From January 2013 Russian Railways (RZD) will replace the international tariff for selected trains on the Trans-Siberian route with the domestic tariff.
Not only are domestic tariff prices generally more expensive but, unlike the international tariff, may increase or decrease depending upon the travelling date. The change in tariff will only apply to the segments of a journey that are wholly within Russia and segments that start or end outside of Russia will remain on the international tariff.
There has been no official announcement from RZD but we understand that the popular trains that are most likely to be affected will be:
#002 Moscow – Vladivostok (Москва-Владивосток)
#008 Novosibirsk – Vladivostok (Новосибирск-Владивосток)
#010 St. Petersburg – Irkutsk (Санкт-Петербург-Иркутск)
#016 Moscow – Yekaterinburg (Москва-Екатеринбург)
#056 Moscow – Krasnoyarsk (Москва-Красноярск)
#087 Novosibirsk – Omsk (Новосибирск-Омск)
#102 Moscow – Adler (Москва-Адлер)
These changes were announced less than a month after confirmation that Trans-Siberian Train #9 was changing its schedule and route from the end of May 2013.
The latest prices for our 2013 Trans-Siberian tours are now available, and the Trans-Siberian Planner for independent travellers. Of course, our Trans-Siberian specialists are available by contacting our travel team who will be happy to help.