10 h 7 min.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Karaganda to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Karaganda to Almaty via Ust-Kamenogorsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Karaganda to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Karaganda Pass to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
railways.kz

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Karaganda and Almaty is 786 km. The road distance is 999 km.

The cheapest way to get from Karaganda to Almaty is to train which costs $17 - $26 and takes 10 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Karaganda to Almaty is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $85 - $280.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karaganda Pass and arriving at Almaty 2. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Karaganda to Almaty, including transfers.