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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £165.50
  2. 30 day advance £505.00
  • Recommended departure
    19:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    35hr 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.

  1. 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)

    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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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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