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Old 27 Sep 2014
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I was just wondering how many days the train took to reach Moscow from Irkutsk?
I think it took me 3 days and 3 nights on the train when I did it.
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Hi Maria,

I was just wondering how many days the train took to reach Moscow from Irkutsk?

Also does any know how long it would take to ride from Irkutsk to Moscow comfortably doing 8-10 hr days?


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The train takes 3 1/2 days.
Riding it would be over 5000km between Moscow and Irkutsk, by road.
That's a long way of straight roads through silver birch and pine trees!
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with the help of one of the local riders in tynda. he contacted the local rail station, the bike had to be under "X" kgs (i forget at this moment), and crated to be accepted as baggage. we weighed my bike and it was over by about 10kgs. at this point the official rail company would not accept my bike...

the worker in baggage "contacted" the "guy in charge" in the baggage rail car. and through this "guy" he would take the bike "unofficially" for the same price, and no need a crate. so, day before the train was due to leave tynda, we lifted the bike onto the train car, parked it, paid the guy.
next day, i got on the train. 5 days to moscow. arriving in moscow at the main passenger terminal, i left from the passenger car, walked up to the front of the train to the baggage car and entered it. train left the station, short trip to another terminal, pushed the bike out, hush hush past the security, and into moscow.
easy peasy...

together the bike and my ticket cost RUB13,000'ish
no "extra" charges or bribes either in tynda or moscow.
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Hello

I'm planning a trip through central asia and mongolia (may-august 2015) and I'll need to take the train from Irkutsk to Moscow to return in Europe. Anyone have a recent contact to have some information on the transport ?
I've tried to contact by mail Rostislav but I've got no answer.

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First off; Was your mail in Russian?
Second, as is stated, he's "just" an employee, I'm not really sure if he would like to get a lot of mails asking what I and other have described above.
Just follow the explanation with pictures once you're there and you should be fine. If it has changed in the meantime, I'm pretty sure someone there will inform you of that...
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No my mail was not in russian. Next time I'll use a translator
I'll try to follow your picture when I'll be there in July. Thanks
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Train West

Seriously looking at the option of missing 3500 miles of Tarmac and chancing the train west.
Having just read maria41's Blog. I guess I just turn up and take pot luck. Guessing as one isn't posted, their isn't a web site. "put you bike on the train to Moscow.com"?
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Seriously looking at the option of missing 3500 miles of Tarmac and chancing the train west.
Having just read maria41's Blog. I guess I just turn up and take pot luck. Guessing as one isn't posted, their isn't a web site. "put you bike on the train to Moscow.com"?
Just turn up and take your chance. Find the office as explained here, and follow the motions. Use google translate with your phone or prepare few sentences that may help. Not many people speak english. There are not necessarily trains taking freight every day so if you trust the company you could prepare the bike, arrange all and fly or leave before your bike and wait for it in Moscow.
We prefered to travel with our bikes (As we tend to be rather unlucky travellers! I don't take any chances!) ) but no obligation.
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I shipped my bike from novosibirsk few days ago to Moscow. I should receive it today or tomorow.
I had help from local, they contact the transport company etc...
I'll give some more information later, waiting my bike for now
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A couple days ago I was at the station in Irkutsk and here is some more useful info they have given me. The furthest they ship to is Moscow, they do not ship internationally. Sending one motorbike from Irkutsk to Moscow costs 7000rub for shipping and 5000rub for crating, with todays exchange rate that totals around 160€. They ship every saturday and the bike should be at the station one or two days in advance to prepare it for shipping. In Moscow they can store it for a couple days but not for a longer period. They furthermore do not handle anything outside the shipment so if you want to store it in Moscow you have to arrange everything yourself.

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car shipping

Hallo,

what about Car shipping on this route? (Tynda or so - Moscow). It is possible?
We have big wxpwdition car (Ford Bronco). 3000kg of weight, 5400mm long, 2200mm wide and 2300mmm high. It is possible? We want to make trip to Magadan and then it is tooooo long back to Europe

But boat shipping is quite expensive...

thanks a lot for informations!!!

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Hi,

There are lots of car-carrier trains from Vladivostok and other such places to Moscow, St Petersburg etc.

Quick google: Отправка автомобилей из Москвы, Владивостока и Хабаровска they have custom containers, car-carrier railcars, etc., and they ship straight from Magadan to Moscow.

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Hello all,

Old thread I know... just curious if anyone has recently (since the last post, anyway) used a train to get their motorcycle from Tynda or Irkutsk to Moscow. If so, any extra details would be greatly appreciated (number of days, frequency, cost, etc.)

Kind regards, thank you in advance.
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Hello all,

Old thread I know... just curious if anyone has recently (since the last post, anyway) used a train to get their motorcycle from Tynda or Irkutsk to Moscow. If so, any extra details would be greatly appreciated (number of days, frequency, cost, etc.)

Kind regards, thank you in advance.
Just to show how utterly sad I am - I frequently use a specialist railway website - seat61.com. As an alternative to using my motorbike this website inspires travel by train and I will, all things being equal, be going from the UK to Malta by train this summer.

https://www.seat61.com/Trans-Siberian.htm. The link will take you to the trans-Siberian page and there is lots of advice about getting tickets etc - however the page also states quite clearly that motorbikes are not carried. the information on the website is normally pretty reliable and it would appear likely that there is no “guards van” to put a motorbike - bicycles are allowed but have to go into your sleeping compartment. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Hello all,

Old thread I know... just curious if anyone has recently (since the last post, anyway) used a train to get their motorcycle from Tynda or Irkutsk to Moscow. If so, any extra details would be greatly appreciated (number of days, frequency, cost, etc.)

Kind regards, thank you in advance.
BackpackerMoto, get in touch with Yuri from Links in Vladivostok, he will be able to provide all the info and services you need in that part of the world:

Links Ltd | professional packing and moving services provider in Vladivostok, Russia

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ymelnik@links-ltd.com

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