Types of Russian Train Tickets

E-tickets are the most convenient way to book seats. You book online, print your e-ticket, and exchange it for a boarding pass at the train station. We can also issue a paper ticket and deliver it to you anywhere in the world (mailing charges apply).

 

E-tickets

E-tickets are available on all domestic routes within Russia and lines operating between some former Soviet countries. They are also available for trains connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg with Finland, and most of the trains connecting European capital cities.

Paper tickets

Some routes do not support e-tickets and among such routes are all Asian train connections. When booking train tickets online you are offered to leave the hotel address you are staying at and we will arrange the delivery accordingly.

 
 

Comparison of ticket types

 

E-tickets

Routes where train tickets are used: all domestic routes within Russia. Major train connections between Russia and Europe.

How to get the actual train ticket? - Train tickets are sent to you via email.

How much in advance should I arrive at the train station? - 30 mins before departure.

When at the train station where to proceed? - Go straight to the car for boarding.

What should I show to the car attendant when boarding the train? - Passport + printed e-ticket.

E-tickets with boarding pass

Routes where train tickets are used: a number of international routes such as St. Petersburg - Vilnius, Moscow - Warsaw.

How to get the actual train ticket? - Collect boarding pass at train station.

How much in advance should I arrive at the train station? - 1 hour before departure.

When at the train station where to proceed? - Find any self-service machine or go to the ticket office to collect a boarding pass. You need to know 14-digit number on the confirmation you receive from our company.

What should I show to the car attendant when boarding the train? - Passport + boarding pass.

Paper tickets

Routes where train tickets are used: all train connections between Russia China and Mongolia.

How to get the actual train ticket? - Delivery arranged.

How much in advance should I arrive at the train station? - 30 mins before departure.

When at the train station where to proceed? - Go straight to the car for boarding.

What should I show to the car attendant when boarding the train? - Passport + the actual paper ticket.

 
 

Passport! The passport number is the most important thing on any train tickets and you are required to show your passport in order to board any train. When boarding passengers, train attendants will check passport numbers and names on the tickets against those in their passports.