New international train to connect West Siberia with Kazakhstan’s capital Astana
From 9 December 2018, the new international train No. 363/364 will start running
between Tomsk - Karaganda via Novosibirsk Barnaul, Kulundu, Pavlodar and Kazakhstan’s
Two trains will run on the line, one operated by the Federal Passenger Company,
a subsidiary of Russian Railways, and one by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Kazakhstan’s
national rail company. Both open-plan carriages and compartment carriages will be
The train will run every other day, departing from Tomsk at 5:08 pm on odd days
of the week and from Karaganda at 23:24, also on odd days.
Tickets can be purchased through the official website of Russian Railways and at
ticket offices, as well as through the RZD Passengers mobile app, all of which also
have full details of the timetable. Local time is indicated for stations located in
Russia. For stations located in Kazakhstan, the time shown corresponds to Astana’s
time zone (UTC +6).
Passengers should note that tickets for international trains between Russia and
Kazakhstan can be booked up to 45 days before the train’s departure date.