Trans-Mongolian Train Ticket Booking Service
Trans Mongolian section of one of the world’s great train journeys – the Trans Siberian Railway goes through Russia, Mongolia and China. It is the last great train route via three countries and seven time zones from Moscow to Beijing for 9000 km and 6 days.
Below we list the best trains along the Trans-Siberian railway. You should book your train ticket earlier than 30 days before the departure. Train times and prices are always changing, so we don’t guarantee that the information below is 100% correct. If you need the actual quote, please, use the inquire form below.
International Train Schedule
Our drivers are highly trained in driving in the city and Mongolian countryside. We take pride in our drivers who will provide not only safe and skilled driving but are friendly and courteous. We provide English speaking drivers and all of them are willing to work on weekend. The price is usually inclusive of additional driver fees, fuel and toll fees. We can supply car rental services daily, monthly or long term period with special offers.
|MONGOLIA - RUSSIA|
|Train||Frequency||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Duration||Price|
|1st Class-2 berth||2nd Class-4 berth|
|Ulaanbaatar-Irkutsk||305/306||2, 6, 7||15:22||14:37||+1/23h15m||?||?|
|1st Class/Deluxe||2||Deluxe (1st class), a good quality cabin with two single berths. The cabin will often have air conditioning, a radio, a lockable door, storage underneath the berths and a window table.|
A towel and bedding is often provided in the ticket price though often you will need to prepare your own bed with the linen provided, on trains where linen is not provided you can obtain them from the carriage attendant for a nominal fee.
|2nd Class||4||A cabin for four people with two lower bunks with storage underneath, two upper bunks, a window table, and a lockable door. |
Towels and bedding may be provided in the ticket price though often you will need to prepare your own bed with any linen provided.
What to Expect on the Train
You will find a samovar with boiling water on one end of the car, usually opposite the attendant’s compartment. If you bring your own water bottle, you can also refill it with drinkable water from the attendant.
While food is available for purchase in the dining car which is located in the middle of the train and from vendors roaming the halls, it can be overpriced and the selection may be limited. Almost on every station local people sell inexpensive and nice home-made food, so you won’t be hungry. You may be better off bringing your own provisions, especially for a multi-day journey.
Outlets for charging cell phones and the like are available in the hallways. Most carriages have fold-down seats so you can sit with your device as it charges, although it was not uncommon for people to leave theirs hanging unattended.
Each carriage has a toilet on each end and they will be locked shortly before, during and shortly after most station stops (and border crossings if you’re heading into China or Mongolia). The toilet doors usually have a schedule showing these closures.
There are showers on the Russian trains but not the Mongolian or Chinese trains. On the trains that have showers, they can be found in the service wagon, which is adjoined to the restaurant car. It’s advised to take your soap, towel and flip flops.
There is plenty of space to keep your luggage in the compartment, either in an overhead luggage storage area, or under a bed.
Payments on board of the train are made in local currency only. Normally, you may be able to change US dollars in the train (conductor will do it or will find a dealer for you), but the rates are very low. So, it’s better to have some local currency (Russia – rubles, China – yuans, Mongolia – tugriks) and the whole sum in US dollars. Dollars are very easy to exchange in Russia, Mongolia or China.
Safety and security on the train is a real priority. Every wagon has one or two staff members (provodniks / provodnitsas), who check the tickets, do the cleaning, take care of boiling water, and so on. Also the cabins can be locked from the inside and can only be opened from the outside with a key, so your luggage is always safe when you do venture out to explore the train.