Train 003 / 004 Moscow - Beijing. One of the most popular Trans-Siberian /
Trans-Mongolian trains for both Russians and foreigners. This is a privately
run passes through Ulaanbaatar on its way to Beijing. The train is operated by
Russian and Chinese staff. When the train passes from Mongolia into China, the
wheels of the train are changed to a smaller gauge - the whole process takes
few hours. The train has both 1st with shower and 2nd compartments. It has a
Train 4 (Moscow - Beijing) departure from Moscow once a week on Tuesdays 21:30, Moscow time).
This train arrives to Beijing on Mondays (14:31, local time). The time of arrival (departure) in intermediated big train stations (Irkutsk, Novosibirsk and others) see on the train time table on this page.
This is the weekly Trans-Mongolian train from Moscow to Beijing using
Chinese rolling stock. 2nd class 4-berth is almost identical to 1st class
4-berth, but with a different colors scheme and (if you get your tape measure
out) slightly narrower berths. Train 3/4 also has 1st class 2-berth rooms, which
ARE worth the extra money, if you can get one - these compartments have two beds
one above the other, a separate armchair, and a private shower/washroom, shared
with the compartment next door.
Train 004. Moscow - Beijing. Train route. Price in train ticket.