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Trans-Siberian, -Mongolian and -Manchurian Train Journeys

Real Russia do not have standard fixed high prices like other agencies. We get the best price for your tickets at the time you order them based on the train requested, season of travel, current ticket price, foreign exchange rates and if we can obtain the cheaper international tariff for your journey.

However, to give you an indication of the prices you can expect to pay, we have created this page with the most popular routes.

What are the prices for the "Trans" rail journeys?

The three main routes are the:

  • Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Vladivostok
  • Trans-Mongolian to Beijing going via Mongolia
  • Trans-Manchurian to Beijing avoiding Mongolia

The Trans-Siberian popular routes and prices

The Trans-Siberian classic route is between Moscow and Vladivostok, covering over 9,000 kilometres and taking from 7 days without stops. As this route is entirely within Russia, the international tariff does not apply, and as such the prices are higher than for other routes.

Please note that Real Russia do not use the "tricks" of Russian agencies such as: showing low initial prices and then repeatedly putting the price up once you have paid at first; providing second class tickets for first class prices; quoting prices for unpopular postal trains and so on. The prices below are the real prices that you can expect to pay for the best trains on the real route for the actual ticket class requested.

The Russian railways have increased their base ticket cost by an average of 30% starting January 2009, these costs are reflected in the prices below but they do not account for currency fluctuations.

Route 2nd Class Prices 1st Class Prices
1. Moscow2. Vladivostok £400 to £690 £750 to £1224
1. Moscow2. Irkutsk3. Vladivostok £570 to £940 £980 to £1,600
1. Moscow2. Yekaterinburg3. Irkutsk4. Vladivostok £595 to £760 £950 to £1,400

The Trans-Mongolian popular routes and prices

The Trans-Mongolian classic route is between Moscow and Beijing, passing through Mongolia, covering over 7,800 kilometres and taking from 7 days without stops. It is possible to apply to international tariff in many situations and as such the prices can be slightly lower than for other routes.

Please note that Real Russia do not use the "tricks" of Russian agencies such as: showing low initial prices and then repeatedly putting the price up once you have paid at first; providing second class tickets for first class prices; quoting prices for unpopular postal trains and so on. The prices below are the real prices that you can expect to pay for the best trains on the real route for the actual ticket class requested.

The Russian and Chinese railways have increased their base ticket cost by an average of 30% starting January 2009, these costs are reflected in the prices below but they do not account for currency fluctuations.

Route 2nd Class Prices 1st Class Prices
1. Moscow2. Beijing £390 to £470 £650 to £720
1. Moscow2. Irkutsk3. Beijing £450 to £565 £690 to £792
1. Moscow2. Ulan-Baator3. Beijing £450 to £495 £670 to £690
1. Moscow2. Irkutsk3. Ulan-Baator4. Beijing £510 to £560 £760 to £785
1. Moscow2. Irkutsk3. Ulan-Ude4. Ulan-Baator5. Beijing £550 to £610 £820 to £850
1. Moscow2. Yekaterinburg3. Irkutsk4. Ulan-Baator5. Beijing £560 to £610 £820 to £860
1. Moscow2. Yekaterinburg3. Irkutsk4. Ulan-Ude5. Ulan-Baator6. Beijing £586 to £640 £870 to £890

The Trans-Manchurian popular routes and prices

The Trans-Manchurian classic route is between Moscow and Beijing, avoiding travelling through Mongolia, covering over 9,000 kilometres and taking from 8 days without stops. It is possible to apply the international tariff in many situations and as such the prices can be slightly lower than for other routes.

Please note that Real Russia do not use the "tricks" of Russian agencies such as; showing low initial prices and then repeatedly putting the price up once you have paid at first; providing second class tickets for first class prices; quoting prices for unpopular postal trains and so on. The prices below are the real prices that you can expect to pay for the best trains on the real route for the actual ticket class requested.

The Russian and Chinese railways have increased their base ticket cost by an average of 30% starting January 2009, these costs are reflected in the prices below but they do not account for currency fluctuations.

Route 2nd Class Prices 1st Class Prices
1. Moscow2. Beijing £470 to £510 £750 to £610
1. Moscow2. Irkutsk3. Beijing £560 to £650 £700 to £950
1. Moscow2. Yekaterinburg3. Irkutsk4. Beijing £550 to £610 £750 to £950

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last changed 5/20/2013
London 20:30
Moscow 23:30
Vladivostok 06:30