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A series of railways which connect Western Russia to the Russian Far East.

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Travelling Moscow - Beijing in Winter then backpacking the way down to Indonesia - Packing Advice

I will be travelling on board the Trans Siberian Railway throughout February, understandably, i'll need warm clothes & snow boots. Once I arrive to Beijing, I plan on using trains and buses to ...
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Trans-Siberian trip in August

I want to travel through Russia for 30 days from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. I'm currently learning Russian and should finish A2 in August when I want to start the trip. I read about booking the ...
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Is Russia a dog-friendly country?(Vladivostok, Moscow, St.Peterburg. etc.)

I'm planning to travel Russia with my dog, Labrador Retriever by Siberian Railway. But I'm not certain that Russia is a dog-friendly country like any other countries in Europe. If you have experiences ...
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Using APEC Business Travel Card on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

I'm seriously considering applying for an APEC Business Travel Card, and would like to use it for a Trans-Mongolian Railway journey, entering Russia by air at Irkutsk and China by train at the ...
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Maximum luggage dimensions when traveling Platzkart?

When traveling Platzkart (3rd class) along the Trans-Siberian route, what are the maximum dimensions for luggage? Is it possible to have additional luggage carried, e.g. in a separate railcar? The ...
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How to list Trans-Siberian as a hotel on a Russian visa application

I'm filling out my visa application and my understanding is that I should ensure the list of hotels on my application, so that it matches what's on my tourist invitation. I got Moscow and Irkutsk ...
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Can I cancel my plane tickets to Russia after obtaining a Russian visa?

I want to get a Russian tourist visa to take the Trans Mongolian express from Beijing. However I will not book my train tickets in advance. Can I book flights to get my visa, cancelling them ...
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Does the chinese 72-hour transit visa allow to cross a land border?

A friend is planning to make a trans-mongolian trip (Beijing - Moscow through Mongolia). The Russia and Mongolia visas are mandatory for this trip, but is it possible to travel through China using the ...
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Food on the 54-hour Yekaterinburg-Irkutsk train?

Two days on the train. So what kind of food is available?
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Do the Russian Railways offer discounts in November?

I will start my trans-Siberia trip on Nov.18 in Moscow. Do the Russian Railways offer discounts in November? I am not a student. I just expect special discount since Nov. should be low season.
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Where to stop on the trans-siberian railway? [closed]

The destination is Beijing. I will take the trip at the end of November. It is cold then. I think I will bypass Mongolia because of the visa problem. So any good place to stop? One choice is ...
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How to register Russian tourist visa while on the Trans-Mongolian railway?

My partner and I will be starting our Trans-Mongolian adventure in about a week or so, but after reading the visa registration procedures from various resources, we're still a little confused about ...
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How big of a backpack should I buy? (Trans-Mongolian)

I'm looking into buying my first ever serious backpack for hiking/large trips. I'm unsure of how large I should go. I currently own a 35 Liter bag, which was great for weekend trips when I was ...
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Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?

I've come across various websites that suggest I should pre-book my tickets beforehand or I'll have some trouble. I was hoping to just get off at a town I'm interested in and stay as long/little as I ...
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Trans-Siberian railway to Tajikistan

Did anyone travel to Tajikistan from Moscow by train, using southern part of Trans-Siberian railway through Kazakhstan to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan rather than by hitch-hiking/shared-taxi usage through Ak-...
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Are dogs allowed on the Trans-Siberian railway?

There's a couple of guys from France here in my hostel in Tbilisi with a couple of huskies (or similar dogs). Their plan is to travel to Russia from here then take the Trans-Siberian to Mongolia. ...
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Looking for tips on how to do the Trans-Siberian on the cheap London to Beijing

Wanting to do this journey in November and looking for any tips that can help from people who have done it. I am not in a rush. Also can the Mongolian and China visa be got on the train at the border? ...
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How do I ensure I do not pay out money for tickets that are not usable for other reasons?

For the first time I am trying to organise an extended individual journey - 6-10 months and 10-14 countries. Although I am intending to be an independent traveller and organising travel arrangements ...
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Trans-Siberian Express: Stopping along the way?

I'm planning a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express. I've already received excellent advice on a related post, but I've got a couple more questions. My plan is to head from Moscow to Beijing. It's six ...
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What time of year is best for taking the Trans-Siberian Express?

I'm interested in taking a train journey from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia. Is there a recommended time of year for this Trans-Siberian trip?
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What is the best way to obtain visas for the Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian Railway?

I'm planning on taking the trans-Siberian / trans-Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing via Ulaan Bataar next year and I'd like some advice on how best to organise the visa situation. I'm a British ...