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Duration 3 days 22h
Distance 3538.5 km
Average price $104
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The average train between Sochi and Shymkent takes 3 days 22h and the fastest train takes 3 days 19h. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from Sochi to Shymkent. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Sochi
  2. Saratov 1 Pass
  3. Shymkent
3 days 2h
$62 - $191

Sochi to Shymkent train times

Trains run five times a week between Sochi and Shymkent. The service departs Sochi at 20:24 in the evening, which arrives into Shymkent at 19:03. All services require a transfer at SARATOV 1 PASS and take an average of 3 days 22h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Sochi to Shymkent. However, there are services departing from Sochi and arriving at Shymkent via Saratov 1 Pass. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between Sochi and Shymkent is 2423 km. The road distance is 3538.5 km.

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Sochi to Shymkent train services, operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), depart from Sochi station.

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Sochi to Shymkent train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Shymkent station.

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Shymkent is 3h ahead of Sochi. It is currently 1:55 PM in Sochi and 4:55 PM in Shymkent.

There are three+ hotels available in Shymkent. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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