Unofficial taxi drivers will try to get you in their taxi as soon as you enter the arrivals hall. Although you can use them, an official taxi gives you more safety, a better vehicle and a fixed, honest price. A booth of Eko-Taxi can be found inside the airport, their taxis are clearly marked. See taxis in Almaty for more taxi companies should you need one.
2000 – 3000 tenge is the price for a taxi, depending on where you need to be in Almaty.
The private shuttle bus has closed down since November 2016.
The cheap way to get in and out of the airport. Bus number 3 runs from the city center to the airport and back, 24/7, every 30 minutes. You can check its route here.
Additionally bus number 32 drives a central route (more on bus routes here) as well but stops a few hundred meters before the gate to the airport. Bus 32 runs every 15 minutes from 6am to 9pm.
A bus ride costs 80 tenge.