How to estimate your budget

The biggest question when planning a trip on the Transsiberian is probably: “How much money do I need?” No worries, here are some guidelines to calculate your budget. Obviously, if you’re pockets are full and you wanna splurge, the prices can easily go up as your add comforts to your trip, but, assuming you’re sort of…

How does a Russian train look like?

So what should you expect when boarding a Russian train? Well, first of all, Russian trains usually have three classes: 1) First class (SV) = 2-berth compartments. It is the most comfortable type of carriage, it has a fold-down table between the beds, personal reading lights and a sliding, lockable door. There are 2 wash rooms and…

How to buy tickets

And now on to the most important question: How do I buy my train tickets? And, most importantly: what is the CHEAPEST way to do it? There are many options to buy tickets, yet, like most things in life, the easiest ones do not happen to be the cheapest, on the contrary, if you are…

How to get a Russian visa

The norms to enter Russia vary from country to country. Countries of the former Soviet Union generally have a visa-free agreement with Russia, or easier visa procedures, while on the opposite, citizens of the US will have to submit many documents to get a visa. The EU has a facilitation visa agreement with Russia, but…