Bishkek, located 252 km west of Almaty, is the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, a fascinating destination that offers a unique blend of modern and traditional cultures. Known for its Soviet-era architecture, bustling bazaars, delicious cuisine, and friendly people, Bishkek is a vibrant city with much to offer.
If you are landing at Almaty International Airport and wish to make your way to Bishkek, you have two transportation options; you can take a taxi or bus. Taking a taxi or private transit from Almaty Airport to Bishkek is undoubtedly the best option as taxis offer direct 24/7 door-to-door services, taking 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach the city. Alternatively, for a more cost-savvy option, travellers can take the minibus. However, you must first make your way to Sayran bus station beforehand; this route takes around 4 hours and 45 minutes, excluding waiting times.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Almaty at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.