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Trains between London and Moscow

Getting to Moscow from London has never been easier taking approximately 48 hours direct to cover around 2000 miles. Arrive in style with the Paris - Moscow Express or relax and take in some of Europe's finest cities along the way via Warsaw, Kiev or Amsterdam. The decision is yours!

How much does a train between London and Moscow cost?

There are several variations on this journey, therefore we have included a general breakdown of what you should expect to pay if taking the cheaper London to Moscow via Warsaw route as well as the London to Moscow route using the Paris - Moscow Express.

London to Moscow (Via Warsaw)

The London to Moscow via Warsaw is the cheapest and most popular way of getting from the UK to Moscow by train. The journey is made up of four legs:

London to Brussels: This leg of the journey will require you to get the Eurostar costing from £45 for a second-class single and from £159 for a return ticket if purhcased on the day. First-class tickets are substantially more if purhcased the same day, starting from £184 for a single ticket. Cheaper fares are available for those that book in advance and can be up to 50% off the price you would pay on the day. Adults under 25 can also get cheaper rates and travellers with railcards may also qualify for a discount. Prices on the Eurostar can vary greatly so this is only an estimate, but as a rule, the further in advance you book the better.

Brussels to Berlin: The second leg of the journey will require you to take the ICE. This costs approximately €40 each way for second-class and around €70 for first-class. Although prices may vary.

Berlin to Warsaw: The penultimate leg of the journey will require passengers to take the Eurocity train. this is around €30 each way for second-class and €60 for first-class. Although prices may vary.

Warsaw to Moscow: The final leg of the journey is by overnight sleeper train. You will have a selection of a 4-berth sleeper, 2-berth sleeper or 1-berth sleeper. The 4-berth sleeper is around €95, 2-berth is €140 and the single-berth works out to around €173.

London to Moscow (Paris - Moscow Express)

The London to Moscow route using the Paris - Moscow express has half the amount of changes but is often double the cost.

London to Paris: The inital leg of the journey will require travellers to take the Eurostar from London to Paris. Prices will often work out the same as London to Brussels prices starting from €45 for a second-class single ticket and from €184 for first-class.

Paris to Moscow: The final leg of the journey is by sleeper train, the Paris - Moscow Express. There are several classes to choose from: second, first and business class which are made up of various berths including a shared 4-berth sleeper (second class), shared 2-berth sleeper (first class), sole occupancy 2-berth sleeper (first class single), luxury 2-berth sleeper (business class), and luxury sole occupancy sleeper (business class). Prices start from €245 per person within a shared 4-berth sleeper and range up to €900 for a luxury sole occupancy sleeper.

About the trains

Eurostar

Eurostar
Eurostar - London to Paris

The Eurostar is a high-speed express train connecting the UK with Europe. Travellers can get to a variety of major cities directly including Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Marseille, although its most popular route is London to Paris taking approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. Wifi is currently available on all e320 trains and is planned to be rolled out across all trains along the route.

Available classes

The Eurostar offers both Eurostar standard and Eurostar standard premier which are the equivelent of first and second class.

Eurostar standard: Will get you a seat on the train and access to other amenities such as wifi if available.

Eurostar standard premier: Will get you everything in standard class in addition to a free meal, more space and accessible power sockets.

Paris - Moscow Express

The most luxurious way to travel to Russia from Paris or the UK, the Paris - Moscow Express was built by Siemans in 2014 and has been kitted out with  many features and facilities that make the 2164 mile-long train journey as comfortable as it can be. The train consists of 4-berth, 2-berth and single occupancy cabins with modern air conditoning, carpeted floors, a wash area and toliet at the end of the carriage and on-board attendents that can help you with just about anything you need.

Available classes

The Paris - Moscow Express offers 3 classes: second class, first class and business class.

Second class: Provides a bed in a shared 4-berth sleeper cabin.

First class: Provides a bed in a shared 2-berth sleeper cabin.

Business / VIP class: Can be either a shared luxury 2-berth sleeper or a sole occupancy cabin. Each comes with a sofa that converts into an extra wide berth at night, while an upper berth folds out of the wall. The compartment also comes with an en-suite shower and toilet as well as a CD player and flatscreen TV.

Berlin - Warsaw EuroCity train

Berlin - Warsaw EuroCity Train
Berlin - Warsaw EuroCity Train
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Three EuroCity trains link Berlin with Warsaw every day, taking approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes to make the 356-mile journey. The train typically comprises of several second class carriages which are visually marked with a green stripe outside the train and one first class carriage marked in yellow. All trains have air conditioning and a restaurant car.

Available classes

Berlin - Warsaw EuroCity trains have two classes available: second class and first class.

Second class: Includes a reserved seat.

First class: Includes a reserved seat with additional space.

Warsaw to Moscow sleeper train

Russian Railways Train
Russian Railways Train

Owned by Russian Railways, the Warsaw - Moscow sleeper train comprises of a variety of 4-berth, 2-berth and single berth compartments and a toilet / washroom at the end of each corridor.

Available classes

The Warsaw - Moscow Sleeper train has two classes: second and first class which comprise of 4-berth, 2-berth and single berth compartments.

Second class: Includes a bed in a shared 4-berth compartment

First class: Includes a bed in either a 2-berth or single berth compartment offering more space and privacy.

London - Moscow timetables

The journey between London and Moscow typically requires several changes and so the timetables will vary depending on the journey taken.

You can find a detailed list of train schdules showing the correct times, trains and travel time by using our train booking system and entering each leg of your journey seperately. Alternatively, feel free to contact us and we can make the arrangements for you.

Below, we have provided an example timetable of the express journey between London and Moscow showing the correct times and stations as of 22nd April 2020.

London - Moscow (Paris - Moscow Express)

When exiting the train at Paris Gard du Nord you will need to walk over to Paris Gare de l'Est. This is a 10-minute walk and should be clearly signposted. The times below have factored in this short walk so these timetables should give you plenty of time to reach the stations platforms for the next connection.

 

London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord trains:

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
London St Pancras International Paris Gare du Nord
Eurostar
Daily

14:22

(Day 1)

17:48

(Day 1)

2hr26

 

Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras International trains:

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
Paris Gard du Nord London St Pancras International
Eurostar
Daily

11:03

(Day 3)

12:39

(Day 3)

2hr36

 

Paris Gare de l'Est to Moscow Belorussky trains:

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
Paris Gare de l'Est Moscow Belorussky
Paris - Moscow Express
Every Thursday

18:58

(Day 1)

10:58

(Day 3)

40hr00

 

Moscow Belorussky to Paris Gare de l'Est trains:

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
Moscow Belorussky Paris Gare de l'Est
Paris - Moscow Express
Every Tuesday

17:14

(Day 1)

09:40

(Day 3)

40hr26

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