So I am hoping to travel from Atyrau in Kazakhstan to Kungrad or Nukus in Uzbekistan in about 10 days time. Any tips for the best way to travel there? Do I need to prebook this journey or would there be a good chance of picking up tickets when I arrive at the station?
Is there a website to prebook the train tickets? (i've tried a few but it says I need to pick up the tickets in person in Moscow or have them posted to an address.)
Also is there any chance of a bus from Atyrau to Beyneu and would it then be easier to pick up a ticket to Kungrad or Nukus at the train station in Beyneu?