Now vacationers can get to Issyk-Kul from Bishkek by train. It goes from the Bishkek-1 station on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7.00, and arrives in Balykchy at 11.59. The train was resumed after a one-year break: in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traffic was stoped.
The fare is inexpensive – 69 soms for adults and 34 for children. The 24.kg journalist decided to take a leisurely ride to the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, admiring the beauty of the Boom Gorge. “Kyrgyz Temir Zholu” is sure, that it is real to develop tourism with the help of the railway. A year of downtime affected the flow of tourists in the country as a whole and transportation by hardware in particular.
When the train to Balykchy was launched for the first time, there were many who wanted to take it to Issyk-Kul. This was a nowelty. Railway workers hope that rail travel will become popular this season as well, not only among Kyrgyzstanis, but also foreign tourists.