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Average train ticket prices for the Trans-Siberian railway 

Budgeting for Trans-Siberian train tickets is one of the most important parts of planning your Trans-Siberian adventure. We thought we would take some of the hassle out of this by looking at the average prices for some of the most popular Trans-Siberian routes. 

Of course, this is not an exact science, as the time of year, the demand and how far in advance you book can all have an impact on the price, but the prices presented here should give you a starting point for all your planning needs. 

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The original Trans-Siberian: Between Moscow and Vladivostok, via the Siberian region

The original Trans-Siberian travels between Russia's capital Moscow and Vladistovok in Russia's far east, crossing Europe and Asia and passing through beautiful Siberia. 

This route allows you to see the Amur and Khabarovsk regions, including the Amur River, which is one of the world's ten longest rivers. 

Fast Trains
Route Train Second Class Upper Berth Second Class Lower Berth
Moscow Vladivostok 100    
Moscow Irkutsk 100    
Irkutsk Vladivostok
Moscow Yekaterinburg 100    
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk
Irkutsk Vladivostok
Firmeny Trains
Route Train First Class Second Class Upper Berth Second Class Lower Berth
Moscow Vladivostok 2      
Moscow Irkutsk 2      
Irkutsk Vladivostok
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2      
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk
Irkutsk Vladivostok

The diverse Trans-Mongolian: Between Moscow and Beijing, via Mongolia

If you would like to step off the beaten path, the Trans-Monoglian Railway is for you. Travelling between Moscow and Beijing, via Ulan Bator in Mongolia, the Trans-Mongolian will let you experience the incredible contrast between Siberia and the vast, dramatic landscape of the Gobi.

Fast Trains
Route Train First Class Second Class
Moscow Beijing 4    
Moscow Irkutsk 4    
Irkutsk Beijing
Moscow Ulan-Bator 4    
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Irkutsk 4    
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 6
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Irkutsk 4    
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 6
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 306
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Yekaterinburg 100    
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 6
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 306
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Moscow Yekaterinburg 100    
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 6
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 6
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 306
Ulan-Bator Beijing 24
Firmeny Trains
Route Train First Class Second Class Upper Berth Second Class Lower Berth
Moscow Beijing 4      
Moscow Irkutsk 2      
Irkutsk Beijing 4
Moscow Ulan-Bator 6      
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Irkutsk 2      
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 6
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Irkutsk 2      
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 2
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 306
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2      
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 2
Irkutsk Ulan-Bator 306
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2      
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 2
Irkutsk Ulan-Ude 2
Ulan-Ude Ulan-Bator 306
Ulan-Bator Beijing 4

The unique Trans-Manchurian: Between Moscow and Beijing, via the Manchuria region

One of the world's great 'hidden' journeys, the Trans-Manchurian Railway will guide you between Moscow and Beijing, taking in the incredible landscapes of the Manchuria region of China, and Harbin, a Chinese city with a Russian heritage. 

Fast Trains
Route Train First Class Second Class Upper Berth
Moscow Beijing 20    
Moscow Irkutsk 6    
Irkutsk Beijing 20
Moscow Yekaterinburg 100    
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 6
Irkutsk Beijing 20
Firmeny Trains
Route Train First Class Second Class Upper Berth Second Class Lower Berth
Moscow Beijing 20      
Moscow Irkutsk 2      
Irkutsk Beijing 20
Moscow Yekaterinburg 2      
Yekaterinburg Irkutsk 2
Irkutsk Beijing 20

Please note

  • All prices are correct as of Summer 2019.
  • These prices are valid until December 2019.
  • Prices here are for planning purposes only and do not represent the final cost of these journeys.
  • Price may vary based on season, demand, booking date, and availability.
  • Where first class tickets are not available, we have substituted them for two second class tickets to approximate the offer of first class.
  • These prices are inclusive of all charges and booking fees, though exclusive of any delivery charges (where applicable).
  • Travelling in Russia Mongolia and China may require a visa. For more information, and to purchase your visas, visit the visas section of our website, or head directly to our Tran-Siberian Visas page.

Further information

For general information on booking Russian rail tickets through Real Russia please see the following links:

If you require information on visas for these journeys, please see the following link:

If you have any further questions regarding rail tours or rail journeys please contact our travel and visa specialists who will be happy to help. Alternatively, we have a comprehensive knowledgebase and a forum that you can browse in order to ask fellow travellers for advice, and the answers to your questions.