If the sale of tickets on the desired date has not yet start, then you will see such phrase on a yellow background
'Ticket sale for XX Month will start in XX days, XX Month. Usualy tickets are available starting from 08:00 Moscow time...'
If absolutely all the tickets for your train are sold, then you see the phrase 'Sold out'.
If there are no tickets only for certain types of rail carriages, then opposite the type of railcar you will see the phrase 'Notify me'.What can you do in this case
1) Select a different train and / or another date.
However, it should be remember that seats might appear if tickets are returned or extra seats go on sale. Also tickets appear on the first day of sales. Therefore..
2) A very simple, reliable and free way to catch a ticket - sign up for notification
if tickets show up. Click on the appropriate button and fill out a small form. Note. Only Russian phone number can be specified (+7...)! No problem, it is enough to specify your e-mail.
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3) If you are convinced that you definitely need a ticket for a specific date (time, train) - make a pre-order!
Our service will buy the ticket automatically as soon as it becomes available! And this service is absolutely free (!)
This is a great way to be first in the queue if there are very few tickets or to buy a ticket at the cheapest rate (early booking).
In addition, our service has another great advantage. For a small fee, you can purchase cancellation insurance. If you have changed plans - you will get back the full cost of the ticket, excluding service charges. It should be remembered that Russian Railways have seasonal schedules (the so-called summer and winter schedules). Therefore, it is impossible to make a very early pre-order, for example, six months before the trip.
There is a small complexity - this method is possible only from the Russian version of the website. But this is not a problem, because we are with you! So, click here to know what needs to be done.(!) - 'TutuTravel' agency prices. Note - our website is a partner of the largest Russian travel agency Tutu.Travel
Ticket prices are slightly more expensive than the carrier. However, this price also includes additional services, such as very detailed interface in English, quick purchase without login, sales start notifications, early pre-order booking, cancellation insurance.
You can also buy tickets directly from the carrier - on the website of Russian Railways
However, there most of the services presented above will be unavailable.