To and From the Airport

Aktyubinsk/Aqtöbe/Aktöbe (AKX):

Location: 4 km/2 Miles S of the City.
By Taxi: To the city ~US$2-4/10-15 mins.
By Bus: Bus #8 runs into the city.
Updated Jan05.


Almaty/Алматы (ALA):

Location: 16 km/10 Miles NE of the City centre.
By Taxi: To the city centre KZT 700/30 mins. US$5 is the normal price, but be prepared for an argument to obtain this fare. US$20 as a max.


By Bus:
Note: At Aalmaty airport, a lot of people try to convince you that there is no bus to the City center. To catch the bus, you MUST exit the airport (there is only one exit), and walk about 300 metres, and you will see a few number of buses that run to the city center. Nº 32 and 79 are ok if you are going to the bus station (Sayahat) near city center or the Central Mosque. Cost: KZT 50 coin.
Airline Buses: Some airlines reportedly run a free bus into town.
Long distance buses: Some companies run buses from the airport to Bishkek.
Hotel Buses: Some larger hotels, such as the Hyatt Regency, offer transfers to the airport for guests.

Baggage Storage: Left Luggage facilities reported to be available.
Notes: You can avoid the hassle of Passport and Customs Control by arranging (and paying for) a VIP service for $50-75. Your local office or hotel in Almaty can arrange this for you. Make sure it is arranged beforehand.
Be aware of the following scam in operation. There have been several occasions where someone with a sign with your name on it will meet you somewhere before you exit (in baggage claim or Passport Control). This person has copied the sign of the legitimate driver who is waiting for you after Customs Control. This driver will then escort you to his car and drive you halfway into town and drop you off. He will not take you the rest of the way unless you pay him several hundred dollars. Therefore, make sure you have some way to identify your driver other than a handmade sign.
Airport Website: www.almatyairport.kz.
Airport Tel No: +7 3272 57 1300.
Updated Sep11 A Bota. Visited Airport




Aqtau/Aktau (SCO):

Location: 28 km/17 Miles N of the City, near Segendy.
By Taxi: Available, and believed to cost ~US$5.
By Bus: Reported to run into the city.
Updated Jan 05.


Astana/Астана (TSE):

Location: 18 km/7 Miles S of City.
By Taxi: ~US$10/20 mins to City Centre.
By Bus: Bus#10 & 15T runs into the city ~every 30 mins, passing down Respublika.
Notes: Astana was formely known as Akmola/Aqmola.
Updated Jan05. Visited Airport


Atyrau (GUW):

Location: 8 km/5 Miles WNW of the city.
By Taxi: To the city 20-30 mins.
Updated Jan 05


Balkhash/Balqash (BXH):

Location: 7 km/4 Miles NNE of town.
Updated Jan 05.


Karaganda/Qaraghandy (KGF):

Location: 26 km/16 Miles SSE of Karaghanda.
By Taxi: Available.
By Bus: Bus #152 runs to both the bus and train stations in the city. Takes up to 60 mins.
Updated Jan05.


Kostanay/Qostanay/Kustanay - Narimanovka (KSN):

Location: 5 km/3 Miles W of the city.
By Taxi: To the city ~US$3-5.
By Bus: Bus #20 runs into the city.
Updated Jan05.


Kyzyl-Orda:

Location: 16 km/10 Miles S of Kyzylorda city.
By Taxi: Available.
Updated Jan 05.


Pavlodar (PWQ):

Location: 11 km/7 Miles SE of the city.
By Taxi: US$4-5.
By Bus: Bus #22 runs to the bus station in the city.
Updated Jan05.


Petropavl/Petropavlovsk (PPK):

By Taxi: ~US$5-10/15-20 mins.
Updated Jan05


Semey/Semipalatinsk (PLX):

Location: SW of the city.
By Taxi: Available.
By Bus: Bus #33 runs into the city.
Updated Jan05


Shymkent/Chimkent (CIT):

Location: 11 km/7 Miles NW of the city.
By Taxi: To the city ~US$6.
By Bus: Bus #12 is reported to run from the airport to Konaev Bulvardy in the city.
Updated Jan05 www


Taraz (UADD):

Location: 6 km/4 Miles W of the city.
By Taxi: Available.
Updated Jan05


Uralsk/Oral (URA):

Location: 15 km/9 Miles SE of the city.
Updated Jan05


Ust-Kamenogorsk/Öskemen (UKK):

Location: 10 km/6 Miles W of the city.
By Taxi: US$5 into the city.
By Bus: Bus #12 & 39 run into the city.
Updated Jan05


Zhambyl/Dzambul (DMB):

Location: A few miles W of the city.
By Taxi: ~US$5+/15 mins.
By Bus: Bus #9 is reported to run to the city, but infrequently.
Updated Jan05 www.


Zhezkazgan (DZN):

Location: 8 km/5 Miles S of Dzezhkazkan.
Updated Jan05 www




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