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Notice: Technical difficulties in booking engine for September and October travel

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our booking engine for travel to, and through, Russian cities which have a different time zone to Moscow during the September and October period.

Currently, we are unable to show Moscow time on many of these journeys, where our booking engine will normally allow you to view your journey in Moscow or Local Time. The booking engine is currently doubling all time differences from Moscow, for instance, Irkutsk is 5 hours ahead but the booking engine is doubling this and creating a 10 hour time difference making the times given incorrect.

Our travel team are working incredibly hard to double check all new orders, correct any necessary timings and contact customers to make sure they have accurate timings.

Our IT team are working tirelessly to fix this problem and we will update you as soon as this has been fixed. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Tickets for Rail Journeys Across Russia, Europe and Asia

Eurasia is a vast landmass, and for many the best way to take it all in is via the many railways of the region, including the most famous of them all, the Trans-Siberian. Not only does travelling by train offer you unparalleled views and experiences, it gives you the opportunity to mix with a wide variety of cultures; creating a truly unique experience. You can also share your adventure with family and friends by using our new TravelSim calling service, a smart and affordable way to keep in touch.

As a fully licensed and bonded specialist tour operator with direct contracts with Russian Railways and other major rail operators, Real Russia can process Russian, as well as European and Asian, rail tickets either as an E-ticket, or as a paper ticket. Our services are on-line, trackable, competitively priced and managed to the highest standards.

Can you help with Trans-Siberian train tickets?

Yes, we can. The Trans-Siberian routes (Trans-Russian, Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian) are some of the most popular train journeys in the world.

On the Trans-Russian you can see all that Russia and Siberia has to offer by travelling between Moscow in the west and Vladivostok in the Far East; in fact Vladivostok is farther east than Beijing!

On the Trans-Mongolian you can get a taste of Russia and Siberia alongside Mongolia and China by travelling between the ‘Three Capitals’; Moscow, Ulan Bator and Beijing.

On the Trans-Manchurian you are able to get a feel for China by travelling through the Manchuria region of the country as part of your journey between Moscow and Beijing.

Please be aware: Tickets for Train No 3 departing from Ulan Bator, to Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, or Moscow for example, can only be confirmed and issued one day prior to travel. This means you'll need to make sure you have a delivery address in Mongolia, often hotels and hostels will be happy to act as a delivery address.

Here are some links to help you get started:

Can you help with European train tickets?

Yes, we can offer train tickets throughout Europe; with particular emphasis on those routes that begin, or end, in Russia.

Popular routes between Russia and other European countries include:

  • Moscow ↔ Berlin on train 23/24
  • Moscow ↔ Paris on train 23/24
  • Saint Petersburg ↔ Helsinki on the Allegro services
  • Moscow ↔ Helsinki on train 32/31 (the Leo Tolstoy)
  • Moscow ↔ Nice on train 17/18
  • Moscow ↔ Vienna on train 21/22
  • Moscow ↔ Prague on train 21/22

Are there any trains I need to book locally?

Kaliningrad is part of Russia that is sperated from the main bulk of Russia by three countries, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia. Because of this in addition to purchasing a train ticket to make the journey, y ou may need to apply for additional visas

All tickets to and from Kaliningrad can only be booked locally 10 days before the departure of the train due to paperwork that needs to be filled out at the train station.

Trains 801 and 803 from Saint Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod, and their returning trains 802 and 804, can also only be booked locally 10 days before the departure of the train. 

Before planning your journey to Kaliningrad you should contact one of our visa specialists to ensure that you have all the correct documentation to make the trip. 

While we cannot book these specific tickets, if they are a part of your trip our travel specialists will still be happy to advise. 

While we can book Train No 3 from Ulan Bator, please be aware Tickets for Train No 3 from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, or Moscow for example, can only be confirmed and issued one day prior to travel. This means you'll need to make sure you have a delivery address in Mongolia, often hotels and hostels will be happy to act as a del