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Duration 11h 15m
Distance 957 km
Average price $35
Nearby airports 5 found

Closest airports to Kazakhstan

The nearest airport to Kazakhstan is Shimkent (CIT). However, there are better options for getting to Kazakhstan. Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Nur-Sultan Nurly Zhol to Almaty 2 6 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $40 and the journey takes 15h 57m. Alternatively, Shymkent Samal Bus Terminal operates a bus from Shymkent Samal Bus Station to Almaty Sayran Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 11h.

Recommended airport

Nur-Sultan (NQZ)

  1. Nur-Sultan Nurly Zhol
  2. Almaty
16h 36m
$13 - $44
Other nearby airports

Shimkent (CIT)

  1. Shymkent Samal Bus Station
  2. Almaty
11h 15m
Cheapest
$18 - $19

Aktyubinsk (AKX)

  1. Aktobe
  2. Almaty
34h 7m
$34 - $116

Zhezkazgan (DZN)

  1. Zhezqazghan
  2. Karagandy
  3. Almaty
23h 59m
$26 - $38

Kzyl-Orda (KZO)

  1. Kyzylorda
  2. Almaty
26h 40m
$16 - $39

Important airports for Almaty

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling to Kazakhstan? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Kazakhstan. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Kazakhstan.

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The nearest airport to Kazakhstan is Zhezkazgan (DZN) Airport which is 197.5 km away.

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It takes 16h 36m to get from Almaty to Nur-Sultan (NQZ) Airport.

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We recommend flying to Nur-Sultan (NQZ) Airport, which is 957.3 km away from Almaty. The train from Nur-Sultan (NQZ) to Almaty takes 16h 36m.

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