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train to Urgench --> Samarkand

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Hi!
From Tutu website I realized that there are 2 daily trains Urgench --> Samarkand.

One seems to be a uzbek one that I can buy online, the second one is a russian train and I cannot buy it online.

Do you think once in Urgench I will be allowed to buy the ticket for the "russian" one (it has a better timetable)?

If not, I have to get on the Uzbek one and arrive in Samarkan at 02:45am. Will I find a taxi at that time to get in some accomodation?

Do you have any suggestion?

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Re: train to Urgench --> Samarkand

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Yes,

in Urgench you can buy the "russian" train ticket. It is not a Russian train obviously, just an Uzbek train you cannot buy a ticket online for. You can also buy it through us if you are worried there will not be space, costs a few dollars more.

http://caravanistan.com/transport/train ... ts-online/

Taxi will be available, they are waiting for you when the train arrives.
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I toook this train in september and we bought tickets Urgench - Samarkand 1 day in advance for 3 persons - no problem.
We bought this tickets at the small train station Shavat, which was on our route by taxi from the Turkmen border to Khiva. Going via Urgench to buy the tickets would have caused a significant detour. That's why we asked our driver to make a short stop at Shavat train station.
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steven wrote:Yes,

in Urgench you can buy the "russian" train ticket. It is not a Russian train obviously, just an Uzbek train you cannot buy a ticket online for. You can also buy it through us if you are worried there will not be space, costs a few dollars more.

http://caravanistan.com/transport/train ... ts-online/

Taxi will be available, they are waiting for you when the train arrives.

Great! I will do that!
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Hello,
do you know if it's possible to charge bicycle on the train Urgench - Samarkand - Tashkent?
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Yes, possible -> http://caravanistan.com/transport/cycling/uzbekistan/

Let us know how it went!
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IS there a Luggage Lockers or smt similar in the Samarkan Station?

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Yes, open 24/7
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steven wrote:Yes, open 24/7
How about Urgench train station? We would like to leave our bags there while we visit Khiva.
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All larger stations have one that is open 24/7
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