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Trains from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk

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Railroad route Ulan-Ude - Irkutsk overview

Trains from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk depart 6 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 02:14, the last - 22:06. Travel time between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk takes from 06h 57min to 09h 00min. Train tickets from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk cost from 27 USD to 928 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 Ulan-Ude 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:

Ulan-Ude (Улан-Удэ)

Arrival station:

Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский)


Complete schedule of trains from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
02:14 10:14 08h 00min 069Ч Regular Train 86 USD
03:13 10:13 07h 00min 003З Regular Train 59 USD
03:23 10:23 07h 00min 001М Rossiya Regular Train 324 USD
03:27 10:24 06h 57min 061М Regular Train 189 USD
04:59 12:59 08h 00min 321И Barguzin Regular Train 27 USD
05:02 13:07 08h 05min 149И Regular Train 33 USD
09:45 17:19 07h 34min 047Н Regular Train 49 USD
14:14 22:06 07h 52min 099Э Regular Train 36 USD
17:30 02:30 09h 00min 361И Regular Train 37 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk

Yes there are direct trains departing from Ulan-Ude (Улан-Удэ) and arriving to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский). Trains depart 6 times a day.

Trains from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk depart from Ulan-Ude (Улан-Удэ) and arrive to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский).

The fastest train is 061М , departing at 03:27 from Ulan-Ude and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station. Travel time of the fastest train 061М - 06h 57min. Tickets cost from 189 USD.

The cheapest train is 321И Barguzin, departing at 04:59 from Ulan-Ude, traveling for 08h 00min and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station at 12:59. Tickets for this train cost from 27 USD.

Travel time between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk takes from 06h 57min to 09h 00min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk depart from Ulan-Ude (Улан-Удэ). The first train a day departs at 02:14.

Trains from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk arrive to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский).

Train tickets from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk usually cost from 27 USD to 928 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Ulan-Ude 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 27 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 Ulan-Ude 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 Ulan-Ude 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 Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk depart 4 times a day, covering the whole route from 06h 33min to 09h 07min.

Regular Trains between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk have the following numbers: 001М, 321И, 069Ч, 003З, 149И, 047Н, 099Э, 361И, 061М

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 Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 27 USD
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 33 USD
  • 4-сl. open sitting - from 39 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 44 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 84 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
02:14 10:14 08h 00min 069Ч 86 USD
03:13 10:13 07h 00min 003З 59 USD
03:23 10:23 07h 00min 001М Rossiya 324 USD
03:27 10:24 06h 57min 061М 189 USD
04:59 12:59 08h 00min 321И Barguzin 27 USD
05:02 13:07 08h 05min 149И 33 USD
09:45 17:19 07h 34min 047Н 49 USD
14:14 22:06 07h 52min 099Э 36 USD
17:30 02:30 09h 00min 361И 37 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Ulan-Ude 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.


4-сl. open sitting

Carriage with open seating area, used for relatively short journeys. This may include plaid, newspaper, meal, travel kit and air conditioning.


Sitting (Basic)

Carriage with open seating area, used for relatively short journeys. This may include plaid, newspaper, meal, travel kit and air conditioning.


Popular trains on a route Ulan-Ude - Irkutsk

001М, Rossiya Regular Train

Departing from Ulan-Ude at 03:23 - arriving at Irkutsk at 10:23
Travel Time - 07h 00min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 324 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 663 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 928 USD


321И, Barguzin Regular Train

Departing from Ulan-Ude at 04:59 - arriving at Irkutsk at 12:59
Travel Time - 08h 00min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 27 USD
3-сl. open sleeping - from 33 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 44 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest Regular train between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk:

321И, Barguzin  Regular Train
Departing from Ulan-Ude at 04:59 - arriving at Irkutsk at 12:59
Travel Time - 08h 00min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 27 USD
3-сl. open sleeping - from 33 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 44 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable Regular train between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk:

001М, Rossiya  Regular Train
Departing from Ulan-Ude at 03:23 - arriving at Irkutsk at 10:23
Travel Time - 07h 00min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 324 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 663 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 928 USD


 

Recommended fastest Regular train between Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk:

061М,   Regular Train
Departing from Ulan-Ude at 03:27 - arriving at Irkutsk at 10:24
Travel Time - 06h 57min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 189 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 192 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 369 USD


 

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