Rail tracks into the distance

Trans-Siberian planning guide

For many, the Trans-Siberian railway is a once in a lifetime adventure. From the history of Moscow to the beauty of Siberia, the Trans-Siberian is the most incredible rail journey in the world. Because of this, it can be a daunting prospect to plan and book; no one wants to make a mistake on their dream trip!

To help remove the feeling of trepidation over planning, and booking, we have put together a series of guides to help inform, and stimulate, your decisions. Written by experienced travellers, these guides will give you a solid platform from which to put your best foot forward in preparing for your Trans-Siberian experience.

The guides

Customer’s Trans-Siberian experiences

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.

Booking your Trans-Siberian adventure!

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, to booking rail tickets, accommodation and excursions. We even have a selection of packaged tours to make your planning even easier!

Railway alongside Lake Baikal

Information on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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.

Moscow to Vladivostok Trans-Siberian train

Book your Trans-Siberian adventure

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.