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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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According the official site: The passengers and visitors of the airport have an opportunity of wireless internet access. “AERONET” and service on Wi-Fi internet access are on the 2nd floor in the waiting hall.


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As I write, Real Russia is still offering train 326Н departing 2011-07-29 at 15:36 and train 385Щ departing 2011-07-29 at 16:27 , for a 37 to 39-hour journey via Semipalatinsk (Semey) and Altayskaya. (Poezda finds these trains too: 326, 385.) Of course maybe the train is full and I'd only know if I tried to book. If you're thinking of combining trains with ...


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I really advice you not to take the bus - there are very hard roads in Kazakhstan, and buses not in good condition. If you want, try the Hitchhiking - Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Rubtsovsk, Veselojarsk -Aul (border point here), Semipalatinsk (Semey), Georgievka, Ayagoz, Taldykorgan, Almaty. This will be not very quick, but more comfortable. Also I found a flight ...


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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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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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