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Next week I'll be leaving Bishkek - a little short on time, and need to hot-foot it to Novosibirsk, Siberia. Probably on Monday night or Tuesday day, depending on schedules. Is there a direct train, or will I need to change - any online timetables for those countries? I have visas for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia all organised and in my passport already.

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Russia! My favorite tag! :) –  VMAtm Jul 20 '11 at 7:28
    
Thought it'd get your attention ;) –  Mark Mayo Jul 20 '11 at 7:35
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You can use the direct train #385Щ(sch) - this will be rail car leading right to the Novosibirsk (you should note that tutu.ru is best site for russian trains, if you can read the Cyrillic), but you should be aware it can be canceled.

I suggest you to move to the Almaty, with such trains available, with #385Щ still available:

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I can read some Cyrillic very slowly, so will go have a look ;) –  Mark Mayo Jul 20 '11 at 7:48
    
@Mark Mayo Unfortunately this site does not have English version yet. –  VMAtm Jul 20 '11 at 7:53
    
That's ok, I can read place names and times. Definitely is looking like if I cross the border first thing and get to Almaty, I can get an afternoon train north. –  Mark Mayo Jul 20 '11 at 7:54
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For those who cannot read cyrillic, Google translation is worth a try. I successfully used it from turkish to english on Istanbul city bus timetables. –  mouviciel Jul 20 '11 at 8:00
    
Yes, I think by this train it will the best case (if it will not be cancelled). –  gaRex Jul 20 '11 at 15:37
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Also try to post this @ http://mavtobus.ru/bishkek_kg/novosibirsk/ may be some drivers could help you there.

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