The longest railway in the world doesn’t cross any borders. Starting in Moscow and ending in Vladivostok (on the border of China and North Korea), the Trans-Siberian railroad crosses most of Russia, by far the world’s biggest country.
Stretching 5,772 miles (9,289 km), this “train trip” has become a fantasy for travelers. You can travel in any form of style, from fancy first-class tickets, to cheaper, shared compartments. For the authentic experience, most people choose the reasonably priced, second class compartments, a small 4 person cabin usually shared with locals such as students, businessmen, and soldiers returning to bases.
Besides for the peak summer months, there are surprisingly not many tourists on this long, wild train ride. The whole journey will take 7 days, and if you start in Moscow, you can start in one of the biggest cities in the world and travel through some of the least populated parts of the earth, also known as Siberia.
Construction on the Trans-Siberian Railroad took 25 years to complete. Starting in 1891, and completed in 1916, the workers worked year-round in extremely harsh winter conditions. The entire railroad crosses 8 time zones, and is guaranteed to be an incredible experience any time of year!