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.
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:
Also try to post this @ http://mavtobus.ru/bishkek_kg/novosibirsk/ may be some drivers could help you there.