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 $18 - $28 and the journey takes 10 h 7 min.
How to get from Karaganda to Almaty
From Karaganda taxi to Karaganda airport, fly to Almaty airport, then line 92 bus to Almaty. 2 h 44 min $159. From Karaganda Pass train to Almaty 2. 10 h 7 min $21. From Karaganda Pass night train to Almaty 2. 10 h 8 min $21. From Karaganda drive to Almaty. 14 h 23 min.