Flights Almaty - Samarkand!

FlyArystan connects the southern capital of Kazakhstan with one of the oldest cities in the world - Samarkand with direct flights from Almaty (ALA) to Samarkand (SKD).

Seasonal flights between Almaty and Samarkand will continue operating from 2 September twice a week every Tuesday and Saturday on the comfortable Airbus 320. Tickets are on sale.

The distance between Almaty and Samarkand is 916 kilometers, which can be flown in 1 hour 40 minutes. Flights are operated twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays on comfortable Airbus 320s and at low fares.

Samarkand belongs to a number of the oldest cities of mankind, its age is about 28 centuries. Founded on the Great Silk Road, the city was the capital of many states and known empires. Today's Samarkand is a city that has survived times of ups and downs. Now it is a lively center of international tourism. Every year, thousands of travelers arrive in Samarkand to immerse themselves in the exotic atmosphere of the East.

We offer an extensive route network, which makes it possible to find a suitable connecting flight from your city to Samarkand.

Must-visit places of Samarkand

The most popular sights of the city:

  • Registan. The main sightseeing of the city is in the central square. The ensemble of three madrasas served as the scientific center of the entire region. Madrasas are important not only for their beauty but also for their cultural, spiritual, and educational role.
  • Mausoleum of Gur-Emir. The ancient tomb of the ruler Tamerlane was built in the 15th century. One of the main sights of the city.
  • Shahi Zinda. A complex of 11 mausoleums in the north of the city. Its name translates as "the living king". The mausoleums, like nothing else, reflect the long history of Samarkand.

Climate: what is the best time to visit Samarkand?

The hottest season here lasts from June to September with average daily temperatures above 28 °C.

The coldest season lasts from November to March. The temperature can reach as low as -2 °C.

The most comfortable season begins with autumn. At this time, the air becomes transparent, the best varieties of grapes, melons, watermelons, and fruits ripen.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

From Samarkand Airport to the city centre, you can take buses No. 23, 56, 10, 60, 18, 19, 37, 52, 31. The fare is 1200 soums (pay the driver), travel time is 20 minutes.

You can take a taxi for 130,000 soums, if the amount is much higher than this, you need to bargain. Travel time is 15 minutes.

Advantages of flying with us

FlyArystan is a subsidiary of Air Astana, Central Asia’s leading airline, from which we draw all safety, technical, training, systems, and services support. 

Passengers get the maximum benefits for the minimum price and note the following advantages of traveling with us: low fares, a modern fleetrange of extra services.

What is the best way to buy a flight ticket?

To buy a ticket for the Almaty-Samarkand flight directly and without intermediary extra charges, we recommend using the FlyArystan app for iOS and Android or the official website. Traveling with us, you save on your trip. Our passengers form the final cost of the flight by themselves, selecting the entire list of necessary services.

We recommend booking round-trip tickets in advance. This will make your trip even more profitable.

Please familiarize yourself with the rules for entering Uzbekistan by following the link in advance. 

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