Travel and Accomodation

Visa information:

Kazakhstan offers visa free entry for citizens of many countries. Information about visas can be found here:

click the "Visa and Consular Issues" link (may need a few more clicks to reach the document that describes the visa regime. Direct link to this document is shown here:

Almaty International Airport:

Almaty International Airport (IATA: ALA, ICAO: UAAA) is the largest international airport in Kazakhstan. It is about 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Almaty, the country's largest city and commercial capital of Kazakhstan.


How much is the taxi fare to and from Almaty?

A taxi to the centre of Almaty costs on average 4,000 KZT. You won’t find a taxi meter inside the taxi, so it’s important that you agree on a price beforehand. You can also book a taxi in advance through an online provider or at the airport information desk. Book your taxi at Almaty Airport through TaxiTender, an online booking platform for reliable and reasonable priced airport transfers. No stress, your driver meets you inside the airport, all rates are inclusive and cancellation is free.




Accommodation price per night at Almaty hotels near the conference place and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

These hotels offer discounts through agreement with the University. The discounts listed below are current and may or may not change in 2020. We will post an update on the discounts when the registration begins.

If you want to stay at the hotels listed below and take advantage of the discounts, please contact the local organizing committee member Dr. Serik Khokhlov at no later than one month before the beginning of the conference. These discounts can be received only through the local organizing committee. Contact Dr. Khokhlov for securing a room at the University Guest House.

Best Western -30% (20.000 KZT ~ $52)

Rahat Palace -30% (24.000 KZ ~ T $62)

Hotel Kazakhstan -20% (20.000 KZT ~ $52)

Mildom -10% (15.000 KZT ~ $39)

Accomodation is also available at the University Guest House

KazNU Guest House (8000 KZT ~ $21)

Other ways of booking an accommodation (AirBnB,, etc.) can also be used.

National currency is called tenge (KZT)

current exchange rate as of 09/03/2019 -- $1 = 390 KZT