Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 9, 2012 10:49 PM Last Post By: sea78
Sep 6, 2012 7:13 AM
I'm sorry I'm probably asking a question which has been discussed earlier in this forum, but couldn't find actual posts answering my question clearly. Is it actually cheaper to buy the tickets for the trains on the trans-siberian route online via the rzd.ru site than buying them at the train stations? I was planning to do the latter to keep being as flexible as possible, but if there's a price difference I might buy at least some of the tickets ahead.
Sep 6, 2012 11:42 AM
1Ticket prices on the rzd.ru website are the same as at the train station. There are no special discounts that are available online or for advance purchases. The advantage of buying online is getting the tickets you want on the train you want on the date you want, options you might not have when buying last minute. This is especially try for travel on weekends between Moscow and St. Petersburg during summer, for certain routes or certain classes of tickets at certain times of the year.
Lots of people plan to wait to buy tickets only to discover that the class of service they want is not available when they want to travel.
Sep 7, 2012 10:18 AM
2I do not believe that you will get a 50-percent discount on train tickets. Unless they increased the prices by 100 percent and give you a dicount. I traveled many times by train in Russia and you have to pay the price printed on the tickets.
Sep 9, 2012 10:49 PM
You are right, before 2012
good discounts appeared only this year
In posted page
russian (Проезд в купейных вагонах, СВ1 и люкс2 при покупке билета через Интернет - 5%)
english (if you buy in web site - you take 5% discount)
do not dispute, used some
Sorry for my bad english (SFMBE)
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