Almaty International Airport

Last updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Almaty International Airport is a large airport located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It serves Almaty and the surrounding areas.

It operates scheduled services and is identified by the IATA code ALA.

Almaty International Airport is situated in the continent of Asia, specifically in the country of Kazakhstan, with latitude 43.354267 and longitude 77.042828.

It has an elevation of 680.92 meters (2234 ft) and is identified by the GPS code UAAA.

Phone+7 7272 70 33 33
Elevation680.92 m (2234 ft)
AddressMailin St 2, Almaty 050039, Kazakhstan
WebsiteAlmaty International Airport
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Airport address

Almaty International Airport

Mailin St 2, Almaty 050039, Kazakhstan

Which country is Almaty International Airport?

Almaty International Airport is situated in Almaty, which is in Kazakhstan, a country located on the continent of Asia.

How do I get from Almaty International Airport to city centre?

To get from Almaty International Airport to the city center, you have several transportation options:

  1. Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal. You can either negotiate a fare with the driver or use a ride-hailing app like Yandex.Taxi or Uber. The journey to the city center takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

  2. Bus: Bus number 79 operates between the airport and the city center. The bus stop is located outside the terminal building. The journey takes approximately 40-50 minutes, depending on traffic. Make sure to have local currency (Tenge) to pay for the bus fare.

  3. Shuttle Bus: There is an official airport shuttle bus service called "Almaty Airport Express" that operates between the airport and various locations in the city center. The shuttle bus departs every 30 minutes and the journey takes around 30-40 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the airport or online.

  4. Private Transfer: You can pre-book a private transfer service to pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your destination in the city center. This option offers convenience and comfort, especially if you have a lot of luggage or prefer a more personalized service.

Choose the option that suits your preferences and budget to reach the city center from Almaty International Airport.

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Almaty International Airport.

  1. How many terminals does Almaty International Airport have? Almaty International Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is the main terminal and handles both domestic and international flights, while Terminal 2 is primarily used for domestic flights.

  2. What airlines operate at Almaty International Airport? Almaty International Airport serves as a hub for several airlines, including Air Astana, SCAT Airlines, and Bek Air. Additionally, numerous international airlines operate flights to and from the airport, connecting Almaty with various destinations worldwide.

  3. How far is Almaty city center from the airport, and what transportation options are available? Almaty International Airport is located approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) northeast of the city center. Travelers have several transportation options to reach the city, including taxis, airport shuttles, and public buses. Taxis are readily available outside the terminals, while airport shuttles and public buses provide more affordable alternatives for reaching different parts of the city.


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