Yekaterinburg to Moscow Trains


1668-1778 km

Up to 9 trains
per day

9-29 stops
on the way

Fastest train
1 day

Slowest train
1 day 8 hours

Price from
42 USD

Several trains connect Yekaterinburg to Moscow, many originating in Siberia and Russia’s Far East, including trains on the Trans-Siberian Route. Depending on the season and day of the week, anywhere from 4 to 9 trains make this journey each day, either running through Kazan (a 1668 km route) or through Perm, Kirov, and Nizhny Novgorod (the 1778 km route which most Trans-Siberian trains take). The journey takes from 26-33 hours, with all trains making the return Moscow to Yekaterinburg trip as well.

Yekaterinburg to Moscow Train Tickets

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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers

Does the Yekaterinburg to Moscow train offer Wi-fi?

Wi-Fi is not available on board the Yekaterinburg to Moscow trains, nor will a mobile connection be available for most of the trip.

How long is the train ride from Yekaterinburg to Moscow?

The exact travel time will depend on which train you take, but generally the journey from Yekaterinburg to Moscow takes 26 - 33 hours.

What train stations serve the Yekaterinburg to Moscow train?

Yekaterinburg has only one train station, at Vokzal'naya Ulitsa, 22. The train will arrive at one of two Moscow stations - the Kazansky train station at Komsomolskaya Ploshad, 2, metro Komsomolskaya; or the Yaroslavsky train station at Komsomolskaya Ploshad, 5, metro Komsomolskaya.

What are the luggage limits on the Yekaterinburg to Moscow train?

For 1st class passengers, up to 50kg of carry-on luggage is allowed. For 2nd and 3rd class passengers, the limit is 36 kg. The total dimensions of the luggage (L x W x H) must be no more than 180 cm. Note that children under 4 on a free ticket (i.e., not a separate seat) do not have an additional luggage allowance.

Are the time zones the same for Moscow and Yekaterinburg?

No, Moscow is in the GMT+3 time zone, while the Yekaterinburg time zone is GMT+5. Departure and arrival times on your ticket are always in local time.

Sights on the Yekaterinburg to Moscow Train Route

Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Moscow by train is the ideal way to enjoy both cities in a short time. Moscow sits on the banks of the Moskva River in western Russia, and is the cosmopolitan capital of Russia. As Russia’s historic core, Moscow is the home of many artists, sports figures, and scientists. It also has various museums, theatres, academic and political institutions, etc. In addition, St. Basil’s Cathedral is also famous for its colorful onion-shaped domes. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Moscow by train usually takes about 31h 32m and covers a distance of 1416 km.

Yekaterinburg is the fourth-largest city in Russia. Metallurgy is still a prosperous trade in Siberia, and Yekaterinburg was its hub.
The shortest route to get to Moscow is through Kazan. It incorporates the history and culture of the Turkic and Slavic peoples in Kazan. The Kazan Kremlin has one outdoor bazaar. Besides, it has churches, mosques, and temples representing a blend of cultures.
Another route from Yekaterinburg to Moscow by train may take longer, but you can enjoy more sights.


The first stop is Perm city when headed eastbound. Perm 36 was a labor camp or gulag during Stalin’s Great Purge. It is open for visits because it was a more humane gulag than those further in Siberia. The city also has a modern art museum. The novel Dr. Zhivago describes many of the historical buildings in Perm.


The next stop is Kirov with its Dymkovo toys (painted clay dolls), Cucumber festival, and birch shoes. While it is a small town, it offers many attractions. Because of its attractions, many tourists come to visit, especially to participate in Kirov’s many festivals.

Nizhny Novgorod

The last stop is Nizhny Novgorod, with a rich history. It has a 14th-century monastery and grand kremlin. Visitors can use a cable car over the Volga for everyday transport there.
Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Moscow is exciting and gives insights into Russian history. The Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg is a tribute to Russia’s first president. Besides, a QWERTY keyboard monument is also worth visiting and is said to grant wishes.

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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