Russia by train

How to travel in Russia by train: information, connections, blog and travel reports. Help in our forum to buy train tickets.

Russia: We recommend to buy your train ticket for Russia online via the given links. It is the easiest way if you do not speak Russian.


Buy your train tickets for Russia and bordering countries easily and securely here. Online shop of RealRussia, the rail travel experts for Russia.


Buy your ticket at the bus station or at the website of the bus company.

RU Russia AT Austria

If you want to travel from Russia to Austria by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Russia.

There is a direct overnight train available from Moscow (Russia) to Austria.

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RU Russia AZ Azerbaijan

If you want to travel by train from Russia to Azerbaijan there are two direct trains per week between Moscow (Russia) and Baku (Azerbaijan). The journey time for this route is about 53 hours.

Train tickets for the journey from Russia to Azerbaijan are available via Russian Railways RZD and at train stations.

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RU Russia BY Belarus

If you want to travel from Russia to Belarus by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Russia.

There are several daily train connections between Russia and Belarus. Train schedules and ticket prices are available via the given booking links.

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RU Russia CN China

From Russia to China you have direct train connections, the Trans-Siberian Railway. Book your ticket online via one of the given links.

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RU Russia DE Germany

Tow direct long-distance night train connect Russia with Germany.
One train from Moscow in direction of Paris with stops in Berlin, Frankfurt, Mannheim and Karlsruhe. A second one from Moscow with final stop Berlin. Both trains run via Minsk, Brest and Warsaw. They do not run daily.

Please read our detailed blog post to get an impression about this famous adventure. Information to schedules and ticket fares. A travel report with a lot of photos of the sleeper wagons.

To buy your ticket, make use of one of the given booking links. Also if you first have to travel to Moscow, as you depart from another place in Russia.
For a connection inside Germany from the arrival city of the night train to your final destination, buy your ticket via the booking link of German railways Deutsche Bahn.

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RU Russia EE Estonia

If you want to travel from Russia to Estonia by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links.

There is one daily direct overnight train from Moscow via St.Petersburg (Russia) to Tallinn (Estonia).

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RU Russia FI Finland

To travel by train from Russia to Finland, you have several direct day trains from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki. And one direct night train from Moscow to Helsinki. Book your train ticket via one of the given booking links.

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RU Russia FR France

Tow direct long-distance night trains connect Russia with France. One from Moscow via Germany and Strasbourg to Paris. A second one from Moscow via Austria and Italy to Nice. They do not run daily.
Read our detailed blog post to get an impression about this famous adventure (Paris-Moscow).
Please buy your ticket for the night trains via the given links. Also for travelling from other destinations in Russia to Moscow (a second ticket).
For a connection inside France from the arrival station of the night train to your destination, use the booking link of Trainline to find special prices.

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RU Russia JP Japan

If you want to travel from Russia to Japan, you have to include a ferry for example on the route from Vladivostok (Russia) to Sakaiminato (Japan). Ferry connection once per week with two nights on board.
Both cities, Vladivostok (Russia) and Sakaiminato (Japan), are connected to the national rail network.

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RU Russia KP North Korea

If you want to travel from Russia to North Korea by train, you have a weekly connection by long-distance night train from Moscow to North Korea.

Twice per month by cars of North Korean national railways from Moscow to Pyongyang. And twice per month by cars of Russian railways from Moscow to Tumangang. Tumangang is the border station between Russia and North Korea, located in North Korea. From Tumangang you have a direct connection to Pyongyang.

Since 2017 it seems to be possible for individual travellers to enter North Korea via this route. But your organized trip in North Korea has to fit the departure/arrival times of the trains from/to Moscow. Your experience is welcome!

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RU Russia KR South Korea

If you want to travel from Russia to South Korea, you have to include a ferry for example on the route from Vladivostok (Russia) to Donghae (South Korea). Ferry connection once per week with one night on board.
Both cities, Vladivostok (Russia) and Donghae (South Korea), are connected to the national rail network.

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RU Russia KZ Kazakhstan

If you want to travel from Russia to Kazakhstan, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Russia or via one of the given booking links. There are direct overnight trains available between both countries.

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RU Russia LT Lithuania

If you want to travel from Russia to Lithuania by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Russia.

There are day train connections between Moscow (Russia) and Vilnius (Lithuania) with change in Minsk (Belarus). And one direct night train Moscow (Russia) to Vilnius (Lithuania) via Minsk (Belarus), which continues to Kaliningrad.

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RU Russia LV Latvia

If you want to travel from Russia to Latvia by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Russia.

There is one direct daily overnight train available from Moscow (Russia) to Riga (Latvia).

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RU Russia MC Monaco

To travel by train from Russia to Monaco, make use of the direct overnight train between Moscow (Russia) and Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

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RU Russia MD Moldova

If you want to travel from Russia to Moldova by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Russia.

There are daily overnight trains available from Moscow (Russia) via Ukraine to Chisinau (Moldova).

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RU Russia MN Mongolia

If you want to travel from Russia to Mongolia by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Russia.

Direct connections available from Russia via Ulan-Ude (Russia) to Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).

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RU Russia PL Poland

To travel by train from Russia to Poland, you have several direct trains.

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RU Russia TJ Tajikistan

If you want to travel from Russia to Tajikistan by train, buy your train ticket via the given links or locally at a railway station in Russia.

There are direct long-distance trains available. The journey takes about five days.

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RU Russia UA Ukraine

If you want to travel from Russia to Ukraine by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Russia.

There are several train connections daily between Russia and Ukraine. You find them, including ticket prices, by using the given booking links.

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RU Russia UZ Uzbekistan

If you want to travel from Russia to Uzbekistan, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Russia or via one of the given booking links. There are direct overnight trains available between both countries.

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