17. November 2013
Trans-Siberian Railway latest offers valid 15.02. – 24.12.15, all in EUR:
MOSCOW-WLADIWOSTOK INCLUDING SLEEPING CAR 4 8 3.–, 15.06. – 30.09.15 SUPPLEMENT 144.-
Moscow – Wladiwostok couchette 298.-, 15.06. – 30.09.15 supplement 86.-
MOSCOW-PEKING INCLUDING SLEEPING CAR 6 8 3.–
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Moscow-Peking 1st class 1.096.-
MOSCOW-CHINESE BORDER ZABAIKALSK-MANZHOULI OR BLAGOVESCHTSCHENSK-HEIHE INCLUDING SLEEPING CAR 3 2 2.–
Backpackers – always bear in mind that buying Mongolian and Chinese train tickets at the counter is not a big thing; however, should you be tough enough to acquire tickets for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia be ready to queue up for hours expecting not 1 word of English. Trains of the Trans-Siberian Railway are often sold out months before. However, if you have the luck to catch one of the last tickets be sure it’ll be directly at the men’s / women’s room which is an extremely bad experience. The Russians are clever enough to ignore those places in all circumstances.
After leaving the Trans-Siberian Railway either at Ulan Ude (Trans-Mongolian Railway starts there) or at Tchita (Trans-Manchurian Railway beginning) you enter Mongolia or China. Should you intend to choose the way through Mongolia, which we advise, backpackers travel ACAP as follows:
Travelers to China are urgently advised to avoid over-prized trains starting at Ulan Bator Thursday and Sunday respectively. Ticket-scalpers at Ulan Bator will charge you 300% or 400%, a normal sleeping car ticket to Peking will cost you $500 – $600. Take daily local train instead in the morning for as low as $15 to reach the border-city Zamin Uud. Cross the border by mini-cab and reach China’s city Erlian. Take frequent buses to Peking for about $40.