There are two pairs of normal speed trains operating between Beijing and Moscow: K3/4 and K19/20 (in Russia, they are 003/004 and 019/020). If you plan to travel on these trains, please note that the journey takes 5 or 6 days.
However, the scenery on the way is very impressive. You can appreciate different scenery from three countries, such as grassland, the Gobi Desert, Lake Baikal, and views of the Russian countryside. Every day, you will see different scenery through the windows. This route is quite popular among travelers who love to enjoy scenery from a train.
- Distance: 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) approx.
- Journey: 5 or 6 days approx.
- Trains: 2 pairs of normal speed international trains (K3/4 and K19/20)
The Two Routes
K19/20 take longer than K3/4 because it goes northeast to Harbin before going west to Moscow, whereas K3/4 takes a more direct route via Ulan Bator.
|K3||Beijing to Moscow||Wednesday
|122 h 36 min
|K4||Moscow to Beijing||Tuesday
|131 h 55 min
|K19||Beijing to Moscow||Saturday
|138 h 58 min
|K20||Moscow to Beijing||Saturday
|160 h 1 min
|Train||Departure Station||Arrival Station||Adult Ticket Price||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|Hard Berth||Hard Sleeper Upper/Middle/Lower||Soft Sleeper Upper/Middle/Lower||Deluxe Sleeper Upper/Middle/Lower|
|K3||Beijing||Moscow||/||557USD||/||864USD||11:22 Every Wed.||13:58 Mon.(Week 2)|
|K3||Beijing||Irkutsk||/||334USD||/||490USD||11:22 Every Wed.||10:49 Fri.(Week 2)|
|K19||Beijing||Moscow||/||615USD||/||927USD||23:00 Every Sat.||17:58 Fri.(Week 2)|
|K19||Beijing||Chita||/||308USD||/||448USD||23:00 Every Sat.||7:14 Wed.(Week 2)|
|K19||Beijing||Irkutsk||/||378USD||/||557USD||23:00 Every Sat.||13:25 Sat.(Week 2)|
|K19||Harbin||Irkutsk||/||300USD||/||435USD||15:30 Sun.||13:30 Sun.(Week 2)|
|K3||Jining Nan||Moscow||/||519USD||/||806USD||Every Wed.|