Trainline has announced a partnership with Real Russia, a licensed ticketing agency for Russian Railways outside of the country.
The partnership means Trainline now provides customers with access to iconic trans-continental journeys like the famous Trans-Siberian Express, and the high-speed Sapsan trains between Moscow and St. Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod.
Long-distance epic sleeper services across Russia and into Siberia can also be booked easily.
The partnership means that Trainline now works with rail and coach companies across 44 countries, having more than doubled its total carrier partners, to over 200, in the last 12 months.
Other recent announcements include a partnership with ÖBB, Austria’s national rail operator, as well as a Japan Rail pass partnership with JTB.
Daniel Beutler, president, Trainline International, commented: “We’re thrilled to partner with Real Russia and open up access to famous rail journeys and transcontinental Russian routes for our customers.
“Following the global excitement of the football this summer, inbound tourism to Russia has picked up significantly and we look forward to helping more visitors experience the wonders of this stunning country by rail.”
Further information on the new travel options provided by Trainline to Russia can be found here.
Chris Watkins, managing director, Real Russia, said: “We are delighted to partner with Trainline and look forward to working closely on bringing the Russian rail experience to customers in 173 countries around the world.
“Travelling by rail is the best way to experience the beauty and authenticity of Russia.
“Our exciting partnership with Trainline will enable us to help more travellers than ever to explore and discover this great country.”