Train in Turkmenistan

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Train in Turkmenistan

Postby Etronplus » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:07 pm

I just went in Turkmenistan on a 5 day transit visa and took the train 2 times. I also did not find any accurate timetable on the web (Turkmen rail website or fahrplan) so I wrote down the timetable that I have seen in Ashgabat and Turkmenabat.

On Thursday (important because I have no idea if those trains are all daily) 3rd of November 2016 :

Ashgabat to Turkmenabat

No 95 / 15:00 - 2:54
No 3 / 18:20 - 7:00
No 611 / 9:30 - 23:40
No 11 / 16:50 - 5:14

Turkmenabat to Ashgabat

No 96 / 16:15 - 4:33
No 4 / 18:40 - 6:48
No 612 / 1:00 - 15:35
No 12 / 17:43 - 5:55

Turkmenabat to Mary

No 6426 / 13:50 - ??? But should be around 7h

Ashgabat to Dasoguz

No 94 / 19:30 - ???
No 14 / 12:50 - ???

Sorry this is not complete but it is what I could understand and put together. So there are more trains than what is written on the "trains in Turkmenistan" page and it would be nice to get more information about this subject.

Cheers.

PS: I found those trains clean and a very nice way to transit through this country.
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Re: Train in Turkmenistan

Postby steven » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:36 am

Thank you, Manu. I also took the train this summer in Turkmenistan and was pleasantly surprised. I have started updating the train chapter with new info I gathered this summer and should be ready before New Year.

Thank you very much for useful timetable!
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Re: Train in Turkmenistan

Postby Atom Heart Mother » Sun May 28, 2017 6:45 am

Hello we just took the train from Ashgabat to Dasoguz.
We paid around 40 manats per persons for a 4 beds cabin, very clean.
It started at 7.30pm and we reached Dasoguz at 10am in the next morning.
We were able to put our bikes in the train in the special luggage wagon for 15 or 20 manats per bike.
I can not confirm if the train stopped in Darwaza as we were sleeping.
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Re: Train in Turkmenistan

Postby seysearles » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:59 am

Does anyone know if its easy to show up at the train station and buy tickets for a sleeper cabin?
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Re: Train in Turkmenistan

Postby steven » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:40 am

I can only speak from my own experience.

Went to the ticket office in the morning in Turkmenbashi to buy a ticket for the night train to Ashgabat.
System was not working - come back in a few hours.
Came back in a few hours. Waited another hour, finally bought a ticket. I think everybody who wanted to get one, got one in the end, but kupe seats sold out.
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