Trans-siberian trains timetable

We give you bellow the main Trans-siberian trains timetable and directions. Within Russia there are many other local trains running, if you wish to stop in a city not listed or would like to take an other domestic train within Russia contact us for detailed schedule.
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Time zone and Timetables

Trans-siberian railway timetables in Russia are indicated in Moscow time (MT) and the Russian railway station clocks run also on Moscow time. This can be quite confusing as the Trans-Siberian Railway runs through 7 time-zones. Double check your schedule and convert arrival / departure times in Local times using. This is only valid for stops in Russia cities, stops in Mongolia and China are given in local time.

Estbound Trans-siberian train timetable (subject to change)

Estbound trains run from Moscow to Vladivostok, Ulan-bator or Beijing.

Train number 2 4 6 20 44 or 100 070 362 24 Km. MT
Days of running odd dates Tu. Wed.

Thur.

Sat. Daily Daily Daily Thur.
Notes A B C D E F G H
St Petersburg                 -650 0
Moscow 13:20 day 1 23:45 day 1 23:45 day 1 23:45 day 1 00.35 day 1 13:50 day 1     0 0
Perm 09:55 day 2 20:17 day 2 20:17 day 2 20:17 day 2 03:20 day 2 13:46 day 2     1397 +2
Yekaterinburg 15:39 day 3 01:59 day 2 01:59 day 2 01:59 day 3 10:15 day 2 19:54 day 2     1778 +2
Omsk 03:30 day 3 13:53 day 3 13:53 day 3 13:53 day 3 00:04 day 3 11:50 day 3     2676 +3
Novosibirsk 11:32 day 3 21:23 day 3 21:23 day 3 21:23 day 3 09:26 day 3 19:44 day 3     3303 +4
Krasnoyarsk 23:03 day 3 09:07 day 4 09:07 day 4 09:07 day 4 21:54 day 3 08:35 day 4     4065 +4
Irkutsk arr. 15:57 day 4 02:28 day 5 02:28 day 4 02:28 day 5 16:19 day 4 03:12 day 5     5152 +5
Irkutsk dep. 16:20 day 4 02:53 day 5 02:53 day 5 02:53 day 5 16:49 day 4 03:28 day 5 16:35 day 1   5152 +5
Ulan Ude 23:18 day 4 10:27 day 5 10:27 day 5 11:22 day 5 00:18 day 5 - 01:40 day 2   5608 +5
Naushki (Russian Border) - 16:26 day 5 16:26 day 5 - -   13:50 day 2   5864 +5
Sukhe-Bator (Mongolian Border) - 22:10 day 6 22:10 day 6 - -   18:36 day 2   5887 +4
Ulan Bator (local time) arr. - 06:35 day 6 06:35 day 6 - -   05:40 day 3   6265 +4
Ulan Bator (local time) dep. - 07:15 day 6   - -     07:15 day 1 6265 +4
Erlian (Chinese Border) - 01:20 day 7   - -     00:57 day 1 6780 +4
Harbin (local time) - -   12:51 day 7 -     - 7574 +4
Beijing (local time) - 11:40 day 7   05:46 day 8 -     14:33 day 2 7622 or 8986 +4
Khabarovsk 00:25 day 7       06:25 day 7       8492 +7
Vladivostok 13:10 day 7       18:45 day 7       9258 +7

Notes:

Note A: Train 2 Rossiya Moscow – Vladivostok express
Runs every second day, leaving Moscow on odd-number dates (1st, 3rd, 5th etc. except 31st of the month) arrive in Vladivostok on day 7. The train has 2-berth spalny vagon, 4-berth kupe, platskartny berths & restaurant car. Firmeny train.

Note B: Train 4 Moscow-Beijing express via the Trans-Mongolian route
Leaves Moscow every Tuesday arrive in Beijing on Monday. Chinese coaches. The train has 1st class 2-berth, 1st class 4-birth, 2nd class 4-berth. Restaurant car (Russian in Russia, then Mongolian, then Chinese).

Note C: Train 6 Moscow-UlanBator express
Runs from Moscow on Wednesdays and Thursdays, arrives in Ulan-Bator on Monday (runs also Thursdays arrive on Tuesday during high season in summer), The train has 2-berth & 4-berth sleepers & restaurant car. Russian and Mongolian coaches.

Note D: Train 20 Vostok Trans-Manchurian Moscow-Beijing express
Leaves Moscow every Saturday, arrives in Beijing on Saturday. Russian coaches. The train has 2-berth spalny vagon, 4-berth kupe. Russian restaurant car in Russia, Chinese restaurant in China.

Note E: Train 44/100
This is a slower and lower-quality alternative to the top-quality Rossiya for journeys within Russia. Runs daily from Moscow to Khabarovsk and is extended every second day to Vladivostok. The train has 4-berth kupe and 3rd class platskartny only.

Note F: Train 070
This is a slower and lower-quality alternative to the top-quality Rossiya for journeys within Russia. Runs daily from Moscow to Irkutsk. The train has 4-berth kupe and 3rd class platskartny.

Note G: Train 362
Runs daily. The train has only 4-berth kupe and platskartny sleepers from Irkutsk to Ulan Bator.

Note H: Train 24 Ulan-bator – Beijing express
Runs from Ulan-Bator on Thursdays arrive in Beijing on Friday. (Runs also on Friday or Saturday during high season in summer). The train has soft class 2-berth & 4-berth sleepers and hard class 4-berth sleepers. There are restaurant carriages connected with the main train and from Ulan-Bator to Mongolian border they are served by Mongolian currency (MNT), then Chinese currency is used.

Trains 4, 6 & 20 from Moscow to Ulan Bator & Beijing can generally only be used by passengers making an direct international journey for example, Moscow to Beijing, there are plenty of Russian trains available. So if you want to stop off at Irkutsk or on other cities within Russia for a city tour, you will need to take a Russian domestic train (train 2 Rossiya) between Moscow and Irkutsk.

Westbound Trans-siberian train timetable (subject to change)

Westbound trains run from Vladivostok, Ulan-bator or Beijing to Moscow.

Train number 1 3 5 19 43 or 99 071 263 23 Km. MT
Days of running odd dates Wed. Tue. & Fri Sat. Daily Daily Daily Tu.
Notes J K L M N O P Q
Vladivostok 04:25 day 1       18:56 day 1       9258 +7
Khabarovsk 17:04 day 1       08:49 day 2       8492 +7
Beijing (local time) - 11:22 day 1   23:00 day 1 -     08:05 day 1 7622 or 8986 +4
Harbin (local time) - -   15:29 day 2 -     - 7574 +4
Erlian (Chinese Border) - 00:59 day 2   - -     23:59 day 1 6780 +4
Ulan Bator (local time) arr. - 14:20 day 2   - -     13:20 day 2 6265 +4
Ulan Bator (local time) dep. - 15:25 day 2 15:25 day 1 - -   20:25 day 1   6265 +4
Sukhe-Bator (Mongolian Border) - 21:50 day 2 21:50 day 1 - -   04:30 day 2   5887 +4
Naushki (Russian Border) - 22:31 day 2 22:31 day 1 - -   11:50 day 2   5864 +5
Ulan Ude 18:26 day 3 02:14 day 3 02:14 day 2 05:20 day 4 14:23 day 4   16:40 day 2   5608 +5
Irkutsk arr. 01:10 day 4 10:49 day 3 10:49 day 2 13:25 day 4 21:39 day 4   02:25 day 3   5152 +5
Irkutsk dep. 01:45 day 4 11:14 day 3 11:14 day 2 13:55 day 4 22:14 day 4       5152 +5
Krasnoyarsk 19:29 day 4 04:15 day 4 04:15 day 3 07:14 day 5 16:39 day 5       4065 +4
Novosibirsk 07:01 day 5 16:12 day 4 16:12 day 3 18:58 day 5 05:09 day 6       3303 +4
Omsk 15:22 day 5 23:46 day 4 23:46 day 3 03:32 day 6 14:25 day 6       2676 +3
Yekaterinburg 04:04 day 6 11:42 day 5 11:42 day 4 15:14 day 6 03:34 day 7 20:46 day 1     1778 +2
Perm 09:46 day 6 17:36 day 5 17:36 day 4 21:15 day 6 09:36 day 7 02:45 day 2     1397 +2
Moscow 05:52 day 7 13:58 day 6 13:58 day 5 17:58 day 7 11:03 day 8       0 0
St Petersburg                 -650 0

Notes:

Note J: Train 1 Rossiya Vladivostok – Moscow express
Runs from Vladivostok on even-numbered dates from the 8th of each month onwards, plus the 2nd, 4th, 6th of March, May, July, October, December, and the 1st, 3rd, 5th of other months. The train has 2-berth spalny vagon, 4-berth kupe, platskartny berths & restaurant car. Firmeny train

Note K: Train 3 Beijing-Moscow express, via the trans-Mongolian
Leaves Beijing on Wednesday arrive in Moscow on Monday. Chinese coaches. The train has 1st class 2-berth (deluxe soft class), 1st class 4-berth (softsleepers), 2nd class 4-berth (hardsleeper). Chinese restaurant car in China, Russian restaurant car in Russia. Mongolian restaurant in Mongolia.

Note L: Train 5 Ulan-bator – Moscow express
Runs from Ulan-Bator on Tuesdays and arrives in Moscow on Saturday. (Runs also Fridays during high season in summer). The train has 2-berth spalny vagon & 4-berth kupe & restaurant car. Russian & Mongolian coaches.

Note M: Train 19 Vostok Runs from Beijing to Moscow on the Trans-Manchurian route
Leaves Beijing on Saturday and arrives in Moscow on Friday. Russian coaches and staff. The train has 2-berth spalny vagon, 4-berth kupe. Chinese restaurant car in China, Russian restaurant car in Russia.

Note N: Train 43/99 This is a slower, cheaper, lower-quality alternative to the high-quality Rossiya for journeys within Russia, 4-berth kupé and platskartny only, there are no 2-berth sleepers on this train.

Note O: Train 071
Runs daily. Slower train with 2-berth spalny vagon, 4-berth kupé, platskartny.

Note P: Train 263
Runs daily between Ulan-Bator and Irkutsk. The train has only 4-berth kupe and platskartny bunks from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk. No 2-berth.

Note Q: Train 23 Beijing – Ulan-Bator express
Runs from Beijing on Tuesday arrive in Ulan Bator on Wednesday. (Runs also on Mondays from late June to late October). The train has deluxe 2-berth, soft class 4-berth & hard class 4-berth. There are restaurant carriages connected with the main train and from Ulan-Bator to Mongolian border they are served by Mongolian currency (MNT), then Chinese currency is used.

Trains 3, 5 & 19 from Beijing & Ulan Bator to Moscow can usually only be used for international journeys rather than internal journeys within Russia. If you want to stop off at Irkutsk (in example), book a Russian domestic train (train 1 Rossiya or train 43/99) for the journey between Irkutsk and Moscow. The train 3 may also not take passengers from Beijing to Ulan Bator, especially in the peak summer season, as it is largely reserved for passengers going through to Russia. You should take train 23.