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

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Fly from Semiplatinsk  •  2h 58m

  1. Fly from Semiplatinsk (PLX) to Almaty (ALA) PLX - ALA

$45 - $296

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Train via Charskaya  •  17h 31m

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

$15 - $24

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Train to Ust-Kamenogorsk, fly  •  9h 11m

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

$62 - $183

Train  •  22h 34m

  1. Take the train from Semipalatinsk to Almaty 2

$17 - $27

Drive  •  16h

  1. Drive from Semey to Almaty 702.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Semey to Almaty is to train which costs $15 - $25 and takes 17h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Semey to Almaty is to fly which costs $45 - $300 and takes 2h 58m.

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

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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 17h 31m and costs $15 - $25.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m 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 best way to get from Semey to Almaty is to fly which takes 2h 58m and costs $45 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $15 - $25 and takes 17h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Semiplatinsk Airport to Almaty Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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  • Distance: 522.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

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

Qazaq Air flies from Semey to Almaty twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Semey to Almaty via Charskaya in around 17h 31m.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Qazaq Air
Website
flyqazaq.com
Flights from Semiplatinsk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Bek Air
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
SCAT
Website
scat.kz
Flights from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Almaty
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
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
4h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Charskaya
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
railways.kz
Train from Charskaya to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
railways.kz
Train from Semipalatinsk to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
22h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
railways.kz

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

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Qazaq Air offers flights from Semiplatinsk Airport to Almaty Airport.

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There are 660+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Semey to Semiplatinsk Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $4 - $5.

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