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Trans-Mongolian Trains

The following section displays the Trans Mongolian train routes and specific Trans-Mongolian trains as well as arrival and departure schedules.  To receive Russian train schedules and Russian train ticket prices as well as to have the opportunity to order Russian train tickets online, please use our Russian train tickets page.

Trans-Mongolian Trains
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The Moscow to Beijing train 003/004 departs from Yaroslavsky train station in Moscow and arrives 5 days later at Beijing Central station. The train is operated by both Russian and Chinese staff. When the train crosses the border between Mongolia and China, the wheels of the train are changed to a smaller gauge - the whole process takes six hours. The train has 1st and 2nd class carriages and a nice restaurant car. NOTE: As the train crosses Mongolia on its route you may need to obtain a Mongolian transit visa to travel to China, please check the website of your local Mongolian Consulate.

  • 004З
    Trip time: 130:50 hours
    23:45
    Moscow Yaroslavsky
    14:35
    Beijing
  • 003З
    Trip time: 130:31 hours
    07:27
    Beijing
    13:58
    Moscow Yaroslavsky

The train 005/006 is an international train operating between Moscow and Ulan-Bator along the Trans-Mongolian rail route. The train runs once a week during the high season and once every 2 weeks during the low season (winter). The train has 1st and 2nd class compartments and a restaurant car. The train runs along Lake Baikal during the daytime giving its passengers an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape.

  • 006З
    Trip time: 98:55 hours
    23:55
    Moscow Yaroslavsky
    06:50
    Ulan Bator
  • 006Ч
    Trip time: 98:55 hours
    23:55
    Moscow Yaroslavsky
    06:50
    Ulan Bator
  • 006Щ
    Trip time: 99:05 hours
    23:45
    Moscow Yaroslavsky
    06:50
    Ulan Bator
  • 006Ь
    Trip time: 98:55 hours
    23:55
    Moscow Yaroslavsky
    06:50
    Ulan Bator
  • 005В
    Trip time: 98:36 hours
    15:22
    Ulan Bator
    13:58
    Moscow Yaroslavsky
  • 005Щ
    Trip time: 98:36 hours
    15:22
    Ulan Bator
    13:58
    Moscow Yaroslavsky

Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers

Yes, three trains go directly from to Mongolia from Russia: Trains #305/306 Irkutsk - Ulan Bator, #003/004 Moscow - Ulan Bator - Beijing and #005/006 Moscow - Ulan Bator.

Russia’s currency, RUB, is used in Russia. MNT is used on the Mongolian side.

It’s best to carry cash. Credit cards aren’t always taken.

Unfortunately, WiFi is not available from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar.

It does have a restaurant car. Meals range from $5-$20. Passengers can also carry food and drink with them.

The passenger cars do not have showers. However, you may ask a conductor to use one in the staff’s carriage. Expect a small fee.

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