Moscow to Novosibirsk Trains

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Distance
3193-3303 km

Up to 6 trains
per day

22-39 stops
on the way

Fastest train
2 days

Slowest train
2 days 7 hours

Price from
72 USD

Trains from Moscow to Novosibirsk can travel either through Kazan (a 3193 km route) or through Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, and Perm (a 3303 km route which most Trans-Siberian trains follow). Both routes take about 2 days to make the journey.

Anywhere from 3 to 6 trains operate on these routes daily, most continuing eastward to Siberia or Russia’s Far East, and all making the return Novosibirsk to Moscow journey.

Moscow to Novosibirsk Train Tickets

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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers

How long does it take to travel from Moscow to Novosibirsk by train?

The trip from Moscow to Novosibirsk by train takes approximately 2 days. The exact travel time depends on which train you choose.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the Moscow to Novosibirsk train?

There are 2 train stations in Moscow which serve the Moscow to Novosibirsk trains: The Yaroslavsky train station, address Komsomolskaya Ploshad, 5, metro Komsomolskaya and the Kazansky train station, address Komsomolskaya Ploshad, 2, metro Komsomolskaya. There’s only one train station in Novosibirsk, the address is Ulitsa Shamshurina, 43

I’d like to travel from Moscow to Novosibirsk in a private cabin. Is this possible?

To travel in a private cabin from Moscow to Novosibirsk, you should buy 2 tickets under the same name if you travel 1st class, or 4 tickets, 2 lower and 2 upper berths if you travel 2nd class.

Is it possible to buy an open ticket from Moscow to Novosibirsk and stop in Yekaterinburg?

No, it is impossible. According to the railroad office’s policy, if you would like to make stops during your trip you must purchase tickets to each city that you’d like to visit. The Russian railroad does not offer any flexible tickets with stopovers. To stop in Yekaterinburg, you should purchase a Moscow to Yekaterinburg ticket and then a Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk ticket.

Is there WiFi on the Moscow to Novosibirsk route?

No, there's no WiFi on this route.

History of the Moscow to Novosibirsk Train Route

Novosibirsk is the third-most populated city in Russia, one of the country’s cultural centers and an important transport hub on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The evolution of the city was inextricably linked with the construction of the Trans-Siberian, as Novosibirsk was just a small village named Krivoshchekovo until 1893, when it was selected as the railway’s crossing point over the River Ob. The town was named Novonikolayevsk in honour of Tsar Nicholas II, and renamed Novosibirsk in 1925.

The arrival of workers on May 12th, 1893, to build houses for the railway construction workers, is considered the birthday of Novosibirsk.

The stretch of the Trans-Siberian Railway to Novosibirsk was known as the Western Siberian Railway, and connected the emerging town with the Ural city of Chelyabinsk. Part of the Western Siberian Railway remains today the final stretch of the train journey from Moscow to Novosibirsk. The route of the two-day journey from Moscow to Novosibirsk varies depending on which train you choose, especially on the first stretch of your journey from the capital:

•    The Rossiya Trans-Siberian train goes via Yaroslavl and Kostroma
•    Trans-Siberian train #061/062 and train #256 go through Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov and Perm
•    Train #081/082 runs via Kazan
•    Train #071/072 travels through Yaroslavl, Kirov and Perm.

Each route meets at Yekaterinburg and continues on to Novosibirsk via Tyumen and Omsk.

What to see on the Moscow to Novosibirsk train route:

Yaroslavl: one of Russia’s Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl is filled with ancient religious monuments such as the Transfiguration of the Saviour Monastery and Assumption Cathedral, has a UNESCO-recognised historical city centre, and romantic riverside spots.

Vladimir: another jewel of Russia’s Golden Ring and the capital of medieval Russia, established in the year 995. Like Yaroslavl, Vladimir is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage Sites and ancient monuments like the 12th-century Uspensky Cathedral and the Golden Gate.

Nizhny Novgorod: a vital trading hub from the medieval times to the heyday of the Russian Empire, the city is home to several beautiful churches and cathedrals, the Kremlin, the vast Nizhny Novgorod Fair, and stunning promenades along the Volga.

Kazan: the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan was established in 1005 and is unique for its blend of Russian and Tatar cultures. Main landmarks are the UNESCO-recognised Kremlin, home to the Kul Sharif Mosque and the Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral, Museum of 1000 Years of Kazan, and the Temple of All Religions.

Yekaterinburg: formerly closed to outsiders during the Soviet era, today Yekaterinburg is a vibrant hub of Russian culture, art and music which is often known as the capital of the Urals. The city is best known as being the deathplace of Nicholas II and his family.  

Novosibirsk: the largest city in Siberia and Russia’s most important center of culture and science after St Petersburg and Moscow. Not only is it packed with landmarks such as the Opera and Ballet Theater (the largest in Russia), Art Museum, Museum of Local Lore, and Central Siberian Botanical Garden, but the surrounding region bursts with nature.

As we’ve mentioned, not every train from Moscow to Novosibirsk serves all of these cities. Choose your service carefully if there’s a particular place you’d like to stop off en route.

Get ready to be whisked along on a smooth and magical ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Purchase your ticket safely and securely, then relax and let your train adventure begin!

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