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Trains from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk

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Railroad route Novosibirsk - Irkutsk overview

Trains from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk depart 1 time a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 01:11, the last - 16:16. Travel time between Novosibirsk and Irkutsk takes from 1day 04h 42min to 1day 10h 12min. Train tickets from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk cost from 50 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 Novosibirsk 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:

Novosibirsk Main Train Station (Новосибирск (Главный Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский)


Complete schedule of trains from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
01:11 09:18 1day 08h 07min 097С Regular Train 146 USD
01:33 08:48 1day 07h 15min 242С Regular Train 50 USD
08:53 16:15 1day 07h 22min 100Э Regular Train 133 USD
08:53 16:16 1day 07h 23min 002Э Russia Regular Train 144 USD
14:58 00:45 1day 09h 47min 082И Regular Train 137 USD
17:13 03:25 1day 10h 12min 070Ч Regular Train 141 USD
19:54 03:34 1day 07h 40min 048Н Regular Train 172 USD
19:54 03:34 1day 07h 40min 008И Regular Train 50 USD
20:13 03:17 1day 07h 04min 008Н Regular Train 135 USD
20:13 03:17 1day 07h 04min 012Й Regular Train 152 USD
21:46 02:43 1day 04h 57min 002Щ Rossiya Regular Train 321 USD
21:46 02:43 1day 04h 57min 006Щ Regular Train 73 USD
21:46 02:43 1day 04h 57min 002М Regular Train 321 USD
22:02 02:44 1day 04h 42min 062М Regular Train 189 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Novosibirsk and Irkutsk

Yes there are direct trains departing from Novosibirsk Main Train Station (Новосибирск (Главный Вокзал)) and arriving to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский). Trains depart 1 time a day.

Trains from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk depart from Novosibirsk Main Train Station (Новосибирск (Главный Вокзал)) and arrive to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский).

The fastest train is 062М , departing at 22:02 from Main Train Station and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station. Travel time of the fastest train 062М - 1day 04h 42min. Tickets cost from 189 USD.

The cheapest train is 242С , departing at 01:33 from Main Train Station, traveling for 1day 07h 15min and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station at 08:48. Tickets for this train cost from 50 USD.

Travel time between Novosibirsk and Irkutsk takes from 1day 04h 42min to 1day 10h 12min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk depart from Novosibirsk Main Train Station (Новосибирск (Главный Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 01:11.

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

Train tickets from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk usually cost from 50 USD to 899 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Novosibirsk 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 50 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 Novosibirsk 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 Novosibirsk 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 Novosibirsk and Irkutsk depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 1day 04h 32min to 1day 10h 12min.

Regular Trains between Novosibirsk and Irkutsk have the following numbers: 002Щ, 100Э, 070Ч, 048Н, 097С, 082И, 008Н, 006Щ, 002М, 062М, 242С, 002Э, 012Й, 008И

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 Novosibirsk to Irkutsk have the following ticket classes:

  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 50 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 59 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 107 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Novosibirsk and Irkutsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
01:11 09:18 1day 08h 07min 097С 146 USD
01:33 08:48 1day 07h 15min 242С 50 USD
08:53 16:15 1day 07h 22min 100Э 133 USD
08:53 16:16 1day 07h 23min 002Э Russia 144 USD
14:58 00:45 1day 09h 47min 082И 137 USD
17:13 03:25 1day 10h 12min 070Ч 141 USD
19:54 03:34 1day 07h 40min 048Н 172 USD
19:54 03:34 1day 07h 40min 008И 50 USD
20:13 03:17 1day 07h 04min 008Н 135 USD
20:13 03:17 1day 07h 04min 012Й 152 USD
21:46 02:43 1day 04h 57min 002Щ Rossiya 321 USD
21:46 02:43 1day 04h 57min 006Щ 73 USD
21:46 02:43 1day 04h 57min 002М 321 USD
22:02 02:44 1day 04h 42min 062М 189 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Novosibirsk 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 Novosibirsk - Irkutsk

002Щ, Rossiya Regular Train

Departing from Novosibirsk at 21:46 - arriving at Irkutsk at 02:43
Travel Time - 1day 04h 57min

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 Novosibirsk at 08:53 - arriving at Irkutsk at 16:16
Travel Time - 1day 07h 23min

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 Novosibirsk and Irkutsk:

242С,   Regular Train
Departing from Novosibirsk at 01:33 - arriving at Irkutsk at 08:48
Travel Time - 1day 07h 15min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 50 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 60 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable, fastest Regular train between Novosibirsk and Irkutsk:

062М,   Regular Train
Departing from Novosibirsk at 22:02 - arriving at Irkutsk at 02:44
Travel Time - 1day 04h 42min

Ticket classes:

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


 

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