Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad

Journey across Russia on one of the most legendary railways.

As soon as it was built at the beginning of the 19th century, the Trans-Siberian Railway was proclaimed the finest of the diamonds on the crown of the Russian Empire and became famous to the whole world. Since then, it is attracting many travelers striving to see the miracle of engineering and to experience the peculiar way of journey. At the same time, the Trans-Siberian regular trains are mostly used by locals for their commuting needs, so it is an excellent way to meet the real people and feel the pure soul of the country. The Trans-Siberian Railway uniquely combines romantic ideas about traveling with absolutely incomparable landscapes and unique impressions; all this makes the trip once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Trans-Siberian routes
The original Trans-Siberian Railway connects Moscow and Vladivostok, covers 9829 km and crosses eight time zones, being the longest railway in the world. It will take seven days to travel from Moscow to Vladivostok without stops. In Ulan-Ude, the mainline branches in three directions. The Trans-Siberian section extends to Vladivostok, the Trans-Manchurian line goes through Northern China to Beijing, and the Trans-Mongolian line also ends in the capital of China but passes through Ulan Bator. Take a look at the Trans-Siberian route map and imagine all the possibilities the Trans-Siberian Railway can offer to tourists.
Trans-Siberian
Baikal-Amur Mainline
Trans-Mongolian
Trans-Manchurian
Transsiberian nonstop by direct regular trains
If the purpose of the journey is to cross the maximum distance by rail in the shortest time, if enjoying the scenery from the window and communicating with fellow will give you enough impressions, then all you need is to buy a ticket for a direct train along the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian or Trans-Manchurian route nonstop. The original Tran-Siberian trip will take 6 or 7 days, depending on the train, the Trans-Manchurian trip - 5-6 days., and a train ride to Ulan-Bator - about 4-5 days. You can visit the pages of these routes on our website and see the train schedule from Moscow to Vladivostok, Beijing, or Ulan Bator.
Moscow Beijing
2 trains daily from 688.95 $
Moscow Ulan Bator
2 trains daily from 383.75 $
Moscow Vladivostok
2 trains daily from 220.36 $
Trans-Siberian tickets search

A trip with stopovers is a preferable option for those who like sightseeing. For this type of trip, it will be necessary to book several tickets for each leg of your journey, combining different trains. All tickets can be booked on our website - just search. It may not seem easy, but our team is here to help you.

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Trans-Siberian train times

If you are just in the process of planning your trip, visit our dedicated page about Trans-Siberian train tickets: here, you will find a summary of the essential trains on the Trans-Siberian Railway, schedules and tips about the available services and the tickets.

Trans-Siberian tours

We look forward to creating an unforgettable itinerary for your once-in-a-lifetime journey. A variety of programs are based on regular trains and include hotel overnights and sightseeing. All our tours are individual, designed for the trip of any number of people at any time according to the schedule of regular trains. Choose one of the standard programs or request a customized tour, and we will create an unforgettable journey for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The traditional Trans-Siberian railway is 9.289 kilometers (5.772 miles) between Moscow and Vladivostok. The Trans-Manchurian railway route is a bit shorter – 8.986 km (5.623 miles) from Moscow to Beijing. The Trans-Mongolian railway route equals 7.621 km (4.735 miles) between Moscow and Beijing.
Travel time between Moscow and Vladivostok is up to 7 days and up to 6 days between Moscow and Beijing without stopping along the way. If you prefer to stay in the cities passed through during the trip for 1-2 days, it usually takes from 14 to 20 days.
The original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway covers Moscow, Yaroslavl, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok. The Trans-Mongolian route implies going from Ulan Ude to Ulaanbaatar and then to Beijing. The Trans-Manchurian route, in its turn, goes to Beijing right after Chita, covering the Manchurian part of China.
You may plan your trip yourself. It may be eastbound or westbound (going from Moscow to Vladivostok and Beijing, or vice versa). The other possible option is to begin your journey in Saint Petersburg and then get off the train in any city.
Oh yeah! You may break your journey and stop in the cities that you pass through. This is a must-have in case you want to explore Russian (and Mongolian, and Chinese) spots properly. For instance, you may add Kazan in the list and visit the Kazan Kremlin or investigate the Ural Mountains for a couple of days.
The cities passed through are filled with attractions, including landscapes of Ural and Siberia, “Stolby” Nature Reserve in Krasnoyarsk, impressive Lake Baikal, and a Buddhist monastery close to Ulan Ude. Thus, breaking your journey and visiting all of them is worth it.
There are two trains that go through the whole route. The “Rossiya” train goes daily from Moscow to Vladivostok and from Vladivostok to Moscow. This is a comfy Russian train having two types of carriages – the first class that is the deluxe sleeper and the second class, so-called soft sleeper. The other option is №100/099 train is a standard and cheaper train that goes once in two days and has two types of carriages – the second class soft sleepers and the third class hard sleepers. If you travel with stopovers, there is a wider choice of trains. To get the information about a particular option, contact us.
As you need to spend quite a long time aboard, comfort does matter. Thus, the first-class deluxe sleeper cabins are better options for you. Bed linen, snacks, and hot meals, a hygienic set, bio-toilets – you will have most necessities aboard. However, consider the fact that there might be an issue with taking a shower. This is the other reason why breaking your trip might be a good idea. In case you are desperate to feel the country’s vibe and get the unique experience of traveling by train as if you were a local, you may choose the second-class carriage. Less comfortable, but giving all the opportunities to connect with other people. Finally, If communicating with Russian people is your priority, you may stick to the most budget option - the third-class carriage. Here you will be able to chat with your companions all day long, learning much info about Russian culture and its citizens.
The prices vary depending on the length of your trip, the train you go by, and the type of carriage chosen. Overall, the cost of the whole trip starts from about 40 000 rubles for all the train tickets and may reach 400 000 rubles in case of the all-inclusive luxury trip of about three weeks. We can help you to choose an optimal package.
You may plan your journey at any time of the year. Both winter and summer are popular among tourists and locals. In summer, the day is longer, and it is warmer outside, while in winter, the temperature is lower, but everything is covered with snow that is uniquely beautiful in Siberia.