Almaty Arrival and Departure
Almaty International Airport is the busiest airport in Kazakhstan connecting more than 20 destinations. Regular scheduled flights arrive from notable world cities and with highly reputed carriers such as Asiana Airlines, British Midland Airways, China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Transaero. Some of the most popular airlines in the world can be relied on to get you to Almaty.
The airport has one terminal. This building has an up-to date infrastructure and it is conveniently located just about 20 km away from the city. The newly built ring road significantly reduces travelling time from the airport to the centre of Almaty and back which allows access to the major hotels in 30 minutes. If you are a transit passenger, you may well spend time waiting for a connecting flight not within the confines of the airport, but in the city itself with its wide variety of restaurants, entertainment and cultural centres.
The average cost of travel from the airport is 3,000 Tenge (about 20 USD). Be aware of scams involving taxis, and be sure to establish a total price, occasionally drivers agree to 3,000 Tenge but on arrival demand that price per kilometre. Avoid the services of private individuals and try to find a regular taxi (with a taxi sign and official company livery on the car), which is usually located near the airport’s main entrance. At the same time, bear in mind that travelling back to the airport typically costs about half the price of the taxi to the city.
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