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by Lubylu
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 8740

Re: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A

Train report: 00.22 Almaty to Urumqi 17th September. Apologies for the length of this post. Before I did this journey I was really keen for any info from this forum, so I'm including a lot of detail which I hope is useful for those also considering taking this train. Firstly, the train schedule. We ...
by Lubylu
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kaindy/Kolsai/Saty - Pack your passport
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Re: Kaindy/Kolsai/Saty - Pack your passport

Hi guys
Went to both Kaindy and Kolsai this week, with a guide. No request for passports at any checkpoint.
by Lubylu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 124
Views: 26583

Re: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A

Hi all Uzbek railways now seems to accept at least Afrosiyob e-tickets on phones, not printed out. Today I travelled from Samarkand to Tashkent on the Afrosiyob, hadn't been able to print my ticket beforehand so went to the kasse in Samarkand on arrival from Tashkent to ask for printing of the retur...
by Lubylu
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train Moscow to Tashkent
Replies: 3
Views: 4012

Re: Train Moscow to Tashkent

Train report 006 Uzbek Railways Moscow to Tashkent Took this train leaving Moscow 22.40 1st September arriving Tashkent 16.50 local time 4th September. Accurate information about stops can be found on Russian railways website or tutu rail in advance. The train kept to perfect time at every station s...
by Lubylu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 124
Views: 26583

Re: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A

An update on this - after about 24 hours the forever spinning Uzbek logo disappeared and I could see my order. I clicked electronic registration and was able to download pdf tickets. After another 24 hours I could see the charge on my credit card. So perhaps patience is the key! Despite all, I didn’...
by Lubylu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 124
Views: 26583

Re: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A

Hi guys I seem to be experiencing a variation of the theme from previous posters... Looks like I've bought 2 tickets on the website, got through all stages and seemed to have paid. However, no email. Credit card not charged (yet). Go to My Orders on the website - there's an order number there, happy...
by Lubylu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Cancelling flight booking for China visa application: best practices
Replies: 30
Views: 5173

Re: Cancelling flight booking for China visa application: best practices

Thanks a lot for the replies. In the end I booked a flight from Moscow to Shanghai with Aeroflot. No problems at all with the visa and Aeroflot refunded within a couple of days after cancelling so all good. As a few have written above, I got the distinct impression they didn't pay much attention at ...
by Lubylu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi

Hi there I found pass.rzd.ru incredibly easy to use and book tickets with. The man in seat 61 website has a good section on how to use it if you're unsure. Moscow to Almaty train indeed has stopped but I believe it's pretty easy to change at Astana. To get an early heads up on tickets I've used tutu...
by Lubylu
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Cancelling flight booking for China visa application: best practices
Replies: 30
Views: 5173

Re: Cancelling flight booking for China visa application: best practices

Hi all On this topic - I’m planning on Moscow/Uzbekistan/Kazakhstan and then into China via Xinjiang, all by rail. So was planning to apply from London for the Chinese visa with cancellable flights London to Beijing, hotel etc. However I’ve now realised I’ve already got my Russian transit visa in my...
by Lubylu
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 8740

Re: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A

Would be really grateful for any recent reports for the Almaty to Ürümqi train - hoping to get it in early September so very interested to hear anyone’s experience recently!