Kyrgyzstan by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Kyrgyzstan.

Here you will find information for Kyrgyzstan about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.


Useful Information

Population: 6.2 million

Currency: Som

Language: Kyrgyz

Capital: Bishkek

Country Code: +996

Time Zone: Kyrgystan Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Kyrgyzstan is operated by Kyrgyz Railway (KTJ).

Train Tickets

You can buy train tickets for Kyrgyzstan at the train station or online on tutu.ru.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Kyrgyzstan.


Long-distance trains: 

  • Lyux (SV): 2-berth lockable compartment
  • Kupe: 4-berth lockable compartment 
  • Platzkart: Open wagon layout separated into sections of 6 beds (3 top bunks, 3 lower bunks) 
  • Obshye:  Seat only, no bed
  • Restaurant car available

Short-distance trains:

  • 1st and 2nd classes available

Orient Silk Road Express


Frequently Travelled Routes In Kyrgyzstan


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Bishkek to Balykchy 4:55 Direct Train
Bishkek to Karakol 6:00 Direct Bus




From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Bishkek to Tashkent, Uzbekistan 17:36 1 Train
Bishkek to Almaty, Kazakhstan 2:06 Direct Train
Bishkek to Astana, Kazakhstan 27:46 Direct Train


Kyrgyzstan travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Bishkek
  • Balykchy

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Kyrgyzstan

We recommend visiting Kyrgyzstan anytime in the winter months from December to March or summer months from July to August. In the winter you will be able to stay in ski yurts across the country, as well as ski, or explore the snowy peaks by horseback. In summer, the country offers amazing hiking routes and shepherd yurts are available to stay in along the way. The spring and fall months are better for visiting the neighboring countries.

The country offers many activities such as cycling, horseback riding, rafting, and watching kok-boru (also known as kokpar), a dead goat polo game often played on national holidays. This game is also played in the neighboring countries of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. Don’t miss out on the Central Asian holiday or Nooruz (March 21) celebrating the coming of spring, the eagle hunting festival (August), Horseback Archery, or Yak Wrestling at Sary Mogol’s Summer Festival.  


  • Busy Season: June – August 
  • Low Season: December – February

Accommodation In Kyrgyzstan


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