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1. Posted by jdduarte (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

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Hi,

I'm planning my trip on the Trans-Siberian but I'm uncertain about the train tickets.

I'll travel in November so I think I will have no problem in buying them directly in Moscow right?

The other option would be buying them through the internet. If I choose the internet, is it possible to buy tickets for the Trans-Mongolian in any website?

Thanks.

2. Posted by KateFord (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi, I'm afraid I can't help you with the Moscow question - I'm travelling in February so it's something I want to find out myself! The Man in Seat 61 (http://www.seat61.com/) has a page on the Trans-Siberian express with lots of information and tips on how to buy tickets, including links to websites where you can buy them online.

3. Posted by jdduarte (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi Kate,

I checked the prices at RZD (the Russian railways site) and they only have the option to buy the tickets separately for each leg of the journey which end up more expensive.

I ended up buying them through Real Russia. They offered me a good price and you can pick up the tickets in their office is Moscow or else ask them to send to your address.

Have you decided your itinerary already?

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 6y

You can buy tickets online - I bought mine through a company called Sokol Tours. They arrange to meet you at the station and give you the tickets for each leg of the journey (or arrange place for you to pick them up). By booking online, I ended up paying about $US 1000 for $US 250 worth of tickets. Therefore, you can save a significant amount by booking yourself at the stations. Therefore, if you are willing to try and deal with the ticket agents at the train stations, I would suggest buying them there. I don't think you'd have a problem with getting seats / bunks during November.

Note that you need to buy point-to-point tickets for specific trains, so if you want to stop and see some sights along the way (which I would recommend, both because there are some really nice things to see, but also because you'll probably go crazy on the train for seven days otherwise), you'll need to buy tickets between your specific destinations.

My Trans-Mongolian trip report, for those interested. The Man in Seat Sixty-One is by far the best train resource for travellers on the net.

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