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Trains from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk

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Railroad route Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk overview

Trains from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk depart 3 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 01:40, the last - 16:16. Travel time between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk takes from 2days 01h 03min to 2days 08h 37min. Train tickets from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk cost from 133 USD to 899 USD, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is April 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Ekaterinburg (Екатеринбург)

Arrival station:

Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский)


Complete schedule of trains from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
01:40 02:43 2days 01h 03min 002Щ Rossiya Regular Train 321 USD
01:40 02:44 2days 01h 04min 062М Regular Train 189 USD
01:40 02:43 2days 01h 03min 002М Regular Train 321 USD
10:07 16:16 2days 06h 09min 002Э Russia Regular Train 144 USD
10:15 16:15 2days 06h 00min 100Э Regular Train 133 USD
16:08 00:45 2days 08h 37min 082И Regular Train 137 USD
19:50 03:25 2days 07h 35min 070Ч Regular Train 141 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk

Yes there are direct trains departing from Ekaterinburg (Екатеринбург) and arriving to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский). Trains depart 3 times a day.

Trains from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk depart from Ekaterinburg (Екатеринбург) and arrive to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский).

The fastest train is 002М , departing at 01:40 from Ekaterinburg and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station. Travel time of the fastest train 002М - 2days 01h 03min. Tickets cost from 321 USD.

The cheapest train is 100Э , departing at 10:15 from Ekaterinburg, traveling for 2days 06h 00min and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station at 16:15. Tickets for this train cost from 133 USD.

Travel time between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk takes from 2days 01h 03min to 2days 08h 37min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk depart from Ekaterinburg (Екатеринбург). The first train a day departs at 01:40.

Trains from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk arrive to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский).

Train tickets from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk usually cost from 133 USD to 899 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 133 USD per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk depart 3 times a day, covering the whole route from 2days 52min to 2days 08h 37min.

Regular Trains between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk have the following numbers: 002Щ, 100Э, 070Ч, 062М, 002М, 082И, 002Э

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk have the following ticket classes:

  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 133 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 185 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 779 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
01:40 02:43 2days 01h 03min 002Щ Rossiya 321 USD
01:40 02:44 2days 01h 04min 062М 189 USD
01:40 02:43 2days 01h 03min 002М 321 USD
10:07 16:16 2days 06h 09min 002Э Russia 144 USD
10:15 16:15 2days 06h 00min 100Э 133 USD
16:08 00:45 2days 08h 37min 082И 137 USD
19:50 03:25 2days 07h 35min 070Ч 141 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


Popular trains on a route Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk

002Щ, Rossiya Regular Train

Departing from Ekaterinburg at 01:40 - arriving at Irkutsk at 02:43
Travel Time - 2days 01h 03min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 321 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 432 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 824 USD


002Э, Russia Regular Train

Departing from Ekaterinburg at 10:07 - arriving at Irkutsk at 16:16
Travel Time - 2days 06h 09min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 144 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 256 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest Regular train between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk:

100Э,   Regular Train
Departing from Ekaterinburg at 10:15 - arriving at Irkutsk at 16:15
Travel Time - 2days 06h 00min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 133 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 200 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable Regular train between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk:

062М,   Regular Train
Departing from Ekaterinburg at 01:40 - arriving at Irkutsk at 02:44
Travel Time - 2days 01h 04min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 189 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 443 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 899 USD


 

Recommended fastest Regular train between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk:

002Щ, Rossiya  Regular Train
Departing from Ekaterinburg at 01:40 - arriving at Irkutsk at 02:43
Travel Time - 2days 01h 03min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 321 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 432 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 824 USD


 

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