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Travel Guide Asia Trans-Mongolian

Introduction

The Trans-Mongolian is a train route, which has become the classic overland route from Europe to Asia, and is a favourite with backpackers, gap year students and Round the World travellers.

Route

The Trans-Mongolian route runs between Moscow in Russia and Beijing, China via Mongolia. It is often erroneously called the Trans-Siberian railway, although it does follow the same route as its more famous alternative between Moscow and Ulan-Ude in Siberia. The complete journey takes 6 days and covers over 7,500 kilometres.

Further information

The best way of completing the journey is to break the trip into more manageable segments, ensuring you meet and travel with more of the local inhabitants of this region. It is usually cheaper to book and pay for the segments independently than to pay a premium for an agent to compile a complete trip from Beijing to Moscow.

For more details about the journey in general, see the Trans-Siberian railway.

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