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1. Posted by scotsman (Respected Member 128 posts) 11y


Does anyone know how easy or difficult it is to buy a Trans-Siberian ticket from the station in Beijing? Any advice much appreciated...

Happy Travels

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hi scotsman,

Gregw recently completed this trip and blogged about in his blog. He includes pricing of tickets as well but did mention paying a premium for using an agent rather than doing it himself in this forum thread.

Hope that helps! There's a few members around that have done this trip and will be able to advise more.



3. Posted by scotsman (Respected Member 128 posts) 11y

Muchos Gracisa Big Chief

4. Posted by mdancy (Full Member 104 posts) 10y

I know this thread is old, but if anyone doing a search wants the answer to this question, here it is.

You can buy Trans Siberian tickets at the BTG - Beijing Tourism Group - office in Beijing without paying a service charge. Their office is located in a building behind the Gloria Plaza Hotel, the address is: 28 Jianguomenwai Dajie. The Gloria Plaza Hotel is on the same street and obscures the BTG office, so just ask the concierge at the hotel and they will point it out for you.

Ask for Mrs. Zou - she's a very nice & helpful lady.

5. Posted by scotsman (Respected Member 128 posts) 10y


Giving an old thread new life... Train journey completed, tickets were purchased at the Beijing International Hotel, a block north of the station. Easy to walk to and a very good bakery en route! The folks in the station actually direct you to the CTS office at the international hotel as there are some fine english speakers there.

Hopefully this is of some use to someone.