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Trans Siberian Route Description
stops along the way

There's something special about watching thousands of kilometers passing by, and observing ever-changing landscapes and views through the window of your train.

Despite all the books, games, and diaries you will have taken with you, most of the journey will be about getting back to the origins of life. You will eat and sleep all days through. You will feel the pleasure of pure biological life again. The philosophical question of what to eat first - either УpirozhkiФ (cakes) bought from an old lady at a station, or hard boiled eggs presented by your neighbor - will be the most important to solve for six days.

And this peculiar, magnificent, and expanding feeling of freedom when you are rushing to the platform to have a five-minute solid ground brake after the endless hours of life-on-board.

Your compartment may become your second house after two days spent in the train.

However, to really liven up your experience, travel company "Legend tour" recommend you to make a few stops along the Trans-Siberian.


0 km

0h 0m The capital of Russia. A vibrant historical center.


209 km

2h 30m A small ancient city along the Golden Ring.



461 km

6h 30m A big vibrant industrial center of Volga region (Povolzhie).

790 km

The end of Nizhegorodskaya region, start of Kirov region.


830 km

11h 20m Here Trans-Siberian meets with the old track that was going through Yaroslavl.

831 km

Crossing Vyatka river


917 km

12h 50m A small industrial northern city. Center of Kirov region.

1041 km

Crossing Kosa river

1062 km

The end of Kirov region, start of Udmurtiya republic


1125 km

15h 50m


1154 km

16h 20m

1185 km

Crossing Cheptsa river

1230 km

The end of Udmurtiya republic, start of Perm region. Start of Urals region.

1396 km

Crossing Kama river


1397 km

20h 10m A big industrial town in the beginning of Ural mountains. The main attractions are a few museums in the city, and old prehistorical caves.

1570 km

The end of Perm region, start of Sverdlovsk region

1730 km

Crossing Chusovaya river


1778 km

1d 2h 20m Ekaterinburg was founded in 1797, and now it is the unofficial capital of Ural region Ч the most industrial (and polluted) region of Russia. However, Urals are most known as the mountains that divide Europe and Asia.

Ekaterinburg itself is a nice and real (unvarnished) industrial city of modern Russia with many interesting buildings and sights.


The end of Sverdlovsk region, start of Tyumen region (2070 km).
The end of Ural, start of Western Siberia.


2104 km

1d 6h 30m
The center of Tyumen region Ч the oil & gas center of Russia.


2393 km

1d 10h 10m

2395 km

Crossing Ishim river

2485 km

The end of Tyumen region, start of Omsk region.


2520 km

1d 12h 30m
The closest place to Kazakhstan of the route: about 100 km.

2674 km

Crossing Irtysh river


2676 km

1d 13h 50m

2800 km

The end of Omsk region, start of Novosibirsk region.


3000 km

1d 17h 38m

3168 km

Crossing Chulym river

3300 km

Crossing Ob river


3303 km

1d 21h 30m The biggest city in Siberia region with 1442000 inhabitants, it was founded in 1893. Novosibirsk is the third main cultural and scientific center in Russia (after Moscow and St. Petersburg), the university of Novosibirsk is quite famous too. The city is developing quite rapidly, and is considered to be the capital of Siberia.
The area around Novosibirsk is very good for camping and trekking. Besides, Novosibirsk is a great place to start discovering Altai mountains, which are not far.

3440 km

The end of Novosibirsk region, start of Kemerovo region


3532 km

2d 1h 0m


3680 km

2d 3h 0m

3745 km

The end of Kemerovo region, start of Krasnoyarsk region.


3813 km

2d 5h 20m


Crossing Chulym river (on 3880 km)


3881 km

2d 6h 20m


4065 km

2d 9h 20m If you have a goal to stop at all the main Trans-Siberian stations, then you should stop in Krasnoyarsk, which is an important Siberian industrial center. But frankly, we personally find there's nothing interesting, except for Stolby National Park, which is outside of the city.

4067 km

Crossing Enisey river


4344 km

2d 14h 0m There's a nice market at the station - eggs, potatoes, fish, sausages, tomatoes, ice cream, salted cucumbers, fresh stuff. Train stays 20 mins usually.

4430 km

The end of Krasnoyarsk region, start of Irkutsk region.


4483 km

2d 16h 30m Here you can change to BAM train line. Check beforehand if there's a train.


4647 km

2d 19h 20m Shops with beer, babushkas sell food in big bags - they walk with their bags and they open the bags to show you what is inside (there it looks like they're hiding). The air is warm and there are many mosquitoes.

4650 km

Crossing Uda river


4902 km

2d 23h 10m A weird place with very hot climate in summer.

4904 km

Crossing Oka river


5113 km

3d 2h 20m All the chemical and machinery productions are concentrated in this city. It was built by prisoners, so the landscapes are not very welcoming. Also, it is considered to be quite dangerous.


5153 km

3d 3h 20m Irkutsk is a nice city with unusual atmosphere and interesting architecture. Baikal lake is just 60 kilometers away, and there are also Sayan mountain range quite close. Irkutsk is a good starting point for various outdoor activities and for exploring the western side of the lake Baikal.

Baikal Lake     

5266 km

Here you start seeing Baikal lake

A truly amazing and beautiful lake. There are a lot of places to enjoy pristine nature, and swim in the lake. It is worth making the Trans-Siberian just because of this lake only.

Spend a few days there and you'll feel as if you were born again. You can either go there by yourself, or join in various outdoor activities offered by tour operators.


5279 km

3d 5h 50m A village on the shore of Baikal. It's more like a port, so it's not interesting to stay in there.
It is a good starting point for exploration of Circum Baikal railway (which starts there), or going south to Arshan (3 hours), which is just next to Sayan mountains Ч a great place for camping, walks, and various activities.
By the way, you can buy great smoked fish from Baikal lake - Omul - there. Highly recommended.

5345 km

The end of Irkutsk region, start of Buryatia republic.


5609 km

3d 12h 20m Overlooked by many travelers, this is a great place to stop for a few days (or even weeks - for Baikal). Ulan-Ude is the first place along the Trans-Siberian, where you feel like you're in Asia finally (after more than 2 days travel in the Asian part of Russia!). It has a feel of a calm, friendly Asian town (quite close to Mongolia, in fact), and there are a lot of interesting things to discover. Start with a local History Museum, visit a Buddhist Datsan, go to the open-air Ethnographic museum, and then go on to explore the Eastern shore of Baikal lake, which is much less tourist than the opposite Irkutsk side.

In Ulan-Ude the Trans-Siberian splits into two directions: to the south through Gusinoye Ozero, Djida, Naushki (Russia) to Ulan-Bataar (Mongolia) to Beijing (China) - Trans-Mongolian, and to the east through Chita to Vladivostok (Trans-Siberian).

5730 km

The end of Buryatia republic, start of Chita region


6022 km

3d 19h 0m

6055 km

Crossing Khilok river.


6166 km

3d 21h 50m. The center of Chita region. A big industrial city.
100 km after Chita (in Karymskaya) the Trans-Siberian splits into two routes: to the east to Vladivostok, to the south through Manchuria to China (Trans-Manchurian).
Below the Eastern route to Vladivostok is shown.


6262 km

4d 10h 0m


6555 km

4d 05h 40m


6876 km

4d 11h 40m

7045 km

The end of Chita region, start of Amurskaya region.

7079 km

Crossing Urka river


7275 km

4d 19h 40m. A few kilometers before Skovorodino there's a train line to BAM (Tynda).


7835 km

5d 04h 20m

8150 km

The end of Amurskaya region, start of Evreiskaya region


8320 km

5d 13h 20m

8481 km

The end of Evreiskaya region, start of Khabarovsky krai

8482 km

Crossing Amur river via the longest Trans-Siberian bridge - 2612 meters. After - a long tunnel.


8493 km

5d 15h 40m. A city, which is located on Amur river, China is just on the other shore. A nice and friendly town, and an important break from the train journey as well.


8621 km


8750 km

The end of Khabarovsky krai, start of Primorsky krai


8809 km



8902 km



9147 km

6d 2h 57m


9259 km

6d 5h 19m. The last stop of Trans-Siberian. In the 1860, an army squad landed on the bank of Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) bay and built the barracks, it was the first building in the Vladivostok. Soon after that Vladivostok became the main Russian port on the Pacific ocean.


If you travel on Trans Siberian from the east to the west (Vladivostok -Moscow or Beijing - Ulaanbaatar - Irkutsk - Moscow) you also can make stops on these cities. You also can look Moscow, Saint Petersburg and then to go home.

Trans Siberian railroad.

Trans Siberian railroad.

Trans Siberian railroad.

Trans Siberian railroad.

Trans Siberian railroad.

Trans Siberian railroad.

Trans Siberian railroad.

Trans Siberian railroad.




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