Fastest journey35hr 20m
Take the Trans-European Express direct from Paris to Moscow or vice-versa. This is a premium train service run by RZD Russian Railways.
Taking the train from Moscow to Paris is a rare travel experience – one that many regard as a trip of a lifetime. This route is served by a Russian train which during 2017 runs at least once each week. The Moscow to Paris service is often called the Trans-European Express, but it is hardly a train that rushes. The journey takes about 37 hours. On its long journey across Europe it traverses the territory of five countries. The journey from Moscow to Paris requires two nights on board the train. All passengers are accommodated in sleeping cars. Very comfortable new carriages were introduced on the route in early 2015. There is a restaurant car on the train.
Bookings for this journey open two months in advance. Please bear in mind that we need a couple of weeks to mail out postal tickets. If the days of operation of the direct Moscow to Paris train do not quite suit your itinerary, then there are plenty of alternatives. You might, for example, consider taking the new fast Talgo train from Moscow to Berlin (operating from December 2016), continuing on from Berlin to Paris by daytime high-speed services (which always requires a further easy change of train along the way, either at Frankfurt-am-Main or another interchange point in western Germany).
Moscow to Paris (night train)
The night train to Paris departs from Moscow Belorusskaja station and makes 19 stops on its journey to Paris. These include Minsk, Warsaw, Berlin and Strasbourg. The train terminates at the Gare de l’Est in Paris.
Don’t forget to check whether you’ll need visas before booking tickets for the train from Moscow to Paris. EU citizens will require a visa for both the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus – a transit visa will suffice for the latter. Russian citizens will require a Schengen visa.
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- From Arles from £44.00
- From Bayeux from £13.50
- From Geneva from £25.50
- From Selestat from £43.50
- From Bologna from £34.30
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