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


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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

rather limited.

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.).