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There are 4 ways to get from Karaganda to Almaty by plane, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  2h 44m

  1. Fly from Karaganda (KGF) to Almaty (ALA) KGF - ALA

$88 - $280

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Train  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the train from Karaganda Pass to Almaty 2 Express

$15 - $25

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Night train  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the night train from Karaganda Pass to Almaty 2 Express

$15 - $25

Drive  •  14h 23m

  1. Drive from Karaganda to Almaty 624.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Karaganda to Almaty is to train which costs $15 - $25 and takes 10h 7m.

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

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

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The distance between Karaganda and Almaty is 786 km. The road distance is 999.3 km.

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Almaty without a car is to train which takes 10h 7m and costs $15 - $25.

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

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Karaganda to Almaty train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), depart from Karaganda Pass station.

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Almaty is to fly which takes 2h 44m and costs $85 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $15 - $25 and takes 10h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Karaganda Airport to Almaty Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Karaganda to Almaty train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Almaty 2 station.

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Map of how to get from Karaganda to Almaty.
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  • Distance: 491 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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 4 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 10h 7m.

Airlines
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Karaganda to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Karaganda to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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
10h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
railways.kz

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Yes, the driving distance between Karaganda to Almaty is 999 km. It takes approximately 14h 23m to drive from Karaganda to Almaty.

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SCAT and Air Astana offer flights from Karaganda Airport to Almaty Airport.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Karaganda to Karaganda Airport is to taxi which takes 24m and costs $7 - $9.

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