Get ready for an unforgettable and exciting journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway, also known as the Trans-Mongolian Railway (Moscow to Beijing through Mongolia) and the Trans-Manchurian Railway (trains passing through Manchuria).
You can travel almost non-stop directly from Moscow to Beijing or make stops along the way. Enjoy a homestay with a Russian family on the shores of beautiful Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake, visit Ulan Ude, or discover Mongolia before entering China. It is also possible to go by train to Vladivostok and take a return flight back.
Day tours/sightseeing trips are offered in Moscow, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing and we can arrange for other different stops on your way to Beijing, for example in cities like Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Ulan Ude. If stopping along your journey, we recommend you take at least two overnight stays, if possible.
When travelling by train, we usually recommend four-berth compartments. A two-berth compartment is more expensive, and you will miss the joy of sharing the journey with fellow travelers!
There is a separate dining car on the train. Three meals a day including breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at a cost of about EUR 20 per day.
When it comes to the planning, the most important thing is to decide if you are going to make stops along the way. If yes, it's better to start planning from the final destination and then move backwards.
The journey Moscow - Beijing (non-stop) takes 6 days by a Chinese train. The train leaves Moscow for Beijing on Tuesday nights. Another alternative is the Russian train, which departs on Saturday nights and goes through Manchuria, not Mongolia. This trip will take 8 days and costs a bit more. The train departs from Moscow every odd day, e.g. on the 17th, 19th, 21st, etc.