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Trains from Irkutsk to Baykalsk

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Railroad route Irkutsk - Baykalsk overview

Trains from Irkutsk to Baykalsk depart 5 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 02:03, the last - 23:56. Travel time between Irkutsk and Baykalsk takes from 03h 08min to 03h 26min. Train tickets from Irkutsk to Baykalsk cost from 33 USD to 601 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 Irkutsk and Baykalsk: 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:

Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский)

Arrival station:

Baykalsk (Байкальск)


Complete schedule of trains from Irkutsk to Baykalsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
02:03 05:11 03h 08min 082И Regular Train 52 USD
03:59 07:15 03h 16min 048Н Regular Train 172 USD
04:00 07:11 03h 11min 008Н Regular Train 135 USD
04:10 07:23 03h 13min 070Ч Regular Train 52 USD
20:30 23:56 03h 26min 322И Barguzin Regular Train 33 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Irkutsk and Baykalsk

Yes there are direct trains departing from Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский) and arriving to Baykalsk (Байкальск). Trains depart 5 times a day.

Trains from Irkutsk to Baykalsk depart from Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский) and arrive to Baykalsk (Байкальск).

The fastest train is 082И , departing at 02:03 from Irkutsk Passenger station and arriving to Baykalsk. Travel time of the fastest train 082И - 03h 08min. Tickets cost from 52 USD.

The cheapest train is 322И Barguzin, departing at 20:30 from Irkutsk Passenger station, traveling for 03h 26min and arriving to Baykalsk at 23:56. Tickets for this train cost from 33 USD.

Travel time between Irkutsk and Baykalsk takes from 03h 08min to 03h 26min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Irkutsk to Baykalsk depart from Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский). The first train a day departs at 02:03.

Trains from Irkutsk to Baykalsk arrive to Baykalsk (Байкальск).

Train tickets from Irkutsk to Baykalsk usually cost from 33 USD to 601 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Irkutsk to Baykalsk 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 33 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 Irkutsk to Baykalsk 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 Irkutsk and Baykalsk

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 Irkutsk and Baykalsk depart 3 times a day, covering the whole route from 03h 07min to 03h 26min.

Regular Trains between Irkutsk and Baykalsk have the following numbers: 322И, 082И, 070Ч, 008Н, 048Н

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 Irkutsk to Baykalsk have the following ticket classes:

  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 33 USD
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 37 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 519 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Irkutsk and Baykalsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
02:03 05:11 03h 08min 082И 52 USD
03:59 07:15 03h 16min 048Н 172 USD
04:00 07:11 03h 11min 008Н 135 USD
04:10 07:23 03h 13min 070Ч 52 USD
20:30 23:56 03h 26min 322И Barguzin 33 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Irkutsk and Baykalsk

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 train on a route Irkutsk - Baykalsk

322И, Barguzin Regular Train

Departing from Irkutsk at 20:30 - arriving at Baykalsk at 23:56
Travel Time - 03h 26min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 33 USD
3-сl. open sleeping - from 37 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest Regular train between Irkutsk and Baykalsk:

322И, Barguzin  Regular Train
Departing from Irkutsk at 20:30 - arriving at Baykalsk at 23:56
Travel Time - 03h 26min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 33 USD
3-сl. open sleeping - from 37 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable Regular train between Irkutsk and Baykalsk:

008Н,   Regular Train
Departing from Irkutsk at 04:00 - arriving at Baykalsk at 07:11
Travel Time - 03h 11min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 135 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 317 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 601 USD


 

Recommended fastest Regular train between Irkutsk and Baykalsk:

082И,   Regular Train
Departing from Irkutsk at 02:03 - arriving at Baykalsk at 05:11
Travel Time - 03h 08min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 52 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 85 USD


 

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