Trans-Siberian Railroad: Longest Railway in the World

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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.

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#Transsib 🚄 is a dream trip for so many people! Internationals from 26 countries did this trip with 2RU by now. See what they say about their experience: ⠀ “It was just amazing.. Baikal Lake was so phenomenal, it was really a life-time experience. So many kilometers! And every kilometer was worth it! So.. do it!” Natalia, Germany 🇩🇪 ⠀ “I would definitely recommend it to foreigners, it’s super important to have a native speaker with you if you speak no Russian. Cause some places you go to, they know just basic English. And if you can do all the way to Vladivostok, you should.” Anita, Bulgaria 🇧🇬 ⠀ “I’m here to recommend it with all my heart, it was such a great experience, I can’t believe everything I saw; you got your own tour guides, your own buses, it’s a great way for you to know things, know people, know this amazing place that is Russia” Maria Luiza, Brazil 🇧🇷 ⠀ “Why I went to Russia is because I was dreaming about doing this Trans-Siberian trip, and I’m sure you’re dreaming about it too;) And it was amazing, we had visits in every city & could really take advantage of the time spent in every city. Our guide knew places we could go to, it’s so important when everything is in Cyrillic alphabet.” Caroline, Belgium 🇧🇪 ⠀ 📸: @ilyasenya #transsiberian #russianwinter #transsiberianrailway #transsiberiantrain #railway #exploreRussia #visitRussia #travelRussia #транссиб #байкал #сибирь

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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!