Travel from Moscow to Yekaterinburg
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 3:32 AM Last Post By: michaeldunha
Nov 1, 2012 8:08 AM
Nov 1, 2012 8:30 AM
1The cheapest way is to take a direct train from Moscow to Yekaterinburg. The prices start from 51.48 EUR on, but I recommend 2nd class with two meals for 78.08 EUR. In my opinion, the most convenient train is the one that departs from Moscow at 00:35 and arrives Yekaterinburg at 10:21 the next day. The cheapest flight on this route is around 128 EUR.
Nov 1, 2012 9:00 AM
Nov 1, 2012 12:02 PM
Nov 1, 2012 12:06 PM
Nov 1, 2012 4:15 PM
5Here is the website: http://www.realrussia.co.uk/trains/tickets . Very easy to use, and it is owned by very reliable company. You can use it and if you decide, buy the tickets. Enjoy in train travel through the largest country in the world.
Nov 1, 2012 5:30 PM
Nov 2, 2012 3:54 AM
Nov 2, 2012 4:16 PM
Well, the constructive advice is - to use the official RZD ticketing website.
Though it is in Russian only, one can use online translation services such as Google Translate; and there are also some good English-language instrcutions on the web as well.
Nov 3, 2012 5:18 PM
9Well flumy you are entitled to express your opinion and I am of course am entitled to ignore it, I don't generally answer questions regarding Russian trains because my own experience is more limited than others as any regular visitor to this forum would know.
I came across this today
"You should definitely look at: http://www.realrussia.co.uk/trains/tickets . They are offering the tickets at affordable prices with minimum possible comission"
I'm sure you recognise this since it was you that wrote it, to make such a claim you must know how much commission Real Russia charge? So you will no doubt happy to share this information with the forum.
Nov 5, 2012 3:32 AM
10Interesting flumy, but can you provide an actual example of this 15% to 25% mark up? A ticket on the Sapsan train from Moscow to St Petersburg for example would cost 2323 rub (57 euro) if you was to book this direct using the rzd website. The same ticket on the Real Russia site costs 89 euro, that's a 56% mark up.
As homelyboy states there is some good guides on the internet to help people navigate the rzd website and help those people on a budget to save money.
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