International Trains

Beijing - Moscow Trains: K19/ K20

Train No.: Beijing → Moscow: K19 (In China), 019 (In Russia); Moscow → Beijing: K20 (In China), 020 (In Russia and Mongolia)
Departure: 23:00 every Saturday at Beijing Railway Station; 23:45 every Saturday at Moscow Yaroslavskiy Railway Station
Arrival: 14:13 every Friday at Moscow Yaroslavskiy Railway Station; 05:49 every Saturday at Beijing Railway Station
Duration: 135 hours and 13 minutes for China to Russia train K19/ 019; 150 hours and 4 minutes for Russia to China train K20/ 020
Passing by: China and Russia via Trans-Siberian Railway
Length: 8,981 kilometers (5,581 miles)
Operator: Russian Railways

Beijing to Moscow Train Schedule: K19

(Last update on July 30th, 2019)

Date

Stations

Arrival

Departure

Saturday

Beijing

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23:00

Sunday

Tianjin

00:35

00:41

Shenyang

08:47

08:55

Harbin

15:47

15:55

Monday

Manzhouli

04:17

07:01

Zabaikalsk

02:26

08:17

Chita

17:28

18:34

Tuesday

Ulan-Ude

03:45

04:08

Irkutsk

10:51

11:14

Wednesday

Krasnoyarsk

04:03

04:25

Novosibirsk

15:39

15:59

Omsk

23:10

23:46

Thursday Tyumen

06:39

06:59

Ekaterinburg

11:36

12:07

Perm

17:30

17:50

Friday

Moscow

14:13

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 Kind Reminder:
Please make sure your Russia visa has turned valid when passing through the China-Russia border.
 

Moscow to Beijing Train Schedule: K20

(Last update on July 30th, 2019)

Date

Stations

Arrival

Departure

Saturday

Moscow

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23:45

Sunday

Perm

19:46

20:06

Monday

Ekaterinburg

01:06

01:34

Tyumen

05:49

06:09

Omsk

13:20

14:02

Novosibirsk

21:21

21:41

Tuesday

Krasnoyarsk

09:01

09:23

Wednesday

Irkutsk

02:35

02:58

Ulan-Ude

09:28

09:51

Chita

18:47

19:59

Thursday

Zabaikalsk

07:30

13:05

Manzhouli

18:30

23:59

Friday

Harbin 12:29 12:51
Shenyang

19:26

19:34

Saturday Tianjin 03:52 03:59
Beijing

05:49

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Note:
1. The above timetable is for reference only. The one at railway stations shall prevail. 
2. The time listed is local time.
 

Ticket Fare to Major Stations

Beijing To

Deluxe Soft Sleeper

Hard Sleeper

Individual

Group

Individual

Group

Zabaikalsk

CNY 2,154

CNY 1,780

CNY 1,386

CNY 1,137

Chita

CNY 2,864

CNY 2,335

CNY 1,850

CNY 1,497

Ulan-Ude

CNY 3,417

CNY 2,773

CNY 2,208

CNY 1,778

Irkutsk

CNY 3,695

CNY 3,004

CNY 2,383

CNY 1,922

Krasnoyarsk

CNY 4,269

CNY 3,457

CNY 2,755

CNY 2,214

Novosibirsk

CNY 4,752

CNY 3,857

CNY 3,060

CNY 2,463

Omsk

CNY 5,082

CNY 4,125

CNY 3,272

CNY 2,634

Tyumen'

CNY 5,413

CNY 4,393

CNY 3,483

CNY 2,803

Ekaterinburg

CNY 5,579

CNY 4,517

CNY 3,594

CNY 2,886

Perm

CNY 5,769

CNY 4,680

CNY 3,712

CNY 2,986

Moscow

CNY 6,509

CNY 5,282

CNY 4,185

CNY 3,367

Note:
1. To buy group tickets, the group must have 6 or more passengers.
2. The above ticket price is for reference only. It may be different on the day due to exchange rate changes and other reasons.
 

How to Buy the Ticket

For individual passengers, the international railway ticket is open for booking 30 days ahead of departure and released 10 days ahead; for group passengers (at least six), it is available 60 days ahead and released 20 days ahead. One can book it either from designated ticket counters at railway stations or from agencies who are commissioned to sell international railway tickets.
 See details of Purchase an International Rail Ticket
 

Basic Information

Put into service on January 31st, 1954, train no. K19/20 is operated by Russia during the whole journey. It is running on the branch of the famous Trans-Siberian Railway while in China and Mongolia and on its main route while in Russia. The carriages are MEST series made in Russia and equipped with televisions, telephones, automatic fire alarms, air-conditioners, and washrooms accessible even for the disabled. The deluxe soft sleepers are decorated in Russian style. When running in China, the train has 16 carriages, including 12 hard sleeper carriages, 1 dining carriage, and 1 luggage carriage. Before leaving China in Manzhouli, a hard sleeper carriage and the dining carriage are unloaded. Due to the process and border check, the train usually stops there for about 3 hours. When entering Russia in Zabaikalsk, 2 hard sleeper carriages and a dinng carriage are joined on. The train also “gets changed” with universal wheels here. The border check in Zabaikalsk is strict, the train may stop 3 or more hours.

Tips

1. Passengers of train no. K19 should apply for a Russian visa before boarding;
2. Keep an eye out for thieves (sticky fingers) on the train;
3. As the washroom and toilet are set together, it may be crowded in the morning. To save time,one can go to the dining carriage to get washed;
4. The plug on the train is European standard. Be prepared. You may also need a plug board;
5. Take enough drinkable water;
6. Goods like fruits, vegetables, meat, and medicines are not allowed to take into Russia. One should eat them up before border check by Russian customs at Zabaikalsk;
7. There is another train K3 running from Beijing to Moscow. The differences between K19 and K3 include: a) K19 is equipped with air-conditioners while K3 is heated by coals and cooled by electric fans; b) K19 runs into Russia directly from China while K3 passes by Mongolia, hence it saves the trouble and money of applying for Mongolia transit visa; c) ticket fare of K19 is generally more expensive than K3; d) K19 has no soft sleeper carriage; e) the facilities of deluxe soft sleeper of K19 are not as good as K3; f) the attendants of K19 are Russian while K3 are Chinese.

Other International Trains between China and nearby Countries

K23/K24:
Beijing - Ulaanbaatar

K27/K28:
Beijing - Pyongyang

T8701/T8702:
Nanning - Hanoi

4652/4653:
Hohhot - Ulaanbaatar

Z5/Z6:
Beijing - Hanoi

K7023/K7024:
Harbin - Vladivostok

K9795/K9796: Urumqi - Almaty
K9797/K9798: Urumqi - Astana

Erlian - Ulaanbaatar


 International railways under construction/planning from China to:
- Last modified on Oct. 12, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Moscow Trains: K19/ K20
Asked by Manuel from CANADA | Feb. 27, 2019 01:38Reply
I suppose I would not need to apply Mongolia visa for this trip right?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paddy from USA | Feb. 27, 2019 16:55
00Reply


If you take this K19, you do not need Mongolia visa as K19 does not go through Mongolia. If for K3, you need visa.
Asked by Benjamin Tham from SINGAPORE | Jul. 14, 2018 03:57Reply
How do we buy first class tickets online?
Options only available for hard sleeper and soft sleeper, but does not specify if it is two berth or four berth
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr. Colleen | Jul. 15, 2018 01:00
00Reply


No first clas on K19. Both soft and hard sleeper have 4 beds in one compartment.
Asked by Julian Radowicz from ENGLAND | Apr. 08, 2018 13:42Reply
How do I buy tickets for the K20 from Harbin to Beijing.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hoffman | Apr. 09, 2018 02:19
00Reply


The tickets for this ride do not sale online. You can only try to buy it at the station or maybe better to change to other ride
Asked by Rudi from INDONESIA | Mar. 27, 2018 01:14Reply
MANZHOULI - ZABAIKALSK
Hello,
Can I purchase the train ticket for MANZHOULI - ZABAIKALSK only ?

Thanks,
Rudi
Answers (2)
Answered by Edwin | Mar. 27, 2018 02:50
10Reply


Yes, it is OK. However, during the hot seasons when the tickets are very popular to Moscow, they may not sale tickets to such short trips. As I know the price for this trip is from CNY90 to CNY110 per ticket. Not sure if the price is still the same now
Answered by Rudi from INDONESIA | Mar. 27, 2018 06:50
00Reply


Hi Mr. Edwin,
Noted with many thanks for your info.

I’m still planning my journey for winter season.

Regards,
Rudi.
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