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TRAIN TICKETS PRICES

Prices were updated on June 2014 special for the coming  summer season.

The best type of train is FIRMENNY (special, particular). They have not only numbers but the particular names also. The most popular trains on Trans-Siberian direction are
#2 "Rossia" Moscow-Vladivostok and #10 "Baikal" Moscow-Irkutsk"

Many tourists likes to stop for 1-3 days in the city along the way to Baikal lake or China. The most interesting cities are Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok. If you want to make a stop(s) you should buy several tickets from 1st city to 2nd, from 2nd to 3rd etc. for exact dates. Price doesn't depends on numbers of stops. It might be situation when tickets eg. from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk are not available in Moscow's ticket offices. That's unpredictable and is mysticism of our railroad system. But in most cases I can buy ticket for any destinations. Prices depends on train class, car type and additional services, seasonal regulations. Most of the Trans-Siberian trains leave from Yaroslavsky train station. The nearest metro stop is Komsomolskaya.

!!!!!! Exact information about prices and availability can be found just 45 days in advance!!!!
There are no booking system on our railroad. You can just buy tickets 45 days in advance.

I'll be glad to make an efficient and suitable itinerary of Trans-Siberian trip for you. I need to know number of travelers, dates, possible stopovers and for how many days, car class. I prepare detailed itinerary with train numbers, timetables, prices for available tickets. I really recommend to buy tickets in advance especially during the hot tourist season - May-September. 

I provide services of purchasing tickets for local prices. I charge only for my services and nothing over the ticket price.

I need your full name(s) better in Russian (copy of your Russian visa is very helpful); passport number(s) and prepayment (on my bank account, via PayPal or Western Union) to buy tickets for you. I can send you tickets via DHL, FedEx etc. or I can bring you tickets when you are in Moscow.

Examples of Trans-Siberian tickets prices (approximate prices that may vary)

Moscow-Irkutsk

#10 "Baikal"     1st class - $???                         2nd class - $????              3rd class - $???

#2 "Rossia"      1st class - $1000                      2nd class - $400-510          3rd class - $260

#100, #70, #82, #44     1st class - $650        2nd class - $280-370            3rd class - $180

Moscow-Vladivostok

#2 "Rossia"    1st class - $1470                        2nd class - $560                 3rd class - $380

#100              1st class - $650                         2nd class - $380                  3rd class - $260

Moscow-Tomsk

#38 "Tomich"    1st class - $650             2nd class - $350          3rd class - $220

 

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For comprehensive assistance in Krasnoyarks I recommend Anatoly Brewhanov. For Irkutsk and Lake Baikal area contact Jack Sheremetoff. You will find their links and a few useful tips in Uncle Pasha's www.cheap-moscow.com/outside_of_moscow.htm


 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT BUY TICKETS ORIGINATING OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA (BEIJING, ULAN-BATOR ETC.). TICKETS ORIGINATING IN RUSSIA MAY OR MAY NOT BE PROCURED - ASK ABOUT YOUR PLANNED DATE NO MORE THAN 40 DAYS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE. EX MOSCOW TICKETS ARE NO PROBLEM.

 

Most of my clients buy 2nd class (4 persons per compartment - kupe) tickets. 1st class (2 persons - SV) are almost twice as expensive. 3rd class (plazkart) tickets are half the 2nd class price. Economy enthusiasts may consider local commuter trains (na sobakakh - on the dogs in local travel slang) which will take you across the continent for $50-80. There are also VIP (Myagky) cars on some trains