Onboard Russian Trains

What to expect from traveling by train in Russia?’’



At the rail station

Be ready to encounter some difficulties with finding people who speak English at train stations in Russia. You might feel lack of direction signs in English but we cannot do anything about that as train stations are not our property. We cannot set up any signs that is why we strongly recommend our travelers to arrive at the train station at least 45 minutes before the train departure.

Note: if you are traveling along the Trans-Siberian Railway be prepared that English-speaking support shrinks as you move farther from Moscow. That is why we strongly recommend our clients to use assistance of local guides when traveling in Russia independently.

Staff onboard

We are neither hiring nor training staff working onboard Russian trains or at the railway stations. It is solely the responsibility of the Russian Railways (the state monopoly operating almost all trains in Russia) and we cannot guarantee that they speak English. However, all staff onboard are trained to be friendly and polite and help you out in any situation.

Meals onboard

When booking your tickets with us you have options to choose a travel class which corresponds to your needs and preferences; it might and might not include food. We are not responsible for the quality of food served onboard. In all cases the meal depends on the carrier and train composition.

Note: If you are unsure about meals served or not served on your train, please contact our customer support department. Our helpful specialists will double check this information for you.