Almaty International Airport

Almaty International Airport is an international airport in the largest city in Kazakhstan. It is situated 15 km northeast from the centre of the city. Over 5.6 million passengers travelled through the Almaty Airport in 2017. Almaty International Airport is the hub for Air Astana, Bek Air, SCAT Airlines, and Qazaq Air.


Mailin St 2, Almaty 050039, Kazakhstan

Almaty International Airport connections: MCT

It is important to be aware of the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) in an airport when the route has a connecting flight. It's a good idea to be aware of this before booking any flight. The MCT is also a determining factor when a passenger needs to claim compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT for connecting flights in Almaty International Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 60 min.
  • Between international flights: 60 min.

Almaty International Airport terminals

Airport terminals are the sectors which allow air passengers to move between transport on the ground, gates and the airplane. It's crucial to check from which terminal you are departing from or transferring through because travellers may need some additional time to get to the right one, especially in larger airports. There are 2 terminals in Almaty International Airport.

Terminal 1 – International flights

Terminal 2 – Domestic flights

Almaty International Airport transportation

It may be difficult when visiting a destination for the very first time to find the best way to reach the city centre. Public transport is not always available straight from the airport and taxis can be costly. Our recommendation is to check all transport possibilities ahead of the flight to make sure you choose the best option for your trip.

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Almaty Airport bus

  • Line 92
    Direction: Mikrorayon Mamyr-1
  • Line 79
    Direction: Al'merek
  • Line 41
    Direction: Kokzhiyek Mikrorayon
  • Line 36
    Direction: Microdistrict Mayak

Almaty Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside Arrivals area
    Travel time (approx.): 30 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 25 EUR

Where to have a rest in Almaty Airport

At times travellers experience lengthy waiting times between flights, such as overnight layovers or a flight delay until the following day. When this happens, it is good for passengers to be familiar with where they can rest and spend their time between flights.

Almaty Airport lounge

Airport lounges are places that offer travellers a choice of benefits and services, for example relaxation zones, food and beverages, WIFI, showers, etc., so passengers can wait in an agreeable and comfortable setting.

Hotels near Almaty Airport

When your next flight departs the following morning, or the lounges are not so relaxing, the next choice might be a nearby hotel. A number of airports have hotels directly in the airport, while in others you might need to leave the airport vicinity to reach the nearest one. We have chosen a selection of hotels in case you opt to stay overnight before your flight.

  • Aksunkar Hotel
    Price: from 17 EUR per night
    Address: Zakarpatskaya St 1б, Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Contact: +7 727 354 6641
    Website: click

Almaty International Airport cafes & restaurants

When travelling, it's necessary to have enough food and drink. Whether you want a simple breakfast before an early flight, a relaxing lunch during a long layover, or to simply grab something to eat while on board, we have several choices for you to be sure you don’t become hungry during your journey.

  • Art Lunch
    Description: dining area
    Location: Level 0
  • Costa Coffee
    Location: Departures, Level 2
  • Coffee Shop
    Location: Departures, Level 2
  • Mamma's
    Location: Departures, Level 2
  • Don Coffee
    Location: Departures, Level 2
  • Elvis Coffee
    Location: Arrivals area (domestic flights)

Almaty International Airport shops

The airport shops are the perfect place to buy that last-minute souvenir, or merely to pass some time before the flight. Our guide below can help you to discover the best shopping places for your needs.

  • Duty Free
    Location: Departures area (international flights)

Almaty International Airport car hire

Sometimes driving is the most suitable option to explore a destination or maybe you need a car for your trip.

Aero Auto Express
Location: Airport area
Opening hours:
Contact: +7 727 275 7565

Additional Almaty International Airport services

  • Pharmacy (Аптека)
    Location: Level 2
  • Lost & Found
  • Mother-and-child room
  • Prayer Room

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