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The Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway reaches right across Asia, connecting Moscow with the Far East, cutting through the fascinating lands in between. Crossing a third of the globe, the Trans-Siberian Railway heads through the natural wonders of the Gobi Desert, the Ural Mountains and the grassy steppe of Mongolia.

Available all year round, all of our adventures are inclusive of rail travel, budget accommodation and rail station transfers. Our Trans-Siberian Railway journeys offer a range of exciting optional activities, including dog sledding in Yekaterinburg, diving beneath the surface of Lake Baikal, staying in a traditional ger in Mongolia and plenty more. If our featured itineraries do not exactly suit your requirements, we're also more than happy to tailor-make your Trans-Siberian Railway journey for you.

This is the ultimate train journey.... all aboard!

Semi Independent Travel
About travelling aboard the Trans-Siberian

Our Trans-Siberian Railway journeys are semi-independent and not group tours, so you'll normally be travelling by yourself or as part of your own private group. We organise all of the elements necessary to make your journey smooth and hassle free, from the train tickets and accommodation en route to the rail station transfers and optional sightseeing tours and excursions. Our Trans-Siberian itineraries allow the adventurous semi independent traveller to hop aboard in Beijing or Moscow and get off at intermediate points en route.

Trans-siberian Journeys from Moscow

Travel from one red city to another by hopping on the Trans-Siberian Railway in Moscow and expressing it to Beijing, or opt for a longer journey with stops en route. Discover the sights of Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and mighty Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude and Ulaan Baatar with one of our many optional activities, or explore each port of call your own way. Alternatively, take the original Trans-Siberian Railway journey from Moscow through to Vladivostok on our epic 19 day adventure.

Red Express

9 days | FROM USD $2,369

Spend a few days in Russia's capital city, then jump on board the from...

Genghis Khan

13 days | FROM USD $3,199

Jump aboard for the ride of your life! From one capital city to - to -...

Highway to China

15 days | FROM USD $3,699

Riding the Trans-Siberian & Trans-Mongolian from Moscow east to the to...

Big Ticket

19 days | FROM USD $4,599

Bolshoi (Russian for BIG). Go large on our sensational big ticket from...

Bay Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok | Trans-siberian Railway | Russia

Destination Vladivostok

19 days | FROM USD $4,399

The original Trans-Siberian journey all the way to the end of the line...

Trans-siberian Journeys from Beijing

Cross a third of the globe on board the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, from one capital city to another, with one of our exciting adventures from Beijing to Moscow. Stop off and explore some fascinating towns and cities en route, from Ulaan Baatar and beautiful Terelj National Park, to Ulan Ude, Irkutsk – home to Lake Baikail, and Yekaterinburg. Or for those short on time, express rail it on the Trans-Siberian from Beijing to Moscow in just 9 days.

Snowy Railway | Trans-siberian Railway

Trans Express

9 Days | FROM USD $1,699

Explore China's bustling capital city, then jump aboard and wing your...

Kublai Khan

10 days | FROM USD $2,499

Jump aboard for the ride of your life! Take the train from Beijing to...

Highway to Moscow

14 days | FROM USD $3,699

Riding the Trans-Mongolian, from Beijing to Mongolia - the legendary a...

Big Rail Tripper

18 days | FROM USD $4,599

The big ticket, an epic journey from Beijing to Moscow, offering at of...

Trans-siberian Private Tours

If you’d like to spend a bit more time exploring the sights of Mongolia and Russia on your Trans-Siberian Railway journey, why not take a look at one of our private tours which can be built into your trip for a special tailormade holiday. Whether you want to explore the Gobi Desert, witness the competitions at the colourful Naadam Festival, ride a Przewalski horse in the Mongolian countryside, visit the Pacifici Ring of Fire or hike around Lake Baikal, here are just some of the options available for your holiday of a lifetime.

Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) Gobi Desert | Trans-siberian Railway | Mongolia

Discover the Gobi

8 days | FROM USD $3,799

The Gobi desert is a treasure chest of fossilised dinosaur bones and a...

Terelj National Park | Trans-siberian Railway | Mongolia

Horseback Journey

9 days | FROM USD $2,999

Horse-riding with a difference - trekking through remote steppe, along...

Lake Baikal | Trans-siberian Railway | Russia

Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey

12 days | FROM USD $3,559

Take the Trans-Siberian all the way through from Moscow to Irkutsk ' a...

Camel in Mongolia | Trans-siberian Railway |  Mongolia

Nomads & Deserts

11 days | FROM USD $2,599

Explore the sights of Russia's capital city, then journey the Trans in...

Terelj National Park | Trans-siberian Railway | Mongolia

Ring of Mongolia

14 days | FROM USD $4,899

Kicking off in the 13th century capital of Mongolia, camp out in a ger...

Trans-siberian Short Stays

The Trans-Siberian is so much more than just a train ride. Half the fun of the journey is the time off the train, experiencing local cultures and lifestyles, all adding up to an epic adventure. We've got some great city breaks to extend your stay and enable you to make the most of your holiday. Climb the Great Wall and explore the Forbidden city in China, enjoy authentic vodka and marvel at the huge art collection at the Winter Palace at St Pete's or explore Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square in Russia.

Baltic Express

4 days | FROM USD $999

Enhance your Trans-Siberian journey with the Baltic Express. From your...

Molotov Cocktail

4 days | FROM USD $899

Start your adventure in the beautiful city of the tsars - St see the...

Forbidden City Beijing | Trans-siberian Railway | China

Beijing Stopover

3 days | FROM USD $499

Explore Beijing and Tiananmen Square, enter the Forbidden City and the...

Trans-siberian tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews — See All Trans-siberian Reviews


My tour went as planned for the most part, the individuals who facilitated my rail travel arrangements and stays enroute did a great job. Pickups and drops were exactly per schedule and all arrangements were made clear.

A note about my stay in Moscow at the Hotel Izmailovo Gamma; As my train departure was later in the PM an extended check out would have been handy.

Also on the last leg of my tour ex. Train 208 there seemed to be confusion regarding my reservation in Carriage 11 Berth 9. I received a daily meal (higher standard than usual from those diners) which was a bonus. The "Provodnitsa" seemed to take issue with the charges shown on the ticket not being in line with the service they were providing, however in the end I was allowed to stay.

The homestays in Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude were simple but the host's were very nice and meals very adequate.

David Filman”  

• Nov 2014

Unique experiences travelling the Trans-Siberian

Encounter fascinating cultures as you travel, experiencing centuries-old customs and traditions as you journey across Asia. Visit Lake Baikal, the world's oldest and deepest body of fresh water, camp out in a traditional Mongolian ger in Terelj National Park, eat local food and watch local festivals like the Naadam festival during the summer months.

Recommended places to visit on the Trans-siberian Railway

Sheep at Lake Baikal | Trans-siberian Railway | Russia
Countryside Bliss

Lake Baikal

Located in eastern Siberia, Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest lake. In the summer it is a fantastic place to trek and camp as well as a very unique place to scuba dive- it is relatively unexplored so perfect any budding Jacques Cousteaus! Come winter when the deep snow has settled, the is winter wonderland is perfect for dog sledding, skiing, ice fishing and snow mobiling!

Ulaan Baatar Nighttime
Mongolia's Capital

Ulaan Baatar

Capital of Mongolia, Ulaan Bataar is a pulsating city of modern and traditional architecture. Located in the north of the country it is where most trips to Mongolia will start or end. With lots of monasteries and palaces to explore as well as modern bars and restaurants to enjoy – it is the perfect place to spend a few days whilst on your Trans-siberian adventure.

Yekateringburg sign | Trans-siberian Railway | Russia
Europe & Asia


Located on the eastern side of the Middle Ural Mountains, Yekaterinburg is a colourful city with a somewhat tumultuous history. While a visit must be paid to Church on the Blood – where the family of Tsar Nicholas II was murdered, the city is also a centre for culture and arts with several fine museums and theatres. Yekaterinburg is also excellent for outdoor sports, like cross-country skiing in the winter months and trekking in the summer. For something truly unique, stand with your feet over the Europe/Asian border.

Vladivostock Harbour | Trans-siberian Railway | Russia
End of the line


As the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, if you are ending your journey here then you’ll want to head to the Sporivnaya Harbour for a stroll along the promenade – enjoy the fresh sea breeze and grab a bite to eat from a street food stall. The Central Square, is a good place to relax and people watch, plus you can also see a massive pair of memorial statues. For history buffs there are several interesting museums dotted round the city.

Tran-Siberian Railways: Our Travel Guide


Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice and more

Terelj National Park | Trans-siberian Railway | Mongolia

Best time to Visit

Info on climatic and weather conditions on the Trans-Sib

Walking near Lake Baikal | Trans-siberian Railway | Mongolia

Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list along the Trans-Sib


Trans-Siberian Visas

Info on getting your visa for Russia, Mongolia and China

Waiting to board | Trans-siberian Railway

Style of Travel

What to expect when travelling the Trans-Siberian

A Trans-Siberian train | Trans-siberian Railway

Trans-Siberian Tickets

Info on securing your Trans-Siberian Railway tickets

Snowy Mongolian countryside | Trans-siberian Railway |  Mongolia

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our Trans-Sib travellers



Accommodation options on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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