Trans-Mongolian Railway

Countries: 3 Days: 17
  • 2018 The Trans Mongolian Railway ELTMMB/ELTMBM Trans Siberian Railway
  • Transmongolian Express
  • 2018 The Trans Mongolian Railway ELTMMB/ELTMBM Trans Siberian Railway
  • Transmongolian Express

17 Days, Moscow to Beijing

Tick one of the most famous railway journeys in the world off your bucket list

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

Visiting 3 countries: Russia, Mongolia, China

Are you seeking an extraordinary adventure? This trip is for you! Our Trans-Mongolian railway journey is set to send your social brag-o-meter into overdrive. Mountainous scenery = check! Authentic nomadic stay in a ger camp = check! Opportunities to practice your chopstick wielding = check! Over 7000+ kilometers from one side of the continent to the other, you’ll experience Russia, Mongolia and China. Epic adventure? Absolutely. Trip of a lifetime? Coming right up.


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  • Day 1: Moscow, Russia

  • Day 2: Moscow

  • Day 3: Moscow to Yekaterinberg, via Overnight Train

  • Day 4: Yekaterinburg

  • Day 5: Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk, via Overnight Train

  • Day 6: Overnight Train

  • Day 7: Overnight Train

  • Day 8: Arrive in Irkustk to go to Lake Baikal

  • Day 9: Irkutsk

  • Day 10: Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia

  • Day 11: Gorkhi Terelj National Park

  • Day 12: Ulaanbaatar

  • Day 13: Ulaanbaatar to Beijing, China, via overnight Train

  • Day 14: Beijing

  • Day 15: Beijing

  • Day 16: Beijing

  • Day 17: Beijing

2018 map of Trans-Mongolian Railway ELTMMB - Topdeck Travel

Bucket List Inclusions

  • See the Forbidden City
  • See Tiananmen Square
  • Moscow city tour
  • Irkutsk city tour
  • See Terelj National Park
  • Yekaterinburg city tour
  • Beijing city tour
  • See the Great Wall of China
  • Taltsy Museum visit

More Inclusions

  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 6 nights on overnight trains, 9 nights hotel accommodation, 1 night in traditional ger camp
  • 4 berth traditional sleeper cabins on the Trans-Siberian & Trans-Mongolian Railways
  • Awesome Trip Leader + local guides

Worth Noting

The 17 Day Trans-Mongolian Railway trip also runs in reverse from Beijing to Moscow. Due to train timetables, the reverse trip will spend two nights in Yekaterinburg.

Group Size

Maximum 24


The Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian Railways (utilizing Russian, Mongolian and Chinese trains)

Start/Finish Times

Start time:
Meet at 4pm in Moscow

Finish time:
Approximately 10am in Beijing

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