Are pets allowed on the Trans-Siberian Railway?
Across Russia, Mongolia and China you’ll find use of English and non-native languages is limited so we’d recommend memorising a few stock phrases. You’ll find that knowing at least a few phrases will help endear you to locals who will appreciate your efforts. Carriage attendants will be used to working with a language barrier so you will find they’re well practiced at helping with minimal shared languages.
Before leaving for your trip, buy a simple phrase book or download an offline version on your phone.
We also offer a variety of guided tours and day trips with English speaking guides to make sure you can get the most of your travels.
If the language barrier does cause any problems for you, contact one of our travel specialists and they should be able to advise you of the best course of action.