Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway

Being the world’s longest train journey at 5,771 miles, the Trans-Siberian Railway offers a classic, 7-day trip beginning in the capital city of Moscow and ending in the port city of Vladivostok, Russia near the border of China.

The train is a dashing, self-contained community on wheels with memorable detours to Novosibirsk, the stirring capital of Siberia; Suzdal with its abundance of ancient churches; Ulan-Ude the location of the largest Lenin head in existence, a 25-foot-tall bronze sculpture weighing 42 tons, and shimmering Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake on the planet.

Crossing seven time zones, the Trans-Siberian Railway weaves through birch forests, the Siberian steppes, and the majestic Ural mountain region. Stopping for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours, travelers can step off the train and sample a variety of fresh, local foods sold on the platforms such as breads, fish, cheese and more. There are a total of 10 stops on this journey and the three main ones are Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok. There are also connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China and North Korea.

Getting there

Arriving at the railway starting point in Moscow is accessible by train from several locations in Europe be it France, Germany, Finland or Italy. And, being the cosmopolitan capital of Russia, Moscow can be reached by air from anywhere in the world. Sheremetyevo International Airport  is located 29 km northwest of central Moscow. It is a hub for Russia’s international airline Aeroflot, and is among the three major airports serving Moscow, along with Domodedovo Moscow Airport and Vnukovo International Airport all offering service from Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat, and other major airlines in the world.