The original Trans-Siberian railway began construction in the late 19th century, with its completion around the turn of the 20th century. It stretched across the vast and beautiful expanse of Siberia; between Moscow and the naval port of Vladivostok. In the years since its completion, a number of off-shoots have been created, connecting the original Trans-Siberian railway to Ulan Bator, Harbin and Beijing, via the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian railways, and the Russian north-east via the Baikal-Amur Mainline. The Trans-Siberian railway allows for seamless travel across two of the most beautiful, breath-taking continents on the planet.
Planning an adventure on the Trans-Siberian railway can seem like a daunting prospect, so we have pulled together a few words of advice on how best to prepare for what is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.
There is no better way to get a feel for a destination, or an adventure, than by reading what your fellow travellers have to say; to get a feel for what they experienced, what they saw, and who they met along the way.
Now that you have had a chance to research your Trans-Siberian adventure a little deeper, it is time to take the leap and start thinking about booking! Real Russia can help you every step of the way, from securing the relevant visas and booking rail tickets to accommodation, excursions and even helping you plan your budget. We even have a selection of packaged tours to make your planning even easier!
Destinations – Where can you, or should you, visit along the Trans-Siberian?
Timetables – Find out when the most popular Trans-Siberian trains visit each city along this historic route.
Live rail schedules – Check out the live rail times for all routes within Russia.
Ticket prices – Find out how much, on average, you can expect to pay for Trans-Siberian rail tickets.
Rail ticket tariffs and discounts – Tariffs and discounts to give you the best value rail tickets possible.
A guide to Russian rail travel – Answers to all the questions you ever had about Trans-Siberian rail travel.
Buying tickets – Buy rail tickets for anywhere along the Trans-Siberian, and beyond!
Trans-Siberian visas – Make sure you can enter Russia, China and Mongolia with all the relevant visas.
Trans-Siberian tours – Packaged tours for those that prefer a little more guidance in booking their journey.
Excursions – Pick and choose individual excursions in order to create a personalised Trans-Siberian adventure.
Accommodation – For those nights when you are not on-board you will need somewhere to stay!
Transfers – Travel between train, hotel and airport with ease.