Passengers can buy tickets 90 days before train departure from 10 December 2017
From 10 December 2017, tickets for all long-distance trains and trailer carriages running in domestic services will go on sale 90 days before the train’s date of departure (except for the trains of operators JSC PKS, Tverskoy Express, ZAO TC Grand Service Express and OJSC Kuzbass-Suburb).
For example, from 11 December 2017, passengers will be able to buy tickets for trains departing on 10 March 2018.
It is possible to book tickets 90 days before train departure both at railway ticket offices and through the official website of Russian Railways.
The RZD holding is working to increase the depth of ticket sales due to numerous passenger requests.
This new measure will also not only improve the quality of passenger services, but also increase transport availability.
After making tickets available 90 days before train departure, Russian Railways will continue working on the possibility of further increasing the advance time for ticket reservations.
Until 2016, ticket sales for the above-mentioned trains began 45 days before train departure in accordance with the "Rules for the Transport of Passengers, Luggage and Freight Baggage by Rail", which was approved by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation in Order No. 473 issued on 19 December 2013.
According to Order No. 473, the conditions for the transportation of passengers, luggage and freight baggage and the level of passenger service could be improved.
For more information on the rules governing ticket sales and conditions for the transport of passengers, luggage and freight baggage, see the section “Passengers” on the official website of Russian Railways.