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Flights to Almaty

Book flights to Almaty

Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, sits in a unique location. Bordered by the majestic Tian Shan mountain range to the south, the city unfolds at the foothills with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. This proximity to the mountains means you can enjoy hiking and skiing activities, while the city itself offers wide avenues, parks, and a mix of Soviet-era architecture alongside modern buildings. The city experiences a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters, so be sure to pack accordingly for your visit.

Fancy a trip to Almaty? With over 600 airlines to choose from and more than 40 ways to pay, Alternative Airlines can help you conveniently book your flights to Almaty. We offer budget-friendly, flexible flight routes to Almaty no matter where you're flying from or when you plan to travel!

Airports near Almaty

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Almaty, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Almaty becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Almaty International Airport

This is the main international airport serving Almaty and is located approximately 15 kilometres northeast of the city centre. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

Although located in the capital city of Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), this airport is a major hub in Kazakhstan and offers numerous domestic and international flights. It is about a 9-hour drive or a 1.5-hour flight from Almaty.


Shymkent International Airport

Shymkent is the third-largest city in Kazakhstan and is located about 700 kilometres southwest of Almaty. Shymkent International Airport offers domestic and limited international flights. It is approximately a 10-hour drive or a 1.5-hour flight from Almaty.


Bishkek Manas International Airport

If you are unable to find a direct flight to Almaty, Bishkek Manas International Airport in neighboring Kyrgyzstan is a viable option. It is located about 230 kilometres east of Almaty and offers various international connections. From there, you can either take a connecting flight or drive to Almaty, which takes around 3-4 hours.

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Buy your flights to Almaty and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Almaty offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Almaty

With a wealth of sights to see in Almaty, here are our top 3:

Experience the Majestic Beauty of the Tian Shan Mountains

Unleash your adventurous spirit and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Almaty's Tian Shan Mountains. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a nature lover, the panoramic views from the peaks will leave you spellbound.

Discover the Rich History at Zenkov Cathedral

Step into the past and marvel at the architectural brilliance of the Zenkov Cathedral. This wooden wonder, nestled in the heart of Almaty, is not just a religious site but a testament to Kazakhstan's rich cultural heritage.

Indulge in a Unique Shopping Experience at Green Bazaar

Dive into the vibrant local culture of Almaty at the Green Bazaar. From exotic spices and fresh produce to traditional Kazakh crafts, this bustling market offers a shopping experience like no other.

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