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Talgo train has been operating in Kazakhstan since 2002 year, for now there are 5 trains in Kazakhstan, and the route Almaty - Astana is #0101ТЦ (TTZ), and, according to the most popular train schedule site in Russia, it goes every day. According the official site of Kazakhs railways (sorry, only in Russian and Kazakh, to search, use АЛМАТЫ 2(Almaty) to ...


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I found this thread on tripadvisor: express train Almaty to Astana. Nothing official, but it may help. In summary: as of 2008, there were two trains from Almaty to Astana in the winter. A “fast train” leaving around midday and taking 20 hours. An express train, officially called Tulpar, but in practice known as “Ispanski” (i.e. Spanish) or Talgo. This ...


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In the end, I decided with Irkutsk. My reasoning: There is a Mongolian embassy in Almaty, but it's quite far out of town, and is a hassle to get to. Also, the Kazakh police concern me a bit, and being without a passport is stressful when they're around. In Irkutsk, you can pay for 1-4 working days processing, and it's in the center of town. It requires ...


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Seat 61 cites Chris Nuttall, who traveled in autumn 2009: I departed Almaty 2 station at 19:28 on the daily Talgo overnight train to Astana (train number 1 / 2) and travelled in Platskartny which consisted of 4 berth compartments, the same as the 'Tourist class' on the Spanish railways own Talgo sleeper trains, rather than the usual Russian semi-open ...



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