Tickets for all Russian trains are currently available online. The sales start 45 days before
departure for domestic routes and 60 days before departure for some international ones.
Taking a train is a convenient option if you are travelling comparatively on short distances (up
to 1 000 km), or having a complex tour visiting various cities / regions (e.g.: Trans-Siberian
In order to purchase Train Tickets online please follow the link below:
Please find below a short brief on Russian train tickets.
1. Main ticket classes:
“seater” train tickets
These are available only on particular routes. The most notable and modern ones are “Sapsan”
speedy train on Moscow – St Petersburg route, as well as “Lastochka” and “Strizh” (Talgo) trains
travelling to cities within 500 km Moscow (e.g.: Vladimir, Tver, Nizhniy Novgorod). Other
“seater” trains may be less comfortable – please look up the info on them before you book.
3 rd class coach tickets
This cheapest option is still available on most Russian sleeper trains – you are supposed to have
a coach, however there is no separate compartment in the carriage, and the space can be
2 nd class coach tickets
This option is often regarded as the best price/quality ratio. It presumes a lockable 4-person
compartment in a sleeper train with 2 upper coaches and 2 lower coaches. If necessary, you can
book all 4 coaches (even in case if there are just 2 or 3 persons travelling) – just choose the
remaining coaches in the same name and pay for them.
1 st class coach tickets
It is the most luxurious and costly option providing for a separate lockable compartment in a
sleeper train for 2 persons (2 lower coaches). Often there are also some additional services
(e.g.: snacks / light meals) included in this rate.
2. Required documents:
Please have your passport details on hand as you will have to input them while booking tickets.
Also, a valid ID shall be presented together with the ticket while boarding the train. Transferring
tickets to 3 rd parties is not allowed, however you can apply for a refund. Most tickets electronic
(sent to your inbox), however it is recommended to print them out in advance.
3. Pricing policy:
Usually the cheapest rates are at the start of sales (i.e.: 45 / 60 days in advance). On most trains
there is so called “dynamic” pricing (depends on interest & demand of customers, thus there
would likely be higher rates for peak dates, public holidays etc.).