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Trains from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude

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Railroad route Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude overview

Trains from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude depart 6 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 02:03, the last - 16:59. Travel time between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude takes from 06h 50min to 08h 28min. Train tickets from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude cost from 28 USD to 824 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 Ulan-Ude: 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:

Ulan-Ude (Улан-Удэ)


Complete schedule of trains from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
02:03 09:28 07h 25min 082И Regular Train 137 USD
03:06 09:58 06h 52min 002Щ Rossiya Regular Train 321 USD
03:06 09:58 06h 52min 004З Regular Train 538 USD
03:06 09:58 06h 52min 002М Regular Train 321 USD
03:07 09:57 06h 50min 062Щ Regular Train 62 USD
03:59 11:25 07h 26min 048Н Regular Train 172 USD
04:00 11:20 07h 20min 008Н Regular Train 135 USD
04:00 11:20 07h 20min 012Й Regular Train 152 USD
04:00 11:20 07h 20min 008Н Regular Train 153 USD
04:10 12:20 08h 10min 070Ч Regular Train 141 USD
09:15 16:59 07h 44min 150И Regular Train 28 USD
15:49 00:17 08h 28min 362И Regular Train 37 USD
16:55 00:42 07h 47min 100Э Regular Train 133 USD
17:01 00:42 07h 41min 002Э Russia Regular Train 144 USD
20:30 04:38 08h 08min 322И Barguzin Regular Train 33 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude

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

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

The fastest train is 062Щ , departing at 03:07 from Irkutsk Passenger station and arriving to Ulan-Ude. Travel time of the fastest train 062Щ - 06h 50min. Tickets cost from 62 USD.

The cheapest train is 150И , departing at 09:15 from Irkutsk Passenger station, traveling for 07h 44min and arriving to Ulan-Ude at 16:59. Tickets for this train cost from 28 USD.

Travel time between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude takes from 06h 50min to 08h 28min, depending on a train and date.

 

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

Trains from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude arrive to Ulan-Ude (Улан-Удэ).

Train tickets from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude usually cost from 28 USD to 824 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude 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 28 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 Ulan-Ude 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 Ulan-Ude

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 Ulan-Ude depart 5 times a day, covering the whole route from 06h 32min to 10h 04min.

Regular Trains between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude have the following numbers: 322И, 002Щ, 082И, 070Ч, 004З, 008Н, 150И, 362И, 100Э, 002М, 048Н, 002Э, 062Щ, 012Й

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 Ulan-Ude have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 28 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 33 USD
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 37 USD
  • 4-сl. open sitting - from 43 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 191 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
02:03 09:28 07h 25min 082И 137 USD
03:06 09:58 06h 52min 002Щ Rossiya 321 USD
03:06 09:58 06h 52min 004З 538 USD
03:06 09:58 06h 52min 002М 321 USD
03:07 09:57 06h 50min 062Щ 62 USD
03:59 11:25 07h 26min 048Н 172 USD
04:00 11:20 07h 20min 008Н 135 USD
04:00 11:20 07h 20min 012Й 152 USD
04:00 11:20 07h 20min 008Н 153 USD
04:10 12:20 08h 10min 070Ч 141 USD
09:15 16:59 07h 44min 150И 28 USD
15:49 00:17 08h 28min 362И 37 USD
16:55 00:42 07h 47min 100Э 133 USD
17:01 00:42 07h 41min 002Э Russia 144 USD
20:30 04:38 08h 08min 322И Barguzin 33 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude

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 Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude

322И, Barguzin Regular Train

Departing from Irkutsk at 20:30 - arriving at Ulan-Ude at 04:38
Travel Time - 08h 08min

Ticket classes:

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


002Щ, Rossiya Regular Train

Departing from Irkutsk at 03:06 - arriving at Ulan-Ude at 09:58
Travel Time - 06h 52min

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 Irkutsk at 17:01 - arriving at Ulan-Ude at 00:42
Travel Time - 07h 41min

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 Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude:

150И,   Regular Train
Departing from Irkutsk at 09:15 - arriving at Ulan-Ude at 16:59
Travel Time - 07h 44min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 28 USD
3-сl. open sleeping - from 39 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 47 USD


 

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

002Щ, Rossiya  Regular Train
Departing from Irkutsk at 03:06 - arriving at Ulan-Ude at 09:58
Travel Time - 06h 52min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 321 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 432 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 824 USD


 

Recommended fastest Regular train between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude:

062Щ,   Regular Train
Departing from Irkutsk at 03:07 - arriving at Ulan-Ude at 09:57
Travel Time - 06h 50min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 62 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 111 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 191 USD


 

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