There are 5 ways to get from Semey to Almaty by train, plane or car

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Train to Ust-Kamenogorsk, fly  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
  2. Fly from Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK) to Almaty (ALA) UKK - ALA

$62 - $183

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Train via Charskaya  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Charskaya Express
  2. Take the train from Charskaya to Almaty 2 Express

$15 - $24

3 alternative options

Train to Pavlodar, fly  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.)
  2. Fly from Pavlodar (PWQ) to Almaty (ALA) PWQ - ALA

$103 - $268

Train  •  22 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Almaty 2

$16 - $25

Drive  •  16 h

  1. Drive from Semey to Almaty 702.3 miles

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Semipalatinsk and arriving at Almaty 2. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 22 h 34 min.

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The distance between Semey and Almaty is 836 km. The road distance is 1123.7 km.

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The best way to get from Semey to Almaty without a car is to train which takes 17 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to get from Semey to Almaty, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Almaty Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Semey to Almaty is 1124 km. It takes approximately 16 h to drive from Semey to Almaty.

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SCAT, Bek Air and Air Astana offer flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport to Almaty Airport.

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There are 571+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Semey to Almaty.
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  • Distance: 522.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Semey to Almaty via Charskaya in around 17 h 31 min.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Flights from Pavlodar to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Flights from Pavlodar to Almaty via Astana
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Bek Air
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Pavlodar to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Zaschita
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Aksu 1 (Ermak Gruz.)
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Charskaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
railways.kz
Train from Charskaya to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
22 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
railways.kz

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