Flights Samarkand – Almaty!

Travel to the southern capital of Kazakhstan is available by direct flights Samarkand (SKD) - Almaty (ALA), at competitive prices, on comfortable Airbus A320!

We are resuming flights to Uzbekistan as of 18 March 2023. Seasonal flights between Almaty and Samarkand will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 31 May 2023.

By flight Samarkand - Almaty, you can cross 916 kilometers in 1,5 hours and see the cultural capital of Kazakhstan - mountainous Almaty.

Almaty - the most secular city of Kazakhstan and financial, and economic center. The former capital of the country is surrounded by lush greenery and is located at the foot of the Zailiysky Alatau, whose height is almost 5000 meters. For Kazakhstanis and many residents of the region, this is a city of great opportunities, Europeanized corner of Central Asia that has retained its unique national flavor.

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

Must-see places of Almaty

The most visited sights of the southern capital:

  • Kok-tobe. The mountain on which you can find the symbol of Almaty - the Almaty TV tower, a park, a platform with a panoramic view of the city, and a Ferris wheel. It can be reached by cable car, on foot, and by car.
  • Old center. You will find architectural and historical sights of the city in the central districts of Almaty, in the square of Abylai Khan and Dostyk streets. There are unique theatres, restaurants, and bars.
  • Park is named after 28 Panfilovites. One of the oldest and central parks in Almaty. It contains the oldest buildings of the city and a monument to the Great Patriotic War.
  • Ski resorts. Almaty is also attractive in the winter season. Visitors of the city appreciate the world-class ski resorts, which are 30 minutes away from the city. The most visited of them are Chimbulak, Lesnaya Skazka, and Tabagan.


The climate of Almaty: what seasons are the most favorable?

Almaty is attractive in all seasons. In winter, the air temperature can reach up to -10 °C. At this time of the year, skiing and ice skating are popular.

Summer in Almaty is hot. The air temperature can reach 35 °C.

The most favorable seasons in Almaty are spring and autumn. These seasons are characterized by moderate temperatures, a riot of greenery in spring and yellow leaf fall in autumn.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

The plane lands at Almaty International Airport. It is located 13 kilometers from the city. The central districts of the metropolis can be reached by buses No. 79, 86, 92 and 106, by taxi costing up to 4,000 tenge or by a rented car costing from 10,000 tenge per day.

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, modern fleet, range of extra services.

What is the best way to buy flight tickets?

To book tickets directly and without overpayments, we suggest using the FlyArystan application for iOS and Android  or the official website. When traveling with low-cost airlines, you significantly save on the flight, because our passengers themselves form the final cost of the flight, choosing the entire list of necessary services.

We recommend booking round-trip tickets in advance. Thus, you will make your trip even cheaper.

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

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