Tashkent - Almaty train Q&A

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Tashkent - Almaty train Q&A

Postby Provodnik » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:21 pm

http://www.ut.uz/ru/obshestvo/tashkent- ... noy-poezd/
http://temirzholy.kz/press-tsentr/press ... talgo.html

Since 21st march a direct Talgo-train links Almaty and Tashkent in about 16 hrs. The train runs twice weekly.

Timetable:
Almaty-2 dep 22h30 mon,sat - Tashkent arr 13h47 tue,sun
Tashkent dep 15h10 tue,sun - Almaty-2 arr 8h51 wed,mon

Fares:
seating car 4228 KZT / 12 EUR
kupe 9342 KZT / 27 EUR
sv 11077 KZT / 32 EUR
(according to the booking website of Kazakh railways)

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Re: New Tashkent - Almaty train running

Postby Provodnik » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:26 pm

One of the 1st passengers reports from the train and shows us the luxury-compartment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0A6MV3AuQM
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Re: New Tashkent - Almaty train running

Postby Provodnik » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:21 pm

Uzbek engine with Kazakh Talgo-trainset at Tashkent station:
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Source: http://www.railway.uz/uz/informatsionna ... osti/6164/


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Re: New 16h Tashkent - Almaty train

Postby kepler » Tue May 09, 2017 12:13 pm

Is there any reason why I can't book any ticket from Tashkent but only from Almaty?
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Re: New 16h Tashkent - Almaty train

Postby steven » Wed May 10, 2017 1:19 pm

You should be able to book it, kepler. Do people in Tashkent tell you it is impossible?
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Re: New 16h Tashkent - Almaty train

Postby kepler » Tue May 16, 2017 1:27 pm

No, I was trying to do it online but turned out I can't do that.
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Re: New 16h Tashkent - Almaty train

Postby Derkowski » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:15 pm

Report: new train from Tashkent to almaty with bicycles. Couldn't find any info on how it would go so we decided to try it. 2 people, 2 bicycles, has booked 2 sleeping berths.
On arrival the conductor said they were too big and called one of us inside to negotiate a "price", settling on $20 per bike. Then they said the only place to put them was on one of our bunks. Removed the front wheels and they both fit okay but it meant we had to share one bunk for 16 hours. They are pretty small too! For that price we could've bought a separate bed for the bikes, but I'm not sure if that's even allowed.. alternatively, if you remove the pedals, front wheel, and handlebars it might fit under the bed but we didn't try this.
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Re: New 16h Tashkent - Almaty train

Postby Provodnik » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:15 pm

The Almaty - Tashkent train will soon run 3 times weekly (instead of twice weekly):
https://www.interfax.kz/?lang=eng&int_id=21&news_id=29946

There are also talks about extending the Urumchi - Almaty train to Tashkent in summer season: http://lenta.inform.kz/ru/poezd-almaty-tashkent-budet-kursirovat-tri-raza-v-nedelyu_a3163963
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Almaty-Tashkent sleeper train

Postby nastasjaf » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:54 pm

Hiya everyone,

I checked and found I could book train for only 4 people at a time. We are 2 adults and 3 children (aged 10,7,4).
What would be the best sleeping arrangement?

What are 19:30 sleeper trains from Almaty to Tashkent like? Does one cabin have 2 or 4 beds?

Can we book twice? 4 people plus 1 person?
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Re: Almaty-Tashkent sleeper train

Postby Jvita » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:28 pm

I'm taking it tomorrow, will let you know if there haven't been any more detailed replies, but I'll tell you my experience of the astana-almaty train. I booked with the tickets.kz site, which gives a visual selection menu for choosing tickets i.e. a diagram of the carriage with clickable beds, like booking seats at a theatre. In your case I guess you could choose all four beds in a cabin if available - the three kids and an adult, and book a single bed in a cabin nearby for the remaining adult.
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