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Flights to Almaty

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Book flights to Almaty

Positioned in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, Almaty is the beating heart of Kazakhstan. This city is a harmonious blend of modernity and tradition, where sleek skyscrapers coexist with quaint, tree-lined streets. Almaty is renowned for its rich cultural scene, boasting a plethora of art galleries, theatres, and music venues. The city's culinary landscape is equally diverse, offering a tantalizing mix of local and international cuisines. With its friendly locals, thriving arts scene, and stunning natural backdrop, Almaty is a city that captivates and charms in equal measure.

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

The city hosts 1 airport, offering convenient access for travellers to and from Almaty.

Almaty International Airport

This is the main international airport serving Almaty and is located approximately 15 kilometers northeast of the city center. 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 kilometers 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 kilometers 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:

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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.

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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.

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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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