Train No. 001X (Almaty to Tashkent)

October 8, 2018

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Arrival of Train No. 001X at Tashkent Station

 

 

Getting to Alamaty 1 Station 

 

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The Journey

 

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Arriving at Tashkent Central Railway Station

 

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Timetable

 

Train No. 001X departs Almaty three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. 

  

"Алматы-2" Almaty 2 (Depart) 19:37

"Алматы-1" Almaty 1 (Arrive) 19:54 – (Depart) 20:09

"Шымкент" Shymkent (Arrive) 06:40 – (Depart) 06:55

*Kazakhstan / Uzbekistan border crossing*

"Ташкент Пасс Центр." Tashkent (Arrive) 11:54

 

The return journey on Train No. 001Ь departs Tashkent three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. 

 

"Ташкент Пасс Центр." Tashkent (Depart) 14:47

*Uzbekistan / Kazakhstan border crossing*

"Шымкент" Shymkent (Arrive) 21:44 – (Depart) 22:04

"Алматы-1" Almaty 1 (Arrive) 08:52 – (Depart) 09:02

"Алматы-2" Almaty 2 (Arrive) 09:19

 

Note 1: All times shown are local – Almaty is one hour ahead of Tashkent.

 

Note 2: Soviet style trains are also available between Almaty and Tashkent however the journey time on these are around 24 hours and the train tickets are not necessarily cheaper.

 

 

Tickets

 

As I was beginning my journey in Kazakhstan, I used "TicketsKz" which is a basically an online travel agency. It is very important to point out that tickets purchased through this website must be collected in Kazakhstan although some tickets are also available as e-tickets (see below). Ticket prices are marked up by approximately 50% if using this website compared to purchasing a train ticket directly at a Kazakhstan railway station. 

 

My Alamaty-1 to Tashkent e-ticket

 

 

What was the train like (including ticket prices)?

 

Coaches 13 and 14 – First Class Sleeping “Talgo Class” (VIP)

27,589.80 KZT (approx US$74.50) – prices obtained from "TicketsKz", an online travel agency. Tickets issued via this site must be collected in Kazakhstan unless an e-ticket option is available – these tickets are marked up from the real ticket price obtainable from Kazakhstan railway stations. 

 

A 2-berth "First Class" compartment with a sink hidden beneath a small table - each compartment has 1-lower and 1-upper berth and at the end of each is carriage are two toilets, a sink and drinkable water containers

 

 

Coach 12 – Second Class Sleeping “Talgo Grand Class”

29,941.80 KZT (approx US$81) – prices obtained from "TicketsKz", an online travel agency. Tickets issued via this site must be collected in Kazakhstan unless an e-ticket option is available – these tickets are marked up from the real ticket price obtainable from Kazakhstan railway stations.

  

The seating plan layout (I am not entirely sure what the difference is between a Second Class Sleeping "Talgo Grand Class" carriage and First Class Sleeping "Talgo Class" is - they look identical from the seating layout!!) (each compartment has 1-lower and 1-upper berth)

 

 

Coaches 1 to 11, 15 to 22 – Second Class Sleeping “Talgo Grand Class”

20,690.25 KZT (approx US$56) – prices obtained from "TicketsKz", an online travel agency. Tickets issued via this site must be collected in Kazakhstan unless an e-ticket option is available – these tickets are marked up from the real ticket price obtainable from Kazakhstan railway stations. 

 

 

A 4-berth compartment and the seating plan layout (each compartment has 2-lower and 2-upper berths)

 

 

 

The Restaurant and Bar Carriage

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The Samovar - it's gone!

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Suggested Links

 

The official Kazakhstan Railways website. 

 

I used "TicketsKz" to purchase all my Uzbekistan train tickets which is a Kazakhstan based online agency.  If using this site, you must pick up your tickets in Kazakhstan and expect ticket prices to be marked up by approximately 50%. Some tickets are sold as e-tickets. 

 

 

Photo Journal

 

 

 

There are always more photos to be shared but sharing them all on this journal page will just make it look cluttered so if you want to see more photos for inspiration, check out my Flickr "Kazakhstan-2018" and “Uzbekistan-2018” album.

 

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