The Moscow – Berlin – Paris train covers the distance of 2740 km it 3017 km (depending on direction) and goes through 5 countries: Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and France. This is a fast train with an increased level of service called a "firmenny" train. In 2015, all carriages were replaced with those of the new RIC modification. Three types of carriages are available on this train: VIP 1st class, regular 1st class and 2nd class carriages.
The Moscow to Nice train has been operating since September 23rd, 2010. Prior to this, there was train connection between Russia and the French Riviera only during tsarist times. In 2015, to mark the 150th anniversary of the railway connection between France and Russia the train was considerably upgraded.
The travel time between Paris and Moscow is 41 hours by train. The train runs through France, Germany, Poland, Belarus and Russia. The distance between Moscow and Paris is 3483 km.
Yes, with stops in Paris and Moscow this is possible. After taking the Eurostar train from London to Paris, go from Paris to Moscow. Once in Moscow, take a train to Beijing. The visa-arranging process for this will take some time. British, Schengen, Belarusian, Russian, Mongolian and Chinese visas may be necessary for London to Beijing.
No, unfortunately e-visas do not suffice at Russian railroad border checkpoints. It’s not possible to get a Russian visa on board, either. An application needs to be lodged before the trip.
Electronic tickets are available online. Once at the train station, you can buy a paper ticket. This trip is popular, so buy tickets in advance. They’re available sixty days prior to the departure date and prices rise as time passes.
Join us on Facebook
We invite you to become a fan of our company on Facebook and read Russian news and travel stories. To become a fan, click here.
Join our own Russian Travel, Culture and Literature Club on Facebook. The club was created to be a place for everyone with an interest in Russia to get to know each other and share experiences, stories, pictures and advice. To join our club, please follow this link.