Booking Process Explained

We make travel by train in Russia simple and fun. And, we will guide you from the moment when you start planning to the moment when you board your train.

 

 

Booking and boarding process explained

Step1

Search

 

With us, finding the right train is easy. Our system contains tonnes of useful information and is connected to the official Russian railways so you can always see up-to-date schedule. Important thing to remember is that summers are high travel seasons, especially on weekends. Some routes, Moscow - St. Petersburg or St. Petersburg - Helsinki are extremely popular, so you should book ahead. And if you are traveing on a weekend, book even more ahead.

 

Step2

Book

 

On this website you can conveniently book electronic tickets on any trains in Russia. You will need to provide passenger names, passports, birth dates and birth places at reservation so you should have this information ready to complete your booking.

 

Step3

Print your boarding pass

 

You can book tickets up to two years in advance. Passengers will be assigned to seats 45 days before departure (or 60 days or select routes). Once seating has been assigned, we will send you the final booking confirmation to your email address. Make sure you print out the official boarding pass as you will need it to board the train.

 

Step4

Check departure station address

 

If you are traveling from Moscow or Saint Petersburg, you should note that there is more than one rail station. We will send you the address of your station in booking confirmation. If you are uncertain from which station your train departs, please contact us for clarification.

 

Step5

Arrive to station 45 minutes before departure

 

Russian train stations display all signs in Russian language, which makes it a little tricky finding the platform. Look for the billboard for your train number and which platform it will board from. We recommend that you arrive to the station 45 minutes before departure to allow enough time to locate your platform. 

Step6

Board the train

 

You will need to show your passport in order to board the train and you must board specific car (carriage) which is displayed in your ticket. 

 

Step7 Enjoy your experience
  Sit back, relax and ask for a cup of tea - a good tradition on Russian trains!

 

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