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Attention! All the following trains and direct carriages have been cancelled:

  • No. 17/18 Moscow – Nice – Moscow from 5 March;
  • No. 23/452/322 Moscow – Paris departing from Moscow from 17 March;
  • No. 323/453/24 Paris – Moscow departing from Paris from 19 March.

For more information, click here.

Attention! Train No. 17/18 (407/408)* has been temporarily suspended. Unused tickets can be returned without incurring any charges or fees.

You can check the timetable, fares and availability at the site https://eng.rzd.ru. Please specify the departure and destination stations, as well as the travel dates.

Train number Route Frequency of service Weekday
17 (407) train number on Railways of Europe.

Moscow – Nice
Train services have been temporarily suspended

1 per a week Thursday
18 (408) train number on Railways of Europe.

Nice ­– Moscow
Train services have been temporarily suspended

1 per a week Sunday
23 (452) train number on Railways of Europe.

Moscow – Paris
Train services have been temporarily suspended

1 per a week Tuesday
24 (453) train number on Railways of Europe. Paris – Москва
Train services have been temporarily suspended
1 per a week Thursday

Passenger information

5% off the upper berths at the points of sale of Russian Railways (this discount does not apply to Single compartments);

10% off all seats/berths when the reservation is made 60 to 45 days before the train’s departure.

These discounts do not apply when booking tickets at group fares and the special “Voyage” fare.

Tickets for children under 4 years of age who travelling with an adult passenger but without a separate seat/berth travel free of charge. Passengers can purchase a paid children’s ticket with a seat/berth if desired.

A passenger who was issued a ticket for travel in a Luxury (business) carriage at the Adult-Single fare is entitled to take no more than two children under 12 years of age free of charge (up until the day they reach that age) if non-cash tickets have been issued to them in the Russian Federation. Outside the Russian Federation, the issuance of cashless tickets for taking children is not required.

Two adult passengers travelling together can book a Luxury (business) carriage in a Double compartment at the special Adult Family fare and are entitled to take with them no more than two children under 4 years of age or one child under 12 years free of charge (up to the day that they or it reaches these ages). For each child travelling free of charge a non-cash ticket must be booked in the Russian Federation. Outside the Russian Federation non-cash tickets are not required for the transportation of children.

A passenger may carry easily portable items (hand luggage) free-of-charge if this is not contrary to customs or administrative rules. The total size of one piece of hand luggage measured in all three dimensions should not exceed 200 cm, while none of the sides should exceed 55 cm.

Passengers are allowed to take free of charge:

  • in first-class sleeping cars, including luxury (business) carriages, in Single compartments – no more than 100 kg of hand luggage per compartment;
  • in first class sleeping carriages, including luxury (business) carriages, in Double compartments – no more than 50 kg for each ticket with a seat/berth;
  • in second class sleeping carriages and carriages with seats for an adult passenger – no more than 36 kg and for a child up to 12 years old (until the day they reach this age) – no more than 15 kg for each ticket with a seat/berth.

The transportation of dogs, other small pets and birds is allowed in any class, subject to payment of all the seats/berths in the compartment. Small (room) pets and birds must be transported in cages or baskets etc. No more than one dog or no more than one cage can be transported per compartment.

There is no additional charge for transporting dogs, small (room) pets and birds.

Booking tickets is carried out on one form. Tickets can be purchased at the international railway ticket offices along the train’s route (Russia (Russian Railways), Poland (PKP SA), the Czech Republic (CD), Austria (ÖBB), Germany (DB), France (SNCF)).

Passengers can purchase electronic tickets through the Passengers section on the website.

There is an electronic check-in service for trains.

To board the train anywhere along the route, passengers must present to the carriage’s conductor an electronic ticket (boarding pass) printed on A4 paper or its image on the screen of a mobile device, as well as the passenger identity document which is indicated on the electronic ticket.

Electronic registration is performed:

  • during the procedure of ordering electronic tickets after the Payment stage simultaneously for all passengers specified in the order;
  • again at any other time through the passenger’s Personal Account;
  • both simultaneously for all passengers specified on the order and for individual e-tickets on the order.

The cancellation of the service (refusal) of the electronic registration is carried out no later than 1 hour before the train’s departure from the starting station on the route:

  • through the website by accessing the passenger’s Personal Account;
  • by obtaining a boarding coupon (ticket) at the ticket office or self-service terminal on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Tickets are refunded at the place of purchase.

At individual fares:

  • more than 6 hours prior to the train’s departure, 100% of the fare is refunded, less than 6 hours before the departure of the train, the cost of travel is not refunded.

At group rates:

  • from 60 to 15 days before the train’s departure, 100% of the fare is refunded, from 14 to 8 days before the departure of the train, 50% of the fare is refunded, less than 8 days before the departure of the train, no refund of the fare.

In the Russian Federation there is a fee of 10 euros for refunds on unused tickets.

Information updated on: 19.03.2021