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Average rail ticket prices for Trans-Siberian journeys

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Real Russia do not operate on a fixed price for our rail tickets. We endeavour to get the best price for you based on the date selected, the train requested and the season of travel.

You can put your trust in Real Russia due to our many years of experience purchasing Russian rail tickets on behalf of customers around the world. Real Russia have built a close working relationship with Russian Railways meaning that we are able to offer accurate prices for tickets months before they go on sale. This relationship also means that we are able to secure tickets, in particular first class tickets, which you may not otherwise be able to purchase.

Seasonal information

Our prices vary depending on the ‘season’ in which you book. In essence, during peak travelling times (such as during the summer) you can expect to pay a higher price to travel than during the less popular times of the year. Roughly, these seasons work out as follows:

Low Season: 1st January – 24th April and 15th September – 24th December

High Season: 25th April – 14th September and 25th December – 31st December

Please Note: Prices may vary around Russian public holidays.

The Trans-Russian - Popular routes and their prices

The classic Trans-Russian route covers over 9,000km between Moscow in European Russia and Vladivostok on Russia’s Pacific Coast; crossing the boundary between Europe and Asia around 1,777km east of Moscow, travelling through Siberia along the way. Non-stop this journey takes around seven days. The Ural Mountains, Lake Baikal and the Amur River are just some of the incredible sights along way. For information on some of the wonderful locations you can visit, head to our Destinations page.

To get an idea of the days, and times, these trains leave, please visit our Trans-Russian timetable.

Fast Trains
Route Train Low Season High Season
2nd Class 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Class
Moscow Vladivostok 100 £145 £290 £290 £575
Moscow Irkutsk 100
£210

£415

£415

£820
Irkutsk Vladivostok 100
Moscow Yekaterinburg 100

£240


£465


£460


£910
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 100
Irkutsk Vladivostok 100
Firmeny Trains
Route Train Low Season High Season
2nd Class 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Class
Moscow Vladivostok 2 £210 £750 £440 £1,020
Moscow Irkutsk 2
£310

£1,020

£635

£1,375
Irkutsk Vladivostok 2
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2

£355


£1,135


£710


£1,525
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 2
Irkutsk Vladivostok 2

* To request prices for your Trans-Siberian rail tickets, please see our Trans-Siberian Journey Planner.

The Trans-Mongolian - Popular routes and their prices

The classic Trans-Mongolian route covers over 7,800km between Moscow in the west and Beijing in the East, travelling via the Mongolian capital of Ulan-Bator. Non-stop this journey can take around six days. The Ural Mountains, the Altai region, the River Yenisei and the Gobi Desert are just some the magnificent sights along the way. For more information on locations you can visit, head over to our Destinations page.

To get an idea of the days, and times, these trains leave, please visit our Trans-Mongolian timetable.

Fast Trains
Route Train Low Season High Season
2nd Class 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Class
Moscow Beijing 4 £455 £730 £455 £730
Moscow Irkutsk 70
£375

£630

£480

£840
Irkutsk Beijing 4
Moscow Ulan-Bator 4
£330

£535

£330

£535
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Irkutsk 70

£295


£500


£400


£710
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Irkutsk 70


£290



£500



£410



£745
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 70
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Yekaterinburg 70


£320



£550



£445



£795
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 70
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Yekaterinburg 70



£315




£550




£455




£830
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 70
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 70
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Firmeny Trains
Route Train Low Season High Season
2nd Class 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Class
Moscow Beijing 4 £455 £730 £455 £730
Moscow Irkutsk 2
£425

£945

£595

£1,130
Irkutsk Beijing 4
Moscow Ulan-Bator 4
£420

£675

£420

£675
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Irkutsk 2

£440


£955


£605


£1,140
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Irkutsk 2


£450



£1,015



£650



£1,235
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 2
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2


£480



£1,070



£680



£1,290
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 2
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2



£495




£1,135




£720




£1,385
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 2
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 2
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 4
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4

* To request prices for your Trans-Mongolian rail tickets, please see our Trans-Mongolian Journey Planner.

The Trans-Manchurian - Popular routes and their prices

The classic Trans-Manchurian route covers nearly 9,000km between Moscow in the west and Beijing in the east; travelling via the Manchuria region. Non-stop this journey can take around seven days. The cities of the Golden Ring, Lake Baikal and the mountains, villages and paddy fields of Northern China are just some of the incredible sights along the way. For more information on locations you can visit, head over to our Destinations page.

To get an idea of the days, and times, these trains leave, please visit out Trans-Manchurian timetable.

Fast Trains
Route Train Low Season High Season
2nd Class 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Class
Moscow Beijing 20 £505 £775 £505 £775
Moscow Irkutsk 70
£445

£725

£550

£940
Irkutsk Beijing 20
Moscow Yekaterinburg 70

£470


£775


£595


£1,025
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 70
Irkutsk Beijing 20
Firmeny Trains
Route Train Low Season High Season
2nd Class 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Class
Moscow Beijing 20 £505 £775 £505 £775
Moscow Irkutsk 2
£495

£1,040

£665

£1,230
Irkutsk Beijing 20
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2

£540


£1,160


£740


£1,380
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 2
Irkutsk Beijing 20

* To request prices for your Trans-Manchurian rail tickets, please see our Trans-Manchurian Journey Planner.

Please note

  • These selections are not exhaustive, for alternative routes and trains please use our Trans-Siberian Journey Planner.
  • All prices are correct as of 14/07/2014.
  • These prices are valid until February 28th 2015.
  • The prices that you see here have been rounded for simplicity and may vary by up to 5%.
  • These prices are inclusive of all charges and booking fees; though exclusive of any delivery charges (where applicable).
  • Prices are subject to availability.
  • All prices are based on Real Russia booking your tickets more than 31 days in advance of the date of travel. If you book within 31 days of the date of travel you will find that prices increase.
  • If you book within 10 days of the date of travel a surcharge is added to your booking by Russian Railways.
  • The prices shown do not include meals, with the exception of train two which includes one meal. Meals can be purchased separately while on board, or from stations along your journey. It is possible to book your journey with meals included at extra cost.
  • Please note that the first class price offered for trains 70 and 100 are for two second class tickets as trains 70 and 100 do not offer first class cabins.
  • Travelling in Russia and China will require a visa. For more information, and to purchase your visas, visit our Visas main page or head directly to our Tran-Siberian visas page.

Further information

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If you require information on visas for these journeys, please see the following link:

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