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Book International Trains from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar or Moscow


Taking Trans-Siberian Trains from Beijing to Mongolia or Moscow is one of the unique travel experience and it is another popular and economy way to leave China from Beijing for your next destination instead of taking  expensive international flight.

There are three international train numbers that depart from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia and Moscow in Russia which are K23, K3 and K 19. Each train offers three different types of berths, they are hard sleeper, soft sleeper and deluxe soft sleeper.

1. Train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

K23

K23  is a Trans-Mongolian route which leaves Beijing for Ulaanbaatar. This 1,500 km’s journey takes 29 hours. It stops at Zhangjiakou, Datong, Erenhot, and then enters Mongolia. The weekly train leaves Beijing every Tuesday morning and arrives at Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday afternoon. It’s divided into deluxe 2-berth compartments, soft sleeper and hard sleeper. Usually there is an extra train in peak season, departing every Monday or Saturday.

K23 leave Beijing twice a week. It departs at 08:05 in the morning and arrives at Ulaanbaatar around 13:20 on next afternoon.

28 May, 2013 – 27 May, 2014  Every Tuesday Departure.

Timetable Stations Category and Price for Refrence only (USD/Person)
Weekdays Arrival Departure Deluxe Soft Sleeper(Individual /Group) Soft Sleeper*(Individual /Group) Hard Sleeper(Individual /Group)
Day 1 - 08:05 Beijing - - -
14:04 14:16 Datong - - -
20:37 23:59 Erlian - - -
Day 2 01:40 Dzamyn-Ude 272 248 200
13:20 - Ulaanbaatar 412 384 295

Remark: The departure time is local time.

* The Soft Sleeper is not available for the Monday Departure.

K23 Route from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

K23 Route from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

2. Train from Beijing to Moscow, Russia (pass Ulan Bator)

K3

K3 is the Trans-Mongolian line (completed in the 1950s), which leaves Beijing for Moscow via Mongolia. The weekly train leaves Beijing every Wednesday morning and arrives in Moscow the next Monday. The 7,622 km’s journey takes 6 days and 5 nights. This train crosses Gobi desert, cuts across Mongolia and Siberia, then enters Moscow. Eastbound, it leaves Moscow every Tuesday night.

This train uses Chinese rolling stock and has 3 classes, including deluxe sleeper, soft sleeper and hard sleeper. Deluxe class is 2-berth compartment, soft sleeper and hard sleeper are 4-berth compartments. The so-called hard sleeper is relatively less comfortable because its bunk tends to be narrower.

The train stops at a station every few hours, usually for 5-20 minutes. When it enters each country, there will be different kind of food including Chinese, Mongolian and Russian style.

Leaves on every Saturday, all year around

Timetable Stations Category and Price  for Reference Only (USD/Person)
Weekdays Arrival Departure Deluxe Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper* Hard Sleeper
Wed - 08:05 Beijing - - -
14:04 14:16 Datong - - -
20:37 23:59 Erlian - - -
Thu 00:25 01:40 Dzamyn-Ude - - -
13:20 13:50 Ulaanbaatar 412 384 295
19:14 22:31 Nauski 509 476 321
Fri 02:39 03:19 Ulan-Ude 541 503 366
10:39 11:04 Irkutsk 623 579 421
Sat 15:57 16:16 Novosibirsk 815 750 527
23:23 23:39 Omsk 866 797 566
Sun 06:54 07:14 Tjumen 919 844 587
11:55 12:21 Swerdrowsk 947 872 604
17:31 17:51 Perm 985 905 626
Mon 13:58 - Moscow 1090 999 692

 

Train K3 route from Beijing to Moscow

Train K3 route from Beijing to Moscow

 

K19

K19 is the Trans-Manchurian line (built around 1900) which leaves Beijing for Moscow via Manchuria. The weekly train leaves Beijing every Saturday night and arrives in Moscow the next Friday. The 8,986 km’s journey takes about 7 days and 6 nights. The train uses Russian rolling stock and has deluxe class 2-berth compartments as well as hard sleeper 4-berth compartments.

Leaves on every Saturday, all year around

Timetable Stations Category and Price for reference only (USD/Person)
Weekdays Arrival Departure Deluxe Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Sat - 23:00 Beijing - -
Sun 00:32 00:38 Tianjin - -
08:35 08:55 Shenyang - -
12:03 12:10 Changchun - -
14:49 15:10 Harbin - -
Mon 03:35 07:01 Manchuria - -
03:26 10:05 Zabeikalsk 437 307
21:21 21:46 Tcita 549 381
Tu 06:53 07:18 Ulan-Ude 637 417
13:54 14:24 Irkutsk 676 465
Wed 07:27 07:49 Krasnoyarsk 782 524
19:13 19:52 Novosibirsk 863 572
Thu 03:34 03:54 Omsk 919 606
15:47 16:13 Swerdrowsk 1002 661
Fri 17:58   - Moscow 1158 760

 

Train K19 from Beijing to  Moscow via Manchuria

Train K19 from Beijing to Moscow via Manchuria

 

Room Types on the international trains from Beijing

Three Different Berth Types on the International Train

Three Different Berth Types on the International Train

 

Food and Beverage on the train

Food

There is plenty of food available during the journey. Trains have dining cars and the carriage attendants will often provide cold drinks, snacks and even freeze-dried meals available for sale. Food on the train is not included in ticket prices.

Food and drinks are also sold in kiosks at the platforms. And there are always people on the platform that offer a variety of food (eggs, fish, cheese, bread, fruits and snacks) and drinks for passengers.
To get a reasonable price, wait for a station with a 20-30 minutes stop, and just exit the train station, there is usually a plenty of kiosks or small shops outside, offering a wider choice. Some of the larger stations will have food marts with snacks and alcohol.
It’s also possible to eat quite cheap during the trip. Since there is an electric drinking water heater in every carriage, one of your best choices is to have some instant noodles and cafe. Just bring your own cup.

Drink
In every carriage there is a drinking water heater with boiling water available (bring your own tea). Carriage attendants also sell tea and coffee, and it’s usually possible to buy soft drinks and beer in the dining carriage to bring back to your carriage.

Dinner Car on Beijing International Train

Dinner Car on Beijing International Train

Baggage Allowance

1. When taking an international train, an adult is allowed to take at most 35kg of carry-on baggage for free while a child under 12 years old is allowed to take 15kg of baggage for free. The total length, width and height of each baggage cannot exceed 200cm.The over weighted part has to be checked

2. The baggage will be checked at the Baggage Drop-off Counter of Beijing Railway Station. The check-in time is in the morning one day before departure. The counter and custom office is closed on weekends, so passengers leaving on Monday should check their baggage in advance on Friday.

3. The baggage check-in procedure needs the passenger’s passport and train ticket. To check a bicycle, leave it unlocked and unpacked.

4. The baggage check-in fee is CNY 7.5 / kg for the Beijing-Ulan Bator train. Each bicycle costs CNY 150. The charge on Beijing-Moscow train is CNY 16.8 / kg and a bicycle costs CNY 200. The price is adjusted to the changes of international exchange rate.

Prohibited Items

1. Items whose transportation is prohibited or limited by the government.

2. Dangerous goods, including flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive materials, etc.

3. Animals and goods (goods with revolting smell included) which will affect public hygiene.

4. Items which may harm other passengers in the train.

5. Baggage that exceeds the limitation of the regulation.

6. Rod-shaped baggage which exceeds 200 cm in length.

Landscape on the way

 
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