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Kyrgyzstan Railways  

The Kyrgyzstan railway network consists of total: 470 km / Country comparison to the world:  112  / Broad gauge: 470 km 1.520-m gauge (2008).

It consists of two lines – the Northern line (322.7km) that runs from Lugovaya through Bishkek to Bakykchy. This line connects Kyrgyzstan with Russia through Kazakhstan.

The Southern line is made up of four sections that connect Kyrgyzstan with Uzbekistan then on to Russia, at four different points, with a total of 101.2km of line. Approximate cost of transportation – $100 USD per mt for freight from Moscow to Bishkek. 64 mt of cargo can be moved a day in covered wagons. A maximum of 25 mt of tobacco or cotton can be moved a day.

For more information, please see the following link: 4.1 Kyrgyzstan Government Contact List
 

 Travel Time Matrix 

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (Hours / Minutes)

 

Bishkek

Lugovaya

Merke

Kaindy

Karabalta

Belovodskaya

Shopokovo

Bishkek

 

2 hours 20 minutes

1 hour 40 minutes

1 hour 20 minutes

1 hour

40 minutes

20 minutes

Alamedin

30 min

 

2 hours 10 minutes

2 hours 30 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes

1 hour 10 minutes

50 minutes

Kant

1 hour

3 hours 20 minutes

 

2 hours 20 minutes

2 hours 30 minutes

2 hours 10 minutes

1 hour 50 minutes

Ivanovka

1 hour 20 minutes

3 hours 40 minutes

3 hours

 

2 hours 20 minutes

2 hours

1 hour 40 minutes

Tokmok

1 hour 40 minutes

4 hours

3 hours 20 minutes

3 hours

 

2 hours 20 minutes

2 hours

Bystrovka

2 hours 10 minutes

5 hours 10 minutes

3 hours 50 minutes

3 hours 30 minutes

3 hours 10 minutes

 

2 hours 30 minutes

Djyl-Aryk

3 hours 30 minutes

5 hours 50 minutes

4 hours 10 minutes

4 hours 50 minutes

4 hours 30 minutes

4 hours 10 minutes

 

Ryabachie

5 hours

7 hours 20 minutes

6 hours 40 minutes

6 hours 20 minutes

6 hours

5 hours 40 minutes

5 hours 20 minutes

Railway Companies and Consortia

See 4.10 Kyrgyzstan Railway Company Contact List for a list of railway companies and consortia in Kyrgyzstan.

Key Stations

Northern Line  - Lugovaya – Rybachie

Distance km

Lugovaya - Merke

39

Merke – Kaindy

38.7

Kaindy - Karabalta

15

Karablata - Belovodskaya

23

Belovodskaya - Shopokovo

15

Shopokovo – Bishkek

20

Bishkek - Alamedin

9

Alamedin - Kant

16

Kant - Ivanovka

18

Ivanovka - Tokmok

21

Tokmok – Bystrovka

31

Bystrovka – Djyl-Aryk

14

Djyl-Aryk – Ryabachie

63

Total

322.7

Main International Railway Lines

Neighboring rail gauges

Line Gauge
Kazakhstan  - Bishkek branch 1.520 m
Uzbekistan – Osh Branch 1.520 m
Tajikistan – no rail connection  1.520 m
China – no rail connection  Break of gauge (1524mm/1435)

Border crossings stations

Station Borders
Lugovaya  Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
Karasu  Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Post 38 Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Shalmaldysay  Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan


Distances to Ports 

Distances to Ports

Distance in km through each country

Bishkek – Riga (Latvia)

 

Kyrgyzstan – 152
Kazakhstan – 2,415
Russia – 1,889
Latvia – 288

Total: 4,744

Osh – Riga (Latvia)

 

Kyrgyzstan – 23
Uzbekistan – 451
Kazakhstan – 2,147
Tajikistan - 109
Russia – 1,889
Latvia – 288

Total:  4,907

Jalal-Abad – Riga (Latvia)

Kyrgyzstan – 14
Uzbekistan – 469
Tajikistan – 109
Kazakhstan – 2,147
Russia – 1,889
Latvia – 288

Total: 4,916

 Osh – Poti (Georgia) – For Wagons*

Kyrgyzstan – 23
Uzbekistan – 817
Tajikistan – 109
Turkmenistan – 1,168
Azerbaijan – 500
Georgia – 360

Total: 2,977

Osh – Poti (Georgia) – For Containers**

Kyrgyzstan – 23
Uzbekistan – 454
Tajikistan – 109
Kazakhstan – 2,147
Russia – 1,457
Azerbaijan – 680
Georgia – 360

Total – 5,230

*Wagon freight is done with a ferry across the Caspian Sea.

**Container freight is by rail the whole distance.