It's easy, safe & comfortable to travel from London to Moscow by train.Just take an afternoon Eurostar to Paris and board the Paris-Moscow Express, this runs three times a week all year round. Or travel more cheaply on daily trains via Warsaw or Kiev, it's all explained on this page.On this page is a step-by-step guide to planning, booking & making a train journey from the UK to Russia: London to Moscow train times, fares & how to buy tickets London to St Petersburg train times, fares & how to buy tickets London to Minsk (Belarus) train times, fares & how to buy tickets London, East Anglia, North & Scotland to Moscow - ferry alternatives How to arrange Russian & Belarusian visas Useful country information - dialling code, time zone, currency Hotels & accommodation in Russia Holidays to Russia by train not plane Buy train tickets within Russia online Trans-Siberian Railway - train travel from Europe to China & Japan Buying add-on tickets from other UK towns & cities to London Train travel within Russia - a beginner's guide The Silk Route & Central Asia Moscow & St Petersburg to Helsinki by train Moscow & St Petersburg to Tallinn by train Moscow & St Petersburg to Riga by train European train travel - general information London to Moscow by train is an easy & comfortable 1,924 miles (3,097 km) via the route in dark blue.
Other routes & options including journeys via Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Vilnius, Riga or Tallinn.
This option runs every day, and is the fastest and cheapest way from London to Moscow.
It also has a civilised departure and arrival time in Moscow.
It takes the direct route shown in dark blue on the route map above.
You might still want to consider option 2, the Paris-Moscow Express, as it's a classic experience, or option 3 via Kiev if you want to avoid having to get a Belarus transit visa. Fares for Eurostar+Thalys start at 56 one-way or 103 return Fares vary like air fares, so book in advance to get the cheapest prices.
Child, youth, senior Eurostar fares Ordered online through 598 zlotys (122 or 140) in a 4-bed sleeper 835 zlotys (170 or 195) in a 2-bed sleeper 1048 zlotys (214 or 245) a single-bed sleeper All fares one-way per person per berth. For a traditional German meal in Cologne before boarding the sleeper to Warsaw, try the Brauhaus Sion ( 5 minutes walk from Cologne hauptbahnhof, or the Malzmuehle restaurant ( 10-15 minutes walk from Cologne Hauptbahnhof, or there's a restaurant inside the Hauptbahnhof itself at the Schweinske, The Polonez now uses modern Austrian-built air-conditioned sleeping-cars owned by Russian Railways, with compartments which can be used as either 1st class 2-berth with two lower berths or 2nd class 4-berth with all four berths in use.
There are toilets and a nice hot shower at the end of the corridor.
Option 2, London to Moscow via the Paris-Moscow Express: The most glamorous & comfortable option, 3 times a week all year round.
Option 3, London, East Anglia, the North & Scotland to Moscow via Amsterdam: Similar to option 1, but by ferry not Eurostar.
Option 4, London to Moscow via Kiev: Takes an extra night, but avoids Belarus so no Belarus visa required. Option 5, London to St Petersburg via Stockholm then train to Moscow.
Avoids Belarus, a scenic & comfortable route via Scandinavia.