The Trans-Siberian Railway

Take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing

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.

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Trans-Siberian Journeys from Moscow

A Trans-Siberian train | Trans-siberian Railway Tailored To Suit You

Red Express

9 days | FROM USD $2,155

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

Ger Camp Terelj National Park | Trans-siberian Railway | MongoliaTailored To Suit You

Genghis Khan

13 days | FROM USD $3,180

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

Lake in Mongolia | Trans-siberian Railway | MongoliaTailored To Suit You

Highway to China

15 days | FROM USD $3,595

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

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Big Ticket

19 days | FROM USD $4,405

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

Bay Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok | Trans-siberian Railway | RussiaTailored To Suit You

Destination Vladivostok

19 days | FROM USD $4,495

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

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.

Trans-Siberian Journeys from Beijing

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Trans Express

9 Days | FROM USD $1,805

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

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Kublai Khan

10 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

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Highway to Moscow

14 days | FROM USD $4,135

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

Lake Baikal | Trans-siberian Railway | RussiaTailored To Suit You

Big Rail Tripper

18 days | FROM USD $5,215

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

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.

Trans-Siberian Private Tours

Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) Gobi Desert | Trans-siberian Railway | MongoliaTailored To Suit You

Discover the Gobi

8 days | FROM USD $5,249

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

Terelj National Park | Trans-siberian Railway | MongoliaTailored To Suit You

Horseback Journey

9 days | FROM USD $4,229

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

Lake Baikal | Trans-siberian Railway | RussiaTailored To Suit You

Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey

12 days | FROM USD $3,729

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

Camel in Mongolia | Trans-siberian Railway |  MongoliaTailored To Suit You

Nomads & Deserts

11 days | FROM USD $2,729

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

Terelj National Park | Trans-siberian Railway | MongoliaTailored To Suit You

Ring of Mongolia

14 days | FROM USD $6,569

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

Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | RussiaTailored To Suit You

Molotov Cocktail

4 days | FROM USD $795

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

Hermitage | St Petersburg | RussiaTailored To Suit You

Baltic Express

4 days | FROM USD $795

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

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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.

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March 9, 2016 • Christine Fleitz
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August 7, 2015 • OTG Team
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Happy birthday Trans-Sib!
Celebrate 100 years of the Trans-Siberian Railway

This year marks the 100th year anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world's most iconic train journeys across the world's largest country and beyond. Whether you want to travel from the mighty capital of Moscow in the west to the port city of Vladivostok in the east, or through Mongolia and on to the historic capital of China, there's never been a better time to travel on the Trans-Siberian.

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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.

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.

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

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the Trans-Siberian takes some planning and our travel guide resources are the perfect place to start.

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

Travel Tips

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

Trans-Siberian Visas

Info on getting your visa for Russia, Mongolia and China

Snowy Mongolian countryside | Trans-siberian Railway |  Mongolia

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our Trans-Sib travellers

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Trans-Siberian Tickets

Info on securing your Trans-Siberian Railway tickets

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Style of Travel

What to expect when travelling the Trans-Siberian

Ger tent in Terelj National Park | Trans-siberian Railway


Accommodation options on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Get to know Trans-Siberian

Recommended Reading

  • Midnight in Siberia
    by David Greene
  • To the Edge of the World
    by Christian Wolmar
  • Trans-Siberian Express
    by Warren Adler
Did you know...?

Facts about Trans-Siberian

  • Spanning 9,289km the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest in the world and takes seven days to complete.
  • Throughout its journey, the 'Russia' (the name of the Trans-Siberian train) passes through 8 different time zones.
  • One of the stations that the train passes through is Slyudyanka-1, the only station in the world made of marble.

Trans-Siberian Travel Advice:

We keep up-to-date with the latest travel advisories to Russia, Mongolia and China and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country prior to travel.

Online travel resources for the Trans-Siberian Railway:

REFER TO: Lonely Planet, Seat 61 and Way to Russia.

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.

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