THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

  Trans-Siberian Railway route - along the longest railroad in the World. While visiting St Petersburg and Moscow is probably enough and essential for the first trip to Russia - Transib (a short name of the railroad) is a real adventure deep into Russia. 9000km of Russia and 7 days (or even more) in the train will stay in your memory as unforgettable trip and let you get acquainted with Russian people, culture and daily life of the country in the raw.  

  We prepared for you a detailed guide for Trans-Siberian railway so you can organize the trip by yourself (though it is not that easy if you want to make stops along the route) or let us do it for you filling our Customised tour request form.

ESSENTIALS

WHAT IS TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

  Many people have heard of the Trans-Siberian Railway and many people have a certain picture of it in their minds: as the longest railroad in the world, traversing the whole of Russia and serving as a special tourist route via a special Trans-Siberian Express train, which travels among mountains, beautiful meadows and valleys, boundless taiga, and along the deepest lake in the world - Lake Baikal, through land inhabited with people of Orthodox, Islamic, Buddhist and Jewish faiths. Read more...


HISTORY OF TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

  In the mid-19th century, discussions became ever more frequent about the construction of a railway system to connect the central regions of the Russian Empire with its eastern territories. The first public railway in Russia was built in 1836 and became the sixth railway in the world. This railway connected St Petersburg with Emperor Nicholas I’s residence in Tsarskoe Selo (now known as Pushkin).  Read more...


STRUCTURE OF THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

 Though when we say Trans-Siberian we think about the biggest railway road on the planet with start in Moscow and the end in Vladivostok. But what is between these two cities, these 9000km distance and is there other railroads connecting these two points.Actually yes - in real Russian Railways are consist of few segments (Russian railways departments) and that what we call Trans-Sib also consist of segments Read more...

GETTING STARTED

WHEN TO TRAVEL ALONG THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY?

 Trans-Siberian Railway is massive - it is 9000 km long and cross 8-time zones. Whole railway lays in the area of Continental climate and only types of climate vary from Mild Continental Climate in the central Russia to Musson continental climate in the Russian Far East. As you go further to the East the difference between winter and summer temperatures is getting bigger and the average annual temperature is getting lower. Read more...


HOW MUCH TRANS-SIBERIAN TRIP COSTS?

 The cost of the whole trip on the Trans-Siberian depends on many factors. First of all it obviously depends on the type and class of the train and the duration of your trip. The cheapest tickets that you can find are on the official Russian Railways website - rzd.ru. You can book tickets on this site up to 60 days before the trip  Read more...


TRAINS ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN

 Many trains run along the Trans-Siberian Railway daily - but only a few go all the way from Moscow to Vladivostok in one trip. As the Trans-Siberian is a regular railway, not just a tourist route, there are many trains which connect certain cities on the route - for example in the Russian Far East between Khabarovsk and Vladivostok people normally use the daily Okean (№6) premium train as it has a convenient schedule and is not as expensive as the Rossia premium train. Read more...

PLANNING THE TRIP

CHOOSING THE ROUTE

 The first things you need to decide before booking plane and trains tickets and getting your visa is the route, final destination and duration of your trip. These aspects are essential and the following information about possible routes on the Trans-Siberian Railway should help you in deciding them. Read more...


BOOKING TRAIN TICKETS

 Tickets for Trans-Siberian railway is not a special ones - they are the same if you go from St.Petersburg to Petrozavodsk or from Moscow to Vladivostok. NOTE: for every stop you must by a separate ticket for example - if you bought tickets Moscow-Vladivostok you cannot have a stopover along the route. To stop in for example Irkutsk you should buy Moscow-Irkutsk ticket and Irkutsk - Vladivostok ticket. Read more...


BOOKING ACCOMMODATION

 If you are planning to travel along the Trans-Siberian Railway with stopovers, unless you are planning to just get off a train in the morning and then back on another train in the evening, you will need accommodation. Along the 9,300km of the Trans-Siberian there are many types of accommodation, from hostels and homestay to 5-star hotel chains. Read more...


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