Taxi @ Almaty airport: Q&A

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Taxi @ Almaty airport: Q&A

Postby kaoru » Tue May 28, 2019 12:59 pm

Hello. I'm flying into Almaty Airport in the night arriving around 10PM. It seems so many travelers end up riding scam taxi as they can't find Ecotaxi, and scam taxi sometimes charge them hefty 30,000tg...

How can I avoid the case? If anyone advice me the best way to the Almaty city center from the airport in the night, I would really appreciate it.

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Re: Avoiding scam taxi @ Almaty Airport

Postby Milad » Tue May 28, 2019 2:17 pm

Use Yandex Taxi.
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Re: Avoiding scam taxi @ Almaty Airport

Postby unborderedlife » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:11 am

Second vote for Yandex Taxi. Otherwise, you can contact your hotel/hostel in advance and see if they offer pickups. Most should be willing to do so for around US$10.
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Re: Avoiding scam taxi @ Almaty Airport

Postby AreWeThereYet? » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:21 am

I've flown into Almaty at fairly stupid hours (having been there 4 times I still haven't seen the airport in the light of day) and since my phone's too stupid to have most apps I just relied on the most reliable-looking taxi booths inside the airport. Every time I paid the lady at the booth and paid a fairly decent fare, 4-5000 tenge if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Avoiding scam taxi @ Almaty Airport

Postby steven » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:34 am

Yandex Taxi should be around 2500 tenge currently, via the booth around 3000 tenge I hear Saule saying.
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Re: Avoiding scam taxi @ Almaty Airport

Postby hoodmulti » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:07 pm

I used Uber at 1am before at the airport and it cost 2800...
Yandex seems to have more taxi, but uber taxi seems more comfortable and higher quality
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Re: Avoiding scam taxi @ Almaty Airport

Postby steven » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:04 pm

It is actually the same company: https://yandex.com/company/blog/yandex-uber/
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Re: Avoiding scam taxi @ Almaty Airport

Postby kaoru » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:33 pm

Thank you guys!
Installed Yandex.taxi app beforehand and it worked well!
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