Book your train tickets with Real Russia

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.

Why you should book your train tickets with us

  • We are a fully licensed and bonded specialist tour operator with direct contracts with Russian Railways and other major rail operators.
  • We can process Russian, as well as European and Asian, rail tickets either as an E-ticket, or as a paper ticket.
  • We offer E-tickets for most destinations including popular routes such as Irkutsk to Ulan Bator, Moscow to St Petersburg and Kiev to Moscow, so you are only a few clicks away from booking your journey!
  • Our services are online, trackable, competitively priced and managed to the highest standards.

Trains with special booking requirements

Train 3, from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk or Moscow

These tickets can only be confirmed, issued and dispatched one day prior to travel, so please ensure you have a delivery address in Ulan Bator – most hotels and hostels are happy to act as a delivery address.

Click here for more information on train 3.

Trains to Kaliningrad

These trains cannot be booked online. You must buy these tickets locally due to extra paperwork that must be completed. They are not available more than 10 days before the date of departure.

Also worth remembering, is that Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave, separated from Russia by Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia. Because of this, you may need to apply for alternative, or additional, visas.

For more information on the visas required, or further advice on booking these trains, please contact our visa specialists.

Trains 801, 802, 803 and 804, between St Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod

These trains cannot be booked online, only locally, no more than ten days before the date of departure.

For more information, please contact our travel specialists.

Can you help with Trans-Siberian train tickets?

Yes, we can. The Trans-Siberian train 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 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 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 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. You may also have issues with booking this train during late Summer and early Autumn from both Ulan Bator and Beijing, we recommend departure on Beijing on train 24 and from Ulan Bator on trains 305 and 005.

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.