Required by all; apply at least a month in advance of your trip.
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There are many routes into and out of Russia. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
The best price found from United States to Russia is on December 11th, 2018, travelling with WOW air. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.
To check train times and make bookings, go to the trip-planning section of the RZD (Russian Railways; http://pass.rzd.ru) website.
Train The extensive network is the best way of getting around, with many comfortable overnight services between far-flung cities.
Air Worth considering if you need to speed up your travels (with online tickets sometimes cheaper than those for trains). Only book airlines with solid safety records.
Bus Useful for getting to places not covered by the train. Sometimes faster than local elektrichka (suburban) train services.
Car or taxi Sometimes the only way to get to really remote destinations.